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Golden Fraü Honey Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company

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78
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A wholesome wheat beer brewed with sweet Nebraska Sand Hills honey.

(Beer added by: bditty187 on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to an imperial pint. No date on can, but purchased several days ago for me by a friend.

A: Very dense straw color, clearly unfiltered. A slightly off-white head filled the rest of the imperial pint. Decent lacing and retention.

S: Wheat and corn with a touch of honey. I smell adjuncts though I don't believe they are present.

T: Wheat and malt up front with a thinly sweet honey flavor bridging to a bitter hops finish. I tend to not like too much sweetness in beers but it works here and is indicative of the style. The honey and hops does a great job at masking the high ABV. Only slightly spiced if at all.

M: Medium-bodied, not quite as creamy as I expected from this style. Balanced hops bitterness makes its presence known without drying the mouth too much.

O: Extremely drinkable for a 7.5% ABV brew. The wheat, malt, hops, and honey make for an interesting balance in this beer. It is debated whether this is truly a braggot, but it's definitely not your typical wheat beer.

Serving type: can

07-07-2011 02:44:25 | More by tito42
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Nebraska

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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irongator

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2014 23:20:18 | More by irongator
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 03:25:17 | More by Cramerican
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Jerryb1961

Kansas

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To fulfill the webform requirements I rated everything as a 4. I'm not a whatcha calla "connoiseur" with any knowledge of things like lacing and mouthfeel or whatnot. I just plain like this beer. I usually drink it from the can a tad cooler than room temperature. It's flavorful, and the 7.5% ABV doesn't bite (though you will feel it soon). Not cheap, but worth the money IMO.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 00:25:37 | More by Jerryb1961
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-17-2014 18:29:11 | More by Chucker17
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RichH55

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2014 22:29:01 | More by RichH55
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

pours out of the can a slightly hazed straw colour. rocky bone white head is supported by some active carbonation. wispy lace. corn and honey aroma accented by some grass and wheat. taste is a combination of grassy honey, pale malts, a bit of wheat and adjunct. definitely an american wheat concoction, no true weizen or hefe characteristics. any spiciness is mostly due to the rather well hidden, higher than average ABV. finishes on the dry side with a slight dirty hop bitterness. well rounded body for the style with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. no residual sweetness here. drinkability is nice. i could see this being a nice summer drinker.

overall i'm a bit confused by this offering. beers of this sort are usually lower in ABV than this to make them reasonably sessionable. one can obviously taste the honey and adjunct, well attentuated to a fault, giving it a malt liquor feel that does it no favours. i'd ratchet up the wheat, get rid of the corn and use a yeast that imparts some hefe characteristics.

this would be a nice ale to pair with a hearty steak, some ribs or some sausage and sauerkraut.

Serving type: can

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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-28-2013 16:09:09 | More by jaydoc
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to beersndrums for this one! Another beer from a brewery new to me!

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Pale gold color with a 1-finger bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly into a ring of bubbles around the side of the glass. Relatively clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Lots of honey, peppery and citrus hops and yeast, a touch of wheat, and maybe some slight banana esters.

T – Starts off sweet with grainy wheat and a good amount of honey. As the taste progresses, some mildly bitter citrus hops come in at the very, very finish. This is mostly wheat and honey, though, just as the name says.

F – Light-bodied, great carbonation, a semi-creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet and mildly dry finish. Sweet honey and wheat flavors linger.

O – This is a pretty good wheat beer. It comes exactly as advertised with lots of wheat and honey with some additional aromas (and some flavors) coming along for the ride. It is definitely tasty and very drinkable. I could definitely see myself crushing a bunch of these on a hot summer day. Thanks for the experience, Jared!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:26:47 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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craigmj7

Kansas

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07-27-2013 00:09:57 | More by craigmj7
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Kyanimal

Kansas

5/5  rDev +48.8%

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pascilla

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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Kansas

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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zeff80

Missouri

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a very hazy peachy orange? A white head recedes to a wisp and a lot of webby lacing remains on the glass. The aroma is of cereal grains, wheat, and of course honey. The taste is sweet up front but not cloying. Barley and wheat grains carry through the body with a nice honey glaze. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Overall, I enjoyed this a lot. The 7.5% ABV is hidden well.

Serving type: can

03-25-2013 19:30:19 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Golden Fraü Honey Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
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