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Worktruck Wheat - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditionally this beer can be served with a slice of lemon. This adds a bit of citrus note that compliments the fruitiness. No fruit is added. All of the flavors come from a unique yeast strain from Bavaria. The esters are produced during fermentation.

14.5 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 05-21-2009)
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Reviews by Goliath:
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Goliath

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin bright white head. The head receeds quickly and leaves nothing behind.

The aroma is pretty basic. Like pale wheat extract. My first Mr. Beer Kit beer smelled a lot like this.

The taste is actually not that good IMO. It's got a light fruit flavor and some pale wheat as well as a little yeast, but it really just tastes like an extract beer kit beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated with a very fine bubble.

Overall I'm not terribly impressed with this beer. The low ABV lends itself to sessionability, but the flavor profile would prhibit me from considering this as an option. There really is not anything else to say about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 22:26:59 | More by Goliath
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bmw925


2.75/5  rDev -23%

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11-13-2013 02:14:56 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -44%

07-22-2013 14:53:29 | More by skyisland
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2012 17:52:48 | More by jharris0624
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-14-2012 06:02:20 | More by davek72
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4/5  rDev +12%

10-13-2012 23:59:28 | More by Honeycutt
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Using the swirl-pour-swirl technique, it pours out to a cloudy yellow color and thin white head (based on other reviews that may be a glassware issue). Aroma is wheaty, spicy-clovey, slightly phenolic and fruit esters--mainly banana, pomegranate (bubble gum?) and pineapple--with some spiciness in the mix. Flavor is a mild mix of spice, fruit and wheat and some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is just right even though the CO2 is on the low end of the scale. Overall, this is quite a tasty brew for an American hefe. The German character is subdued but very evident and that makes this a beer for all occasions.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 23:32:24 | More by EagleTalon
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TheSarge

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought I'd give this a try. Not very many American brewers make decent German style wheat beers, but looks like this one may get at least close.

Poured this into a 12oz Weizen glass, and the brew made a three finger thick head of off white foam, and the body is golden and hazy. The retention of the foam presentation is decent, in that it is not dissipating too quickly.

In the aroma, I'm getting cracked white pepper, bubble gum, clove, and a little hint of banana.

Taste wise I detect the cloves, some pepper, and enough banana to suit me.

Feels well carbonated, light in body, and a little dry to the plate but still wetting in the very end.

Overall this would make at least an average Hefeweizen in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:47:51 | More by TheSarge
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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mkdeezy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

06-10-2012 02:14:16 | More by mkdeezy
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3/5  rDev -16%

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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is inkjet dated "9337" on the bottom, uh oh. Potentially over 2 years old (Nov 09), and entirely possible considering it came from Friar Tuck Bloomington, a known beer graveyard.

Light golden orange color, which swirls with a smoke-like wisp of yeast once the dregs are poured in.

Smells a bit doughy and yeasty, light banana. Feel is still creamy and smooth, despite its age. Mellow wheaty taste, dry with a little sugar cookie dough sweetness in the middle. Overall not bad and worth revisiting a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:46:26 | More by emerge077
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MTNboy

Germany

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold color but settles very transparent. There is average white lacing and head.

Smell: Peppery, wheat malt like and a little bit of zest comes through.

Taste: Clove and pepper hit first. Followed by a weak banana and citrus. There are some good biscuit tones.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation bite and the body is light.

Overall: A very refreshing light wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 12:23:48 | More by MTNboy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.33/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally over my post-tasting hangover, so let's crack another beer, eh? It pours a clear bronze topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light caramel, and a touch of orange skin. The taste brings in more of the same, with even more of a biscuit presence. This stuff comes off breadier than most bagels I've had. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, one of the sadder excuses for a hefe I've had. Even if it moves from beneath that style category, though, it's not all that good.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:35:59 | More by TMoney2591
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barnzy78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44%

11-25-2011 04:31:54 | More by barnzy78
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alxndr33

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -16%

11-21-2011 19:37:31 | More by alxndr33
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Steedee

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More typical to a European Weiss bier that an American wheat.
Clear, light yellow color, with a very mild haze.
Smells just like a good ole Weizen from Germany.
Has the fruity banana like sweet flavor you'd expect from a German wheat and although it's 5%, this is a mild beer and just a little weak for me.
If your looking for a good Weizen Cristal, give this a shot. Its nothing spectacular, but it will fill your craving.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 21:22:15 | More by Steedee
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DCon

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 Fluid Oz. bottle @ Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $1.99 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the blue bottle with a truck on it into a 16oz Pint Glass and has 41712 on the side? Not sure this is best before this date but first time I've ever seen any numbers on a Crown Valley bottle.

Aroma- Light-medium grains present and has a light sweetness. Has a small amount of yeast in the aroma as well.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has decent retention. Has a golden body that has great clarity. No lacing on the glass but not used to it with Hefeweizens.

Flavor- The grains and wheat tastes are all the are in this brew. No citrus, lemon, or any other attributes. Hop isn't present, goes down light and no bitterness. Easy all around.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and Smooth. No real attributes to tell about this one but thats alright.

Overall Impression- A very easy drink Hefe but quite boring. Wish there was more lemon or citrus flavor and more body to this one. Seems very lager like and made to be sold @ an Oktoberfest stand. Good to see that Crown Valley has a new line up out there though! Will be coming back to the rest of these.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 19:56:14 | More by DCon
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plfahey

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale gold color with a slight cast of haze. Moderate whitish head with poor retention which fades to nothing and cannot be roused.

Aroma-Big bready wheat aroma with banana and clove. Spice-bread notes. Slightly sweet with some honey notes.

Flavor-Honey wheat bread with light clove spicing. Slight fruity banana notes and a low hop character. Honey and light caramel in the mid-palate. Finishes relatively dry with bready wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Could use higher carbonation. Leaves tongue feeling a bit numbed.

The aroma and flavor aren't bad, but they're not exceptional, and the beer really suffers form the complete lack of head retention-it just looks somewhat unappealing. Mouthfeel was a bit weak too. On the whole, just an okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 04:02:36 | More by plfahey
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Worktruck Wheat from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.