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Wolaver's Wildflower Wheat - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Wolaver's Wildflower WheatWolaver's Wildflower Wheat

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BA SCORE
83
good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.25% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Organic wheat ale with chamomile flowers and Vermont honey.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 03-05-2011)
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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by phantomwyse:
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phantomwyse

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours out a very hazy honey orange with glinting highlights of marigold yellow. Slim white head of about half a finger rises and then slowly melts into the body of the beer.

S: Tangy honey sweetness which is very reminiscent of milk and honey. Followed by a whiff of black tea and then the earthy chamomile fragrance. All of this is masked by the overt sweetness that dominates the nose. There’s even a touch of sugar beet and sweet potato.

T: Sweet milk and honey up front with and cut grass, chamomile tea, pudding, and just a trace of hops at the end.

M: Light to medium bodied, dry in the middle, with a fast crisp finish.

D: I wish it hadn’t taken my so long into the summer to find this beer. Well balanced . Easy drinking for a summer afternoon or evening. Definitely pairs well with lighter foods such as salads and grilled corn

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 23:15:10 | More by phantomwyse
More User Reviews:
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Jaybirdbrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-04-2014 20:55:51 | More by Jaybirdbrew
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-04-2014 01:56:20 | More by mbeerdino21
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jamesaharvey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-29-2014 02:15:24 | More by jamesaharvey
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a yellow orange color with good clarity of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Honey, vanilla, green apple, herbal, pale, and bready malts.

Taste: It almost tastes like an apple puff pastry. Light and tasty with lots of flavor.

Mouthfeel : Light, crisp, refreshing, light bodied, a little chewy, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty for such a light beer. Great this humid New England weather.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 05:18:09 | More by Flounder57
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-26-2014 00:51:03 | More by DLSheidy
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fritzparker

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2014 17:50:23 | More by fritzparker
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Jenesse


5/5  rDev +35.9%

06-20-2014 23:51:39 | More by Jenesse
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Histic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-20-2014 20:25:17 | More by Histic
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rossakielbasa

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I make no excuses for liking this beer. I have read reviews that claim it is too "this" or too "that" but the overall sum result is a beer that pleases me.

The name doesn't reflect the taste very well. In fact I had a hard time understanding why they chose the name.

The aroma of sweet wheat and honey pleases the nose right before the tantalizing subtleties and mild spiciness please the pallet.

Taking the beer for what it is as opposed to what it reads may leave you with a better opinion. I have tried to not like this beer but despite others criticizing it's character, (subtle) sweetness derived from honey and lack of wheaty-ness, but I keep coming back to it.

I would keep this malty standard on hand forever, but I fear that won't be possible.
Try this one, it's a great beer for the money. And if you don't like it... send the remainder to me!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:32:16 | More by rossakielbasa
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rlamoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-13-2014 03:26:34 | More by rlamoy
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JudoJeff

New York

4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy honey blond, quite nice looking. Poured from a 12oz bottle with little to no head.
Smell - Strong smell of honey and wildflower. Smell is very bright and refreshing.
Taste - Sweet and bright. Strong but not over-powering taste of wildflower honey.
Mouthfeel - This is thin, with a slight dry feel. Carbonation is sharp and crisp but not so much so that it would be painful to drink quickly.
Overall - This is a great beer to enjoy on a hot day. For those who like strong, sweet flavors in their beer but don't want to drink something heavy like a stout or porter and don't want to deal with something silly and fruity this is a solid option.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 02:45:05 | More by JudoJeff
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into pokal

A: Hazy unfiltered looking brew fronting a royal/goldenrod yellow hue. Donned a two finger white head that had little lasting power. Lacing is quite weak, carbonation seems moderate and is even a bit audible. Doesn’t appear to be any sediment, but clarity is low.

S: Little musty, slightly citrus, sweet wheat smell. Orange peel in the nose plays like my rim has been garnished. Heavy honey engages the mild fruity esters; light notes of caramel and vanilla impart a creamsicle styled finish to a rather candied nose.

T: Honey and creamy orange sherbet upfront, toting the mellow flavors of the taffy orange without the zesty citrus bite. Very clean malts emphasize the sugary profile of the wheat presenting a pretty full flavor inundated with sweet notes of caramel, vanilla bean, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The middle mouth gives way to a finish comprised of thick candied malt, maple syrup, and honey glazed cornbread.

M: Pretty full bodied, which absorbs the present carbonation and adds to creamier mouth feel. Fills the mouth, pretty interesting for a wheat beer, silky. Aftertaste is sweet and milky, lingering.

O: Not what I was expecting, but very interesting. Sweet and tasty, but almost too creamy to be refreshing/quenching – full bodied feel offsets the carbonation and kicks the malt profile into overdrive. I want to say interesting again for emphasis. I was surprised by the whole experience. Certainly a unique take on the style

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 23:16:50 | More by ZagZagg
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-02-2014 16:10:40 | More by Texasfan549
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2014 19:58:09 | More by Johncnh
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-01-2014 00:00:48 | More by Latarnik
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-31-2014 13:21:57 | More by d_brommer_nh
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-26-2014 02:02:51 | More by jim_carignan
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-25-2014 01:00:22 | More by csurowiec
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2014 02:51:26 | More by wonothesane42
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BodiesLexus

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-22-2014 01:35:07 | More by BodiesLexus
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-20-2014 14:25:37 | More by Svendozen
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The liquid pours out with a hazy goldenstraw color, the head a two-incher leaving shards of lace

Smell: Bread, honey and chamomile - good for what ails you!

Taste: Bread with a honey coating, up front; the chamomile adds a slight herbal element in the middle; a bit too sweet through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Ultimately, the sweetness started to get to me, but the flavors were interesting and certainly a notch or two above what I was expecting from an American Wheat

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 00:59:16 | More by brentk56
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-17-2014 20:00:17 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-13-2014 15:06:26 | More by Shawnspl
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Wolaver's Wildflower Wheat from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.