Wet Hot American Wheat - Finch's Beer Co.

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 154
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mendvicdog on 07-30-2013

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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 154
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

ACBF pour

A-Pours a cloudy, bright yellow color with a white, whipped head.

S-Pretty mild. Wheat and grain with some lemon and floral notes. I would like a bit more intensity but I'm fairly happy with the actual aroma.

T-The flavor is superior to the nose. It's hoppier than the nose leads on and the flavor is pretty exciting. Lemon zest hops with some grass. Dry wheat. A bit floral.

M-Light and drinkable with lower bitterness. Prickly carbonation.

O-A tasty wheat based brew that is more impressive not he tongue than in the schnozzola. (545 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into an inperial pint a hazed orange infused light golden with a thinner well sustained white head atop.Aromas are very light with some toasted wheat grain mainly.There is a real nice mouthfeel wich keeps the beer from feeling to light,it has some actual body for the style.Grainy and toasted on the palate with a hint of pine but it's light,I even get a bit of nuttiness wich isnt bad.Man is this easy to drink,not flavor packed but good for a Memorial day grilling session. (481 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can w/o any freshness info that I can find

Pours clouded dull lighter amber, frothy and looser eggshell head.

Light wheaty malts on the nose

Lighter feeling but no less aggressive with the hops then the other Finch's beers. In general an easy drinking wheat brew, with some dull lemon, grapefruit and lime coming to mind.

I like it- an APWA with more character, and hop presence then typically found for the style (429 characters)

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle and from a can poured into a weizen glass.
A: Pale straw under a 1” white foam collar that clings to the glass leaving sheets of lace.
S: citrusy hops some grass, wheat but no banana and or clove.
T: Rich with some white bread flavors and a big hop presence.
F: Creamy, medium full body, medium high carbonation, slightly astringent on the finish.
O: Sharp, crisp tasty and refreshing. Good blend of wheat and hop. (452 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finch's Beer Co. "Wet Hot American Wheat"
16 oz. can, no freshness dating

Appearance: Fingerprints-through-the-glass clear. (Looking into the can I see a solid ring of sediment at the bottom). Deep golden body. Short head of creamy white foam. Slightly better than average head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Piney, citrusy hops. Spicy. Straightforward grainy malt.

Flavor: Wheat is clear within the maltiness. Slightly biscuity. Piney, citrusy hops. Spicy. Lemony. Yeasty. Solidly bitter. Finishes dry and spicy with dull residual hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp with a bristling carbonation.

Overall: Pretty much what you'd expect it to be. No surprises here. (674 characters)

Photo of Mpenders
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Adavar
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of StanleysCup
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmoraymond
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JohnnyNicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rodmanmarc
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of bkonk10
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of zp6167a
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, lemony. Taste is tart, lemons, a bit of wheat, decent but not as refreshing/thirst quenching as is usual for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer. (281 characters)

Photo of Samp01
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can. Pours a clear pale yellow with a fluffy white head, light lacing. Aroma is of citrus, lemon, citrus pine hops. Taste is citrus lemon, wheat and grains with some citrus pine hops bitterness. Palate is a medium crisp body, good carbonation. Finishes with citrus notes, wheat and grains followed by some good spiced dry hopped bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a quite good drinking sessional wheat ale. (419 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Marie's, served in a branded weizen glass.

Clear golden orange, spotty lace all around the edges. Broken skim across the surface.

Butterscotch aroma, hello diacetyl. Bleh.

Taste is similar but has a biscuity malt presence and soft wheat graininess.

Feel is borderline, watery but slightly smooth from the wheat. Wondering if it's just dirty lines at the bar accounting for the butter notes, though can't be sure. Overall a one and done. Wanted to give these guys another chance but they're not doing anyone proud. (527 characters)

Photo of ivyman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Wet Hot American Wheat from Finch's Beer Co.
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