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Summer Wheat - McKenzie Brew House

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Summer Wheat
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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McKenzie Brew House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 07-06-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-23-2012 13:25:18 | More by MalReever
Photo of bundy462


2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very clean for a wheat. You can see right through it clearly, not what I expected.

S: Bitter hops with citrus tones.

T: Very much more Summer than wheat. It was good, but not what I was expecting from the style. Orange meets lemon.

M: Clean and thin for the style.

M: Thin and lacking, not much going on.

O: It's an easy drinker, but not up to par with some of the other offerings at McKenzie's. I'd recommend the oatmeal stout instead.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2010 03:27:39 | More by bundy462
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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Filtered clear straw golden pour with a thin cap.

Sweet citrousy orange greets lemons.

First swigs: Dry slightly lemony flavors become reminiscent of delicate ESB bitter and pilsner-esque at the same time.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with some cushy carbonation.

Last swigs: Quite the dust cutter easy drinker. Growlers of this would evaporate in my backyard. Bitter meets Pilsner criss cross. A Summer Wheat that is more Summer than Wheat.

Beer is good. Happy local beering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2005 04:35:34 | More by blitheringidiot
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New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color with very little head that goes down to no lacing. Not picking up much smell. I'm getting typical wheat/weizen tastes. But this beer has been filtered too much. Maybe that's according to style, but it shouldn't be. The beer is clear. But it should be cloudy with wonderful wheat yeasties stickign around.

Enough taste to make it drinkable. If I may borrow a note from blitheringidiot...emphasis of this beer should be on summer and not wheat. Inoffensive and solid, but not about to light your world on fire.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2005 02:43:02 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This tasty American wheat displays a crystal clear yellow-gold body capped by a frothy head of bright white foam. The head drops shortly to a thin collar, but also leaves some spotty lace about the glass. The nose is restrained, but offers some inviting, lightly sweet and mildly wheatish malt. It's light/medium body is backed by a very fine and somewhat effervescent carbonation that leaves it crisp on the tongue, and lends to its refreshing character. It's initially sweet, delivering a grainy/honeyish malt that only displays a bit of wheat flavor and a gentle background tang; but it's 10 IBU's of bitterness balance it quite nicely. The hops must have been added at the beginning of the boil because there are no recognizable hop flavors in the mouth or in the short, dry finish. Quite a quaffable and refreshing brew when sitting on McKenzie's back deck during the summer heat; although it doesn't possess quite enough character to keep coming back to again and again. Fortunately, there are quite a few other excellent beers on tap to round out your dining experience. Well done!

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2003 08:26:44 | More by NeroFiddled
Summer Wheat from McKenzie Brew House
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