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

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523 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

biboergosum, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Vanz, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Troublebar
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of youknowmyname
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

youknowmyname, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

RochefortChris, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

LXIXME, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

AGB, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

harpus, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Bandi, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev 0%
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.

metter98, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mark_Eck, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

FLima, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

vhmf1978, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bunbury, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

krome, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

sd123, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

chrisroarshack, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

wizo, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jmw4437, Nov 15, 2013
Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer from North Coast Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.