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Wheat Ale - Upland Brewing Company

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80
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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002)
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Ratings: 308 | Reviews: 137 | Display Reviews Only:
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johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

01-20-2012 16:51:15 | More by johunnic
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-07-2012 13:41:29 | More by schoun
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olafphysics

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-04-2012 00:01:47 | More by olafphysics
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geoffsm12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-02-2012 00:10:58 | More by geoffsm12
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

12-27-2011 17:37:07 | More by rmehughes
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JohnWaynes44

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-19-2011 16:09:46 | More by JohnWaynes44
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jheiss

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43.5%

12-18-2011 20:18:46 | More by jheiss
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

12-11-2011 02:55:44 | More by murf1087
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CarterSeaton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

12-07-2011 19:56:07 | More by CarterSeaton
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ahq514

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

11-24-2011 07:04:03 | More by ahq514
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-24-2011 03:09:06 | More by captainbearcat
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-21-2011 20:29:49 | More by Microbrewtaster
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-20-2011 23:39:58 | More by Rempo
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darklord2011

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-18-2011 16:24:42 | More by darklord2011
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mdbailey00

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-17-2011 22:01:03 | More by mdbailey00
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-17-2011 19:20:31 | More by Beerbuddha
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abrand

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Indy. Served in pint glass.

Pours a hazy light orange color with a nice 2 finger white head on top. Aromas are wheat, breads, malts, and some fruits. Nose is nice. Taste is smooth and tasty. Plenty of grains along with sweet fruit notes. Mouthfeel is thin bodied with good carbonation. Overall, for a wheat this is good. Would be great in the summer season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 05:37:33 | More by abrand
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theRooster90

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Upland Tasting Room, Indianapolis

A: Very cloudy straw yellow with a nice bright white head.

S: Sweet grain smell, wheat, not a huge fan of wheat smell.

T: Cloves, some nuts, pretty average.

M: Light finish with small amount of carbonation.

O: Average wheat beer, but I'm a little biased since I don't really like wheat beers.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2011 19:53:53 | More by theRooster90
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh and it shows bottle from Riley's in Madison. Pleasant spicey aroma. About three-eights of a retained head on cloudy golden.Lacey. initially a little sour-spicy and then bannana and malts kick in and the whole thing becomes quite tasty after a warm day. Drying finish, and as I find in almost all this brewery's beers, too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 02:30:51 | More by Sammy
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suspect

New York

2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Thanks to my buddy Todd for bringing this back from Indy.

A: Crystal clear golden colored beer. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger cumulus-cloud colored fluffy head that dissipates slowly over time. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S: Sweet malty smell with some graininess to it as well. Not a great smell. Pretty typical wheat smell, just a touch thin.

T: Sweetness follows the nose, a very small amount of clove and nutmeg but it feels pretty forced. No hops to speak of either. All in all, pretty below average taste.

M: Sticky feel, not bitter, light body, lightly carbonated.

O: I was really unimpressed with this beer. The taste wasn't very good, it was overly malty and this is a beer I won't be seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 21:46:16 | More by suspect
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tvv375ia

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-poured a very light yellow with a 1 finger head that disappeared completly very quickly without any lacing

S-A litlle clove type spice

T-Spice of cloves for the taste also follwed by a little bit of nuttiness on the finish

M-Low on the carbnation and slightly watery

O-Not bad but I don't think that I will search this one out to have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:28:49 | More by tvv375ia
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Spcoly

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in the mail from my beer club.

A: Cloudy, yellowish with almost no head

S:Nnot much there...maybe a little honey, and yeast

T: Went down smooth on a summer night...started out with almost an iced tea flavor and finished with a pleasant sweet after taste

M: medium, low carbonation....

O: Decent wheat ale....would probably pass on the next time I came across it...

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 00:39:24 | More by Spcoly
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mocktm

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz with a bottling date of June, 2011.

Pours a straw yellow color with a significant amount of haze, almost like the color of a very unripe banana. A fluffy and aerated white head forms that seems to intend on sticking around for the long haul. As it slowly dyes down, it leaves a few traces of lacing here and there.

Nose releases aromas of spice and light fruit, predominately orange, apple, lemon and some banana. Scents of wheat are also detectable, laying a nice foundation for the beer's more upfront flavors.

Tastes a bit lighter than I thought it would have. All the flavors from the nose are there, although the wheat seems to be the center of attention on my palate. I know they were probably aiming for subtlety, but I wish the other players were more prosperous, as the wheat seems to be overwhelming everything else, pushing the herbal and spice elements into the background. Finishes up with a modest lemon twang that lingers around until the next sip.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, exhibiting a crisp nature with adequate carbonation. A bit of creaminess to it that is prefect for the style, complementing it's semi-dry finish.

Overall, this is a pretty decent Wit. The potential is there, but the other flavors need to be more pronounced and not so subdued by the wheat backbone for it to achieve greatness.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 15:32:13 | More by mocktm
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Tone

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, straw color. 1/6 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of spice, slight pale malt, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, spice, and an herbal note. Overall, sessionable, nice herbal/spice element, and good blend.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 17:35:20 | More by Tone
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow golden. White fluffy 1 finger head. Smells of light fruit and wheat. Smells a bit yeasty as well. Tastes light, yeasty, wheaty, maybe a bit citrusy. Not much finish to it. The taste dies off. Mouthfeel is light. Good carbonation. Nice balance with the carbonation and the flavor. Overall, eh, drinkable, decent, good for the summer anyways. Why this is so popular in indiana I will never know, but I do think it is good.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 21:47:00 | More by 1Adam12
Wheat Ale from Upland Brewing Company
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