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Whitewater Wheat Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Whitewater Wheat AleWhitewater Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

31 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3
pDev: 21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-24-2002)
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 01:39:40 | More by buzzy
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2014 20:30:21 | More by Shafaegalo
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JamLand

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%

06-26-2013 23:39:09 | More by JamLand
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dull gold in color, heavy head, mostly white, well over 1" in height. Aroma, pretty much devoid of aroma, but since it neither is offensive or well, existant, it just falls into the average range, because there isn't much to pick up on. I didn't expect this beer to be labeled a hefe, thought it would come in at american pale wheat.

Taste, nice fruity boquet, nothing banana about it, more like a mild fruit sweetness if anything. Crisp, dry, like toast or crackers instead of bread due to its levity. Despite the levity of the body, it really allowed the wheat and yeast to standout, no hops to get in the way relatively speaking. I actually really dug what it brought in terms of mild sweetness and wheat mouthfeel on a hot summer day walking around Denver.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 20:26:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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cheers2beers

Texas

3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found this beer in a small town just outside Austin, hope its still good.

Appearance: A glowing orange with a thin white head floating on top. Seems to a have a little bit of cloudiness working , like most wheat beers, no laceing to be found.

Smell: Wheaten wafts of vapor envelope my sences. Citrusy fruits and sweet bread , and even a hint of sourness can be found. Very good aromas and yet slightly bad at the same time.

Taste: Much like the nose it tastes fruity, sour and watered wheats. Not much alcohol to detect but its there. The sourness leads me to believe its starting to show its age. Still, not bad by any means.

Mouthfeel: Thin watery swallows, little carbonation, light in body. Not much to say about this.

Drinkability: Well, had this beer not retired i would have like to try it at a fresher state. Drinkable but not very interesting.


Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2006 01:35:18 | More by cheers2beers
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

1.38/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

12 ounce bottle. Clear, golden color with a thin layer of white head. Sour aroma with some wheat and spice. Putrid sour flavor with stale wheat and a little citrus. This doesn't taste spoiled, just bad. There is some apple fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium. Not at all drinkable. I couldn't finish my bottle. The flavor is just too foul. Most of the beer's I've tried from Great Divide were either good or great. This is a real disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2005 01:01:01 | More by beveragecaptain
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dauss

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: Standard 12oz. brown bottle, with a drawing of someone kayaking on some rapids. This came out of one of those Great Divide sampler 12 packs. Label is supposed to say the month and the week bottled, but mine is unnotched. Maybe 6-packs are.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a slight orange tint. Medium sized white head forms, but collapses just as quickly.

Nose: A light lemon nose with a wheatiness and nuttyness.

Taste: low carbonation. Mainly just a lemon sour taste. A very slight hop bitterness in the finish. I wonder if they added lemon juice into this, because I taste the acidity throughout. Maybe I got a bad bottle or something.

Mouthfeel: medium body, a little on the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2005 01:47:49 | More by dauss
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar and then disappears completely.

It's aroma is sweet malt and wheat and some DMS. Smells a lot like a macro.

The flavor is rather bland. Some sweetness, lemoney citrus and a touch of honey with a slight bitterness at the end. As it warmed, I could pick up a little yeastiness. It has a harsh carbonated mouthfeel.

Overall, a bland and disappointing beer from an otherwise excellent brewer. I can see why they stopped producing this.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2005 07:12:56 | More by Beaver13
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

1.2/5  rDev -60%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hazy orange/tan color, sizable white head. Smell was immediatley recognizable as off. Burnt plastic smell dominated the nose, but there was a little wheat/malt still recognizable above the funk. Taste was absolutely putrid. Rotten apple cider mixed with melted legos is about the only wasy I could describe it. Just awful after appearance. No freshness date was notched on the bottle, but I assume this was still within it's freshness time frame, or, at least, it should not have ben like this. I had to pour out 2/3 of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2004 16:07:33 | More by TastyTaste
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mynie

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks normal, smells fine. Hint of wheatmalt, maybe a bit too light. Not a bad odor.

"Flavor? Where are you? Come back, baby. I needs you!"

Bland. Bland. Bland.

Water upfront. Seriously, like Coors light seltzer water upfront, followed up by a decent lemon aftertaste that is nowhere near enough to save this beer.

I am a fan of the wheat beers. This is a beer for people who are not. If you like wheat beers but you can't stand all that "flavor" that most weizens have, then this is the beer for you. If you're looking to convert a friend who likes Coors Light, then this is the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 05:29:49 | More by mynie
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rowew

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck - Bottled date on side, but it wasn't notched.

Appearance: Poured with very little head (might be because this glass came out of the dishwasher). Yellow orange color that was slightly cloudy.

Smell: Something smells slightly off, but I can't identify it. Also has citrus notes.

Taste: Very strong citrus flavor. Nice mouthfeel with a good carbonation level, but the slightly off smell seems to continue to the taste. Citrus flavor pairs well with the wheat flavor. I get the feeling this beer may be slightly past its prime, but since the brewed date was not marked there is no way to tell.

Notes: Still a very drinkable wheat - but unremarkable. According to the brewers this beer has been discontinued, so I may have got a six pack that sat around a little too long.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2004 23:25:12 | More by rowew
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skybluewater

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky gold color. No lace to speak of. Smells rather musty, with a bit of citrus. Tastes...off to me. Maybe there's a little cistrus there, but not much else (other than that infernal Great Divide "mushy vegetable" taste, which I don't like).

I don't much care for this brew. I won't be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2004 04:15:22 | More by skybluewater
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Label Lore: Colorful cartoon of some dude racin’ down river rapids ostensibly to get some beer! Silver Medal GABF 1994 American Wheat. Freshness info was “Notchless.” How dare they!

Pours with plenty of hazy unfiltered cloudy golden yellow hues under a white head cap that is quicly lost into me pilsner glass down to a razor thin scant slick.

Aromatic caramel candy notes. Not very Wheat-ish.

First Swigs: Smooth caramely flavors lead to a tart hops bite. Maltiness lingers in the finish. Not getting any Hefe flavors. Probably could have used a lemon or an orange slice but I declined.

Easy light to medium body with adequate carbonation. Becomes a bit cloying. Not highly drinkable.

Last Swigs: Reminds me of an English ale. Maybe more education in this style is called for. I feel like I’m missing something. This will just be a drinker, not a taster. Thanks to SkinnyElvis for the few he offered.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2004 02:28:28 | More by blitheringidiot
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the 2nd beer of 4 out of Great Divide's Brewer's Picks collection. Appearance is a slightly cloudy light orange. Head is pretty tiny and doesn't last long. Smell is a weak, mainly of typical wheat beer aroma. Taste is alright, rather plain, but not bad. Finish is lemony with a faint bit of orange flavor. Drinkability is good, but I've had more refreshing and better tasting wheat beers. This doesn't quite seem like a hefeweizen, even though it is listed as one. Overall: A quality product, but not outstanding in any way.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2004 02:34:15 | More by Gagnonsux
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sweethome

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a hazy golden color - unfiltered. Slight white head. Yeasty nose with citrus in background. Mouthfeel has a nice citric bite which refreshes well. Just enough hops to clear out the palate.

An excellent summertime referesher. Not a lot going on, but thats the point of this beer..

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2004 18:23:03 | More by sweethome
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy, and pale orange in color, head is a bubblin', very slim and quickly fading.
Slight lemon and spice in the nose...a touch sour, and over-carbonated.
Taste is best described as blase'...orange and citrus lay on the palate, a bit too limply. Has the weizen taste, but only a shadow of it, truly, just a sliver. Light bodied, with a short, insignificant finish. Effective only as a quick-acting thirst-quencher, nothing more. Kind of a dud, really, but these bottles will come in handy during the hotter days we have now and yet to come.
I'd choose many other weizens for flavor, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2004 10:01:47 | More by feloniousmonk
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usualpulp

Texas

3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a strawlike yellow color with a very thin white head that disappears quickly.

A strong grassy and lemon smell is present along with a slight hop smell.

The taste of this beer is fairly average, very plain, and typical of many american wheat beers I have had. Most noteable is the lemon flavor , with a slight hop bitterness.

Overall, its an average beer, not to say its bad, just nothing outstanding. Though it is very easy to drink, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2004 22:36:14 | More by usualpulp
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filabrazilia

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head that leaves good lace on the glass. Looks like a wheat beer.

The smell is lemony, doughy, and very nice. This smells very inviting.

The taste, however, is a little bland (almost non-existent) and uninspired. The aroma definitely misled me on the flavor.

Very thin and boring. Nothing special in the mouth with this beer.

Great Divide offers some good beers--this is not one of them. You expect certain things from a wheat beer and this one fails to deliver on most of the elements.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 15:49:58 | More by filabrazilia
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StevieW

Florida

2.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold to light orange color. Foamy, dense white head. Yeasty swirl gave it some earthiness to the smell. Heavy wheat smell, not sweet or citrus, mostly harsh burnt batter smell. Smell lingers. Taste was oddly harsh, very metallic, mineral, hard water. Sulfer, chemical and underlying burnt flour again.Some wheat goodness could be detected toward the end. Not much to write home about. Metal smell and taste made it hard to finish. Do some of these American Wheat beers go bad faster than others ?

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2003 23:45:17 | More by StevieW
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beerguy101

California

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange gold color, slightly hazy. Small head. Aroma is fruity and slightly sweet. A medium bodied wheat beer. Malts are fruity, sweet, and a touch grassy. Hops are very slightly spicy. Fairly typical American wheat beer. No banana and clove flavor to it. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2003 01:56:36 | More by beerguy101
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marc77

California

3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Turbid dark golden hue. Loosely packed, fluffed off white head yields frothy lace. Dull, musty yeast dominates the aroma, and is accompanied by a clement spicy hop twang. Subtle hint of grain lacks depth and is mostly of a husky, metallic nature. Prosaic aromawise, but mostly clean. Wheat tartness upfront in flavor is ensued by a combination of bready suspended yeast and residual simple sweetness. Meager hop bitterness reveals a faint banana undertone which provides token ester character. Bated citric hop flavor. Dextrinous in body, and pleasantly proteinaceous in mouthfeel. Finishes clean, with quickly fleeting pound cake sweetness. An innocuous, soft wheat that borderlines on bland, but possesses sufficient character to keep the palate interested. Fits the bill as a thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2003 01:27:48 | More by marc77
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No doubt this is a wheat, strong wheat nose and cloudy golden color. Pours a two-fingered, pure white head that settles quickly but leaves some lace. Medium carbonation. Starts malty/hoppy, finishes the same with some faint yeasty overtones. Good summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2003 22:44:36 | More by jdhilt
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kbub6f

New York

3.6/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Re-review: summer '04

This beer has a crusty white head that leaves not much lacing. The beer is slightly hazy dirty gold with heavy carbonation. The smell is nutty, citrusy and a little dusty. The front is citrusy and peanutty, the middle milky with a bit of tangy sour fruit. The finish is more peanuts and lemony. Pretty tasty actually.

(March '03 review: 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5)

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2003 08:39:32 | More by kbub6f
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fattyre

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a moderate white head. A mildly malty and slight citrusy smell. The taste was a sharp citrusy sort of yeasty flavor with a mild malty finish. A very crisp thirst quenching wheat that I think I could drink several of. Not the best wheat but enjoyable and unfiltered as it should be.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2003 18:41:19 | More by fattyre
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Morris729

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a creamy white head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is yeasty with a touch of citrus. Taste is quite bland with some notes of fresh baked bread and citrus. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. This would serve well as a nice quencher on a hot day, but this is a poor interpretation of the style. I generally love wheat beers, but that’s not the case here.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2003 13:21:12 | More by Morris729
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