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Canebrake - Parish Brewing Company

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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 156
Avg: 3.31
pDev: 42.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: utah44 on 02-23-2011

Canebrake is crisp and smooth with a beautiful golden honey color. This refreshing American wheat style brew highlights sweet remnants of sugarcane with notes of honey, spice, and citrus on the finish. A new Louisiana tradition, Canebrake was the first commerical beer in the world brewed with local sugarcane syrup.
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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 156
Reviews by mrfrancis:
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3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, rich golden amber with a thin white mousse that dissipates very quickly. Aside from the fact that head retention is sorely lacking, this is a very attractive ale.

S: Very neutral on the nose-it takes quite some time for subtle aromas of wheat toast, lemon, grass, and cane syrup to emerge.

T: Mild notes of cane sugar, minerals, biscuit, wheat toast, grass, herbs, and lemon flit across the palate. The finish is, at least for me, unique among ales of this type, presenting an initial grassy bitterness followed by a kiss of cane syrup sweetness.

M: Fairly light in body, but just a bit heavier than some other familiar wheat ales. A smooth, creamy texture develops in the mouth, though it dries out a little toward the finish. Carbonation is very crisp and a little prickly. At only 4.9% abv, this is incredibly easy to drink.

O: Though I wasn't expecting much going into this one, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. Canebrake is not earth-shattering, even among American pale wheat ales, but it is a very enjoyable, approachable ale that is perfect for hot summer days. I also appreciate the fact that the cane syrup flavor and aroma are not entirely absent, as I get a bit annoyed by beers that use non-traditional ingredients without showcasing them effectively. All in all, I would return to this one in the right setting, and if you are a fan of the style, you can do far worse.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer suffers from poor marketing as much as anything else. I was expecting to have a beer with some sugarcane taste and sweetness. Sugarcane taste is minimal here. What is left is a beer that tastes like meadow, husk and light sugar. It is an ok representation of the style. I feel like I have had countless others like this and for me this is a pass.

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Photo of deebo
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-clear golden amber, lots of small CO2 bubbles-thin white head
S-not very aromatic a bit of sweet malts
T-a unique taste. Sweet and pale malts-tastes like barley with a bit of a spicy hop finish
M-medium bodied with lots of carbonation. A bit of a lingering finish
O-an ok beer-weak on any wheat character and a bit over carbonated and bitter for me

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Photo of kwkdmk
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bigtiger77
5/5  rDev +51.1%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zimm421
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, spice, subtle earth, and nutty. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. Nothing on this brew really stood out at all. Just not really a lot going on in this one that was even slightly above an average brew for the style. While it wasn’t terrible it just didn’t leave a lasting impression on my palate. Glad I got to try it, but I doubt I would go out of my way to do so again.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bulldog's in New Orleans

A- pours clear and golden with a frothy white head, no lace

S- sugary, earthy malt, hay, very little hops

T- sweet sugar, barnyard hay, faint herbal hop, Finsihes malty with a slight wheat linger.

M- spritzy carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, medium body, goes down smooth.

O- a sweet, yet earthy brew. pretty drinkable but nothing really blew me away.

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Photo of tone77
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very light, some hints of wheat. Taste is wheat, lemon, mild, not getting any of the sugar cane advertised on the bottle. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.21/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mshanecrowe
3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Canebrake from Parish Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.