Slammer Wheat - Jailhouse Brewing Company
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1.7/5 rDev -51.3%
Bottle purchased at a Whole Foods in Atlanta.
Pours a very murky, pale, orange-ish straw color with little head to speak of and heavy, soda-like carbonation that settles to a lighter fizz after a minute.
Bubblegum and banana are big on the nose, with a bit of sugary biscuit and spice, and a hint of something foul and vegetal lurking in the background. Maybe some bitter orange and lemon oil, but otherwise not much citrus.
The first sip tastes for all the world like an adjunct macro lager, starting off with overwhelming malty, corny biscuit. The aforementioned bubblegum, banana and very light citrus rise up in the middle to try to save the day but don't succeed in fully cutting through the fake macro flavors. The more interesting citrus and ester flavors finish with a crisp snap, but there lingers a vaguely cloying corn and sugar aftertaste. Made me grab for a mineral water to purge the memory.
Others seem to have had a better time with this one, but I found it undrinkable. One of the worst American craft brews I've sampled in awhile. Maybe I got a bad bottle?
06-16-2011 00:43:12 | More by professordoktor
2.88/5 rDev -17.5%
This was one of the rotating beers on draught at TAP in Midtown. It was served in a shaker pint. It was a hazy light straw, white cap and decent lacing.
The beer had a light aroma of grains and citrus.
Taste tracks the smell, it is sweet and has some grainy undertow with a bit pear, but some vegetable-earthy-spoiled taste emerges at the end of the sip. Could be an old beer or dirty tap line, but I would be shocked as TAP seems to be on top of things like that.
The mouth is decent, but can't overcome the overcooked vegi thing.
08-03-2012 18:07:18 | More by Redrover
2.9/5 rDev -16.9%
Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.
A: The beer pours a clear yellow color with a big white head.
S: Lemon, honey, and garbage hit the nose first. Super sweet and sugary with a lot of bread flavor and some sour wheat. It also smells like there's a bit of corn in the beer...
T: Sweet bread is the first flavor to hit the tongue and is followed by lemon candy, sugar, and lemon zest. There is a light fruitiness to the beer and some tart wheat notes as well.
M: The body and carbonation could both be described as "medium".
O: Not a very good beer. Should be interesting trying out some of their other offerings...
05-23-2011 22:20:52 | More by womencantsail
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
Thanks to cpinto6 for this one.
Big growing erupting head fluffy few fingers light lacing, crystal clear golden water colored.
Nose tons of wheat, light lemon and citrus rind, hint of spices, hint of sweet malts.
Taste fluffy wheat, lackluster bland wheat flavors, light sticky sweet, light spices, hint lemon, light estery like bad flavor, sticky syrupy extract almost like flavors, light citrus. Finish is more of the slightly unpleasant syrupy flavor, super dry, lingering citrus.
Mouth is lighter bodied, tooons of carb.
Overall meh, not done very well, fake syrupy tasting, some light off flavors that I can't put a finger on and quite bland.
02-17-2012 13:35:03 | More by jlindros
3.44/5 rDev -1.4%
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours and looks like a low carbonated pilsner.
Aroma: wheat with a hint of citrus.
Flavor: wheat, light hops, touch of citrus. Very good bitte/sweet balance.
Feel: light body with adequate carbonation.
O: a very nice and refreshing American style pale wheat than leans towards the light side. Enjoyed this more than expected.
05-02-2014 21:54:12 | More by chinchill
3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Pale golden straw color with frothy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a fair amount of lacing. 22 oz bomber poured into pint glass.
S: Wheat, grain, citrus with a bit of skunkiness.
T: First flavors to hit the palate are citrus and wheat. Lemon zest is present. Pretty watery though.
M: Light bodied and fairly thin. Moderately carbonated.
O: Somewhat disappointing in that it is rather thin and lacks any oomph. I will definitely try out some of Jailhouse's brews as they are just 40 minutes up the road from me.
11-19-2011 17:54:35 | More by Paincane
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
Been wanting to try some beers from the new GA brewery for a while - finally had an opportunity at Outlaw's in McDonough, GA. Thanks to Glen at the brewery for pointing me in the right direction.
Pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.
Smells of pilsner and pale malts mostly with hints of wheat twang and even lighter hints of light fruits.
Tastes similar to how it smells, although more light fruit flavors are present than the aromas intimate. Crisp pilsner malt flavors kick things off with mild amounts of wheat twang. Midway through the sip mild grassy flavors and hints of bananas enter into things and carry through to a crisp ending.
Mouthfeel is alright. It's got a nice thickness however the carbonation is a bit on the heavy side.
Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.
Overall this is an easy-drinking beer however it doesn't exactly fit the bill as an American Wheat.
03-23-2010 02:49:55 | More by glid02
Slammer Wheat from Jailhouse Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.