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Starburst Wheat - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Starburst Wheat
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82
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: AndyEdgar on 06-12-2014

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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love it

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy gold pour with lots of citrus hop in the nose. Smells of fruit and wheat (like a hefeweizen) come through a little. Taste is hop forward, but the wheat kicks in a takes over a bit. Body of this one is nice and slightly silky.

Overall, this beer becomes too wheat focused after the first few sips - tastes like a 312 with a hop nose. Good variety in the Saugatuck lineup, but not up to the wheat pale ale standard that other breweries have set.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Label- very cool label. Simplistic, yet entertaining. Not sure why, but have to rate this in my top 5 of labels. Well done Saugatuck BR.

Taste- first taste gives false hope. Just when you think your drinking Gumball Head you take another drink and you soon realize this is a poor effort at imitating GH. Not sure what happens, but fizzles quickly.

Overall- the label is cool enough to at least try the beer. Good effort from a small brewery and I will most likely feed my liver more of this one.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was told this was intended to be something along the lines of a Michigan Gumballhead...I didn't find it to be nearly as similar as I wanted and expected.

The appearance was as expected for a beer with 'wheat' in the name, a light, cloudy pour. Head not as fluffy and prolonged as I would have liked. The aroma is definitely wheat, with a bit of citrus, a faint hoppiness, and zero alcohol coming through.

Taste is on par with a lesser wheat offering, again with a bit of citrus (but not banana or bread). The malt profile is all but lacking, which again was a surprise given the expectations of a GBH competitor.

On it's own, Starburst is an easy sipper with a nice, light flavor. I came into this one with expectations that were set too high, which isn't a fault of the beer nor the brewery. I would certainly drink again, just in a different light.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Like a Gumballhead without the wall of malt that defines (and limits) 3F's runner up fave. Lighter and crisper, with lower ABV than either Gumballhead or the even stronger Little Sumpin Sumpin, it's a nice alternative to either that will be cheaper and more readily available (I'm going out on a limb here, not) this summer at beach parties across the Great Lakes region. One to try for sure.

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Starburst Wheat from Saugatuck Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.