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Wisteria Wheat - Fordham Brewing Company

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Enjoy the lazy days of Summer with this classic unfiltered wheat ale. Wisteria Wheat is a medium body beer with a soft, velvety carbonation and a wheaty finish. This easy golden brew is sure to bring you and your friends together all summer long.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-01-2003)
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Photo of TTripp725
1/5  rDev -71.1%

TTripp725, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Capital Ale House.

Cloudy yellow in appearance. Minimal head. Aromas of bannanas dominates the aroma and also the flavor. Sweet bannana and a bit of spice cross the palate. Mouthfeel is decent. Nothing very complex here, but the end result is a smooth, very drinkable hefe.

OldFrothingSlosh, Jul 27, 2003
Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +15.6%

briandaube, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: 12oz poured into a weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy dark honey orange with a thin white head that settles into a ring against the sides of the glass.

S: mild banana, bread, citrus orange, and fig.

T: Lots of orange upfront, sweeter notes of bread meld into fig and biscuit on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium body and drier.

O: A lighter wheat beer that lacks some of the full flavor of its German cousins, Wisteria wheat is refreshing and dry. It is a restrained and light. It is not bad, but it is not as good as other wheat bears.

ianjsullivan, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a thin white head on top. Retention is poor, with dissipation to some splotchy white foam on top. Not much lacing either.

S: A rather spicy aroma, with some pepper and nutmeg. There is some bready malt and some faint citrus.

T: Somewhat similar to the aroma. Not much banana, more of an orange flavor. There is a good bit of bready malt and some light spice.

M: Light to medium bodied, finishes rather dry though.

O: A decent hefe, a little drier than I would prefer, but easy drinking nonetheless.

mdaschaf, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of vwbus7
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Monkey007
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Monkey007, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Chugs13, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dsshuck, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - For a beer 5+ months old I expected some sediment floaties. Head is just a mild lace ring atop a hazy bright yellow.

S - Banana's, clove, touch of fruity yeasts. Everything I expect in the style.

T - Not very spicy which is pretty nice since it can sometimes be overwhelming. Has more of a 'over ripe' banana thing going on. Supporting yeast is mild and fruity with little to no hops. Not bad.

M - Light to medium. Is actually fairly carbonated for its age.

Overall not a bad summer beer sampled in the fall. I could see myself drinking a six pack of this if I was a bigger fan of the style.

DrDemento456, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of amick725
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

amick725, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of mdagnew
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast

Poured a hazy orange yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice spicy fruitiness (apples, pears, light orange), salty notes, some yeastiness, light coriander just coming through, grassy, hay, light vanilla notes...

Taste - Nice lemon and spicy apple fruitiness, light orange peel, decent wheatiness, floral, barely any malts, light creamy vanilla sweetness, coriander is more pronounced than in the aroma...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... Light / medium body. Fairly drinkable and refreshing - would be good on a hot summer day...

Overall - A decent enough witbier... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

mdagnew, May 23, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On-Tap 07/10/05 at the Ram's Head Tavern in Rehobeth Beach, DE.

Cloudy yellow-ish white, a decent white head, and good carbonation. Smells like a typical American/Bavarian Wheat hybrid with some banana and clove but also a generic citrus aroma and a light wheat malt character. Nice citrus flavors make fruitiness dominant over sweetness. Some nice clove like flavors in the finish. Light bodied and refreshing.

Worth having more than one.

RBorsato, Jul 14, 2005
Photo of dhabersa
4/5  rDev +15.6%

dhabersa, May 12, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of claytri
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poors a wonderful cloudy wheat straw yellow with a rocky white head. The aroma was light but of malt and citrus. The taste was similarly malt and citrus with hint of melon in the finish. The feel was light and somewhat bubbly. I was there for the first tapping of this beer and I plan on going back for more.

claytri, Jun 13, 2005
Photo of Bulabeers
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Gold, Yellow, Orange, white head and then no head. It appears to have very little carbonation.

S - Banana, clove, sweet grains

T- Wheat, banana, clove. Not as sweet as it smells.

M- Watery and then the little bit of carbonation that is in my beer kind of zaps the tip of the tongue.

O - This is a good beer to drink after you've already had a few beers.

Bulabeers, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Boone757, May 14, 2013
Photo of GratefulJack
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

GratefulJack, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of librigirl
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

librigirl, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +15.6%

wrightst, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of JohnnyS17
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a thin, whine head that is two fingers tall. It fades quickly into the lightest lacing possible. The thing I like most about the appearance, is the beautiful golden color that is hazy with a slight fade to orange at the top/middle. That is pretty much picture perfect for a wheat beer.

There is a sweet tone to the aroma of citrus, mostly oranges but some lemon. A nice balance of wheat with the sweetness. The taste is quite similar to the smell. However, there is a subtle swing of sour that I enjoy. I have never been much into sour beer, but I think it works in this sweet start/sour finish wheat. Crisp mouthfeel with a generous tingle from the carbonation. Very light body, probably too light. It is almost like water.

Overall, two thumbs up. I'm not sure I have ever enjoyed a Fordham, but this one was really good. I might have to give the brewery another chance. Anyway, I recommend this one on a really hot/humid day or after a long day of work.

JohnnyS17, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of marburg
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Fordham summer refresher. It has a great cloudy appearance with that same hazed-over golden yellow that so many Bavarian-inspired hefes are. Muted citrus aromas. A sweet yet somewhat tangy flavor greets the tongue -- not terribly complicated, but the flavors just aren't quite as pronounced as some of the "biggies" of the style. Good, but not great. Very refreshing, however, and exceptionally drinkable.

marburg, Jul 01, 2003
Photo of confer
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored and a bit hazy. No head whatsoever but lots of carbonation.
The smell is bananas and lemon which is exactly like it tastes as well. Missing the clove and has a bit too much lemon.
In spite of the heavy carbonation it has a creamy feel.
Overall a decent Hefe, for the price it is a very good deal.

confer, Oct 18, 2012
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Wisteria Wheat from Fordham Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.