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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
THE BROS
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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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jkbrules1

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-21-2013 02:12:24 | More by jkbrules1
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-11-2013 17:00:22 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-24-2013 21:01:40 | More by Spaz7
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-18-2013 16:31:51 | More by jl28r1
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-15-2013 18:31:36 | More by twenty5
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bholby87

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-13-2013 09:49:03 | More by bholby87
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logicerror

California

1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

05-11-2013 06:03:45 | More by logicerror
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-06-2013 21:48:30 | More by Beer21
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-15-2013 17:44:06 | More by cnbrown313
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drgonzo2k2

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-09-2013 14:07:43 | More by drgonzo2k2
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LikeFliesOnFlesh

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-05-2013 03:42:15 | More by LikeFliesOnFlesh
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DMc8ride

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2013 22:05:31 | More by DMc8ride
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JamesQuaff

California

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Gift bottle from the neighbor. Served in a pint glass.

Poured a deep golden-yellow with a 1" head that faded quickly, leaving light lacing. Very clear and clean. Would make a great movie prop for 'glass of beer'. Looks like something either meant to be drunk standing up while outdoors or in a 1930's photo of people drinking beer.

I can smell the wheat, and a different hop profile than I'm used to from Sierra Nevada, much less aggressive. A few faint floral/grassy notes. No off notes, but it's really making me struggle to pick out anything specific. Not particularly aromatic. But I like it. Smells like something that's about to go down smooth.

I'm really digging the taste. The wheat comes on first, intensifies and fades, then the bitterness comes in and lasts through the finish with the tiniest hint of floral sweetness.

Mouthfeel is just right for the style. I was anticipating a bit more bite from the carbonation based on the appearance, but it was quite smooth. Light-bodied and crisp.

Overall a very refreshing, tasty beer. Quite sessionable, but with a good measure of flavor and enough complexity to be interesting. I can see this guesting at a BBQ or two this summer.

03-27-2013 23:10:38 | More by JamesQuaff
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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-27-2013 05:36:30 | More by Vigilante
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-05-2013 05:16:06 | More by sansho
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California

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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California

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-10-2013 06:31:09 | More by DrunkinYogi
Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.