Wheat Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
03-23-2014 19:06:49 | More by smakawhat
3.56/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
01-25-2014 01:28:01 | More by farrago
3.56/5 rDev +3.8%
Purchased on vacation from Wine Cheese & More, Chincoteague Island, VA.
Almost clear and golden in color with a 5 finger chunky white head that leaves thick bubbly clumps of lacing.
Incredibly fresh tropical /grassy hop aroma backed by ltart wheat.
The taste falls short of the aroma. Typical tart wheat, with a bare hint of clove. No banana. Bitterness holds it together though, in the end. I kicked it up a notch to 3.5.
Rather full bodied for the style. Call it medium. Peppery and very astringent and drying on the tongue with warming alcohol/carbonation in the throat.
First taste was a bit disappointing, but it turns out to be a decent beer after all. Not incrediblyl complex, but it has enough going on to keep me interested. I would try it again.
10-29-2013 02:32:12 | More by obywan59
3.91/5 rDev +14%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a thick, 3-finger, white hue that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a great trail and ending in a solid persistent lace.
S: Surprising hoppy aroma mixed with a bready malt scent.
T: Smooth and slightly bitter hoppy wheat flavor that finishes on the tart side of dry.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Surprising the was a really good wheat ale. I usually avoid wheat brews at all cost but this one had a really good hop bite that made it really tasty.
02-19-2013 02:33:36 | More by ckollias
Wheat Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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