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Wheat Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
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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Mattyb79, Apr 27, 2013
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours out like how you would think a wheat would, a slight yellow with about a finger of head.

S- there was not a very distinct smell

T- Had a slight Hop taste to it, but no as mush as I would have hoped.

D- It is a drinkable beer relatively smooth, but just not for me.

7UCK, Feb 22, 2011
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2.28/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice 2 finger white head that sticks around, pale gradient straw-amber body. Laces nicely.

Nose is a bit sour, not too favorable. Slightly bready, trace of fruit.

Quite aggressively hopped for a wheat beer, and I find that out of place. It doesn't work well, and the hops are metallic and overly bitter. There's a malty wheat undertone if you hunt for it, but the more you do, the more macro it tastes. Faint trace of honey.

Feel is fizzy and not great. Not horrible either.

Dang, I really wanted to like this; AleWerks does a lot of fantastic beer, but this wheat is a total let-down. Skip this in favor of their Pumpkin, Coffeehouse Stout, or any of their bombers; all are outstanding.

zaphodchak, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
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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

hophugger, Aug 28, 2014
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Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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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.

smakawhat, Mar 23, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

obywan59, Oct 29, 2013
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HattedClassic, Nov 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Acquired at the brewery. Nice place. I got five different brews that day. This one and the other three which weren't Springhouse ale, had the same base flavor. Could it be from the water? Poured from the bottle into my AleWerks pint. Dark golden color with moderate head. Not much lacing. Smell and taste were both wheat/malt. Slight balance of hops but mostly wheat and malt. Mouthfeel was thin and easy to drink. Nice brew but just basic. No more no less.

rdub, Aug 17, 2011
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3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

ckollias, Feb 19, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.

Thanks to Azurelimits for another shot at this beer!

I think the first time I had this it was under its former incarnation. Pretty alright then, hopefully not much has changed. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises orange peel, lemon peel, wheat, coriander, and a pinch of black pepper. The taste is a blast of orange peel, with a touch of very mild wheat and coriander floatin' around in the background. It's the orange peel show, people, plain and simple. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy, fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice wheat, nothing close to special, but quite drinkable and generally enjoyable.

TMoney2591, Mar 08, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very underplayed aroma of wheat, hops, and a little citrus.

T: Tasted of wheat, first and foremost, lemon, and a tinge of hops. Not what you'd call a super-dynamic flavor, but the style doesn't exactly lend itself to complexity. Still, a decent enough flavor.

M: A solid amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those beers that's not too bad, but not very memorable either.

avalon07, May 15, 2011
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Curtis23666, Yesterday at 06:40 PM
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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is a hazy, straw color with a very slight white head. It's aroma is very restrained...slightly grainy, a touch of citrus, some wheat twang, but all traits are very subdued. The taste is grainy and a little bitter...it showcases the hops...earthy and a little spicy. Some pale and wheat notes in the flavor. Semi-dry, although it dries out a bit more in the finish. Nice mouthfeel...medium-full and very satisfying. Refreshing, but not worth writing home about.

Suds, Jun 26, 2011
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Wheat Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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