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Dinkey Wheat - Olde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 29.21%


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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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +35.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 00:54:42 | More by emerge077
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

04-09-2014 23:06:16 | More by smccann
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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Iowa

1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev +3.1%

02-26-2014 04:40:27 | More by harpus
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3/5  rDev +3.1%

05-28-2013 04:17:30 | More by rfbenavi80
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-28-2013 01:31:31 | More by OldhouseRecs
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hurdjg

Iowa

3/5  rDev +3.1%

04-21-2013 13:31:10 | More by hurdjg
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brewmandan

Iowa

2.94/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 21:57:49 | More by brewmandan
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

3/5  rDev +3.1%

01-26-2013 23:14:29 | More by RelentlessLefty
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

12-21-2012 20:07:19 | More by st9647v3
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

09-11-2012 05:03:07 | More by Localdrinklax
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -31.3%

06-17-2012 16:41:07 | More by hockenbeer
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Timmah11

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -31.3%

02-14-2012 01:10:35 | More by Timmah11
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PirateBier

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -31.3%

01-18-2012 02:33:17 | More by PirateBier
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NoBeerLeftBehind

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

12-30-2011 15:53:04 | More by NoBeerLeftBehind
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-15-2011 22:01:16 | More by jak
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:31:45 | More by LXIXME
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columbiankramer

Missouri

4/5  rDev +37.5%

11-24-2011 23:46:25 | More by columbiankramer
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Herky21

Iowa

2.98/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Comments:
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)

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 02:32:19 | More by Herky21
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metaltec15

Iowa

1.95/5  rDev -33%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 03:05:10 | More by metaltec15
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ballz50401

Iowa

1.95/5  rDev -33%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:10:49 | More by ballz50401
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rowew

Colorado

1.4/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours orangish in color, almost no head. Doesn't taste right - almost like a ginger flavor, highly unappealing. I would definitely recommend avoiding this one, it doesn't taste like beer - more like some sort of bad soda. There are no beer flavors here, only some strange spice notes that don't have anything to back them up.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 05:36:39 | More by rowew
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Wasatch

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to tedpeer for this brew.

Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast, coriander, some citrus. The taste is sweet, malty, yeast, with some slight nutmeg, and citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, I like this one, nice little twist.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 03:36:06 | More by Wasatch
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docfootdude

Indiana

2.65/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My bottle says dinkey wheat and it's supposed to be a belgian style ale but whatever, this poured with just a few pathetic bubbles on the head.

The color was fine and the aroma was fairly typical of begian style ales, slightly fruity but more of canned fruit i'd say.

The taste was ok. This beer was obviously filtered and I feel that this style of beer suffers without the presence of yeast in the bottle and filtering it makes it bland.

The undercarbonation created a lack of acidity that put this beer out of the style category where there should be some tartness and a boatload of carbonation.

I finished this but am disappointed that I bought a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 13:34:28 | More by docfootdude
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Dinkey Wheat from Olde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant
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