1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Whale Ale - Six Row Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Whale AleWhale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Whale Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chrisrennier
4/5  rDev +14%

chrisrennier, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of JordanHageman
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%

JordanHageman, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Eagleyes
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Eagleyes, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Stephen_Woods, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of thufflife
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

thufflife, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of brecklem
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

brecklem, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep golden body and a thin white head that quickly fades away to a bare wisp; leaves some lacing on the glass. Rich grain and wheat aroma; toasted bread. Sour and bitter flavor up front; some cereal-like flavors floundering in the background. Medium body; smooth and glassy feel.

A ho-hum beer with a thin, watery feel with some lime/orange rind citrus flavors. It leave a somewhat harsh, metallic aftertaste with the hop bitterness. A rather forgettable beer experience.

beergoot, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of tpaetow
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

tpaetow, May 18, 2014
Photo of caustin90
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

caustin90, May 06, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mendvicdog, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Tafyob41
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Tafyob41, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

tdmccarthy, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Caskaway
2/5  rDev -43%

Caskaway, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of navband
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

navband, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Eaglefan344, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of CiderGoggles
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

CiderGoggles, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

jewellrunner, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

MarkyMOD, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Gagnonsux, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Yesdog
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Yesdog, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Franziskaner, Aug 31, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Whale Ale from Six Row Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.