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Windy City Wheat - Chicago Beer Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chicago Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Today's forecast...Windy! A Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with honey and spices.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-07-2010)
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

12-12-2012 14:18:55 | More by mrosenfeld32
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akylles


3/5  rDev -7.4%

12-08-2012 02:41:28 | More by akylles
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illini4x4


3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-12-2012 01:10:24 | More by illini4x4
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KJabo

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

09-29-2012 14:03:51 | More by KJabo
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JJFordick

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

09-15-2012 02:17:16 | More by JJFordick
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KyleFredricks


3/5  rDev -7.4%

09-09-2012 02:00:59 | More by KyleFredricks
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8%

09-03-2012 23:51:33 | More by Kubrickx
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-31-2012 22:59:12 | More by FreshHawk
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%

This wasn't my favorite, it wasn't great, but it wasn't too bad.

Bottle poured into weizen; three finger off white head.

Straw golden, hazy colored, yeast turbid....just how I like it.

Smells: like a Belgian white should.

Tastes: Honey, ick!! Coriander, oats, and a hit of citrus

Mouthfeel: a little watery for my liking.

This was an ok beer, I don't think I'd have it again.

08-06-2012 17:29:24 | More by BierStein711
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-06-2012 16:29:31 | More by nheinzie57
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south33

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8%

07-26-2012 01:21:01 | More by south33
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +2.8%

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a mug

Appearance: Slightly hazy light yellow color with little lacing

Smell: Slight corn sweetness smell with a little hint of fruits

Taste: Very mild flavor of sweetness and a little bit of fruitiness. It is not an extremely complex brew but what flavor it has is pretty good and refreshing.

06-02-2012 01:27:56 | More by ruckus232
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HefeRules


4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

05-14-2012 17:38:22 | More by HefeRules
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justinp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

05-10-2012 01:57:40 | More by justinp
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2012 04:25:11 | More by fatboy91
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salinasa

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-18-2012 19:26:43 | More by salinasa
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match1112

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -21.9%

this beer pours out lookin like others of it's kind. hazy yellow body with half finger of off white head that fades rather quickly. smell is weak, some wheat and spice. taste is rather weak also. more of the spice and wheat. mouthfeel is thin and watery, decent carbonation. real weak beer, real disappointment. just go with hoegarden if you want to know what this beer is suppose to taste like.

01-08-2012 04:34:31 | More by match1112
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Etan

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.4%

12-23-2011 06:10:02 | More by Etan
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Nofear048

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

12-19-2011 05:09:14 | More by Nofear048
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

11-30-2011 04:43:18 | More by ScrimshawFan
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-25-2011 17:33:55 | More by mdillon86
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

11-25-2011 04:26:22 | More by barnzy78
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bschinelli

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -14.2%

Poured this cloudy, golden brew from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass, noted a quickly dissipated 1/2 inch head that left a little white on top while I drank this beer, but no lacing to speak of. Very little aromatics, I had trouble getting anything other than the grain in the nose. Tasted clean and crisp, with the wheat front and center, some grassy flavors in the finish.. Very light in the mouth, an easy drinking beer.

All in all, I'd have to say this is a beer made for summer.

11-22-2011 01:31:05 | More by bschinelli
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Nachojon

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-18-2011 19:20:16 | More by Nachojon
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Northsider

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

Found this bottle in local liquor store.

I never knew this brewery existed! Color was almost clearish yellow with generous white head. Not as cloudy as I would have liked, but still nice to look at. Bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom. Smell and taste was wheaty as you would expect.

Overall it's definitely not the best example of this style, and way better beers can be had. Low abv, easy to drink. I could see why many people don't like this one, but to me it's "good", not great. I'd buy it again.

08-16-2011 13:05:34 | More by Northsider
Windy City Wheat from Chicago Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.