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Grace House Honey Wheat - Wagner Valley Brewery

Grace House Honey WheatGrace House Honey Wheat

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.68%


Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2002)
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Reviews by semihobo:
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semihobo

Michigan

2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass nicely. Big bubbled head that is wobbly, but at least it's there. Melts down into very fine lacing, yeah. This is kind of cool: around 30 large bubbles fixed themselves to the bottom. Along with lots of teeny bubbles rising up, every once in a while one of the big ones breaks off and goes up. Neat. Yellow color is a little boring.

The honey smell is just like JW Dundee's Honey Brown, which is at least in my opinion a nicely honied brew. Smells of wheat, obviously, and maybe a little bit of clove or similar spice. A touch of hops in the smell. Except for a metallic odor emerging as the brew warms, this is nice. Hope it tastes this good.

Tastes like hay. Honey on the front of the taste but fades quickly. Very grainy / floury wheat taste, like they brewed this with crushed wheat. Hints of adjuncts (ugh, why?). Hops are present but play a minor role -- Wagner Valley chose not to focus on the "ale" part of this brew, which is not necessarily bad. Some lemon notes as well. Later note: hops emerge more as the beer warms, I served this pretty cold to start.

Mouthfeel is great, nice carbonation but not so much that it interferes with the taste. Crisp all the way through and leaves the tongue ready for more. Not too much room for improvement there.

A pretty average beer for the genre. Not at all bad, but simple and somewhat rough around the edges. Also, 3.80% ABV?? I wonder if this was even intentional. I suppose it does make this beer more of a niche beer though, and gives me a reason to drink it -- when I have to drive, or while mowing the lawn or operating power tools, this is a good simple brew to quaff and not think too much about it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 21:44:25 | More by semihobo
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A: Honey amber with golden highlights evident when you hold it up to the light. Poured with one finger of white head that slowly faded down to a small layer of foam. Crystal clear with a steady stream of carbonation evident in suspension. One hell of a pretty beer. If you saw it, you'd be like, "Man, I would totally bang that beer." And then the doctors would talk to you about your worsening paraphilia again and suggest a range of treatment options because the current ones "aren't working, Dave."

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O: Wagner's bread and butter is actually wine, which we ain't going to focus on here, but I think it shows. This is a solid wheat that you might be happy with, but you can't picture yourself running across fields of flowers and wrapping your arms around it, falling into the grass and frolicking before leaning in for a tender kiss.

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Grace House Honey Wheat from Wagner Valley Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.