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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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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mtparty37
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour into a pint glass from bottle. Color is a nice red. Head is small and quick to dissipate.
Odor is pretty faint. Not much to it really, come malt and maybe a little wheat or grain.
Taste was kind of average. A little flat as far as mouth feel goes and tastes mild and carbonated.
Overall it is a pretty refreshing beer. It just lacks some of the substance.

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.45/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- usda organic. bottled 11/11/11. consumed 10/18/12.

A: A monstrous mushrooming head builds in the vessel to a four finger statue. The coloring is a cranberry juice with a strong sense of carbonation. The head was long lasting, the lacing not so much.

S: The nose yielded stale bread, grains, cola and some amber malt. Lackluster and unappealing.

T: Flavor of watery caramel and watered down cola. Sweet, with an extract like twang. Nothing really else to report here.

M: The mouthful was seltzer like, strong and fizzy, foamy texture, light bodied turning a bit washy soon after.

O: Not sure if age was a factor here, carbonation was as strong as ever which hints otherwise. Sweet, with an extract like twang, boring nose and flavor wise can't see this getting much better. pass.

Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Spoppy
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of dachp
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of richbrew
4.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of cbutova
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Amber body into a pint glass. Small off-white cap forms and only stays around for a few moments. A cloud stays but the head is lacking overall. A few spots of lace around the glass.

S- Having a tough time picking much out. I definitely get a bit of caramel malt and darker fruits.

T- A pretty laid back beer. Hints of mixed fruit like apple, grape and something darker come to mind first. Caramel and slightly toast malt add a sweetness and round it all out with a bit of yeast bread.

MF- Somewhat foamy feel overall in a light-end body that has high carbonation. No significant hop bitterness.

Doesn't really intrigue or impress but it drinks easily and also doesn't have any major flaws.

Photo of jlaw7005
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Personified by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Amber Wheat Ale".

I saw no reason to hold back and went with an aggro pour, resulting in a dense, foamy finger of light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a strong malty sweetness, slightly bready, slightly biscuity. Mouthfeel was medium with a big, sweet presence on the tongue. Finish remained fairly sweet and I found myself thankful that I only traded for one of these. It is not that there was anything intrinsically wrong with it, nor was it out of spec for the style guidelines as promulgated by this site. Instead, I just prefer something hoppier and when I do not get it, I tend to move on. Caveat emptor!

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of vkv822
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip
Best Before: 02/26/13

Pours a clear, red garnet with with a creamy, foamy white head with nice lacing.

Some caramel, biscuit malts. Faint floral hops. Fairly subdued in both aroma and taste.

Medium body, with mild carbonation.

A decent beer, the flavor profile was pleasant, but seemed a bit subdued.

Photo of ONN8
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Antikythera
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ChrisPratz
2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice amber color. Thin amount of head that didn't stick around long. Left patches of lace here and there

S: Couldn't really get much from it. Hints of sweetness but couldn't tell it was very weak.

T: Again, very weak. Thinking I picked up an old bottle or something. Some toasted malt and very light sweetness but having a hard time deciphering. Tastes like a watered down light lager.

M: Carbonation was so-so, again not much flavor jumping out here. Stronger alcohol taste with the mouthful but flavors just aren't popping out at me. Really not sure why. Think I def. had an old bottle.

O: Not very impressed. Pretty disappointed. Couldn't find a "Best by..." date but im guessing its an old bottle. Otherwise its just a very plain beer. Would consider trying one more time to put speculation to rest.

Photo of portia99
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (bottled 11/11/11) courtesy of Wasatch...thanks John! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours with good clarity on a quite dark amber color. A finger of foamy off-white head exhibits decent staying power before falling off to a small collar and inconsistant lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is sweet malt, sugary, a bit soapy, grainy and doughy. Hops at pretty much non-existant at least to my senses.

T - Flavor matches the aroma well. Sweet malt, doughy and grainy...plenty of wheat presence. Again, not much for hops here. There is a slight overall sweetness here so I suppose the hops are doing something to balance this out, but it is really a stretch to get any noticeable flavor presence.

M - Lighter body, lightish/medium carbonation as well. Carbonation is there, but the beer is still a bit lifeless overall and has a bit of a watery feeling to it.

O - Overall...ok, just doesn't really stand out in any way from other beers out there. Flavors are a bit dull and weak in intensity with a lifeless carbonation. Drinkable for sure, but nothing special about this one.

Photo of electtodefer
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Hazel Amber Wheat Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.