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Big Blue Van - College Street Brewhouse & Pub

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Big Blue Van
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BA SCORE
81
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-29-2012)
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HavasuDG

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-15-2012 02:12:09 | More by HavasuDG
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:02:37 | More by TempeBeerMan
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Arizona

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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Arizona

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GRG1313

California

3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An unfiltered wheat made with real blueberry and vanilla.

Pours a hazy medium amber/gold tone with a short white head. A single blueberry is floated in the glass and one might conclude that is the result of the marketing department and not the brewer who would know better and who would not want to alienate real beer drinkers. While I was a bit offended by the floating fruit in my beer, I simply ignored it and went on tasting it.

Nose is very assertive vanilla - almost overpoweringly so with a hint of blueberry undertone. Nose is almost "too much" in that the vanilla is pure and strong; great if you love vanilla - not so great if you don't. Blueberry is lost on this and a better name might just be "Big Van."

Mouthfeel is medium with good balance and nice carbonation although one cares little for the mouthfeel as the nose is strong throughout the drinking/tasting and flavor follows, with a strong vanilla character and flavor profile. Almost synthetic the vanilla is so strong and the juxstaposition of vanilla and "beer" doesn't quite marry for me as does, say, coffee or chocolate.

Finish is simple yeasty with a light bitter character but, again, vanilla carries the day here. Not my thing but some will enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 20:25:13 | More by GRG1313
Big Blue Van from College Street Brewhouse & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.