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Golden Beach Pale Wheat - Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 21
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Sawdust City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jrenihan on 11-23-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 21
Reviews by evil_liver:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Stouts. Every so often a beer is better than expected, as it is this time. Hazy yellow, soapy head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy like a pale, a C-citrus hop taste.A kiss of tasrt and nice. Good drinkability, and more of a pale than a wheat ale.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big citrus nose. A bit grassy in the mouth, but a solid, dry finish.

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Photo of WeizenMike
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Crooked Cue.

A - Very slightly cloudy pale yellow. Golden along the edges. Thin layer of white head.

S - Very light nose. Some sweet bready malts and lightly hopped pine and floral.

T - Decent bitterness up front. Mostly floral with some citrus. Sweet malts in the background. Wondering about freshness as I have had this once before (didn't review it) and I recall the hop profile to be much more pungent and full of citrus. Even the menu described citrus notes.

M - Light body. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O - I think this was a very old keg. Either that or my taste buds were off (had a clean palate though). I had this one before (also on tap) and remembered a very hoppy pale wheat ale along the lines of Gumballhead. I have adjusted my scores up to take this in to account. Based on this experience alone, this would have been closer to a 3 overall.

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Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Burger Bar in Kensington. Light golden, cloudy appearance, thin head which leaves streaks of lace down the glass.

Really nice hopped up American wheat - lemon and grapefruit dominate with a faint hint of pine, moderate hop bitterness in finish that is quite resiny, light body which has a hint of cereal, a bit of the 'pillowy' effect I equate with wheat. Definitely a hop centred brew.

Refreshing and quenching, one of the best new Ontario offerings. Come summer I'm all over this.

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Photo of liamt07
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Burger Bar, into a pint glass. Listed at 4.8% ABV, hopped with Summit, Sorachi Ace and Galaxy - dry-hopped with Centennial. 25 IBUs, 3 SRM.

Poured a straw yellow with a golden tinge to it, finger or so of white head and some nice lacing. Nose is dry hopped nicely, Centennial comes through well. Ripe citrus notes, some orange pine, lemons and a touch of grass. Wheat is quite present as well. Taste has some sharp and dominant wheat notes, with some orange, lemon and more grassy/herbal qualities. Juicy hop notes. Lightly drying with a bit of grain in the finish. Moderate hop bitterness, with a medium high carbonation to match up nicely with it's light body. Continued solid efforts by this new brewery, can't wait to try the next release from these guys. Would've been nice to see this over the summer, certainly not a style I'm looking for in November!

EDIT: Had this again this summer (August 2012) and the recipe is much improved. A little less bitterness, a lot more hop flavour. Lots of tropical fruits. Deliciously yummy, hoppy and wheaty. Really an excellent American Pale Wheat.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of byronic
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a nice pale but cloudy yellow. Not much of a nose presence. A small hop presence and a tinge of bitterness followed by a grapefruit finish.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a moderately cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Lots of lacing.

Perhaps the beer was too cold, but I got very little aroma off of this. Nothing but faint hints of typical wheat malt scents. As it warmed a bit, the strongest scent that came through (still light) was cheddar cheese, of all things, along with a bit of bread. Faint, and what exists is not the best.

Taste is mildly bitter, rather soapy. Crisp wheat flavours. Some light sweetness balances the bitter. Banana flavours are present, as well as some bubble gum.

High carbonation level. A little irritating but not too bad. Light to medium body.

Overall, decent and enjoyable. but not great. Would have again but wouldn't hunt for it.

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Photo of MattPS
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jerboat
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Introduced to this beer on tap at Bar Hop, and enjoying a second pint at C'est What. Not a fan of typical wheat beers, but this follows in the vein of Great Lake's Miami Weiss and is true "c hop” lover's delight.

Appearance is the only weak link - pours a pale, straw-coloured hazy yellow that's not at all pleasant to behold. However the aroma is stunningly "west coast" - pure citrus and pine resin - absolutely beautiful. Likewise in the flavour; a delightfully light ABV citrus and tropical fruit hopped ale.

Well done, Sawdust City! Can't wait until Gravenhurst becomes a place to visit...

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Photo of Bf_89
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryW
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Golden Beach Pale Wheat from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
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