Wildflower Wheat - Marble Brewery
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3.25/5 rDev -5.5%
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
02-18-2012 02:51:33 | More by brentk56
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
04-23-2012 17:48:03 | More by StonedTrippin
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-07-2010 14:20:40 | More by Gueuzedude
3.85/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
10-19-2012 22:49:46 | More by LXIXME
British Columbia (Canada)
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
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 .
10-07-2010 16:51:59 | More by canucklehead
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
08-28-2011 11:46:17 | More by lordofthewiens
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
04-23-2011 22:33:27 | More by arizcards
2.45/5 rDev -28.8%
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.
08-26-2010 23:45:23 | More by Phelps
3.7/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
05-10-2010 01:20:49 | More by yemenmocha
2.58/5 rDev -25%
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.
12-17-2011 23:01:32 | More by rangerred
Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.