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Wheat Beer - Napa Smith Brewery

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-09-2008)
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

IselyIC, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Georgiabeer, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MattSlem, Dec 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

xacidx, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mrfrancis, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of JHendu
2/5  rDev -28.6%

JHendu, May 18, 2013
Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz undated bottle served in a lager glass.
A: pours clear golden with a well-proportioned, dense, off-white head. It has a high level of visible carbonation and leaves some nice lacing. Small amount of sediment in the bottle, a bit of which was included with the pour.

S: a mostly unappealing floral aroma with musty, yeasty and grassy notes. Hints of cardamon and ginger.

Taste is way better and fresher, as well as more delicate and less spicy than expected. Wheat is evident but subtle, Hints of cinnamon, cardamon and ginger. Light on hops for style. (yes, I know this style is supposed to be light on hops.)

M: Medium-light bodied; medium-high but soft carbonation.

O: a delicate, lightly spicy wheat beer.

chinchill, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of garyford
2/5  rDev -28.6%

garyford, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thin head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
Smells of fruit: apple and pear mostly and a little honey.
Taste starts with a little sweet note, then dry bitterness... the middle and end are watery and bland. Starts out okay and then runs out of flavor halfway through.
Crisp texture, low carbonation and medium body.
The taste was a real disappointment, the rest of it was average.

Fatehunter, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

t0rin0, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

SFC21, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Mojo
3.35/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this bottle for several months and figured I'd better drink it before it got too old. I didn't expect much from it but I was pleasantly surprised. It poured a clear gold with a nice fluffy two finger head, decent retention, and decent lacing. The nose was mainly floral. Mouthfeel was good but maybe just a wee bit too much carbonation. Taste was mainly fruit but with some bitterness to balance. It sort of reminded me of a weaker IPA (not a bad thing.) Overall I loved it and the low ABV along with an easy drinkability would make this offering ideal as a session beer.

Mojo, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

kjkinsey, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Again for this brewery: a drinkable beer that doesn't really go anywhere near the style parameters. Very mild wheat tones that show an extremely small amount of character. Little bit of spice. Kind of a dirty, earthy aftertaste. Easy drinking beer, but I'm here to be impressed, not to just have something to drink.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
2.13/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out to a thin head that dies quickly. Amber-gold color. Aroma is stale and flat--smells of Play-Doh and stale bread. Flavor is gross, metallic and woody, sharpness from the wheat is ok, but hops and other subtleties are faded. Mouthfeel is average. This stuff tastes like crap. I can't imagine this is fresh--this is more of a distribution and storage problem. It tastes like old beer. If I ever get to have a sample at the brewery or in California, I will re- review and hopefully get to revise this assessment.

EagleTalon, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: thin head on a murky golden with amber hues body.

S: light on the nose with mild wheat and orange notes.

T: this one is very fizzy with almost no flavor. mild wheat and grains up front fade to a slightly less mild bitter hop note.

M: high carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Overall: maybe mine was bad but there was almost no flavor or aroma with a club soda like mouthfeel.

kylehay2004, May 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

fisherbray, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Irrationalist, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.45/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Quick six in west York, PA. poured chilled into a cervoise.

A deep golden apricot shade with mild haze and thick white cap that settles to a ring with ultra fine bead, good retention is noted. The smell is very fruity from the yeast ester which is slightly apple and floral in odor. The feel is slightly sweet with mild malt body and gentle tangy yeast with a slightly high carbonation level and semi-dry finish.

The taste is good with some fruitiness from the yeast and slightly toasted wheat flavor which complements the notes of light golden apple in the background. The flavor has an almost white-wine like tangy flavor which is brought out by the effervescence. The overall vibe is a pretty average beer, but it is quaffable and brewed well enough to enjoy again. I considered it a decent wheat with better than average drinkability.

Slatetank, Apr 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

AgingWarrior, Apr 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

damngoode, Mar 17, 2012
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Wheat Beer from Napa Smith Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.