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Wavehopper - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 19.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 12-14-2010)
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Shy5

Oregon

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-10-2014 05:33:17 | More by Shy5
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Transparent body with straw yellow color. Poured with a finger of head which settled in to a thin layer across the top while drinking. Active carbonation is on the lower side for the style.

Smell: Straw, honey, and dough on the front. Sweet biscuity malts are really potent on the body. Cereal and nutty finish fits well.

Taste: Dough and buttery malts on the front. Watery forgettable body. The finish is some earthy yeast and sprite fruits.

Mouthfeel: Drinkable almost to a fault. No notable lingering textures are left behind.

Overall: The aroma is no doubt the highlight. So disappointed the taste couldn't follow it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 05:41:42 | More by KFBR392
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.79/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a crystal clear pale yellow color. Some pure white froth with decent retention.

(S)- Light cereal and biscuit-like grains with hints at lemon and spice.

(T)- Quite sweet for the style with a big honey wheat sweetness going on. reminds me of buttered toast with honey. Very grainy.

(M)- Very light bodied but carries a rather potent sweetness for the style.

(O)- I actually quite like the flavor this has, that, and being lighter and crisp, but really very little about this reminds me of a kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 16:22:59 | More by sweemzander
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Phocion

Minnesota

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

12 oz. bottle aggressively poured into a pilsner glass. Light golden straw body with a big, frothy, white head. Good staying power and chunks of thick lacing.

Grainy/wheaty and sweet pils malts. Subtle noble hop aroma, fairly floral and grassy.

Flavor is thin. Sweet malts and a bit of a sulfur-like finish. Wheaty and kind of salty. Smallest hint of earthy hops.

Light bodied and medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Sweet and not particularly clean. Drinkable but not particularly memorable Kölsch.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 21:58:49 | More by Phocion
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-17-2014 22:00:20 | More by jzlyo
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-16-2014 18:26:53 | More by DaveMiller
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MTBrewr

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-28-2014 00:40:59 | More by MTBrewr
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Craiger1967

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-26-2014 00:55:48 | More by Craiger1967
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

04-22-2014 02:05:34 | More by Beerlover
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 19:10:48 | More by SkinniePost
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-17-2014 05:23:02 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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jubie921

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -40.5%

02-09-2014 15:39:29 | More by jubie921
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-03-2014 01:43:27 | More by Localdrinklax
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-22-2013 03:14:11 | More by XmnwildX12
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arnold931

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-23-2013 02:21:52 | More by arnold931
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teichsta

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-09-2013 03:17:25 | More by teichsta
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-04-2013 18:00:02 | More by tommy5
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-21-2013 01:15:12 | More by sgttibbs
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw in color with moderate carbonation and a white soapy head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Nose has grainy straw malt notes with a hint of sweetness, slightly spicy hops and a big straw backbone.

Taste follows the nose. Grain and straw notes are forward. While the flavor is light, it is robust and delicious lots of great grainy qualities that the clean herbal hops play nicely with.

Mouthfeel is great for a hot day. Light, crisp clean and lots of carbonation. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:20:34 | More by Fcolle2
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-04-2013 19:36:32 | More by Hallertau
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-29-2013 01:54:30 | More by enelson
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Kempski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-23-2013 09:02:17 | More by Kempski
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-19-2013 03:26:09 | More by bigbeers84
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

04-22-2013 05:29:09 | More by mrmitsui29
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1DAC3

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wavehopper is a very nice American Kolsh style beer. It has a nice creaminess with a subtle hoppy finish. This will do very well during a Chicago summer. In addition, I love the marketing of life on the water and the white caps. I grew up vacationing in the great lakes region and have a boat in Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 21:55:14 | More by 1DAC3
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Wavehopper from Big Bay Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.