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Wildflower Wheat - Marble Brewery

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

carteravebrew, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Auraan
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

Auraan, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

ucsbmullet, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

jaymo18, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Bockrules
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Bockrules, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Koester, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Adamostella, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

buckyp, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

satellite85, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

sunkistxsudafed, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

ZenAgnostic, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of vurt
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

vurt, Jan 16, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

ocelot2500, May 29, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 23, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

LXIXME, Oct 19, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Melmac, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

bmaxtothemax, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

JMBSH, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Texsuds, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

SirSmokeALot, May 22, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

yemenmocha, May 10, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev +7%
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.

zaphodchak, Jul 09, 2011
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Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.