James Squire Colonial Wheat Beer - Malt Shovel Brewery
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by joecast:
3.93/5 rDev +24.4%
what a great looking/smelling beer. deffinite banana fruity aroma to it, my wife says apples, but either way its nice. and, well, banana in color also, not what i expected but very impressed.
crisp, clean fruity flavor. just the beer to have after a hard day out in the sun. very refreshing beer.
11-06-2003 22:01:46 | More by joecast
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United Kingdom (England)
3.73/5 rDev +18%
Very nice, and very quaffable. Hazy orange with a nice lasting white head, with very nice lace. Nose= banana, wheat, yeast, bubblegum,clove, ditto for the palate, very authentic, very similiar to german Wheats, tops. Highly drinkable, and very enjoyable, i nice session beer perhaps?
11-06-2002 06:05:43 | More by rastaman
4.2/5 rDev +32.9%
It's a shame this beer is limited release for it's clearly Malt Shovel's best. Hazy Light Golden appearance, with a smell of Apples, Oranges, and believe it or not, Chinese Ya Pears. Rates very high on my drinkability scale. I'd drink more of it if i had any.
02-06-2003 07:46:37 | More by Anonmatel
2.68/5 rDev -15.2%
I was unimpressed with this brew. Usually the brews from Malt Shovel fit right in my palate, but not this time. Hazy straw in appearance with a relatively quickly-dissipating head. A Zesty citrus taste up front followed by a thin wheat taste. This sample almost tastes a little young and still green. Hopefully this isn't indicative of the beer itself. I'm hoping I got a bad batch.
02-13-2006 01:55:35 | More by DaveFL1976
2.5/5 rDev -20.9%
What is going on at the Squire Brewhouse? The Colonial Wheat is one of my favourite Aussie brews and today was the first time I had it on tap and there was something seriously wrong with this beer.
Colour is light yellow going on orange. A very small head goes quickly and there is very low carbonation.
Nose is a supersized version of the bottled stuff with the banana, cloves and wheat coming out in droves. Still a great smelling beer.
Palate was somewhat different, and personally I believe it was faulty. It was incredibley acidic, so much so that there was really no joy in drinking this beer. No real flavour except for citrus (lemon, lime). I have never had a beer with such a harsh acidity. I am sure it is a fault (lactic acid? acetic acid?) so I will avoid passing complete judgement on this beer until I try it again (on tap that is, I still love the bottled stuff).
12-03-2003 00:04:02 | More by koolk
3.13/5 rDev -0.9%
nice drinkable wheatbeer from squires. not my favorite style, but this is one that goes well in a typical aussie summer.
light, cloudy golden color. distinct lack of head retention, thinned out to nothing very quickly. smelled like canned two fruits, lots of peaches and pear, sweet, with a hint of yeast. some spicy tinges, clove and allspice come to mind. quite full bodied and rich for a wheat beer, fruity flavors, sweetbread backbone, with again spicy traces reaching into a hoppy finish that was rather pleasant. not too complex but quite drinkable.
the sort of beer you can knock down in warmer weather, the j.s wheat is a good solid guzzler that has some character, but overall doesnt have the depth of something youd get from the north of europe.
11-13-2003 10:53:56 | More by diablo14
3.13/5 rDev -0.9%
On tap at James Squire Brewhouse 19/3/08.
A - Served in a pot glass with 1 centimetre of fluffy white head atop a fairly clear light golden beer.
S - Wheat malt and some clove spice.
T - Same as smell but with a bit of bananna as well.
M - Light to medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation.
D - Not really all that interesting but quite refreshing on a warm & humid night.
03-24-2008 08:20:52 | More by brendan13
James Squire Colonial Wheat Beer from Malt Shovel Brewery
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