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Silver Wheat Ale - Wellington County Brewery

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Silver Wheat AleSilver Wheat Ale

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 20.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our award-winning, filtered wheat beer is brewed to be light and refreshing. Silver Wheat Ale is lightly hopped, with a sweet and fruity nose, carried on the strength of a crisp wheat body.

(Beer added by: cratez on 05-24-2010)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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Alberta (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From a 473 ml can, part of a sampler 4-pack. Pours out a bright hazed deep straw hue, two fingers of tight rocky white head that slowly settles.

Clean, almost musty dry aroma, faint cereal sweetness in the background.

Sweet, grainy malt up front in the flavour, a bit of veg, faint note of cream corn, if I didn't know any better I'd say this is adjunct laden. Things don't get better moving on to the finish, but continue to slide quality-wise. Has an off-putting apple-juice like character on the finish, then dries out to a musty, dusty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, slick texture although has a bit of a chemical burn to it, low carbonation.

Not impressive, I would have assumed this was a defective sample if I didn't go back and check the average ratings for it. This is one to pass by, I had enough after a few sips, and although it wasn't a sink pour, I didn't finish the glass with any relish or any real enjoyment. Tastes adjunct-laden with a chemical presence, and like a macro produced product.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 09:34:46 | More by IronDjinn
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with some perpetually rising bubbles, and two fingers of foamy off-white head, which leaves a low, bleeding ring of lace around the glass as it hastily settles. It smells of sweet grainy, almost sourdough-esque malt, generic fruit, and grassy, weedy hops. The taste is more bready, pastry-like malt, with very little wheatiness, some tired orchard fruit pith, and mild earthy, weedy hops. The carbonation is quite soft, the body a surprising low-to-middle weight, a wee bit edgy, but adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the graininess of the malt exhibiting a more wheaty profile, and the earthy hops still quite sedate.

For a self-proclaimed 'Light Beer', this comes off none too shabbily. It does, unfortunately, fall into that netherworld category that is the American Pale Wheat Ale - no zingy fruit, no zesty spice, just a perfunctory display of wheat grain incarnate, which turns out to be just good enough.

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

got this from the discovery pack. was pleasantly surprised with the crazy canuck out of there, but looking at the scores of this one is bringing me down.

poured in a duvel tulip. pale yellow with a slightly cloudiness. fizzy bubbly white head. soapy bubbles popping on head continuously.

aroma is hard to pull. smells watery if that is possible. some zest in the nose with a hint of malt and some sweetness present.

carbonation is almost acidic. that is all i taste in this beer. finishes metallic with an acid burn all the way down the throat.

the taste isnt terrible what little of it there is but the mouthfeel and overall presence of this drink is most unwelcoming.

nothing going for this beer. skip it.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 23:37:54 | More by paxkey
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Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It has a nice pale yellow/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down fast and has verry little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of grainy/bready and wheat malts with some grassy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet wheat, grainy and bready malt character to it with a slight grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with an overall thin body.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavours and aromas. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

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08-15-2011 23:58:26 | More by SebD
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Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - a pale yellow with a one finger head and a little lacing

S - a pale wheat malt and some fruit

T - sour apple with a metallic twang, a hint of wheat - sweet - and something I can not put my finger on but is certainly off putting

M - light body with some carbonation, sour, dry, and somewhat bitter

O - by far the worst offering from Wellington - it is unbalanced, uninteresting and simply disappointing

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08-10-2011 02:48:35 | More by Stocean1
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Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Pours a pale straw colour, finger of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Grassy hops and wheat undertones with a bready finish.

T - Much like the scent with the grassy hops dominating off the top, the sweeter wheat following and the bready malts lingering on the palette.

M - A tad over carbonated and a bit prickly going down.

O - A tasty pale wheat ale, but nothing that will blow your mind. Easing drinking for a hot summer day, but the mouthfeel is a bit of a turnoff.

Serving type: can

08-06-2011 21:48:39 | More by andrenaline
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Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a completely clear golden yellow, atop which sits one finger of bone white head. Retention is poor; it is gone within a minute leaving behind a thin cap and modest collar. Smell is pretty faint and not at all interesting - pale malts and apples. Not even much wheat.

The taste is pretty similar, actually. Slightly tart apples, pale malts and a bit of sweetness. No hop character, and more strangely for the style, very little wheat flavour. Thin and watery mouthfeel with relatively high carbonation. A little stickiness in the mouth afterward. Easy to throw back despite the bland taste.

Inspecting this can more closely, in addition to a wheat ale it calls itself a "Light Beer" and that it most certainly is. It is hard to distinguish from many light lagers, with only a slight fruity flavour to give away the fact that it is an ale. They may have succeeded at making a hybrid between light beer and wheat ale, but this just has all of the satisfaction of the former with none of the (relatively speaking) interesting flavours of the latter. Worth a try if you're in the market for light beers, but pretty disappointing if you expect anything else.

Serving type: can

07-30-2011 05:39:00 | More by thehyperduck
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a below average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is almost no lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, corn, wheat, apples

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with malts and a bit of a apple or pear sweetness. I can also pick up on some corn and some wheat. The beer finishes with a breads slightly bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Just another boring beer that I have no reason to ever seek out again. It really doesn't taste much different from a basic adjunct lager. It really reminded me of the Big Rock Grasshopper beer, which is also nothing to write home about.

Serving type: can

07-28-2011 16:50:15 | More by spinrsx
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2.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - very pale golden yellow with a large white head that dissipates almost immediately to a small ring. Lots of visible fine carbonation.

Smell - A little clean for the style. A bit of earthy noble hops, almost resmbling a European pilsner with a little sweetish wheat character, and a bit of apple peel.

Taste - Very thin but pleasant. Crisp with only the slightest hint of fruity esters. Finishes very clean.

This one is kind of odd for the style but not bad.

Serving type: can

07-21-2011 15:18:49 | More by
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Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I only bought this because it was being promoted and I thought hey why not? Okay i tried it and now I know it's no good. I don't know why they even pretend this is a "wheat beer" because it barely is. To be fair they let you know that in the promotional cardboard stand, where it clearly says" it's a light taste that goes great with seafood allowing the subtleties of the meal to come forth", or something like that. Which of course when decoded means" this beer has almost no flavour". What does it taste like? Tin, and watered down wheat beer. It has an earthy top that descends to a citrusy middle and a sour rusty bottom that returns to the earthy muddy flavour it starts with. that is all to evocative however. For the most part it's bland.

Serving type: can

07-14-2011 03:52:43 | More by shamus
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Quebec (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can: Poured a clear light yellow color wheat ale with large pure white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of unrefined wheat malt with some sweet notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of wheat malt with notes unrefined grain and a metallic finish. Body is too thin with good carbonation. Not very interesting with gross unrefined and metallic notes.

Serving type: can

03-18-2011 02:11:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500ml can. sampled march 8/2011.

pours very pale yellow with just a touch of haze. the small cap of fine white head drops quickly and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is nice. pretty bland, but unoffensive. faint caramel and buttery toffee, lightly sweet. bit of honey. white bread and cracker. faint citrus. touch of alcohol.

taste is okay. the first thing that hits you is the super lively and stingy carbonation, then it has a brief flash of faint citrus and white bread before quickly fading into a lightly fruity finish. low bitterness level. bit of buttery toffee. faint herbal character.

mouthfeel is probably the weakest point. high biting stingy carbonation. light body.

drinkability is okay. that sting really ruins it. no major flaws, just a bit uninteresting.

Serving type: can

03-09-2011 00:05:06 | More by grub
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Silver Wheat Ale from Wellington County Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.