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Whale Ale - Six Row Brewing Company

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Whale AleWhale Ale

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79 Ratings

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
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:
Beer added by: Vancer on 12-06-2009

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
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3.73/5  rDev +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.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
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...

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +26.1%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Whale Ale from Six Row Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.