Wild Fire Wheat - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
Appearance: Cloudy Orange, ¼” foamy head
Smell: Smokey Malts, Bacon, Sweet malts
Taste: Follows Nose in flavour and sequence
Mouth-feel: Light to Medium Body, long smoakey finish
Overall: A unique seasonal that captures the essence of the California Wild Fires. I would not crave it, but I am happy to have tried it.
02-01-2014 04:41:19 | More by JoshuaMason
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
On tap it pours very cloudy with a two finger eggshell white head. The smell coming from this beer is pretty fantastic. Lots of traditional clove, citrus and banana esters. The one nice addition is the smokey quality that makes me think I could be having this wheat beer around a campfire.
Taste sets this really apart from all other wheat/hefe and smoked beers. The combination of clove, subtle hefeweizen yeast, citrus with a hint of banana is great on its own. Add in the campfire like smoked meat notes that aren't oveowering and you get a really great combo. It's very crisp and refreshing but has the added body. Aftertaste leaves you with a pleasant smoked meats and wood note.
Overall, I've had this before and will have it again. It's a must try for fans of smoked beers and wheat ones at that.
06-09-2013 18:57:11 | More by lsummers
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
On tap at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA.
Pours a murky honey orange with an orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked wheat and slight campfire aromas. Taste is the same but the smoke is pretty mild flavor wise. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink.
06-19-2012 01:43:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.8/5 rDev +8%
Pours cloudy gold with hints of orange. The traditional huge, never ending, fluffy white head ensues. At the bottom of the bottle the yeast intensifies this aspect, adding a light brown color.
Smells exactly like California during a wildfire. Unfortunately, it overpowers the wheat aspect, and while it's there, it's hard to pick up the sweet grassy smell I expect in a wheat. Then again, I like smoke beers, so this is all good.
Taste is surprisingly mellow. Some smoke, some grassy wheat tones. Nothing exciting here, just solid.
Feels like a wheat, bubbly and light, slightly tangy. The smoke doesn't make this difficult to drink.
Looks great, smells great, tastes kind of mild, feels great. They missed the most important part, doh. Just wish it had a touch more flavor, either smoke or wheat, doesn't matter which.
01-27-2012 09:41:42 | More by Drinkerofales
3.1/5 rDev -11.9%
nice dark brown with a head of tan that reaches a height of around an inch or so before settling back down and leaving some nice lacing along the sides.
Aroma is full of campfire smoke right off the bat. I had been expecting it but it really came off quite strong and full. Really nicely done here I have to admit. Nice notes of light chocolate and big roasted malts are always a welcome treat. Flavor carries this over quite well as the chocolate and earthy notes lay underneath that wonderful smoky campfire like flavor that leaves a long finish
11-21-2011 02:58:54 | More by mikesgroove
3.45/5 rDev -2%
659th Review on BA
Bottle to Mug
App- Darker orange with some yellow highlights. Huge two finger head with a line of cling around edges. Leaves a small layer of bubbles on the top of the beer.
Smell- There are a ton of smells in this glass. I get IPA, wheat beer and some smoke beer notes. It's malty, citrusy, toasty, and more.
Taste- I'm not the most apt to like smoke beer but this was a lot more tame and I was quite happy. It has some citrus notes and some malts and is like a faded IPA with some wheat on the back.
Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. A bit roasty and malty with a touch of smoke
Drink- Overall a lot better than I thought. The smoke was very tame and a lot more layers unfolded. A well done beer. Earns a better grade than I was gonna give.
07-21-2011 03:05:23 | More by FosterJM
Wild Fire Wheat from Bootlegger's Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.