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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

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | 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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czfreeman

California

1/5  rDev -71.2%

02-08-2012 05:49:23 | More by czfreeman
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logicerror

California

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

05-11-2013 06:03:45 | More by logicerror
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michaeljasinski

California

1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

01-16-2013 03:18:47 | More by michaeljasinski
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terence

California

2/5  rDev -42.4%

10-19-2012 22:36:49 | More by terence
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CrookedStill

Alabama

2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

*from notes 05/25/11"

Pours a very pale yellow, nearly transparent, with a one finger white head.

Not really a lot going on here. Maybe a light sweetness but mostly nothing.

Again there isn't much going on. There's some sweetness present and behind that there's something that's trying be a faint bitterness.

Very thin body. Med/high carbonation and very crisp.

Has to be one of the most transparent beers I've had in a long time, and I'm not just talking about the appearance. Although I don't think Sierra Nevada set out to break barriers with this one but maybe aimed just high enough to make something that's just crisp and refreshing. If so then they've done a wonderful job. It really is a good "lawnmower" beer and is enjoyable all the same, just don't expect new doors to be opened for you with it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 01:59:47 | More by CrookedStill
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codynevels

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

02-29-2012 23:09:00 | More by codynevels
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Bushwood

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

09-06-2013 00:23:12 | More by Bushwood
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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-07-2013 08:33:41 | More by sharpski
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111213forlife

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

09-24-2013 04:43:41 | More by 111213forlife
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grissom51

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

08-18-2013 18:50:02 | More by grissom51
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illidurit

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Typical transparent gold with a mediocre white head. Musty rotting bananas and cereal on the nose. Not exactly an intoxicating bouquet. Flavor is a subtle blend of tart fermented wheat, barely-there citrus hops, banana peels, and sticky grains. I’m not sure why I punished myself by buying what is obviously a lame-ass beer (another coveted wheat ale tick!) but what’s done is done. I emerge from this experience unsatisfied.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 08:21:39 | More by illidurit
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

10-28-2013 16:08:02 | More by Newbiebeer
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Jbowmann


2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-20-2014 06:00:50 | More by Jbowmann
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Eriktheipaman

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-04-2012 21:26:01 | More by Eriktheipaman
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beerme411

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

01-31-2013 01:03:22 | More by beerme411
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 :)

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 19:54:07 | More by williamjbauer
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-17-2013 08:30:28 | More by dertyd
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Rave

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-04-2014 00:01:36 | More by Rave
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caseyoharaa

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-03-2011 19:21:02 | More by caseyoharaa
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nleaders

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-03-2014 21:55:55 | More by nleaders
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scot959

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-23-2013 03:17:24 | More by scot959
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ccoyle

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-14-2014 21:24:53 | More by ccoyle
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jesus808

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-05-2012 07:43:53 | More by jesus808
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projhex

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-15-2011 20:55:57 | More by projhex
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-04-2014 15:45:06 | More by GClarkage
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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.