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Big Blue Van - College Street Brewhouse & Pub

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Big Blue Van
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
College Street Brewhouse & Pub visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-29-2012

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 6
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3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MajorMartn
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely light, typical of the style. Slightly carbonated for a smooth sip. I'm happy to support local breweries. This is good stuff.

Photo of Auraan
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear straw golden body with one finger of foamy white head. It looks just like an American Pale Wheat should, no complaints here. Scents of blue berries, sweet cream, sugar cookie and hints of tangy wheat. Overall impression of aroma is of a rather sweet ale, very fruity and pleasant. Flavor begins with notes of sour yet sweet blue berries and a nice medium-light touch of vanilla. A light wheat tang is also present. The middle maintains these flavors with the tangy wheat becoming a bit more robust and a nice sugar cookie sweetness appearing. Finish is tangy with a light sweetness and the same flavors as earlier. Aftertaste is of vanilla. A light bitterness is present in the background throughout the sip keeping the beer from being cloying. Overall impression of flavor is of a relatively simple, sweet, straight-forward wheat ale. Not amazing, but not bad or off tasting at all. Mouthfeel is medium-light, with a creamy smooth feel and medium-high, pleasantly fizzy carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a straight forward wheat ale. Quite pleasant. Overall this is a relatively good beer. There is nothing wrong with it on most counts, and it is overall quite well put together. It simply isn't an overall profile that I can say I like. Not bad, but lackluster.

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2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer pours a light amber color with an excessive amount of carbonation. There is a very faint fruit smell of berries, but you might not notice if you did not read the label. No taste or aroma of vanilla as promised. Beer is relatively smooth for not being very tasty. The quality is very poor as the beer's taste is faint, slightly below average and the labels were sloppily applied, which tells me that these guys are interested more in production than quality.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

I do not like flavors being added to beer, nor do I like fruity beers and yet this beer is freaking outstandingly good! The vanilla and blueberry are perfectly combined, not over powering and very pleasant. I could not believe how good this was!

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a murky straw yellow with a one-finger perfectly white head of small even bubbles.

S - Healthy aroma of blueberry and vanilla. A hint of graham cracker.

T - Taste matches the nose, with blueberry forward, and sweet malts manifesting themselves in a kind of muffin flavor.

M - Thin bodied, with medium carbonation.

O - Decent fruit beer, but could use more body. Also not the best looking beer. A novelty, but not a rebuy.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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Big Blue Van from College Street Brewhouse & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.