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Wildflower Wheat - Marble Brewery

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%


Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vurt on 01-16-2010)
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Auraan

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow with a finger and a half fluffy white head that receded to a thin white head that left a fair amount of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking beer. Scents of honey, floral hops and bubblegum. Nice American Pale Wheat scent. Flavors of doughy wheat, floral hop notes and a light honey-like sweetness. Light, pleasant, easy to drink, but with a nice flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, par for the style. Easy to drink. A good American Pale Wheat ale. It has a nice light feel and is great for summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 07:16:51 | More by Auraan
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought home in a suitcase from Alburquerque. Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy orange. Not much head (of course that may be from the jarring in the suitcase). Some bubbles and light lacing.

S: A pleasant wheat and cirtus blend with notes of honey.

T: Follows nose with an orange and coriander medley. Wheat, lemons, honey. Floral

M: Light with low carbonation (once again, the jarring may have affected this).

O: Not bad, very sessionable. Smooth, light and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 18:35:28 | More by brewskifan55
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big white head dies into a decent lacing above a slightly cloudy honey golden colored beer.

Lemony citrus, yeasts, and light grains divide the aroma quite nicely.

Citrus (lemony) and grassy style hops, grain malts, and some honey in the taste.

A slightly dry aftertaste with a bit of the lemony citrus tastes hanging around on this light bodied wheat beer.

Wow, I'm not a wheat beer drinker by definition but I think I could drink this stuff in quantity.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 22:49:46 | More by LXIXME
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Bockrules

New Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a weizen glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy blonde with ample carbonation rising to the one-finger white head. Head is gone relatively quickly, leaves behind only a few small spots of lacing.

S - A fair amount of wheat malt with dandelion and just a hint of honey. Reminds me of the alpine wildflower fields in Montana, very good.

T - Light wheat malt upfront. The body is an excellent balance of wheat malt and zesty lemony hop notes with hints of wildflower and honey to add complexity. Refreshing and slightly tangy lemon, honey, and wheat malt finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated, this beer expands to fill the entire mouth with lemon-honey goodness. Could stand to be a tad thicker.

What I night and day difference this "floral" brew has with the one I sample a few days ago (St. Lupulin). Unlike that beer, everything fit together great to create a fresh and exciting brew. The wildflower and honey notes were not overwhelming and added complexity to the beer. I have yet to have a Marble selection that I haven't loved. Definitely deserves a permanent spot in my fridge in the summer to beat the 100 degree heat like we had today.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 04:22:36 | More by Bockrules
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very very refreshing wheat beer. pours a little cloudy straw color with a nearly 2 inch white head. smells like pale malts, delicate floral yeast, and honey. flavor is very well balanced with the wheat taking the primary role and some bittering hops and flowery honey notes backing it up. the mouthfeel is excellent, very bubbly and light on the body, but not too too light. this is an excellent refresher when served ice cold, and a beer i will certainly buy again. it has everything you need from a wheat beer. i continue to be impressed with marble brews.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 17:48:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a frothy white head that leaves some dots behind

Smell: Wheat bread, honey, a whiff of banana and a hint of lemony tartness

Taste: Bready, up front, with a building slightly sweet honey character; by mid-palate, the lemony tartness causes a puckering sensation that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Refreshing but a bit strange, with the tartness taking the beer in a surprising but not altogether pleasant direction

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:51:33 | More by brentk56
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped 11 (10?) 11 poured into a Shock Top weizen glass.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow body, like a witbier. Small white head withi low retention and patchy stick.

Smell - Honey. Hay and grass. Maybe even coriander? Floral. Light and refreshing.

Taste - Light. Honey. Grassy hop. Floral. Reminiscent of spring. Noticeable but balanced alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Some effervescence. Clean finish other than some pollen like aftertaste.

Overall Drinkability - Light, refreshing, balanced. No major flaws.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 20:23:10 | More by ZenAgnostic
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.58/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a tiny head and poor retention.

Smells is lemony and grassy. Also a slightly musty smell.

The taste is fairly muted all around. A little bit of grass and lemon but nothing really stands out to me. Decent prickly carbonation.

This is by far my least favorite beer from Marble. All their other offerings have greatly impressed me but this seemed to be a bit of a letdown. Just not much going on here.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 23:01:32 | More by rangerred
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark golden, more so than most wheat beers, especially pale wheat ales. Color is very nice. Foam is good as well, but the downfall is the over-carbonation.

Smell: Faint hints of mowed grass and honey.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Starts nice with a bit of honey. Finish is way too bitter. Definitely too much carbonation.

Drinkability: Middle of the road as far as wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 13:38:30 | More by tjsdomer2
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy orange color with a thick white head.

Fresh, outdoors aroma. Sweet fruit.

Taste of wheat, banana, and honey. I thought the dominant taste was honey.

This beer was just a little too sweet for me. Still, it did quench my thirst on a hot day in Albuquerque.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 11:46:17 | More by lordofthewiens
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Marble taproom in Santa Fe (which does small taste sizes and half-pints).

Half-finger of white head over translucent white-yellow body. Laces decently.

Nice wheaty nose, faint banana.

Full wheaty body, quite sweet,, a bit of honey.

Mouthfeel is great for a wheat: nice and thick.

Overall a nice heff-- quite sweet, though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 18:52:50 | More by zaphodchak
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witster18

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This isn't marble's best offering by any means, but it isn't bad either. For reference I just had Sierra Kellerweis the other day which is spicier and a better tasting beer overall than this wheat. But, like all of Marble's beer's, there is obviously some quality in here.

First, with all wheat(especially this one) the suspended yeast really adds to the flavor so make sure to pour 3/4's of the beer, swirl and then top it off.

Smell is powdered sugar and lemon.

Taste is interesting in that it has an Ale backbone... almost as if somebody mixed a fine New Glarus Spotted Cow with an average wheat beer like say Widmer. THe result is average. It's not spicy enough, nor does it have the mouthfeel or banana to make it shine in this style. The lemon is the favored flavor profile here with that ale backbone.

It's very drinkable though.... especially for that lawnmower quality... but hacker or paulaner this is NOT. This is where the wheat beers in this country get iffy... I mean besides dancing man wheat and kellerweis... there just isn't much to choose from... hell, you might be better off heading the grocer and getting a 12 of Blue Moon - twice the beer for the price, and at least you know what you're getting. For this price I can get two bomber's of Schneider-Weisse, and we all know that's a MUCH BETTER value.

A bit too tart and ale'ish, but not a bad beer... their red is great... this is the style that Germany has a stranglehold on... if anybody has some American suggestions that might change my mind - let me know.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 01:23:40 | More by witster18
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arizcards

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in early March from Papago Brewing as part of a mixed sixer for $10.

Beer poured a clear golden yellow with a decent white head.

Nose was a pleasant sweet wheat malt perfumed with light floral hops.

Taste was basic wheat malt with little hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing, carbonation was decent.

Overall not a bad beer, nice to have after helping friends move earlier today.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 22:33:27 | More by arizcards
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another Marble extra from GabrielM in a recent trade; Thanks! 12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass...

A - Pours a completely clear golden-yellow color. A small 1 finger bubbly white head forms and slowly recedes to a cap of the same color.

S - Very grainy notes. Pale malts and biscuit like aromas come right out. There is a sweetness but I would not be able to tell if if could be attributed to honey. Some bananas come through, surprisingly and just a bit of citrus comes out too.

T - Much like the nose, this one is very grainy and sweet. There is slight fruit (banana) and citrus. There might be some honey in there adding to the sweetness but there isn't enough on the palate for me to make that connection. A bit dry on the palate as well.

M - Very carbinated and fizzy on the palate. Light-medium body. Nothing really spectacular here.

D - I guess I could reach for this on a hot day, but there are a bunch of other beers I would go with first. Solid session beer for hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 00:10:34 | More by KAP1356
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TheMadJack

California

2.45/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. Bottle into pint glass, since my hef and pilsner both broke during a very clumsy week and I've yet to purchase replacements.

Found this one at a grocery store in Las Cruces on a recent trip. It was tucked under a sign that said something to the effect of "Local Beers" and the bottles had a thin coating of dust on them. My non-local options tended to come in 30 packs and had the word "lite" on the box, so I decided to take a risk. I grabbed a sixer from the back of the rack where the flourescent light didn't reach and put it in the cart.

The store had forgotten about it completely. They not only needed a price check, but they needed me to show them where I found it. I'm telling you all this by way of disclaimer: I don't have high hopes for this beer and it's not necessarily the beer's fault. If you feel like sending me a fresh bottle, I would be glad to revisit my review.

The beer pours a cloudy marigold yellow. A small white head reluctantly emerges after a vigorous pour and quickly recedes to nothing. A tinny aroma accompanies the opening of the beer and has continued to waft in my general direction ever since I sat down with it. Closer inspection reveals flowery hops and the lackluster simplicity of storebought orange, with no malt presence.

The first taste is better than expected: a quick sweetness, giving way to fruity with a hint of jasmine and honeysuckle. The flavors wait a second to appear, come up quickly and then fade away, with the honey with which the beer was allegedly brewed appearing at the height of the bell curve. Finish is lingering and metallic. There's not a lot of weight to the beer. It's a bit slick, in the manner that wheat beers tend to be, but mostly watery and lacking the weight or texture common to a wheat beer. Despite a slight carbonated flavor, it's not even fizzy.

It's not even nice to drink, and despite trying to pair it with cheeses, apples, pears, melons, noodles, rice, bread, and various deli meats, I've yet to find any decent use for this beer. Frankly, I'm grateful that this one, which I opened with the express purpose of reviewing, is the last of the six.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 02:36:08 | More by TheMadJack
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being in a hot climate ( in the summer and early Fall), this beer is pretty decent for the style and with the addition of NM wildflowers to the beer and nice sweetness arises in the finish. Like most AW beers their is not a lot of complexity or big flavours but the overall beer is well balanced and refreshing .

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 16:51:59 | More by canucklehead
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled August 2010
A steady pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a two-finger thick, pale tan, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dusty crushed pale malt, biscuit like grain notes, and slightly stale wheat-berries. There is perhaps a hint of a herbal note here, and something that seems to remind me of over-ripe cheese, or perhaps moldy fruit. This last note is very faint though. I am quite surprised how much pale, cracker like grain character is in the nose; definitely different than I was expecting.

The beer has a mediumish body to it as well as a soft grain sweetness up front. It gets a little funny towards the finish, where it reminds me of a cross between kiwi fruit, a slight metallic note, some wild herbs and a musky, but under-ripe melon. This beer is pretty dry, which is a bit surprising given that most commercial honey beers try and manipulate the fermentation process to keep sweetness in the beer (honey will easily 100% ferment to dryness if given the chance). I like that this isn't sweet though. The huge crushed pale malt note from the nose is muted quite a bit here in the flavor, but still adds some complexity to the overall flavor profile.

This would be quite refreshing if not for that slightly weird character found in both the nose and flavor. I wonder if this is from the wild-flower honey used; who knows what those bees got into. Interesting, but not enough to really make me want to drink this.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 14:20:40 | More by Gueuzedude
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wedgie9

Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted from bottle. Pours clear light orange with a bubbly head that quickly recedes to minimal lace. Nose is light wheat and sweetness with a hint of tartness and light yeast. The palate is rather non-descript with light notes of wheat, honey, yeast, and a light tartness. The body is medium with light carbonation and a decent honey finish. This beer is underwhelming, and I was hoping for quite a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 20:02:12 | More by wedgie9
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Phelps

Arizona

2.45/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks: the color of lovely golden sunshine, however almost perfectly clear and with a transient head that becomes a negligible ring in mere seconds. For an unfiltered wheat ale, as the bottle states, this has exceptional clarity -- which isn't a good thing.

Smells: heavily grainy, with the pale malt flavors of cereal and sourdough overpowering the others. I'm maybe getting the slightest hints of rotten bananas and coriander as it warms. Not the best.

Tastes: like the smell exactly. Mostly grainy, a little fruity. Bananas, light citrus, heavy cereal.

Feels: fuzzy, becoming fizzy as it swirls about the mouth. Medium-light body, with a numbing and encompassing carbonation.

Drinks: like disappointment. I usually like what Marble throws down, but not in this case. Stick to the hoppy stuff, guys.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 23:45:23 | More by Phelps
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a frothy white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smells of citrus wheat notes and banana fruitiness.

Tastes of big wheat notes. Plenty of lemon is present with some back end, honey sweetness. Banana also comes through and a bit of floral notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a creamy amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 01:34:21 | More by ocelot2500
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SirSmokeALot

New Mexico

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marble Wildflower Wheat, poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance:
It pours hazy golden with a very nice creamy four finger head even with a very light pour, and it retains its head for quite a long time. A bit of yeast can be seen, which is good.

Smell:
It smells grainy with a bit of malts and a little honey with hops coming to the forefront, along with a bit of lemon at the end, which is nice.

Taste:
I first taste a good amount of wheat and a bit of malt and lemon, first off. A quirky combination. Then the hops kick in, followed somewhat slowly by the honey, which stays for some time in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
It is quite creamy and grainy in how it feels, but somehow it is in balance. Maybe the honey adds some nice thickness to it.

Drinkability:
A nice light beer for summertime that I could drink quite a few of, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 04:25:44 | More by SirSmokeALot
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a luminous but hazy golden color with silky smooth 'n creamy head. Plenty of residual yeast at the bottom, which was a surprise given that it is categorized as American wheat rather than as a fine Bavarian Weissbier. Nose has a clean bready aroma with some light lemon. On the palate it is noted to be quite creamy & smooth (again, the head helping out) with a soft wheaty malt component that is rounded out with light citrus notes and some sweet 'n sour flavors. Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 01:20:49 | More by yemenmocha
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Flashsp2

New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marble wildflower wheat

Pours with a big fluffy off white head. Great retention, and oddly
enough nice stick for a wheat beer. Nice cloudy orange color.

Nose has clove, fresh grain, and some raw honey.

Taste is clove, a slight sourness, some grainy malt, and some
lingering honey on the finish. The sour flavor is a little weird, but
not offputting or anything.

Mouthfeel is typical wheat, light but not watery or thin, just refreshing.

A good all around beer, one that you could give to guests without
upsetting to many people.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 21:53:13 | More by Flashsp2
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vurt

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT:
The brewer at Marble Brewing just informed me that Wildflower Wheat is supposed to be more of an American Pale Wheat Ale instead of a hefeweizen. An American Pale Wheat Ale, by definition, has a more neutral yeast profile than a traditional German hefeweizen. In other words, the attributes I thought were missing aren't supposed to be there in the first place.

My original ratings were 3/3.5/3.5/4/3.5. I have updated these ratings and edited the text of my review because the beer does indeed conform to the style it is supposed to be.

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12 oz. bottle, enjoyed in a Becker glass I picked up at the pub attached to the Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM.

Appearance:
Rich gold color, moderately hazy. Surprisingly small head of foam for an unfiltered wheat beer. Very little lacing left behind.

Smell:
Starts with mild banana and plenty of lightly sweet malt. Honey and floral notes follow, leading into some delicious toasted wheat bread character. There's a little whiff of lemon at the finish along with a warm, nutty yeastiness.

Taste:
Malty sweet at the start, followed by a little bit more banana character than the nose led me to expect. The middle is nutty and slightly sweet like GrapeNuts cereal. A citrusy tang comes next, and it leads right into flavors of toasted bread with honey and a touch of floral hops. Finishes more like a sturdy German lager than a wheat beer. The honey flavor lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Light-to-medium body with gentle carbonation. Smooth and softly textured.

Drinkability:
This beer is crisp and quenching, and has plenty of flavor as well. The refreshing citrus twang plays well against the excellent bready flavors, and the honey notes tie the two together. This beer has drinkability and flavor to spare. Nice one.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 09:06:21 | More by vurt
Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.