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Dinkey Wheat - Olde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for the train that used to run from downtown Ames to the ISU Campus, the Dinkey Wheat has a flavor derived from coriander, chamomile, and orange peel, making for a unique drinking experience.

(Beer added by: bditty187 on 11-01-2004)
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2.8/5  rDev -2.4%

stephenjmoore, Aug 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

SJ-TG, Aug 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

mpdavis, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

smccann, Apr 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Dresden-Valentine, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

harpus, Feb 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

rfbenavi80, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of brewmandan
2.94/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 6-pack of bottles.

Pours a hazy copper color with little to no head. Smells of citrus upon opeing the bottle. I do like wheat beers, but this one has more citrus taste to it than I prefer. Smooth and easy going down.

I would buy it again but it wouldn't be my first choice for a wheat beer.

brewmandan, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

RelentlessLefty, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

st9647v3, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

Localdrinklax, Sep 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

hockenbeer, Jun 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

Timmah11, Feb 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

PirateBier, Jan 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

NoBeerLeftBehind, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

jak, Dec 15, 2011
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2.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this from an inch or so from above the glass giving me a small white head above a clear honey colored beer with some dark cloudiness hanging in the middle of the glass.

The aroma is light and dominated by lemon, yet you can sense of citrus fruits, pine, and more in the background.

The taste is very much like the aroma, light but mostly lemony hops with other citrus, pine, and even a slight grass in the background.

A dry aftertaste with a slight citrus hanging around.

Not bad not not really worth drinking either, I think I'd rather spend my time drinking something else.

LXIXME, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

columbiankramer, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Herky21
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours as you would expect a wheat beer to, with a smaller head. It's a toasted, golden colored brew.

Smell: There's a strong fruity aroma, hard to place. Citrus-like, probably lemon rind. Back-notes of spice, very slight. Hard to detect the hops/malt characteristics.

Taste: It isn't what you'd expect, but it is refreshingly fruity/spicy. Definitely not what one would classically expect from the style, but it's drinkable, and a nice change.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't feel like a Belgian style wheat. Seems under-carbonated. Mouthfeel doesn't contribute anything positive.

Overall: Not exactly true to the style. The fruit and spice notes are definitely interesting. I wish the flavor had been less one note. I think the recipe has definite potential if the malt and hop flavors weren't so underrepresented.

Wish they had taken it further and just turned it into a citrus-style lambic. Considering I wanted/expected what a Belgian Stlye/Wheat beer would deliver, would not buy this again, but I do applaud Olde Main for a truly different style brew.

(I tasted in both a Pint and in a taller cylinder; better in the taller glass with it's gradually wider opening)

Herky21, Aug 17, 2011
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1.95/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: cloudy yellow/straw color with a very little head.

S: Weird smell for Witbeer, almost a skunky smell.

T: Not very flavorful, sort of a chamomile taste and a little citrus.

M: little or no carbonation, flavor does stick around for a decent time but nothing here that is amazing. Fairly average.

D: I try to support my Iowa breweries, but this is a beer that I will not be purchasing again. I have not yet tried any other beers from Old Main, but I will be trying their pale ale later on.

metaltec15, Mar 27, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, murky with all the stirred up yeast sediment. Thin cap of white foam with a collar at its edges, random arcs of lacing. The skim breaks after awhile, leaving the usual ring around the edges.

Orange and definite cinnamon, reminds me of snickerdoodle cookies, more in the aroma than taste. Sweet spices, cardamom possibly, not getting much coriander but that's ok. Warm and inviting.

Flavor is pleasant, not harsh or sour at all. Twang from the orange juice, and a flash of earthy coriander. Hint of popcorn kernel is in there, with a melange of mildly floral tea-like spices (probably chamomile). Very light bodied and mellow, could use a little more body and carbonation. An easy drinker for a warm summer night.

Nothing too out of bounds, just some unique spices and juicy orange. Maybe there was an infected batch in the past? It's not bad at all.

emerge077, Aug 24, 2010
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1.95/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Weizen glass. Pours a slightly hazed murky brownish/orange. Smells like Tang with lemon juice, not very appealing. Tastes like sour lemon/lime, almost like that lime juice in the little plastic lime shaped bottle, with sour orange and rhubarb mixed with ginger ale. Very unbalanced, very tangy on the palate and almost a drain pour. This is the second failed attempt from this brewery that I have tried, the other was their Scottish Ale. Please brew better beer for IA.

ballz50401, Jul 27, 2010
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Dinkey Wheat from Olde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant
71 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.