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Wheat Beer - Durango Brewing

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32 Ratings

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Durango Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

07-06-2014 18:46:16 | More by msumike89
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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

05-15-2012 16:09:07 | More by binx
Photo of woodychandler


3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This arrived with a light, bone-white head with low retention. The color was a lemony-yellow with pretty extreme cloudiness. The nose had a unique sweetness, unlike any in recent memory. Mouthfeel was medium with a citrusy tang to accompany a mild sweetness. The finish tended towards dry. It was a refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2008 09:01:25 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Bizz88


3.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy pale yellow with a less than a finger white head that diminshed quickly with minimal lacing. Aromas of malts, grass, and yeast with hoppy hints. Flavors of sweet orange citrus, and malt on the palette. Refreshingly light with nice carbonation. Two thumbs up on the drinkability factor.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 23:35:33 | More by Bizz88
Photo of allforbetterbeer


3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, no fresh date on bottle.

Pours a very pale cloudy yellow under two fingers of white head that lasts quite well but doesn't lace much on the glass. Impressive amount of sediment that I carefully left in the bottle and will add about half way through to see if it benefits the flavor or not.

The nose has very pale malts, smelling rather like rice or corn adjuncts and some minimal noble hop bite. Smells like a macro lager.

The flavor is better than the nose, and actually seems like a wheat beer. Some subtle notes of coriander, banana and clove some through under the very pale wheat malts. There is just a bit of hops showing through and I find this pleasant.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light, as this style dictates. Could be a bit fuller and smoother and would still be just fine. Drinkability is very high.

Conclusion: Made with water from the San Juans... that is awesome. I have backpacked in those wild mountains and never been so surrounded by rapturous beauty. Anyway, this beer is a highly drinkable very tame American pale wheat ale. It doesn't crackle or sparkle in flavor like the best in this style do, but is still a fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 21:43:08 | More by allforbetterbeer
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

06-18-2014 02:48:32 | More by timlyon
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

07-26-2014 04:36:13 | More by 12ouncecurls
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

07-24-2014 22:04:29 | More by Gerred
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North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a hazy gold with a fairly large head. I think it meets the appearance requirements for at wheat ale.

I don't think I've refined my taste abilities that I could note any specific attributes.

I think this would have been more enjoyable out on the deck when it was hot outside rather than in December when it is cold and dark. I know I enjoyed Goose Island 312 in the summer but it just isn't appealing in the winter, thus my lower rating for this offering from Durango may be, for me, seasonal issue.

There was noting objectionable about it but nothing very memorable either.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 14:03:29 | More by JimKal
Photo of Jason


3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Lightly hazed pale golden, decent lacing

SMELL: Bready, yeast, grainy, white chocolate, floral, faint lemongrass

TASTE: Crisp, medium body, bready, mineral, wild flowers, grainy, nutty yeast, muted hops, yeasty finish

A no-frills wheat beer here and it shows, nothing much to it ... it actually asks for a slice of citrus to liven up the party.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:22:20 | More by Jason
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2013 16:01:40 | More by beerbtl
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

06-26-2014 05:16:26 | More by Bobhoya
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

05-30-2012 01:25:47 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-21-2012 22:46:42 | More by poppyjohn
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

06-23-2013 00:42:21 | More by gueuzedreg
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2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from a colleague. His brother brought it back from Colorado. I think I've had their dark lager and it was okay.

The bottle from which it was poured lacks a lot of the information I've come to enjoy with my beers. A story of the name, a mission statement of the brewery, something to entertain me as I let my beer breath. This doesn't have it. Put simply, the beer is the Durango Brewing Company's Wheat Beer... no clever names here. Just beer. The picture of the steam engine is pretty cool though.

The smell lacks any character. It's hard to distinguish anything from the nose.

The color is orangy... others seem to be describing it as yellow. I don't see the yellow. Maybe gold. Not impressed with this. Not a color I'd expect with a wheat beer.

Next is the taste. Not your typical wheat bear. Non-descript in fact. Tastes like a watered down lager. I'm not picking up any hints of spice. It's well balanced.. a lack of hops makes it drinkable and enjoyable, but it just doesn't seem to fit the category.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 01:39:51 | More by klkatz
Photo of LittleDon


2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy straw colored with a bit of carbonation. Bleached white head that dies to a wisp. Grainy aroma with a hint of banana. Grain up front. Cloyingly sweet middle and finish with no hops to balance it. Mouthfeel a bit heavy for the style. I was expecting something a bit lighter, but it was a bit on the thick side.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 20:49:13 | More by LittleDon
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New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

01-23-2014 17:00:21 | More by LXIXME
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

12-30-2012 23:27:40 | More by JohnBender
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

07-15-2013 19:23:14 | More by harpus
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

07-02-2013 22:28:58 | More by MeisterMayhem
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2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy yellow color. Poured a 1 finger stark white head that dissipated to a skim. Decanted continually. Lacing washed down the sides of the glass.

S: Wheat malt, grass and spices. Little hop character.

T: Sweet wheat malt lingers through light bitter; overall, pretty muted everything.

M - Light body. Ample carbonation. Fizzy, dry and crisp.

D - Drinkable all right, but nothing very special.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 17:54:26 | More by Haybeerman
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2.6/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Lots of tiny sediment particles on the bottom of my glass and suspended. The color is a pale yet hazey pilsner yellow, corn, hay, sunshine. Bubbling looks pretty steady. Two finger head after the pour and pretty thick film of foam that maintains for almost all twelve ounces.

There's a faint citrus note mixed in with the old banana powder toasted wheat powder aromas.

Powdery dry bananas from the yeast, but just faintly. Then some light toasted barley and wheat malt. Dry, and a little skunky tasting maybe.

Dry palate is nice, but doesn't make up enough for the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 14:05:34 | More by scruffwhor
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2.55/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

taste more of a pale ale than a wheat. its very soft thought for a pale ale. no bite at all. there is a hint of cloves.
pretty easily going down, but not much desire to as the taste is almost absent.
as i have to say time and time again, i just wish this tasted more like wheat for being a wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:43:13 | More by claytong
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New Hampshire

2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades instantly leaving no lace. Murky amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet wheat/yeasty nose. Starts almost sweet with a wheat flavor, finish has a hint of hops. There are better wheats like Bell's. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Utah DABC Salt Lake City, Ut.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 22:32:18 | More by jdhilt
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Wheat Beer from Durango Brewing
71 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.