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Wet Hot American Wheat - Finch's Beer Co.

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wet Hot American Wheat from Finch's Beer Co.
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