Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by JustinBathurst:
3.05/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
So, here I am in lovely Newfoundland, where I can only get beer from one of the two island micros, but can get Big Rock beer from Alberta. Why not Creemore from Ontario?
Enough of that. The beer: pours a paler kind of gold than a Molson, slightly amber, but plain. A thin head appears and then leaves town for good. This thing has macro all over it.
Smells like someone cut grass a week ago (very very slight), broke a tiny jar of honey on it, and then swept it up with a weak lemon cleaner. All in all, the aroma is extremely faint, but pleasant.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Has a good carbonation. Well defined in this area, actually.
I taste some light hops, some malt, a sour mash of citrus, a bitter end and a long lasting sour lemony aftertaste. Nothing is offensive, but nothing is really all that present.
This beer is an excellent example of what my German friends call 'Good North American beer'--it tastes like water, so it can't taste bad. But in all seriousness, it's refreshing and I kind of like it despite all my criticism, so it's not a failure.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2005 01:18:12 | More by JustinBathurst
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can poured into a shaker pint glass, a pale straw yellow with billowing white bubbles, exactly as I remember this beer from my grad school days when it was a staple at the pub, complete with horrid citrus wedge floater. None of that this time, although after concentrating on this beer's flavor I can kinda understand where the urge to apply further seasoning comes from. Aroma is sweet and buttery, more so than its counterpart Big Rock Velvet Fog, with a saccharine fruitiness that recalls fermented apple juice, faint lemon and lime rinds, and white bread barley malt ... No real wheat spice on the nose although there is more of this on the palate, with apple and faint lemon starting things off and musty white peppercorn spice showing up late, along with a little root cellar funk and metallic notes. Thin, fizzy yet with a diacetyl slickness, and generally unoffensive and easy drinking. Finishes semi-dry. I prefer Velvet Fog, which has more wheat character and a more assertive flavor period, although with this style of beer we aren't expecting anything too robust. I have a few more cans squirreled away for a sunny day.
Serving type: can
03-23-2014 23:20:07 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.85/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had this while on a cross Rockies hiking and camping trip.
This beer poured a nice clear, light gold colour with a good white head and nice lacing. The aroma is somewhat sweet, with a slight malty note and a nice background of banana. The taste is sweet wheat flavour with a light to medium bodied mouthfeel.
This beer is a very drinkable beer, with a nice aroma and mouthfeel.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 10:32:14 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.