Ophelia - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.94/5 rDev +11.6%
I purchased this at Wegman's enjoyed chilled in a cervoise from the chilled 12oz brown bottle.
The color is a deeply hazed golden with fine bead and light lace with visible carbonation rising to the small white head. The smell is tangy citrus with smell of light hops in the aroma with mild herbal scent. The feel has spritzy cabonation with light bitterness and gentle sweetness with very dry finish and relatively light body.
The taste is slightly bitter with herbal hop flavors initially and light orange taste with a mild wheat toastiness and slightly grassy hop edge with gentle tangy yeast combined with wheat flavors and hint of spice in the nutty dry finish. Overall I enjoyed this it is drinkable and kind of like a white IPA but it has more wheat with a mild yeast flavor throughout.
04-29-2014 13:51:52 | More by Slatetank
3.29/5 rDev -6.8%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Yeah, name a beer after that particular character in Hamlet. Nothing iffy there, nossir... Anyway, this stuff pours a partly cloudy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mixed greens, powdered sugar, honey, and oats. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, orange peel, flowers, powdered sugar, light honey, and some mild grass that sits on the tongue through the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a meek hoppy wheat, one where the hops don't really blend seamlessly with the base. It's alright at best.
04-24-2014 17:11:31 | More by TMoney2591
3.34/5 rDev -5.4%
A: Bright nectarine orange coloring with a dense clarity and a good suspension of yeasty matter. Dirty white head is thin and skimmy, average in retention, with minimal lace dressing.
S: Aroma of fresh lemon-lime flower hops, dried orange peel and wheat. Hopping is average at best, as well the strength and complexity. Expected a bit more ummph from a beer called a hoppy wheat.
T: Flavor was tart orange, lemon and flower hops. Herbal orange, wheat and floral notes with a mild bittering finish. Lemon-straw, light dry grapefruit with some semi-dry tropical orange at the finish.
M: creamy, moderate snap of carbonation with a flowery edginess. Dry wheat finish.
O: Overall moderate hoppiness, mildly entertaining, but not enough to really hold your attention. Decent, but forgetable.
04-16-2014 23:11:06 | More by beerthulhu
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
Breckinridge has not won me over, but I like this one the best so far.
I came back to it and it compares well with Petaluma's Lagunitas Lil Sumpin.
Appearance - Apricot yellow, hazy with floaters. Small foamy head and decent lacing.
Smell - Too faint. There's citric hops, lemon, wheat, first followed by yeasty sugar, orange and apricot into a pleasant, welcoming but too faint aroma.
Taste - Follows the smell, but more powerfully starts with IPA hop bitter, followed by citric pineapple, orange. Wheat, grassy notes, lemon and yeast. Fruity but not cloying finish.
Mouthfeel - Excellent body. Finale is fruit and bitter hops. Leaves you in a good place, appetizing.
Good with fish, sausage, cassolet, cheeses, pretzels.
Overall -Totally cool IPA wheat beer. I prefer this over most American Wheats.
04-06-2014 21:59:38 | More by Act25
4.14/5 rDev +17.3%
This is a pretty unique brew, so I'm not sure any particular style suits it completely. It's a nice light wheat with a slightly over the top hop profile, and the hops they chose complement the yeast and malts very well.
It is a cloudy yellow color with just a bit of fizz. The aroma is not particularly strong, but still interesting. The balance of hops with the yeast taste works really well.
The aftertaste is pretty clean and very refreshing. You want another.
This is a great drink!
04-06-2014 18:08:28 | More by schoolboy
Ophelia from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.