Old Chico Crystal Wheat - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DesertRat:
3.51/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured into a tulip.
A: Weak head confirms this is not a Hef or strong wheat beer. Color is clear, definitely filtered.
S: Light yeast, reminds me of a lager yeast.
T: Very mild. Unsusspectingly noticeable hop middle. Tasting lager yeast on the finish. Interesting and light.
M: Dry and crisp up front, but finishes leaving me wanting a sip of water.
D: Nice alternative if your feeling like a lighter beer to have with food and not interested in a more boring option. By no means a bad beer, I think I was just expecting more.
12-27-2013 22:58:54 | More by DesertRat
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev +4%
12 ounce bottle without freshness info.
Pours very clear, light straw/golden in color. The head is off white and tightly knit. Leaves just some very fine and minor lace on the glass.
"only available locally" hmmm, good thing I wa in California and got to sample some of this.
Peppery with grainy hops, light and easy drinking. Decent summer sessioner and glad I gave it a try, but not close to being anything special.
09-17-2011 17:28:05 | More by Billolick
2.98/5 rDev -13.9%
A light golden-amber color
S Medium wheat scent with light pine overall very light scent
T First strong wheat flavor with citrus tones afterward
M Pretty smooth mouthfeel
Overall - best drank on a hot summer day, an average wheat beer, I'd drink it if it was on sale or a gift :)
01-17-2012 19:54:07 | More by williamjbauer
3.28/5 rDev -5.2%
Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw, with a finger width head, dissipates quickly, and leaves behind a fair, sticky lace.
Smell - Primarily wheat, some sweet malt, and a bit of hoppiness. All very basic.
Taste - A little on the hoppy side, but plenty of wheat maltiness shines through. Very plain. Not much outside of a basic wheat, hop, and yeast profile.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Decent carbonation.
Overall - A fairly bland, lifeless wheat beer. Drinkable, but nothing outstanding.
04-02-2012 06:43:02 | More by TheSixthRing
3.2/5 rDev -7.5%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a pale yellow with little head, carbonation is evident. Very little in the nose; mild straw and hint of yeast. Taste is much the same; wheat and yeast. Mouthfeel is incredibly light and dry. This beer lacks strong flavor and backbone, but if your looking for a sessionable beer this fits the bill.
07-19-2011 13:09:55 | More by tdm168
3.3/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured into a pint glass. Half finger of head, golden transparent color.
A metallic smell with a mild orange.
Soapy taste, orange, banana and lemon.
Crisp and clean body, moderate carbonation.
A good enough beer, maybe for throwing back a couple on a summer day.
06-20-2012 23:43:37 | More by Fatehunter
4/5 rDev +15.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear blonde with a nice half inch cap of foam.
Nose of wheat and some citric/lemony hops. An intriguing blend of American and German hop character is evident.
Taste is solid and offers a nice lingering finish. Unique for the sttyle with some background spice characteristics.
Feel is solid with a good carbonation, quite lingering on the finish.
05-15-2012 05:01:37 | More by HalfFull
4.13/5 rDev +19.4%
12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A - Crystal clear, there's no false advertising in the beer's name! This golden brew has a plush white head that covers the glass in clumpy Swiss cheese-looking lacing for a beautiful appearance.
S - Bright and vibrant, Old Chico has an exuberant wheat aroma that capitalizes on the simplicity of the beer, transporting me to a field of wheat gently swaying in the summer breeze.
T - Grainy pale malt comprises a base that's reminiscent of milling grain before brewing and is wonderfully overcome by gentle wheat, which finishes out with a crisp cleanliness.
M - Light bodied, crisp with sparkling carbonation, and refreshing, Old Chico is a beer that demands to be downed on a hot summer day.
O - Sierra Nevada's Old Chico is a crisp and refreshing wheat beer that offers delicious simplicity with crisp and refreshing drinkability. If this beer was distributed here it would be at the top of my summer lawnmower beers list!
04-21-2014 23:06:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.75/5 rDev +8.4%
Appearance: Effervescent pale gold. Extremely clear as expected, with a nice creamy head that retains well and leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell: Very wheaty and bready. A little lemon fruitiness and light phenols, though it's a pretty clean and malty nose overall.
Taste & mouthfeel: Again, bready malts are dominant on the tongue, backed by a light citrusy fruit profile and a touch of peppery spiciness. Bitterness is reserved, offering a modest kick to the finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel, especially given the low ABV. Not a particularly sweet beer, nor overly dry. There's a metallic note to the finish that puts me off a little bit, but otherwise this is pretty nice stuff.
05-03-2011 03:18:31 | More by largadeer
Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.