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August 2013 - Wheat Ale Styles

August 2013 - Wheat Ale Styles
This month's Beer feature is Wheat Ale Styles

Wheat Ale Styles Reviews

Adelbert’s Brewery Barrel Aged Naked Nun
95 points
Hazy golden color. Sourish citrus, peach marmalade, and funky cheese aromas with a tangy, supple, and fruity medium-to-full body and a complex cornucopia of spicy, mushroom tart, tart nectarine, lime, and cheese notes on the long finish. A fantastic combination of spicy wit, bretty lambic, and umami tones that is super approachable and will be sensational with food.
Les Brasseurs du Nord Boréale Blanche
94 points
Hazy old gold color. Bold aromas of lemongrass buttercream, coriander, and exotic spices with zesty, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy citrus custard, radish and pepper bread finish. A powerful and flavorful wit. Pair with mussels or Indian food.
Privatbrauerei Aying Ayinger Bräuweisse
94 points
Hazy old gold color. Aromas of banana muffin, peppery spices, meringue, and clay with a crisp, plush, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an apple, baking spice, and radish accented finish. Classically styled, vibrant and delicious.
Ore Dock Brewing Company Wit
92 points
Wit
Clear pale golden yellow color. Aromas of apricot soufflé, lemon curd and delicate spice with a lively carbonated fruity medium body and an apple, sprouts, lemongrass and coriander accented finish. A clean, refreshing, and well balanced wit designed for effortless enjoyment. Will pair well with spicy foods.
Berghoff Brewery Solstice Wit
91 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Mild aromas of chamomile and orange teas and apple turnovers. Soft and silky with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and a banana cream pie and delicate peppercorn bread accented finish. An alluring blend of dry, fruit, and spice notes in a well measured frame. Very sessionable.
Elevator Brewing Co. "Big Vic" Imperial Mogabi Wheat IPA
91 points
Rich minutely hazy amber color. Vibrant hop-driven aromas grapefruit, roasted pineapple, pine, and peach pastry with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, grilled citrus, pine sap, pepper and mint leaf nuanced finish. A bold, hoppy wheat IPA hybrid that works.
Kassik’s Brewery Whalers Wheat
91 points
Cloudy golden color. Aromas of caramelized citrus, floral honey, wheat cracker, and a hint of peppery spice with a plush, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body very crisp pear, radish, and prairie grass accented finish. A delicious and refreshing wheat ale that will hit the spot.
Mustang Brewing Co. Washita Wheat Ale
91 points
Golden color. Banana nut muffin and egg sandwich-like aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a smooth, earthy lettuce greens and radish like finish. Very pure, clean, and tasty.
Breckenridge Brewery Agave Wheat Ale
90 points
Cloudy sunburst gold color. Aromas of sourdough toast and honey baked citrus and sweet potato with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy kiwi and wheat grass accented finish. A tasty wheat ale.
Les Brasseurs du Nord Boréale 25
90 points
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of peach custard pastry and spicy buttercream on orange cake with a chewy fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy banana, pepper, and spicy carrot cake accented finish. Rich and tasty.
Peter B’s Brewpub Alvarado Street Raspberry Wheat
90 points
Hazy amber copper color. Aromas and flavors of floral honey, delicate spice, and raspberry jam on toast with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a superbly balanced grain, nut, and fresh raspberry finish. Delicious.
Full Sail Brewing Co.
89 points
Bright golden color,. Aromas of banana yogurt and sourdough with a racy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy lemon sorbet, tart green grape skin, wafer and grassy earth finish. A nice, evenly balanced and very approachable version of the esoteric, very tart style. A great summer beer.
Kassik’s Brewery Imperial Spiced Honey Wheat
89 points
Pretty hazy copper color. Mild aromas of baklava and raisin compote with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy plum, pepper, cocoa, and mineral accented finish.
New Glarus Brewing Co. Dancing Man Wheat
89 points
Slightly hazy old gold color with a fine foamy blanket. Aromas of banana custard, nut toast, and a touch of cider vinegar with a creamy, dryish medium body and a tangy plantain, citrus, wafer, and grassy hop accented finish. A nice lively hefe style that will be great at the table.
Ore Dock Brewing Company Bums Beach Wheat
89 points
Cloudy yellow orange color. Toasty citrus-peach pastry aromas and flavors with a creamy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a banana pudding, radish sprouts and delicate pepper finish. Very elegant and well crafted.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Summertime Wheat
89 points
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of banana chip, wafer, pepper bread, and radish with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy, mineral and delicate spiced plantain custard finish. Solid.
Theresianer Wit
89 points
Wit
Slightly hazy gold. Mild aroma of banana bread, wheat cracker and jicama with a crisp, plush dryish medium body and a long, mineral and sprout-like hop finish.
Vielanker Privatbrauerei Vielanker Weizen
89 points
Murky amber brown color. Vibrant aromas of honey buttered raisin toast, caramel sauce, and banana nut cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nice interplay of toasty grain and nut, dried fruit, and delicate spice notes on the finish. Quite different and nicely so.
Berghoff Brewery Straight-Up Hefeweizen
88 points
Hazy golden color. Aromas of banana cake and peppercorn bread with supple dryish medium body and a caramelized nut and a custard finish. Very tasty and very quaffable.
Brasserie du Bocq Blanche de Namur
88 points
Pretty cloudy golden white color. Aromas of peach fruit salad, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and orange cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless apple, spice, and radish accented finish. A solid, very sessionable wit beer
Grand Rapids Brewing Company Violet Macmillans Pale Wheat
88 points
Clear copper color. Aromas of hard cheese rind, cranberry-orange muffin, and herbal tea with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, pepper bread, spiced peach, dried flower, and arugula finish. A nice savory and sweet wheat beer that will be great with Asian foods.
Lancaster Brewing Company Strawberry Wheat
88 points
Pale amber color. Very sweet aromas of tropical fruit custard tart and banana taffy with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, drying mineral, wafer, and white strawberry accented finish. Really fruity and balanced.
Unión de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A. Cusqueña de Trigo
88 points
Cloudy golden amber color. Aromas of egg sandwich and tortilla chip with a very frothy, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, honeyed pear and lettuce finish. Tasty.
Adelbert’s Brewery Naked Nun
87 points
Cloudy golden color with a high head. Mild aromas of dried banana, wafer, and minerals with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a nicely astringent hop and delicate spice finish. Refreshing.
Blue Tractor Brewery Hop-Wit
87 points
Bright golden yellow color. Bold aromas of spice, lemon basil, dried fruits, praline and earth with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a highly astringent and savory baguette, pine, and citrus driven finish. Nice vibrancy for hop heads.
Granville Island Brewing Co. Robson Street Hefeweizen
87 points
Hazy golden amber color. Aromas of caramel drizzled banana bread toast, chives, and delicate herbs with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy dried citrus, grass, and peppercorn accented finish.
Great Basin Brewing Co. Whoop Ass Witbier
87 points
Hazy golden color. Aromas of butter sautéed carrots, herb bread, and omelet with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy, Alfalfa sprout, pear and mineral accented finish. A nice savory food beer for Thai food or Mediteranean food.
Old World Brewery Arizona Honey Wheat
87 points
Slightly hazy golden amber color. Vibrant aromas and flavors of banana bread, peppercorns, spice and floral honeycomb with a pillowy, finely carbonated fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy green pear, radish sprout, and wheatgrass nuanced finish. Excellent vibrancy and integration of flavors. Fish tacos.
Peter B’s Brewpub Save Our Shores Hefeweizen
87 points
Cloudy golden amber color. Aromas of overripe banana, yogurt, spice and a whiff of acetone with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, strawberry vinaigrette, turnip, and grassy earth accented finish.
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen
87 points
Clear copper color. Nicely meshed spice aromas, carrot cake, chive, and banana muffin with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a crisp, apple, pear, cocoa, and peppery spice finish. Tasty.
Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat
87 points
Golden color. Aromas of Bit-o-Honey candy wrapper, lime leaves and dried herbs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a praline, lemon custard pie, and grassy earth finish.
Brauerei Pinkus Müller Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen
86 points
Hazy yellow color. Aromas lemon soufflé, banana, and pepper bread with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshing, lightly spicy, grainy custard pastry and grassy hop finish.
Breckenridge Brewery Summer Bright Ale
86 points
Clear golden color. Aromas of frittata and toast with a crisp, dryish medium body and a toasty orange scone accented finish. A clean, pleasant refreshing kolsch or lager-like wheat ale.
Durango Brewing Company Durango Blueberry Wheat
86 points
Bright golden color. Vibrant aromas of blueberry muffin with a supple, creamy, fruity medium-to-full body and a drying wafer, stevia, and mineral finish. A carefree quaffer.
Durango Brewing Company Durango Wheat Beer
86 points
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of honeyed pound cake with a crisp, dryish medium body and a pillowy, pear, wafer and grass accented finish. A nice evenly balanced wheat ale.
Hopcat Brewery Wit vs. Wisdom
86 points
Slightly hazy golden amber color. Aromas of flamed lemon zest, lilacs, and herbs with a very zesty, fruity medium-full body and a very tangy honeyed citrus, spice, sprouts, and pepper driven finish. A vibrant perfumey wit beer that need spicy food to tame.
Wingwalker Belgian White
86 points
Old gold color with a fine mousse. Aromas of toasty fruit pastry and spiced apples and pears with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, sweet lettuce, grain and mineral accented finish. A nice quaffable white beer.
Excelsior Brewing Co. Sunburn Cherry Wheat
85 points
Attractive silvery amber pink color. Aromas and flavors of cherry bread, waxy honeycomb, and spiced nuts with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a toasty, roasted root vegetable, dried flower, and focaccia accented finish. A nicely balanced, not to sweet cherry beer that will be good with food.
Full Pint Brewing Company White Lightning Belgian Wit
85 points
Very hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of clay, toast, and pepper bread with a silky, dryish medium body and a sourish, beet and grassy accented finish.
Excelsior Brewing Co. Helios Hefeweizen
84 points
Cloudy golden color with a faint gray cast. Aromas of banana taffy, delicate spice, barn hay, and wheat cracker with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy pepper, kiwi, grass and melon rind accented finish. A nice vibrant take on the style.
Roscoe’s Hop House Belgian White
84 points
gold color. Aromas of caramel spread on toast and omelet with a supple, dry light-to-medium body and a honeyed grain, dusty radish, and spiced green pear accented finish with a slight metallic twang.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company Brewers Heritage
81 points
Golden amber color. Mild aroma of egg, citrus rind, cheddar, and toast with a foamy, dryish medium body and a dusty turnip, straw,and phenolic wax paper note on the finish.
Pagosa Brewing Company Wolf Creek Wheat
81 points
Minutely hazy golden color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed pear danish and banana chips with a supple, dry medium body and a toffeed nut with a bit molten plastic and wax on the finish.
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