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Pachyderm Pale Wheat - Avondale Brewing Co.

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Pachyderm Pale WheatPachyderm Pale Wheat

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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 10
Photo of tylerthetiger
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spw109
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dar482
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer in general had a dry wall, paper, paint thinner flavor. A decent wheaty backbone and low on flavors, towards a less fruity Blue Moon. A crisp beer though.

This may have been an old can for those strange flavors to come up.

Photo of jebwatson
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent brew, on tap at Jim and Nicks BBQ in Birmingham. If you've never tried Avondale, I highly recommend starting here. This is a very approachable beer, especially if you are new to the craft beer scene. Although, I would recommend it to experienced craft beer drinkers just the same.

Photo of freethehopspc
5/5  rDev +25.9%

It's like a love child between a blue moon and a pale ale! The perfect beer to sip on at the pool, beach, park, game, ect...

Photo of zookerman182
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can consumed on a party bus to the Alabama - Mississippi state football game

Golden yellow

Nice gentle hop aroma

First sip of wheat quickly followed by hop bitterness. Biscuity and lemon citrus

Lots of sudsing

Nice beer

Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Tap from the brewery. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma of hops, bread. Tastes of wheat, bitter hops and a hint of citrus. Extremely tasty and refreshing

Photo of pasjc2001
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Bill_Loves_BamaBeer
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of NODAK
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It was a hot day in Birmingham so this seemed like a good choice. Pours a cloudy and dark blonde into the pint glass. Head seems not really there at all.

Smell is rather faint. Somewhat sweet and citrusy.

The taste is initially fairly sweet and fruity. A little surprised, definitely sweeter than most beers in the style. Perhaps a note of peach or nectarine with that sweetness?? The wheat character comes out afterwards and on the finish, although restrained and not extremely grainy. Crisp for style, rounds out well with a small bitterness on the back.

Definitely a flavorful and good beer for summer. I enjoyed it.

Photo of Nakedtown
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sweenz
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Beer2020
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of sewhitehead
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Dub12588
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Vestlake
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Gus_13
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A bit cloudy, light golden-orange body in hue with a slim, white head.

Smell: A bready, sugar-edged maltiness with amiable citrus notes of sweet, mild lemon and grapefruit.

Taste: PPW has a nice, characterful maltiness with a vibrant breadiness having itself a toasted sugar element to it. A small pop of citrus that settles down. Low bitterness. A little last-minute sweetness and snap of citrus and carbonation on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While most pale wheat ales fall into a line of vapid, lacking offerings, this one breaks the mold with a surprisingly rich maltiness. Nice beer!

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Pachyderm Pale Wheat from Avondale Brewing Co.
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