Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Sandy Wheat - Mother's Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sandy WheatSandy Wheat

Educational use only; do not reuse.

15 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 15
Hads: 72
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 31.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MarzenMan on 05-22-2011

This hopped-up unfiltered wheat pays tribute to our founder's mothers, Sandy. The spirit and malt bill of a Belgian Witbier fused with the hop and soul of an American Pale Ale, with just a touch of grapefruit zest, make Sandy subtly complex yet refreshingly crisp.

33 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 15 | Hads: 72
Reviews by soju6:
Photo of soju6
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a pale golden color with a good head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain, some citrus and spice. Bit of sweetness in the background.

T: Flavor of fresh grain, with a bit of spice, spice and light sweetness. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, smooth and refreshing.

O: Easy drinker. Nice summer style beer from the brewery.

 378 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Ricos187
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed honey colored with a thumb of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy & bready

T: Grassy, faint lemon & grapefruit notes along with sweet bready notes up front. More grapefruit as this warms, some tangerine notes too, along with more grapefruit. Finihes with malty sweetness & grapefruit bitterness

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation, good balance

This a decent attempt at a hoppy wheat, but not great. I'll stick with a L'il Sumpin Sumpin

 484 characters

Photo of BKotch
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mkf629
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a much hazed orange-tinted gold color with a quick fading, off-white head. Not much lacing or retention.

Snappy wheat and grassy-citric hops. Nice, clean and fairly unique nose. I like it. The hop-fruitiness of the nose is astonishing and shifty. One sniff it is tangerine, the next lime peel and then maybe even cantaloupe.

Mmmm, taste is refreshing and dry with a nice fruity kick. The hop flavor is pretty unique and is accentuated by the tart wheat. Lime peel and grains...grapefruit and honey, nicely complex for a wheat. This is a wonderful take on the American Wheat style and one of the most distinctive I have had since I first tried Oberon many years ago. The mouthfeel is crisp and medium-full with a plethora of bubbles. Southern Missouri is overflowing with good beer, it is amazing to see some of the quality brews from this region...well done Ozark country...well done indeed.

 912 characters

Photo of jmccullough108
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Birdlegs
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Dieck
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Flatlands
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of c-rum
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Skillet
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible freshness or bottling date. Poured into a classic weizen glass. The bottom of the label says "ale brewed with grapefruit peel", which is something new to me.

Appearance - It certainly looks the part of a hefeweizen, with a big bone-white rocky four-finger head that slowly starts to break apart, forming thick webbing after a long retention. Lacing is sticky, but spotty. Body is a sunny golden hue with a haze from the yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Shades of peach flesh and yellow.

Smell - Initially, an aromatic citrusy fruit element, with a nice sharp acidic element to it. That smell soon gives way to the rounder tones from the wheat and bready yeast characteristic. It's really nice how much the aroma balances the two contrapuntal flavor profiles. Very promising.

Taste - Unfortunately, the floral, citric hops that the aroma suggested are not nearly as present in the taste. Instead, we have a more classic APWA flavor profile with the bready wheat along with some notes of lemon peel and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium-body and high carbonation provide for a filling but refreshing feel. Finish is mostly dry with a faint lingering bit of sweetness.

Overall, a wonderful smelling, but slightly less inspired tasting take on the American Pale Wheat Ale. I will say that the "hopped up wheat" label might be a bit of a misnomer, especially compared to other so-called "hoppy wheats" I've had. The hops are present in the smell, but not very much in the taste. Still a very solid beer that I would gladly drink again on a hot summer day.

 1,628 characters

Photo of beagley
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at a pre-launch brewery tour, though the beer is now available at local bars on tap, and in growler's at local fine beer stores.

A wheat beer with a pale ale style hopping? Finally something to keep in the fridge for the fruit-in-beer friends, as well as a solid after-work choice.

I was pleasantly surprised that a wheat could make it's way on to my beer-run list. It takes a lot for me to stray from my IPA/imperial stout tastes, and to find a yellow beer so appealing, is simply shocking. There's a lot of skill into this one.

 540 characters

Photo of IPA1978
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sandy Wheat from Mother's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.