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Water Gap Wheat - Appalachian Brewing Company

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75
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, 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: Todd on 07-29-2002)
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Reviews by beergeek279:
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +10.2%

Served as a 6 oz. sample at ABC. The color was a slightly hazy golden, with a ring of head. The smell was a citrusy wheat. The taste was a tangy wheat with a bit of citrus in there. Mouthfeel was nicely carbed. As for drinkability, a couple of these may not be bad.

Well, ABC told us that this is their beer they give macro drinkers. Certainly is the best newbie beer I've had. Good, though not quite as good as the hefe, but I'd have another if it was offered to me.

06-30-2004 02:42:35 | More by beergeek279
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Guden

Maryland

2.15/5  rDev -33.2%

A- Bright gold with a light haze. Looks a lot like BMC. Head immediately fades to a small ring showing no lacing.

S- lots of sulfur, a little doughy grain, corn, bready yeast

T- pretty light and bland, light grain, some strange light bitterness in the finish with a husky dry graininess.

M- thin, an vaguely watery.

O- this beer comes off as more of a slightly bitter macro lager than what I would expect from an unfiltered wheat. Disappointing.

08-01-2014 00:03:38 | More by Guden
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev +6.5%

12 oz bottle pours a hazy, ripe banana peel yellow body with a vanilla tinted head that rises about one inch in the glass. Retention is good, and there is plentiful patch lacing. Aroma has a spicy component, with pepper and coriander up front. Wheat malt and yeast notes are prominent, with a very faint note of lemony citrus.
Mouthfeel is light medium, with spritzy carbonation. Taste is bready and yeasty, with light accents of citrusy lemon and orange. Spicy pepper and coriander mingle well with the grainy wheat, and the lively carbonation allows the flavors to blend. This is a decent summer beer, but not one I would seek out. I've not yet run across an American Pale Wheat Ale that has impressed, including the top rated, Gumballhead. Thanks to woodychandler for the opportunity to try this one.

08-11-2005 11:05:35 | More by merlin48
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

11-10-2013 00:02:27 | More by KolbMarley
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -6.8%

Thanks to Nellie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with not too much else. The flavor is also very strong wheat, with a little bit of grain mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very basic and not too exciting.

09-07-2010 03:26:31 | More by Mora2000
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iparules

Indiana

3/5  rDev -6.8%

02-19-2012 22:33:44 | More by iparules
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testch09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +24.2%

02-26-2012 14:19:58 | More by testch09
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-07-2013 23:17:01 | More by LXIXME
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wander4

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

10-13-2012 01:43:45 | More by wander4
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

On draft at the Abbey Belgian Bar at ABC over the Memorial Day holiday. The beer poured a pale yellowish color, a bit hazy and with no real head or lacing to speak of. The aroma was of apricots, spicey, maybe corriander. The taste is a bit citrusy with some good malt notes and spice on the tongue. The beer is refreshing and has a medium body which makes it fairly drinkable.

05-30-2006 00:49:25 | More by ggaughan
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ChickenBugg


3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

10-08-2012 00:16:58 | More by ChickenBugg
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.45/5  rDev +7.1%

Bottled on date: 10/22/10

Pours a cloudy, pale straw color with minimal head which faded quickly. Very faint aromas, a touch of wheat and lemon is all I got. Picking up the wheat and lemon flavors more on the tongue than the nose, as well as some grass and earthy notes. Light bodied with a good dose of carbonation, perhaps a touch on the thin side but very drinkable - not a bad beer for a summer session I guess.

01-10-2011 03:24:12 | More by prdstmnky
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thefireman

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +35.1%

Pours a nice golden color with a nice, slightly tinted head. The head drops to an eighth of an inch, but maintains throughout the consumption. Slightly cloudy (good stuff floating around), with a sweet, almost lemony smell. Tastes the same as the appearance. Nice wheat or grainy taste with a citrus hint. Very mellow. The bubbles rise throughout right to the end. I can't say enough about the products these guys turn out. Solid, consistent brews. Glad I live nearby. This stuff is great on tap.

12-30-2002 18:20:45 | More by thefireman
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

04-13-2012 14:42:25 | More by whatname
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fester71

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

12-19-2011 00:48:06 | More by fester71
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -0.6%

This unfiltered American wheat ale is deeply hazy but not quite cloudy. It's golden body ranges in color from a bright yellowish where light passes through to a more orangeish and brass colors at its center and beneath its thin head of creamy bright white foam. The head drops shortly, but it maintains a wide collar and leaves some transient spotty lace as it goes. The nose offers a grainy, wheat-ish malt and yeastiness that's reminiscent of a homebrewed beer made from malt extract. A light touch of lemony citrus, however, helps to sharpen the nose and lend a note of freshness to it. It's gently crisp in the mouth with a medium body and very fine, natural carbonation. The hop bitterness plays a supporting role from beneath, and there's just a hint of citrusy hops. Grainy wheat and a bit of yeastiness dominate the flavor profile, but a subtle tartness helps to round the malt character. It simply fades away in a lingering, drying finish as it's residual grainy malt fades from the palate. It's a decent summer quencher, but not much else.

12-21-2003 17:41:17 | More by NeroFiddled
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-11-2013 02:20:09 | More by avisong
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -0.6%

Not a bad summer beer, but my big complaint with this beer is that there's an overwhelming bland malt sweetness that covers up the grains and any hops without providing much flavor. This the beer looks right with a yellow body and white head. And the aroma gives off some wheat and a hint of hops. Still, this isn't something I'd go back to.

08-02-2008 15:46:22 | More by tempest
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +55.3%

12-21-2011 21:39:07 | More by troegaarden
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

12-13-2012 05:37:15 | More by cliff1066
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Jeremy_Zim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-05-2013 02:25:19 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -61.2%

01-02-2013 23:01:48 | More by Larrydoherty
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sweenbeen

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

05-06-2013 22:12:19 | More by sweenbeen
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-24-2011 22:30:39 | More by Bdel34
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nickthetick

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +18%

A: pours a light honey with a thin white head and not a lot of lacing. Pretty clear with a small amount of haze.

S: a lot of wheat and lemon grass not a whole lot of hop presence. Citrusy and rounds out with lemon and orange.

T: lemon and grain (the taste not the feel) a little tart and light colored citrus like lemon and un rip orange. A little more hop presence then in the nose and biscuit towards the end.

MF: very effervescent and tangy, light and smooth but no watered down.

D: good wheat ale offering at a great price form a place that has a good vibe and good food. An easy buy again wheather with a meal on in the growler. This place has better beers but if in the mood for wheat its a nice choice.

11-28-2010 17:51:29 | More by nickthetick
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Water Gap Wheat from Appalachian Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.