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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
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had to pick up a 6-pack of this while in California for namesake purposes, and always nice to try new/locally unavailable Sierra Nevada of course.

Appearance - Pale yellow body with a puffy cloud of white head. Retention: thick ring, lace: not much.

Smell - Actually some decent (albeit tame) hop presence - I get lemon, grapefruit, and some grassy resin. Cereal/wheat/grain as well, along with just a slight meh/adjunct feel to it.

Taste - Lemon, wheat and grainy flavors all around with some light grassy and spicy hop. Finishes with some cereal and baked bread. Some papery flavors here and there but mostly ignorable.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light with pleasant extra-foamy carbonation.

Overall - Pretty straightforward American wheat ale, not too much for off-flavors, clean, drinkable and enjoyable. Not the first 6-pack I'd think to reach for but better than most for the style in my opinion.

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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.