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Wildflower Wheat - Marble Brewery

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Wildflower WheatWildflower Wheat

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 106
Avg: 3.5
pDev: 23.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: vurt on 01-16-2010

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 106
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Golden, hazy body, two finger white head with nice retention time, some lacing.

S- Citrus, mild yeast aromas (but not quite classic hefeweizen) that seem to be on the hard mineral side, wheat sweetness, floral notes.

F- Sweeter than it smells; wheat, banana, floral notes. Not sure if there is honey in it. If it is, it is a different kind of honey than I'm used to. Yeast, spices. Solid.

M- Light body, not thin, drinkable and refreshingly dry.

O- It's decent, a bit too sweet for me to crush, but it's not terrible either.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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 .

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.71/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of arizcards
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, golden body crowned with a creamy, dense head; lots of aggressive carbonation. Very little aroma but what's there is grain-like. Grain flavor; soft sweetness; mildly tart; grapefruit; strong hop bitterness. Medium bodied, almost heavy; soft and velvety on the palate; dry finish.

This is very much like a wheat pale ale with its citrus, grapefruit character and smooth wheat feel. Well, a quick check of the brewery's web site shows this beer also utilizes honey and coriander (along with Crystal hops), so those additions might explain the sweet spiciness that really sets this brew apart. Nice depth, balance, and complexity to this wheat beer make this one to hunt down and try.

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Photo of Phelps
2.43/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

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Photo of rangerred
2.58/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful golden-orange color with a thick white head. Aroma was a bit subdued compared to others I have had in this style. Taste was on point and refreshingly blended with light honey and coriander complimenting the wheat. Nice beer.

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Photo of Beer4B
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice amber orange color. The nose is mostly floral with a little coriander. The taste is a nice blend of floral notes w/ coriander and a slightly sweet finish of honey. They blend well with the wheat base. I don't drink this style much but this was nice and light but full of flavor.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of KAP1356
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.15/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.49/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the few from Marble that I hadn't tried. And while wheat beers aren't really my thing, I am glad I picked this up. It is going to be a summer go-to; yard work status. Wheat, dough, floral hints, lemon, and a wonderfully pleasant honey. Can't recall a beer where the honey comes through this well.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Murky apricot pour with white head; no lace. Honey aroma. Biscuits with honey; a little tangy citrus on the finish. Lite mouthfeel; wheaty/honey tongue coating. Semi sweet honey linger is a bit cloying.

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Photo of Robloc303
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Pours a hazy Yellow / Orangish. Not much head, but a great aroma of citrus and orange with strong nose of honey. Have to say the nose was a bit of a teaser. The true flavors were kind of disappointing. Tastes more like a blue moon with sweetener and a hint of flowers. Also not much sediment for an unfiltered wheat. If it tasted as good as it smelled, this would have been an awesome beer, but not so much.

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Photo of brewqueno
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Justify my rating again... look, you can waste your time on Blue Moon and continue drinking beers where a slice of fruit is necessary to make it taste better; or you can go seek out Wildflower Wheat.

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Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.