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Whitewater Wheat Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 20.2%
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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Photo of kbub6f
3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
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)

kbub6f, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of fattyre
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

fattyre, Feb 19, 2003
Photo of Morris729
2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Morris729, Feb 14, 2003
Photo of BeerAngel
2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear (unlike others reviews), in fact so clear, I could read a newspaper through it. Maybe I have an old bottle that settled a while. The color is a pale golden color with a small white head that is short-lived. The smell of black pepper scented hops and light wheat, smells quite tasty. The taste is that of sweet corn, wheat, faint hops, and more sweetness. Too sweet! Strange brew indeed! The mouthfeel is very light and watery. Not a great experience from the Great Divide! Cheers!

BeerAngel, Feb 12, 2003
Photo of Bunnyhop
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered wheat beer, slightly hazy with a warm golden yellow hue. The pour finishes with a nice white head. This beer has a malty smell with a hint of citrus (grapefruit?). At first I taste citrus, followed by a maltiness, with a mild yeasty finish. There is a slight thinness to the body. Overall, I find this beer refreshing.

(source: Beers Across America)

Bunnyhop, Jan 23, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow brown in color with lots of swirling yeast flakes. Small snow-white head, decent slow carbonation lifts the yeast flakes to the top of the glass whereupon they fall and rise once again. Aroma of botanical hops and understated malt. The head, though small, is quite creamy and leaves decent rings of lace on the glass wall. Taste is very smooth, begins with mild and sweet bread flavors and smooth carbonation. Mild hops assert themselves toward the middle of the taste, finish is dry and with a bit of mild bitterness that lingers at the back of the tongue. A very nice wheat ale, well worth a try.

Pegasus, Oct 14, 2002
Photo of dogheadbeer
2.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost white beer, and bery light. I know that many people like this kind of wheat, but it parched me and left a very bitter taste in my mouth. I wish I could be more scientific here, but all I can really say is that if you are not already a fan of wheats, don't try to convert here.

dogheadbeer, Jul 01, 2002
Photo of budgood1
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

peach colored with a nice big foamy head....looks great. but the smell is pretty tame, along with the taste. not much wheat and yeast flavors going on. very bland. pretty lively in the mouth...some bitterness and it's really easy to down a few fast. overall a disappointing stab at the style.

budgood1, Jun 26, 2002
Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck, on the label it states that Whitewater Wheat is a filtered style American Wheat beer. "Month and week bottled" notch on the side for freshness.

Appearance: Sparklingly cloudy with a pale golden hue, a lean white lace garnishes the top.

Smell: Clean with a fresh grain, mild nutty yeast and faintly estery nose.

Taste: Moderately bodied with a crisp carbonation, well textured malty mouth feel from start to finish. A little bready with a cracker like malt flavour. Nuttiness from the yeast is mellow but very present. Hops are vauge and merely help to balance the brew. Touch of alcoholic esters give off a hint of fruitiness. Nice dryish wheat grain finish.

Notes: A non-obtrusive palate makes for easy drinking, a slice of lemon would do fine also being this is a neutral flavoured wheat beer. I went without one to get everything out of this brew.

Jason, May 24, 2002
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Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.