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Pachyderm Pale Wheat - Avondale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012)
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Photo of dowen17
2.99/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with a nice thick white head.

Smells of citrusy fruits and sweet malt. Some bready yeast and malts.

Citrus fruits take the forefront of this beer. A little more hoppy than I expected. Very nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Perfectly carbonated.

Overall this is a good local beer. I prefer a darker beer but on hot days this is very refreshing.

dowen17, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Justinbshelton, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Vestlake
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Vestlake, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of BeerZack
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerZack, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

markjarema11, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Sweenz
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Sweenz, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

freduardo, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Gus_13
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

justinm4bama, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Nakedtown
4/5  rDev 0%

Nakedtown, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev 0%

BlueMoon10, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JayS2629
4/5  rDev 0%

JayS2629, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev 0%

JohnBender, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev 0%

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

ttroha, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev 0%

FrankShirley, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev 0%
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!

ChainGangGuy, May 18, 2014
Photo of NODAK
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

NODAK, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of pvo
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really good; combined the best of both pale ales and wheats to make a great anytime beer.

Appearance: hazy, golden, light head.

Smell: hop aroma, balanced by sweetness.

Mouthfeel: crisp, rather carbonated.

Overall: very good-- I'm not sure if they consider this one of their standard beers, but it's really good, and much better than their other basic beers that I'd imagine many people would order, particularly their IPA.

pvo, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WoodBrew, May 01, 2013
Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WarEagleJeep, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of pasjc2001
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

pasjc2001, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright pale orange in color. This beer appears from the outset to have a relatively light body and lingering head.

S - The scent of this beer is wonderful blend of hops in the forefront with wheat and citrus behind. Couldn't ask for a better or cleaner smell to go with the summer heat.

T - As with the smell, the flavor is also hoppy. Hoppier than many other pale wheats I have tried in the past. But this hop profile is still in balance with the wheat malt that forms the backbone of this brew. Everything is followed up with a clean finish.

M - Light and crisp, just as I hoped for this kind of brew.

O - An easy, fresh drink that would be great for the summertime.

BhamBeerLover, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of sewhitehead
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

sewhitehead, Jul 26, 2014
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Pachyderm Pale Wheat from Avondale Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.