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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
American Wheat Ale

Category: Wheat Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
American Wheat Ale

Category: Wheat Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Vegetal aromas of boiled mustard greens and asparagus, overripe bananas, and corn pudding with a supple, light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long lemon custard tart, kale with peppercorn croutons, grapefruit pith, and melon finish. A hoppy wheat ale with a savory backbone.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: boiled mustard greens and asparagus, overripe bananas, and corn pudding
Taste Flavor: lemon custard tart, kale with peppercorn croutons, grapefruit pith, and melon
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Salmon, Cobb Salad, Mozzarella
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hoppy wheat ale with a savory backbone.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Wheat Ale

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Serve in a Flared Pilsner Glass
Wheat ales are light straw to gold in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers may be filtered or unfiltered resulting in a hazy hue. These beers can vary in flavor and aroma with some versions of the style being more hop forward and others closer to the classic German weizen hefe style. This generic category encapsulates the diverse interpretation of the classic German weizen styles brewed in America and elsewhere. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat, Firestone Walker Solace and Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin.