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Wild Fire Wheat - Bootlegger's Brewery

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 08-03-2009)
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3.92/5  rDev +11%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Steve_Gonz, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

stealth, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

thkrb99, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of JoshuaMason
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Vintage:2013
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.

JoshuaMason, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jonbonfon, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

2beerdogs, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of lsummers
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

lsummers, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BigLittleHokis, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

drewone, Sep 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

khall, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

AlexM, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

Lucasperea, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jorgemir, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

John11486, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

TouchOfEvil, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

Jstark5150, Dec 29, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

mikesgroove, Nov 21, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

vitese, Nov 16, 2011
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Wild Fire Wheat from Bootlegger's Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.