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Wild Wapiti Wheat | Elk Mountain Brewing

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Elk Mountain Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kojevergas on 12-18-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery:

Good yellow/golden hue; cloudy, but not full of sediment...I imagine this is not unfiltered; good quarter inch head, light lacing; as with many hefes, there is a VERY noticeable banana flavor; crisp taste; smells a little bitter, doesn't taste bitter at all; smells 'wheaty'; good beer, very easygoing; lack of overall complexity, but a great summer beer I'm sure. Despite always trying hefes, and usually never being overtly impressed, this was a good beer to session for the lighter-palate crowd.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served on-draught into a 10 oz pils glass at Elk Mountain. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were moderately high as I generally enjoy Elk Mountain's beers.

A: Pours a one finger head of bad thickness, no cream, and decent retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow.

Sm: Clove, banana, and wheat. A light aroma.

T: Heavy clove with some light banana. Dirty wheat comprises the foundation. Pretty imbalanced and badly built. This is one of the 'emptiest' hefeweizens I've ever had. Where is the flavour? Simple and disappointing.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours generally.

Dr: Drinkable but poorly constructed. Very limited in quality. I wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of BeerMeColorado
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of daem3384
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

absolutely no doubt about it, this is the best beer i have had from elk mountain. its a very good, quite traditional tasting hefe, with a really bright banana fruity citrusy yeast strain in it that gives it a ton of life. the wheat malt base is rather light, pale and less than medium bodied, but there is a nice creaminess to this too thats really nice. less spice than fruit in the flavor, which is driven by the hefeweizen yeast. carbonation is zippy, the beer finish clean, its got more than just a balancing hoppiness to it, a cool grassy freshness uncommon in the style, and then a cleaner finish. supremely refreshing and honestly something i could drink ten of happily. im glad i got to have one of these, i have been largely unimpressed with these guys so far, so nice to see they can pull it off. as good as any american made take on the style ive had in a long time.

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Wild Wapiti Wheat from Elk Mountain Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.