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Monterey Bay Wheat - English Ales Brewery

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Monterey Bay Wheat
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 5.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
English Ales Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 04-09-2010)
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3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this on tap in Monterey.

Gold, it had no head, only an exceedingly thin white ring that soon disappeared.

Aroma is mid and simple, but firm and very pleasant - grain, apple, and rather like a solid pale lager/basic wheat beer.

Taste is better, a nice full grain, apple character with a hint of grass and a long cracker finish. It's simple but enjoyable, crisp yet with firm flavour. It is lightly on the sweet side. Overall, it is a good, solid, if fairly basic wheat beer. I think it should be classed more properly as an American wheat rather than kristalweizen, but of course the lines can be blurry.

Offa, Jun 05, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On the side of the bottle "American Clear Wheat beer brewed with 50% malted wheat beer, resulting in a creamy, mild, delicately flavored beer."

Clear wheat beer that has been filtered, I will call it a Kristalweizen.

A clear orange colored beer without much head formation.

Smell is light and fruity. A little bit of caramel candy scent and a larger orange aroma. Lastly a bit of toasted bread and a trace of vanilla.

Starts out malty with a good toasted grain flavor. Big grain flavor and more sweetness than you would expect. Not a lot of complexity here, just lots of toasted grain flavor. Hops are present only as a slight bitterness in the finish of the beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is OK. A nice mildly flavored beer that is easy enough to drink but lacks in complexity.

Zorro, Apr 09, 2010
Monterey Bay Wheat from English Ales Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.