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August 2012 - Wheat Ale Styles

August 2012 - Wheat Ale Styles
This month's Beer feature is Wheat Ale Styles

Wheat Ale Styles Reviews

Brasserie Pietra Colomba Blanche
96 points
Hazy golden straw color. Startling aromas of salami sandwich with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory, complex finish with layers of salty baguette, spice, herb, grassy. Amazing and unique. An incredible food beer.
Privatbrauerei Aying Ayinger Ur-Weisse
94 points
Cloudy pale copper color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed zucchini bread, banana gelato, and spicy pound cake with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and long, seamless jicama and microgreens accented finish. Fantastically flavorful and balanced.
Spaten-Franziskaner Bräu Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
93 points
Cloudy golden amber color. Lightly phenolic aromas of grass, banana peel, and singed linen with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a banana pudding, praline, and honey pastry finish. Cleans up very nicely on the body and finish and is ultimately quite tasty.
Unibroue Éphémére Casis
93 points
Copper salmon red color. Vibrant aromas of cassis-raspberry tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, wafer, pepper spice and dried citrus and currant notes on the finish. Elegant and stylish in a serious, drier vein.
Samuel Adams White Ale
92 points
Deep old gold color. Fruit stripe gum, orange sorbet, and delicate potpourri aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a richly layered fruit, spice and delicate fresh herb finish. A delightfully delicious beer.
Brouwerij Corsendonk Apple White Beer
91 points
Cloudy yellow opal color wine a fine ivory mousse. Enticing aromas of spicy apple strudel, cardamom lemon tart, tropical fruit gum, and melon sorbet with a plush fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy spiced apple, potters clay, mint leaf, coriander and spice finish. A Very unique, fun, and flavorful beer that is sure to please; try with Indian food.
Chicago Beer Company Chi-Town Windy City Wheat
90 points
Faintly hazy pale golden amber color. Aromas of honeyed graham cracker pie crust, chamomile tea, and orange pastry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamlessly smooth pepper bread and lettuce accented finish. A delicious, well balanced wheat beer.
Flossmoor Station Brewing Co. Half Day Hefeweizen
90 points
Banana, baklava, and lemon pepper bread aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty, peppery radish, apple, and kiwi accented finish. Very tasty and refreshing.
MOA Brewing Company MOA Blanc
90 points
Lightly hazy pal amber color. Aromas and flavors of spicy caramelized lemon, orange, and kiwi pastry with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, mouthwatering melange of honeyed granola and grassy hops. A delicious wit.
Samuel Adams Longshot "A Dark Night in Munich" Dunkel
89 points
Deep chestnut brown color. Rich mocha nut fudge and artisan chocolate macaroon aromas with a zesty, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a frothy, snappy, pepper, dried citrus, pear, and earth accented finish. Very robust, yet balanced.
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. Half Dome California Wheat
89 points
Lightly hazy old gold color. Pleasant aromas of spicy banana bread pudding and buttery toasted nuts with a plush, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangerine, starfruit, and peppered melon accented finish. A fun, lively wheat ale.
Würzburger Hofbräu Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Dunkel
89 points
Cloudy copper bronze color. Vibrant aromas of wet grain, clay, roasted corn pudding, and banana nut bread toast with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and spicy apple turnover and citrus custard accented finish. A fun, snappy dunkel weiss.
Bat Creek Brewery Heartland Wheat
88 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of spicy apple turnover and nougat with a supple, fruity medium body and a crisp, roasted corn, honey roasted apple, pear, citrus, and pepper bread accented finish. A tasty, savory wheat ale.
Frankenmuth Brewery Hefeweizen
88 points
Light banana bread, cracker, and delicate spice aromas and flavors with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a grain and plantain custard finish. very nice hefe.
Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Urban Wheat Ale
88 points
Hazy straw yellow color. Zesty lemon-orange cake, pine, and custard aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a tangy wafer, melon, and bib lettuce accented finish. Tasty.
Blue Tractor Brewery Lazy Sunday Hefeweizen
87 points
Cloudy pale amber color. Grainy bread dough, nut, and banana custard aromas with a lively, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy orange, starfruit and mineral finish. A zesty quaffer.
Morgan Street Brewery Honey Wheat
87 points
Golden amber color. Delicate honeycomb and toasty pastry aromas with a soft, dryish medium body and a crisp, pear, wafer, jicama, and peppery spice accented finish. Tasty.
Blue Heron BrewPub Red, White, and Wheat
86 points
Cloudy pale amber color. Aromas of lemon scone and delicate spice with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, salty baguette, citrus, pear and pepper finish. A not very hefe-like, but refreshing and food friendly.
DC Brau Brewing Company "El Hefe Speaks" Hefeweizen
86 points
Murky pale amber color. Jumbled banana bread dough and ground nut aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery radish sprouts, kiwi, and grass accented finish.
Four in Hand River Card Wheat
86 points
Cloudy golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of roasted shittake, squash, and corn pudding with a supple, dryish medium body and a honeyed nut, sweet mint cream, orange rind, and radish like finish. A bit odd, but food friendly; serve with veggie burgers.
Hopper Whitman Summer Brew Wheat
86 points
Aromas of honeyed nuts and spicy citrus pastry with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless butter roasted sweet potato, melon, and citrus soufflé finish. A nicely meshed, easy drinking beer.
Spaten-Franziskaner Bräu Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
86 points
Dark bonze brown color. Dimensional aromas of whole wheat grain and dough, flax oil, dried banana and brown spices with a supple, dryish medium body and a frothy canned water chestnut and grassy earth finish.
Summit Brewing Co. Unchained 9 Dunkel Weizen
86 points
Cloudy copper brown color. Bright apricot pastry, broccoli omelet and spanakopita aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy radish, orange peel, and peppered greens finish. A nice savory table beer.
Tap Room 21 Moes Backroom Wheat Beer
86 points
Aromas of caramelized pear tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, tangy, citrus, melon, and sprouts finish. A tidy quaffer.
Two Beers Brewing Co. Panorama Wheat Ale
86 points
Bright golden color. Aromas of tapioca, honey butter, and salted biscuit with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pleasant orange, melon and roasted root vegetable accented finish. A nice savory food beer.
23rd Street Brewery Wave the Wheat Ale
85 points
Bright amber color. Aromas of fruit pastry and delicate peppery spices with a tangy, medium body and a crisp, wafer, nut, citrus and stone fruit skin snap on the finish. A fun, lively quaffer.
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker White IPA
85 points
Cloudy golden yellow color. Bright hoppy grapefruit, yeasty lemon custard pastry, and pepper aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a jicama, Meyer lemon, and grilled root vegetable finish. A nice easy drinking offering of the new Belgian IPA style.
Williams Bros. Brewing Co. Grozet Gooseberry Wheat Ale
85 points
Bright golden yellow color. Interesting aromas of horseradish mashed potatoes, white mulberries and grapes, cannabis, and citrus with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sweet potato, pepper bread, bubblegum, and granola accented finish. Different and food centric; try with bangers and mash.
Blue Tractor Brewery Schakolad Wiezen
84 points
Aromas of sorghum, buckwheat pancake and cocoa with crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a sassafras and maple syrup accented finish.
Hopcat Brewery Zugspitze Hefeweizen
84 points
Foamy pale amber color. Aromas of banana bread, custard and delicate spice with a tingling and foamy dryish light-to-medium body and a orange, jicama and dusty radish accented finish.
MOA Brewing Company MOA Breakfast
84 points
Aromas of hot wax model, honeyed green apple, and wintergreen with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a white raspberry pastry and pressed flower accented finish. Different.
North by Northwest Bavarian Hefe
83 points
Golden yellow color with a blanket of white foam. Lightly sulfury scrambled eggs and buttery toast aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity kiwi, mineral and banana sorbet finish.
Caldera Brewing Company Vanilla Wheat Beer
82 points
Beautiful pure gold color. Aromas of flaky cream puff, wet dog, and marmalade with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy stone fruit, citrus, and tapioca accented finish. Doesn’t taste particularly flavored.
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