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Windy City Wheat - Chicago Beer Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 19.38%
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: 72 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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VirtueVsVice, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JellyJacket, Dec 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

mrosenfeld32, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

akylles, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

illini4x4, Nov 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

KJabo, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

KyleFredricks, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Kubrickx, Sep 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

FreshHawk, Aug 31, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BierStein711, Aug 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

nheinzie57, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

south33, Jul 26, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ruckus232, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

HefeRules, May 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

justinp, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

fatboy91, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

salinasa, Mar 18, 2012
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2.53/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

match1112, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Etan, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Nofear048, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

bschinelli, Nov 22, 2011
Windy City Wheat from Chicago Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.