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Hazel Amber Wheat Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hazel Amber Wheat AleHazel Amber Wheat Ale

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76
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This amber wheat ale has a balanced malt body, hints of coriander, and bright hop character.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 12-09-2011)
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

ruckus232, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

wieshefe17, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

JJMorgan22, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

electtodefer, Apr 28, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, some spices are apparent. Taste is of mild lemons, some spices, a bit of wheat, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

tone77, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Antikythera
3.59/5  rDev +9.5%

a: bright red-gold with minimal head.

s: yeast! And a little fruity hoppiness, but mostly yeast.

t: yeasty, toasty and mild. They say beer is like bread that you can drink. Now I believe it.

m: sparkly.

o: I like this! It's complex enough to be interesting without being overbearing and pretentious. It's just a nice, smooth, beery-bready-flavoured beer. This is going on the "classier-than-usual summer evening quaff" list.

Antikythera, Apr 22, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -6.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 20, 2014.

It looks very nice with its medium amber, mahogany color and long lasting off-white head. I love beers that look this way.

But after that it becomes pretty routine. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted biscuit, and clean and crisp finish

Light to medium body.

The flavor has an expected sweet toasted malty character. I'm not sure if that could change. But it does not overwhelm. Yet it is also nothing extraordinary.

Pretty straightforward pale ale taste with its biscuit malts, clean, hop balance and sweetness. Nothing that sets it above the fold. Drinkable for sure.

puboflyons, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

jzlyo, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Iamjeff6, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

KlayWey, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Metal_N_Brew
4.9/5  rDev +49.4%

I wasn't so sure about having Hazel at first, but upon further reading, I decided to give it a shot.

Serving Type: Straight out of the bottle

Appearance: Didn't really see due to drinking out of the bottle, although I'm sure it would've looked really good.

Smell: Scent of Citrus and Wheat bear strongly and come forth. Really good scents in my opinion, and it also tells me this is going to be an interesting brew.

Taste: When I first drank it, I detected an orange-lemon taste. Second drink, the wheat comes forth, giving it the taste of Wheat Thins. All throughout the duration of drinking, it becomes clear that this is what a Citrus Wheat Thin would taste like. The flavor is consistent all the way through the brew 'til the end.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, the hops are very balanced. It's not too smooth, but not really rough at all either. Very pleasant feel to it.

Overall: It's an extremely good beer. This could be a drink-straight or drink-pair brew. Either way it could go. If pairing with food, I would recommend a wheat-bun burger to go with it, and have a mildly spicy sauce on it. Flavors really open up with that pairing.

Metal_N_Brew, Mar 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

prock180, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mpalestino, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

poolemhore, Jan 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

timmy2b, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of artoolemomo
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%

Appearance- Pours up about a finger's worth of head which has a little retention. The head is a weak cotton white while the body is a dark amber with hints of maroon which appears medium to dark amber in the light. Tiny spots of sporadic lacing.

Nose- This is extremely subtle. A light note of coriander. Some lemon, some spice. A bit of wheat (with a little bit of grain) from the bottle. Swirling reveals a little bit of wheat but even more cereal. This, however, is about as strong as you would find in some AALs. Very minimal fruit esters (lemon and berry).

Taste- Front starts with a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of sour. Lemon and then the coriander really kicks in. Wheat and other grains (under the generic identifier of “cereal”) pervade the flavor profile but don't exactly have a lot of presence. Very weak finish that abandons any notion of flavor that the rest of profile has. The lemon moves into other fruity esters and makes this beer taste a bit like some of the raspberry wheats I've had. Some notes of tea (mostly black, but some green) and rye. The fruity esters are definitely some kind of berry but I don't know which kind. This is by no means a great beer or even a good one but it is much better than I expected based on its rating. However, it is a real failure in the hops department- I don't perceive any and I'm pretty sensitive to bitterness. The website advertises a “bright, hop character” but I get none of this. A beer that was just above average is now below average to average in my critical opinion.

Mouthfeel- Between medium and light bodied with too much zip from the carbonation. Weak and watery finish.

Drinkability- A beer that lacks suitable presence should be fairly easy drinking and this beer is. Price is a little steep for a mediocre beer. 9-10 bucks is not cool for a 4% average beer when I could get something from Lagunitas for the same price. I will not be buying this again.

Overall- The flavor profile has some interesting aspects to it. I, however, do not approve of the brewer's misrepresentation of it. I would give it a try though if you want something low on taste on alcohol but isn't entirely boring.

artoolemomo, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Giantspace, May 27, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

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Hazel Amber Wheat Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.