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Whale Ale - Six Row Brewing Company

Whale AleWhale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.05%


Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
What can we say about this one? A bit of luck meets years of homebrewing experience? When it came time to test out our brewing system for the first time, we needed something that we wouldn't feel too bad about dumping if we had equipment troubles. One of our brewers had enough malt in his homebrew stock, which unfortunately wasn't being used due to all his spare time being spent helping get Six Row started, for a batch.

However, it was a bit of a motley collection of ten (yes, ten!) malts, everything from wheat to pale to crystal to aromatic to our namesake. With a little supplemental malt from the local homebrew store, some Cascade and Goldings hops and a blend of US ale yeasts, the Whale (wheat/pale) ale was born. Pale copper in color, this is an interesting beer that has already been enjoyed by many. Let us know how you would describe it.

31.4 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 12-06-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by peabody:
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peabody

Kentucky

2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a slightly cloudy yellow amber color with just a tad of the white foam. No lacing here.
Smell is faint bread and just a touch of spice.
Taste is weak and watery but the flavor is there. Some lemon but mostly dry grain.
Mouthfeel is very clean and that is not a good thing. This is a wash-out more than a good mouthfull of beer.
Overall this isn't terrible but leaves a lot to the imagination.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 03:07:32 | More by peabody
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light gold in color and a bit of haziness. A millimeter of white foam rests on top. Light malt and cereal grains great me with the aroma. I get some unexpected brisk hop flavor of the pine variety. Mouthfeel is very smooth. This is very refreshing on a hot day like today. I later could get a bit of the hop aroma as the beer warmed slightly.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 18:17:34 | More by Franziskaner
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

08-10-2013 22:42:07 | More by captainbearcat
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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JoeMarsh

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Illinois

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Missouri

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Missouri

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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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Cloudy straw color. No idea what kind of head it could've had because the bar tender filled the glass all the way to the tip top. No lacing. Smells of lemon and faint cracked pepper. Taste is a little sour up front with a smooth wheat middle and peasant bitter finish. Mouth feel is smooth with medium-high carbonation.

Good brew, but definitely not worth the price at the airport...

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2013 19:03:54 | More by Bucktron18
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Whale Ale from Six Row Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.