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Hay City - Olds College Teaching Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Olds College Teaching Brewery
Alberta, Canada | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: schnarr84 on 05-31-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 7
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at the Underground.

This beer appears a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers (boo) of puffy, mildly foamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of hanging cloud lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of bready, grainy, and biscuity wheat malt, peppy citrus rind, a hint of pine resin, subtle red fruit notes, and subtle herbal and grassy green hops. The taste is bready, doughy, and wet crackery pale and wheat malt, muted orange and lemon citrus flesh, wet stone paths and the overhead pine trees that inform them, and more earthy, leafy, and weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty overt in their sassy and gassy frothiness, the body a decent middleweight for the style, and smooth enough, nothing really into mucking about here. It finishes off-dry, just, the malt sadly trailing off, while the unexpected fruity hops linger like they have designs on the place.

A tasty and pleasantly engaging wheat ale, one that doesn't appear to be one, even after somewhat thorough analysis. ESB and pale notes abound, and I am surely not complaining, but hey (hay?), what's up with that - oh, those crazy kids!

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of leaddog
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours an amber hue with two fingers of creamy white head.

Smell - wheat, bready caramalts, floral and earthy hops.

Taste - Starts with an upfront flavour of bready caramalts, then shifts to a crisp wheat flavour. Floral and earthy hops are on the light to moderate scale of intensity.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A solid wheat beer from Olds that delivers straightforward flavours. I tend to like my wheat beers unfiltered, but otherwise a good offering.

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Photo of Exeter
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Olds College brewery in Olds Alberta.
Pours a light straw colour with 2 inches of head. The head settles down to a micro-head with good lacing. taste is of a nice grassiness with citrus, a little bit of Banana. Not much spiciness, not like the Euro wheat beers. A very crisp and refreshing beer. Is my favourite wheat beer from Alberta

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Photo of Bunman3
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a dandy wheat ale. I have sampled it in several incarnations (cans, growlers, pints) and it is consistently bright and easy to drink. It smells lovely - plenty of wheat and faint floral esters. The taste is more wheat goodness - like chewing on a fresh grain in the middle of a field. Overall, this is a delightful choice for a nice fresh tasting brew. It reminds me of Big Rock Grasshopper when it first arrived in the early 90's. Too bad that the teaching college is outpacing Alberta's oldest craft brewery...

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Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Hay City from Olds College Teaching Brewery
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