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Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-04-2002

Light on the palate, yet packed with flavour and European hop aroma, with fruity or citrusy notes.
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2.46/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass.

A - Light to medium yellow, slightly murky. A small amount of white head with some light lacing.

S - An extremely weak nose. There are hints of grainy/bready malts and a touch of citrus.

T - As the nose suggested, the palate is somewhat light. Hints of bready malts and a touhc of citrus. There is a very light bitterness to compliment the very slight sweet maltiness.

M - Light body, moderate carbonatoin.

O - A farily uninspiring example of the style. Only worth ordering if my other options are Labatt or Molson.

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Photo of Stocean1
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a pint at ethel's lounge. Poured a half finger head into a pint glass, yellow amber colour, white head with little retention. Smell is wheat with biscuit and a hint of citrus. Taste was a bitter wheat with an off aftertaste, with some nice grapefruit and pepper notes. Medium body with some carbonation, not overly smooth. Not a bad brew but if i had known they had mad tom i would not have even considered it.

Photo of iSip
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale (Calgary): I was on vacation in the Calgary/Banff area and that afforded me the opportunity to try the Big Rock Brewery’s Grasshopper Wheat Ale. It pours with a thin head that fades rapidly and has a very clear amber color. This is a filtered wheat. Not much of an aroma to speak of. Flavor is OK, but thin. With good mouthfeel, this is an OK drinkable beer. But it is not an outstanding wheat. Try it if you are in Calgary, but not worth going out of your way to sample this brew.

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a chance to try a Big Rock Grasshopper at a conference in Calgary. The bottle was poured into a tall pilsner glass and did not generate much head. The color was more yellow than golden and the clarity was clear for a wheat beer, which surprised me a little. There was some cirtus notes to the nose, but not overpowering. The taste was good, well balance wheat beer nothing extravagent. The mouthfeel made for a perfect after lawn mowing beer.

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3.14/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ah, Grasshopper. In the heady, naive days of my youth, this WAS craft beer to me - and to be fair, as a student in Ontario who had never had anything more exotic than Sleeman or Corona, Grasshopper was at least a comparably nifty beer. I still buy a six pack every now and then, but am continually less and less impressed with it. This doesn't have to do with declining quality - it tastes about the same as it always has - but more to do with me trying other things.

Grasshopper pours a golden translucent colour with a quarter-inch of head that doesn't last much longer than a minute before becoming lacing on the surface. The smell is dominated by wheat and bready malts with a hint of sweetness.

Taste is a little bitter on the tongue followed by some wheat malts and honeyed sweetness. A twinge of bitter grapefruit citrus in the aftertaste a few seconds after swallowing. This beer is both sweet and bitter, and the contrasting flavors blend together quite nicely. Grasshopper's taste is by no means complex, but I think you would be hard pressed to find people who truly dislike it. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is a bit heavy.

I may be biased because I'll always have a soft spot for this beer in my heart, but I still like Grasshopper. Along with Trad, it is one of the mainstay Big Rock brews that I will always remember fondly as somewhat exotic but still familiar. Not outstanding, but worlds away from the bland, seedy underworld of macro lagerdom.

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2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden with about one finger worth of foamy head. The head is gone instantly and leaves a skinny ring around the glass. It doesn't leave any lace at all.

S: Bready with some wheat and a faint hint of hops at the end.

T: Bready and wheat is basically all there is.

M: Medium carbonation with a light to medium body.

D: I would probably buy something else before this but there's nothing offensive with this beer. It's a average easy drinker.

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2.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance-Poured into pint glass. Yellow body with a white head.

Smell- Bready, wheat malts with touches of citrus. The aroma is quite faint though.

Taste- Sweet wheat malt, with some sweeter citrus notes. Not much else other than a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Quite thin, not terribly watery, but not good either.

Drinkability- Quite drinkable if one expects a relatively bland, albeit inoffensive beer.

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2.34/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Golden yellow pour with a creamy white head thats lasts

S- Hints of lemon and wheat

T- Weak leam and wheat taste

M- Crisp and sharp with a slight bitterness

D- Not much of a wheat fan but it seems to be a middle of the line kind of wheat. Wouldn't go out of my way to order it

Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.