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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

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.3%

czfreeman, Feb 08, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

logicerror, May 11, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

michaeljasinski, Jan 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

terence, Oct 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Bp123, Aug 11, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -28.7%

*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.

CrookedStill, May 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

codynevels, Feb 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Bushwood, Sep 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

sharpski, Dec 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

111213forlife, Sep 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

grissom51, Aug 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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.

illidurit, Sep 22, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Newbiebeer, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Jbowmann, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Eriktheipaman, May 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

beerme411, Jan 31, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -14.4%

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 :)

williamjbauer, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

dertyd, Jan 17, 2013
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scot959, Jun 23, 2013
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ccoyle, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jesus808, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

projhex, Nov 15, 2011
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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.