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Wheat Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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79
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Seanibus on 09-21-2010)
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.

3.75 A: Well hazed yellow-orange-brown color. Two and a half fingers of frothy foamy off-white head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Big floral, piney hops with grapefruit and a touch of generic underneath. Neutral wheat maltiness. Definitely a hop forward brew we have here.

3.25 T: Again hop forward, but with a low bitterness. Floral hop flavor dominates with just a touch of pine, earth, and grapefruit underneath. Yeasty breadiness.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and a touch chewy. Good enough here.

3.25 D: Fairly standard hop forward APWA. Nice drink, but nothing special.

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of embass
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of EFR94
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -12.5%

A decent, light wheat. ABV is 5.70%. It is a strong wheat as far as abv, but is not as flavorful as other wheats I have had. Overall, a nice tannish-orange color and great head. Flavor has some subtle citrus but not as much wheat flavor as I would expect. Overall, a mild, very very drinkable beer

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Charliehogarth86
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

An absolutely unique and remarkable color for a wheat ale. Makes a classic foamy white German style Hefeweizen like head, thick and fluffy and even pin head bubbled. The body color is just like the label. Brass orange and deep crystal clarity with rocking long rising carbonation. As the head settles a perfect foamy ball appears with thick icing and lacing. This sucker wont quit. Throwing in the last of the sediment we return to a bit more of course opaque and classic looking wheat. Gorgeous looking beer.

What an enjoyable nose on this beer. Soft apricot like fruit and juicy orange. Nice chewy malt sensing body and very clean. Feels ready to dive in.

Palate hits with a bit of neutral, safe, and somewhat unexpected average ability. Matching senses on the nose come down quite subdued, and a little runny. Chalky orange taste, and some flat watery hop finish. Real dry aftertaste and strangely citrus parching. Mineraly tang like finish a bit, and some floral notes to go with it. Really missing some chewy wheat depth here unfortunately.

With all this great senses before hand the beer feels like it's going to be something great. But in the end it all comes up to being a bit better than average. It is however, a gorgeous looking and smelling brew, and I am still blown away by how much this brewery does so many different styles so uniquely and real well.

Photo of farrago
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little over a finger of cream white foam, lots of medium sized bubbles give it both an uneven surface and a looser weave, still retention is credible and the lacing streaks thick and longlasting. The liquid is mildly fuzzy, a deep orange to yellow color, slightly like freshly rusty water, very few bubbles visible. Sweet grains, caramel and a shovel full of pink grapefruit, lemon and tangerine citrus in the nose, peach, nectarine and lesser pineapple fruit, veers off with some peppery notes and dark country style bread but overall stays juicy and sweet. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied, starts off grassy and biting but the overt sweetness of all that pink grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange citrus pretty much crushes anything in its path. As when sniffing it, the citrus plays up the peach, apricot, nectarine to pineapple fruit and here draws out added cocoa powder and pine elements. The carbonation is average to below so, however, it just seems to have a naturally creamy mouth feel. Not really getting the wheat, nor any strong bread, grain presence. Some spiciness and a fistful of minerally earth. But really it comes across as a simple, sweet, citrus bomb. Easy to drink for sure, likely get bored with it after a second bottle.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Wheat Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.