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Old Chico Crystal Wheat - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat

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BA SCORE
79
okay

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flexabull on 04-03-2011)
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drno904

California

5/5  rDev +44.5%

11-18-2011 07:27:29 | More by drno904
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +44.5%

02-21-2012 05:54:21 | More by Rocketman8911
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TheDeezler

California

4.65/5  rDev +34.4%

This BEER has exceptional characteristics. As the bottle states it is Sierra Nevada's LIGHTEST offering. This characteristic makes Old Chico IRRESISTIBLE on those HOT Chico days and nights. It has THE purest ingredients, and the finest quality. It is too bad that most people will NEVER enjoy the pleasure of drinking this beer -- as it is only distributed locally. This beer is found at LOCAL establishments in Chico, California, and neighboring areas. I feel BLESSED by the Creator everyday that I wake up, and Old Chico is still on my local market shelves.

Thank YOU Ken Grossman, and thank YOU to everyone who read my review! Have a POSITIVE day.

Deezel & EEZYCHEEZ

05-09-2011 02:49:20 | More by TheDeezler
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Mikeb8

California

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

04-03-2014 03:56:34 | More by Mikeb8
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

03-29-2012 17:56:56 | More by gleemonger
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jacobs426

California

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

09-25-2012 16:45:00 | More by jacobs426
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afausser

Montana

4.45/5  rDev +28.6%

Pours crystal clear. It's quite light but manages to glow, taking on the color of whatever's around it and making it more radiant. A very light, unique color with plenty of carbonation bubblees and a finger of fluffy white head that quickly disappears into a ring around the glass. Really beautiful.

Smells really light, more complex than most beers this light, though. Not a whole lot to say about it beyond that.

Manages to be one of the easiest beers to drink, just sitting around, but has more flavor, complexity, and a higher ABV than what many would view as similarly functioning beers.

Also, perfect mouthfeel.

06-02-2011 00:26:43 | More by afausser
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metamorphosis316


4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

07-07-2014 21:30:01 | More by metamorphosis316
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +19.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
4.8% ABV

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
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HalfFull

California

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
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-20-2012 22:32:38 | More by Nage37
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-14-2011 18:42:25 | More by Travisnin
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DaveHS

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

A-Pours clear golden straw color with 1 inch of fluffy, vibrant white head. Reduces slowly, leaving chunky rings of lacing.

S-Clean and crisp. Light earthy hops, a touch of white pepper.

T/M-This is easy drinking stuff. Clean, simple flavors of pale and biscuity malts, backed up by chewy yet restrained wheat and a hint of clove. Light earthy hops add a tinge of bitterness to the otherwise dry, clean finish. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with refreshing carbonation.

O-Would be great on a hot day. I could see drinking a lot of this.

04-20-2011 04:50:42 | More by DaveHS
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-15-2013 17:44:06 | More by cnbrown313
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tbizzle0

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-03-2011 04:14:28 | More by tbizzle0
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-22-2012 06:21:56 | More by drewone
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-25-2014 19:41:24 | More by Beermazter310
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adie


4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-13-2012 12:26:48 | More by adie
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-13-2013 02:57:54 | More by sevenshubby
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-08-2012 06:21:33 | More by StoicBeast
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MIrvine

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-17-2013 21:53:56 | More by MIrvine
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jco3rd

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-21-2012 22:42:45 | More by jco3rd
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat with some orange zest and other citrus flavors, with some light grassy and floral hops.

T - Starts off some wheat with some lemon and orange peel and bit of citrus hop. Through the middle, some grassy and floral hops come through with a touch of bitterness. The finish is a mix of wheat, lightly sweet malts, with some floral and citrus hops.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Feels smooth and very crisp. A good session ale with enough flavor and balance to stay interesting.

06-08-2012 08:50:11 | More by ngeunit1
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ThomasG19

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-17-2012 16:37:23 | More by ThomasG19
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little_star

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-17-2014 06:06:10 | More by little_star
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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.