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Florida Avenue Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Florida Avenue Ale
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BA SCORE
71
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 21.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Storage Craft Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 02-05-2011)
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A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet malt and very fruity (almost artificial like Fruit Loops). 

T- The taste like the aroma is faint wheat in the background with more of the artificial fruity flavors that were present in the aroma.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O- Overall, I just wasn't a huge fan of this beer. Did not taste very fresh or natural.

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Notes from 3/13. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. This 'American Wheat Ale with Citrus' comes across as a Pale Ale in a way. Pours a medium straw with a thin cap, quite clear for a wheat ale and showing just a hint of haze.

Aroma throws a funky hop pitch at you initially but fortunately this settles out quickly with a bit of exposure. Offers a bit of sour lemony wheat after some warming. Not all bad but not really much going on. Aroma seems like a secondary concern here.

Taste is very light with a touch of malt but no discernible wheat component. Bit of lemon on the finish. Feel is light yet smooth and not watery. Again, no definitive wheat texture to be found. Given the color/haze, smell and taste I would assume this wheat ale has no more than 10 or 20 percent wheat.

Overall just not a whole lot to love here. Similar to the blueberry wheat without the blueberry of course, perhaps the same base beer, and dare I say lacking something as a result. Not bad by any means, just lacking enough character to desire another.

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Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic. I'm aware this is a wheat beer of some sort, and the label says "Ale with natural flavors added," but beyond that I'm absolutely clueless to what this will taste like.

I pop this open and pour it, and it immediately pours a pilsner-esque transparent gold - if this is a wheat beer, it's surely filtered. The head is about a finger and a half of dense, white foam which retains decently. Lacing is below average. The smell is a little difficult to coax out, but once accomplished I get some very pale wheat, some pale malts, and some sort of a fruit - perhaps an apricot flavor? There's citrus flavors and something a bit nutty here too. It smells good, just weak. The taste does step things up a notch though. First comes the very pale wheat flavors that simmer for a bit until a strong rush of fruity and nutty flavors rush in - I believe it's a sort of an apricot flavor. It's incredibly juicy, one of the best fruit flavors I've ever tasted in a beer, which might have something to do with the bottling date - this was bottled less than a week ago.

The mouthfeel is good; it's very light and crisp. The carbonation is downright aggressive, but it seems to work well with this brew. The drinkability is absolutely off the charts - I could seriously drink this all day and have a really good time. It's just very pleasant tasting and very easy drinking - almost a light beer for the beer geek crowd. Recommended for fans of Magic Hat #9, this owes more than a bit in formula to it. I surely enjoyed this and will be purchasing it again, but it's not for everyone.

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Florida Avenue Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.