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Wavehopper - Big Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
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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Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed yellow with a thin white head that becomes a wide patch. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of some grain with mild floral notes.

The taste is light - a sweet (honey-ish?) kiss, slight nut from the malt, with a mild floral dryness in the finish.

The carbonation level works well enough to fit the character of the light brew. Leans a bit watery, but not too fizzy.

This is a light, easy-drinking, balanced beer that fits "kolsch" style well enough. It has a "refreshing" quality to it.

jwc215, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of kristenrae8
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kristenrae8, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
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.

KFBR392, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
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.

sweemzander, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Phocion
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.

Phocion, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

DaveMiller, May 16, 2014
Photo of MTBrewr
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

MTBrewr, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Craiger1967
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Craiger1967, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Beerlover, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of SkinniePost
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Shy5
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Shy5, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of jubie921
2/5  rDev -40.5%

jubie921, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Localdrinklax
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Localdrinklax, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of arnold931
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

arnold931, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of teichsta
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

teichsta, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

sgttibbs, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
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.

Fcolle2, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Hallertau
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Hallertau, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

enelson, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Kempski
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -10.7%

bigbeers84, Jun 19, 2013
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Wavehopper from Big Bay Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.