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Whale Ale - Six Row Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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67 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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)
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kemoarps

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-09-2013 05:30:01 | More by kemoarps
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Bucktron18

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-01-2013 15:35:12 | More by Schlafly33
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy honey color. Fairly typically looking wheat beer. It has a little over one finger slightly offwhite head with great rentention. Lacing was minimal.

S - Mainly smells of lemon. There is also a slight grassy aroma.

T - Lots going on here. The beer starts out on a spicy note, but quickly turns to a sweet lemony citrus. There is also quite a bit of maltiness present and it finishes with a slightly sour but pleasant aftertaste

M - almost a medium bodied beer. Still very easy drinking. Almost has a slick feel to it. Lots of carbonation

O - Interesting wheat beer with lots going on. Its a little spicy, little sweet, a little sour, with lots of flavor. Great summer beer. Would pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:24:08 | More by Goosehunter75
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-19-2013 03:05:24 | More by Jason
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rlb49

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-07-2013 21:04:34 | More by rlb49
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-29-2013 01:40:47 | More by Packman4IL
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

03-17-2013 22:36:21 | More by leinie13
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-30-2013 02:46:04 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Carrico


4.49/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was very confused when I first heard the term, "Whale Ale". Then I realized that this is a pale ale using wheat. The color is very similar to what you would find in a Belgian White. The taste is somewhat bitter but it certainly isn't the dominating factor. This is probably one of my favorite brews at the moment and if you ever find yourself in St.Louis, you should give a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 21:16:11 | More by Carrico
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evilcatfish

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

01-02-2013 22:09:24 | More by evilcatfish
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Rwang

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-01-2013 20:22:58 | More by Rwang
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slapperloon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +14%

12-27-2012 17:41:31 | More by slapperloon
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-03-2012 05:12:37 | More by IpeeA
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ThisSpaceForRent

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

09-21-2012 01:27:57 | More by ThisSpaceForRent
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peabody

Kentucky

2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
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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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-29-2012 23:46:27 | More by ucsbmullet
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Punkyg0608

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-14-2012 03:24:25 | More by Punkyg0608
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-05-2012 14:47:48 | More by WhiskeeTango
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a shaker.

A - Deep gold to amber with a slight haze. Moderate bright white head. Carbonation appears moderate. Lacing slight.

S - Distant ale esters with a hint of bready malt at the fringes of perception. No off aromas detected, but I want more.

T - Initial toasted bread transitions to a biscuity mid with very distinct, clean bitterness. A honey like flavor near the back transitions to a very clean, dry finish with only a wisp of ending bitterness. The very picture of drinkability.

M - Medium body with brisk carbonation. Pushes the envelope of heaviness for a light session beer.

O - A zombie of ingredients turns into a mild-mannered session wheat pale ale. I could put down a few on a hot day like this. Not a once in a lifetime beer, but for a session pale ale, it's top-of-the-line.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 20:38:09 | More by Megahertz
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soju6

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper color with a good head that fades to nominal lacing.

S: Mild aroma of citrus and fresh grain with a bit of sweetness in the background.

T: Mild taste of fresh grain with some citrus and bit of malt sweetness. nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: fairly light body, crisp but smooth with a nice balance.

O: Decent beer that goes down easy. Good summer time beer. Nice offering from a local brewer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 03:29:38 | More by soju6
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden/amber color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of wheat, grasses and some lemon. Nice but not spectacular.

T - It tasted of cracked wheat, some sweet caramel, grassy/yeastiness and a touch of lemon.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice wheat beer. Not my favorite style but it was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:05:08 | More by zeff80
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev +14%

04-19-2012 17:02:53 | More by FreshZ
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mikennat

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-10-2012 16:10:03 | More by mikennat
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

03-15-2012 23:50:33 | More by BJasny
Whale Ale from Six Row Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.