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

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Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerBlue Star Great American Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
81
good

532 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of pariah_peels
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

pariah_peels, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really bad luck with draft overpours, lately. This beer was served to me, short on head room. Has a faded apricot color with swirly haze. No lacing occurs.

Very mild in aroma with wheat grain tang, pale sweetness, peach hard candy, and elements of citrus and floral notes. A high 3.5.

More sweetness and the same. Wheat is the primary flavor, but it's short of bready. That artificial peach candy note is evident, along with hints of tangerine and floral hop bitterness. Remains juicy without ample hoppiness. Even the body seems like a glaze in the mouth. Wet enough to wash down, but this would be better if it was drier. More bubbles would help, also.

thecheapies, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

andrewdanks, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Etrusco
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of nineworldseries
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

nineworldseries, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of MikeDAdams
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MikeDAdams, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Didier
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Didier, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ananddullabh
4/5  rDev +11.7%

ananddullabh, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden with modest ivory head.

Notes of wheat and soft fruity esters are subtle in aroma. Hop aroma is lacking.

Flavor is wheat dominant, with earthy hops at the dry finish and a touch of grainy character. Becomes bready in the aftertaste.

Body is light, with moderate carbonation.

The finish becomes minerally. Strange for the style. Just not much there.

barczar, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -16.2%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Nichols33, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Necronomad
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy yellow-orange color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quite fast to leave some decent foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer heaviest of a wheaty bread smell mixed with some hints of citrus of lemon and a bit of orange.

Taste – The taste begins with a crisp wheat flavor mixed with a light citrus lemon flavor. As the taste advances the wheatiness takes on a grainier like nature with the lemon growing stronger as the flavor advances as well. Some yeast and a bit of hay and grass work their way onto the tongue more toward the end of the taste, mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a crisp, wheaty and lightly citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side to slightly thicker side for a brew of only 4.5 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style the feel is very nice as the high carbonation really makes for a refreshing and crisp drinker, while the average to slightly thicker body really nicely accentuates the wheat flavors.

Overall – A rather crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking wheat beer with a good blend of citrus and wheat. A nice summer style brew.

Darkmagus82, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz stubby bottle poured to a pint glass that receives a hazy, pale golden bodied ale. A white head only forms to a thin veil atop the beer and falls to a small ring fairly quickly. Lacing is spotty but rare.

S- Freshly baked wheat bread with some light yeasty fruit notes and a lemony citrus. A light bit of spiciness and malt sweets as well.

T- Yeasty and wheaty. The former brings some esters that remind me of apples as well as a bread. Notes of wheat crust, yeast spice and it all comes together with some zesty lemon citrus.

MF- Lighter-end body but the wheat provides it with a lot of fluff. Silky and creamy. The carbonation is on the high side but this texture negates any bite and it is smooth.

Crusty wheat with a nice citrus aspect complimenting that. I applaud brewers who still make beers like this today when hops, barrels and adjuncts are starting to rule the world. Simple on the surface but solid.

cbutova, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

rudedude985, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Ice_cyclops86, May 29, 2014
Photo of stefanberg
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's a good wheat beer. They aren't aiming to make a unique and original beer and thats what i like about it the most. It is very simple and just easy to enjoy. Not a must have but not bad. Would definitely buy again but i wouldn't go out of my way to look for it.

stefanberg, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

alostplot, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Janeinma, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Mikeluzzjr, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

ChicagoCane2001, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

cdean801, May 14, 2014
Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer from North Coast Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.