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Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer - North Coast Brewing Co.

Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerBlue Star Great American Wheat Beer

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479 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-16-2002)
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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz short brown twist, no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale straw in colour with a frothy dense white head.

Smell: Mellow fruit and yeast with a mild floral noble hop aroma.

Taste: Quite flavourful ... crisp sweet barley and wheat malt, light fruit, hints of yeast, mild tartness and a light refreshing hop bitterness. This finish is well done also, fine floral notes and some drying grain.

Notes: A very refreshingly crisp brew, flavours are delicate and extremely enjoyable. A great American Wheat to be had here.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 19:10:28 | More by Jason
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Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled a 12 oz. tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Odd serving choice for an American wheat but they do that with the more pricy US imports. This one is a semi-cloudy bright yellow brew, maybe just a hint of orange, with a light spray of white bubbles riding on top. Aroma is bright and citric, with lemon and orange hops front and center, wheat spice and doughy sweet rolls in the background. Tastes like dilute orange juice or vitamin C chews, lemon rind, gummy worms, perhaps a little noble hop peppered flower water ... Sweet and hoppy for an American wheat and fucking tasty on a certain level (e.g., if you are sitting outside and its blazing hot). Like some a-hole squeezed a citrus wedge into the beer except no one actually did thank God, this is all hops doing the talking. Rather fizzy and has an interesting slick (almost oily) mouthfeel but finishes crisp, dry, and clean as expected. Gotta say, this stands out from the pedestrian mass of dull safe American wheat beers and does so quite handily. If I were to compare it to an aggressively hopped wheat like Lagunitas Little Sumpin, this is like a little brother session alternative, with hop flavor trumping the bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 01:04:47 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-02-2014 15:47:00 | More by GOBLIN
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-30-2014 03:07:45 | More by jucifer1818
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-20-2014 04:00:10 | More by Localdrinklax


3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-19-2014 00:02:46 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-13-2014 06:00:52 | More by SerpentX
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-10-2014 11:04:10 | More by ChuckS
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, part of a pricey sixer up here in the Great White (still) North.

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden yellow colour, with three obese fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and shiny ecru head, which leaves a bit of coral reef formation lace around the glass as it duly and evenly subsides.

It smells of softly sweet and grainy wheat malt, muddled warm citrus, black and white pepper spice, a bit of over-steeped tea, and herbal, leafy hops. The taste is quite lemony up front, in a sort of lemon meringue pie sense, once that white bready, wheaty malt follows quickly on its heels, with hints of biscuity graininess, and understated grassy, floral, and sort of perfumed hops.

The bubbles are pretty innocuous in their bearing, the body medium-light in weight, and actually fairly smooth, a slight creaminess turtling here and there. It finishes off-dry, the now neutered lemony essence struggling to balance the lingering wheat and pale grain sweetness.

A decent American-oriented wheat ale, the fruitiness (i.e. lemon character) going a long way in differentiating this from the dregs of the masses of the style. Hardly mind-blowing, but agreeable enough, especially as a potential harbinger of the days where I can kick back on my new house's deck with a few rounds of this kind of thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 05:02:35 | More by biboergosum
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-11-2014 02:11:16 | More by Vanz
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-10-2014 04:19:55 | More by Troublebar
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odor: Smells of Wheat Lemon zest and clove

Pour: Pours a deep orange with copper/amber hues, Light head, Nice lacing. unfiltered. Served in a hefeweizen glass

Taste: Instantly bombarded with the Lemon zest. You can pick up the wheat in the background but full lemon flavor full through the drink. Highly carbonated and dries out your mouth. Very light refreshing beer that would be great in the summer months.

My wife put it wonderfully. This would be a great beer at the end of the night where you don't want to drink any more of your regular beer but don't want to stop drinking. Great third or fourth beer to cleanse the palate. To me this beer definitely screams Northern California.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:29:53 | More by youknowmyname
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2014 05:11:04 | More by RochefortChris
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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-03-2014 21:05:14 | More by LXIXME
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-02-2014 19:23:23 | More by AGB
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-29-2014 05:58:28 | More by harpus
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-26-2014 18:28:06 | More by Bandi
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New York

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and lemon citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell with flavors of wheat and lemony citrus and also has some hints of soap.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The wheat also feels a little grainy and rough around the edges.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the lemony flavors make the taste a little more palatable.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 18:07:01 | More by metter98
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-21-2014 12:44:30 | More by Mark_Eck
Photo of FLima


3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of lemon citrus and herbal hops, white bread and tea leaves.
Predominant flavor of fresh oranges, a bit of effervescent vitamin C, wheat and lemon. Lightly dry and acid aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
It does not stand up to other North Coast offerings. Quite plain and assertive, but still a very refreshing American Wheat. A Session summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:50:18 | More by FLima
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-18-2014 21:02:48 | More by SoCaliC8
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-18-2014 01:11:41 | More by vhmf1978
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2014 02:13:17 | More by bunbury
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-07-2014 22:57:38 | More by krome
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-24-2013 23:17:35 | More by sd123
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Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer from North Coast Brewing Co.
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