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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer - Carlow Brewing Company

Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCurim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.4%


Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 08-08-2002)
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JamesS

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great golden dark straw color with a nice haze; fantastic initial head, nice lingering head, excellent lacing, and a nice amount of carbonation. Excellent scent, deep sweet maltiness with wheat tones and a nice banana and clove tone to it. Excellent flavor, very refreshing; wonderful wheat malt flavor with a nice clove and slightly bitter ending. Goes down great, with just a slight heavy burst of bubbles. Excellent beer (although I don't consider it an American wheat; very much a German/Euro style).

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 01:38:50 | More by JamesS
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Man!!!! This is an awesome heavy wheat ale. It has a hint of honey/citrus to it. I really enjoyed the finish to it; smooth, yet bold and refreshing. Had a nice head to it, mine was about 1/2 inch think and held for a while. I polished this sixer off with no problem. Try it, you will enjoy it!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2002 21:26:47 | More by JISurfer
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours an expected golden cloudy color, but doesn't seem too opaque. nice head, good lacing.

nose is a very fresh, lively sense of yeast and, yes, wheat. crisp. dead of winter, sure, but i bet this will be a treat in the spring and summer. and fall. actually, getting a sense of light CARAMEL. impressive.

taste is both lighter than what the nose suggests, but more complex. easy entry that leads to a (good) sourness.mouthfeel of much carbonation still allows alot of bready character to flow in. very crisp.

a true pub session brew. not particularly irish, but i could weave a knot with this an Guinness all night. maybe tonight if i can get myself out and get some Guinness...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 16:19:53 | More by mempath
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kunzbrew

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good wheat beer. Quite hazy straw colored with light hop smell. Medium bodied with a gentle hoppy after taste feels smooth and tingley to the mouth. Easy to drink that is welcoming each sip.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 17:03:06 | More by kunzbrew
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright golden color with a very nice grainy aroma. Grainy flavors dominate but it is very smooth. Mouthfeel is nice and light for a wheat but not too light. A great session beer for a warm summer day.

A great suprise since I had never before had or seen a wheat beer from Ireland. I will definitely pick up some bottles to try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2002 10:52:16 | More by RBorsato
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numinorian

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A a light straw color with an appetizing white foamy head and good sticky lace.

S Good notes of wheat and fruit. a very approachable and straight forward type so far.

T Crisp and clean with slight fruit accents. A good wheat flavor, finishing fairly dry.

MF A good crisp summertime drink. Smooth and full.

Drinkability is very good. A great beer to relax with and drink all night.

This beer is such a solid wheat that it's hard to just walk past it. Easy going and fairly low in alchahol makes this beer great with a nice pasta or fish meal, but also great to drink by itself as you sit on the couch and watch TV on a week night.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 02:50:33 | More by numinorian
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

--500 ml brown, wide bottle, freshness date stamped on cap.
--Poured a slightly cloudy, gold straw like in color. Started out with a good head that thinned to a slight head. Some minor lacing.
--Had a sweet, citrus like smell.
This beer had an expected sweeter taste to it. It did have a lightly bitter aftertaste that I wasn't expecting. It was a nice beer that I would drink again.
Thx

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2003 17:26:45 | More by canadianbarman
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle pours a mostly clear, light gold color. Incredibly large-bubbled white head...makes it quite interesting looking.

Nose is raw wheat, sweet grains and cake batter. Maybe a touch or two of green grape fruit.

The fruitiness really creeps in nicely but it is still crisp and light. Minerals come out to play a bit more as it warms. Earthy wheat, unbleached flour and a kiss of hops on the finish. Nice. Really tasty and refreshing, it is a unique take on a wheat beer. Nice full body for a brew with such a low ABV. I’d buy this again for sure if it was available in the states.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:09:17 | More by twiggamortis420
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fine beer, nothing remarkable but adequately refreshing. Of course this is not a hefe, nor does it claim to be. Vaguely hazy gold with fine, dense head leaving lace. Appealing aroma. Not as thin as many wheat beers, to good effect; a little bit of fruitiness underneath the sweet malt indicates the wheat. Reminiscent of a Polish pilsner without the hops. A bitter yeast finish paves the way for lingering neutral aftertaste. On a hot day I imagine this would really hit the spot. Certainly the best Irish wheat beer I have tried; never mind that it's the only one.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2002 16:56:38 | More by Thrasher
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this many times before both in bottle and on draft. Time for the long overdue review.
This pours a clear amber brew with minimal carbonation and a fairly thin head. Ths smell was of hops and a hint of wet hair!
The taste was much better, not very complex, but a decent lightly hopped ale. Very palatable. Mouthfeel good making this a drinkable beer for a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 23:08:45 | More by JohnfromDublin
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scoobybrew

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy golden color with a thick white head

S - wheat malt with distinct fruity esters not common to a typical wheat which tend to be clovey and/or banana-like but more like an Irish ale

T - wheat malt and fruity esters are prominent with the earthy English-like hop flavor on the finish

M - smooth, medium-light body with high carbonation

D - This is a unique beer to be sure. It's not really an American-style wheat at all, but something distinctly Irish due to the yeast: an interesting taste to be sure. I'd try it again, but not sure I'd seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 23:27:53 | More by scoobybrew
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Murph

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear pale straw color with a thick white head that never fully leaves. Vague fruity esters and a somewhat grainy wheat aroma. A sharp crispness from the wheat leads nicely into the beer with some mroe lighter fruit tones that aren't very individualized. The finish is of a crisp metallic taste. The overall crispness of this brew would make it rather refreshing for the summer, especially with its medium-light body but for the price I would rather just get an american equivalent and save some money. Not a bad everyday drinking beer but their are cheaper brews that are at least as good.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2002 10:14:54 | More by Murph
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matjack85

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Glen Ellyn Binny's was selling single bottles of this stuff for $1.99 each, so I picked one up. Never heard of this beer or brewery before so I don't know what to expect. 330ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

The beer poured a slightly hazed gold color and made a 1 finger white head that lasted awhile. The lacing was pretty decent.

A pleasant mix of wheat, malt, and ripe bananas make up the smell.

This beer needs a booster shot. There's lots of stuff in here, just not enough of it. I could pick out wheat, malt, bananas, and cloves up front, then the finish is the only place I could detect any hops. It's not bad, it just feels diluted.

Fairly light body with only moderate carbonation.

Easy to drink with no alcohol taste as all.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 02:24:12 | More by matjack85
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle purchased by my dad on a recent trip to Ireland. Thanks pop! Best before date of late October 2012 (so pasteurized, I'm assuming?).

Pours a transparent golden hue with two fingers of bright white froth, lots of bubbles in the body, and some dots of lace on the pint glass. After a while the head subsides to a thin cap and the lacing completely disappears.

Smell is toasted grain, biscuit, whole wheat cracker, white bread dough, slight metallic note, honey, and wet hay. Malt-forward but on target for an APWA.

Taste is similar to the nose with grainy, biscuity, and toasty malts, big smack of juicy and citric lemon zest gives way to a drying wheat cracker finish and fleeting aftertaste. A flavourful and refreshing brew.

Mouthfeel is lighter than medium bodied with a punchy, lemony tang and malty-dry finish. Clean, simple palate.

Overall, this above average wheat ale is a very accurate take on the style, and it packs more flavour than I expected. Just a solid summer quencher IMHO. Worth buying.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 05:36:10 | More by cratez
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stcules

Italy

3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell is bread, wheat and yeast. Good. A very intriguing and delicate flavour. The first impression in the taste is unripe, green, but not acid (green apple?). The body is in the average.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 11:10:36 | More by stcules
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katan

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark golden color - strong head formation, off white in color. Very well retained. Very clear.

S - Bready and grainy, with a light wheat note combined with a husk astringency. Some yeast notes are present.

T - Starts off with a balanced bready wheat and 2-row malt note - bitterness is pronounced. Mid-stream the grainy note continues. Finishes with the edge grainy note noticed on the smell. Leaves behind a similar aftertaste.

M - Light body on the beer is balanced by a pretty potent carbonation bite. Sits on the tongue with a bitter cling.

D - Very easy to drink - ABV is easy to handle - sessionable. Surprisingly not as much as a summer beer to me - the bready aspects of it could almost be warming.

Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 01:53:33 | More by katan
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redmosquito

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with a good head. Interesting aroma, yeasty with some oak, and a whiskey like scent. Flavor follows suit with a little sweet wheat flavor with that oak whiskey flavor in the background. The beer finishes quickly without the wheat after taste I’d expect. This is a great summer beer and a good beer overall. Where do they get that whiskey flavor?

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2004 19:44:09 | More by redmosquito
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

31.01.10 freshness date on the neck:

Pours bright golden with a big fluffy head that descends to a thin, lasting cover. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of wheat grain with some honey sweetness. A mild, earthy, citric hop presence is there - in a lemony way.

The taste is of a musty, somewhat anisette-like earthy spicing with honey sweetness that weaves in and out. Wheat bread and lemon zest make up the overall character. Sweetness is balanced by a spiced, hoppy, finish.

It is light-bodied, but not watery. Very crisp and refreshingly dry.

It has a fair amount of complexity to it for a light wheat pale. Had a second with lightly breaded chicken and it went very well. Could see this going well with fish (esp. lightly breaded), also.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 00:57:01 | More by jwc215
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a few weeks ago at Beer Crazy in Des Moines, forgot I had it until now. Poured into a hefe glass

A: Nice active carbonation feeds a large 3 finger just off white head that sits on a golden, almost clear body. There is a slight haze, and a few microscopic particles floating around. It leaves a very nice lacing.

S: A nice, fresh baked bread smell dominates, though isn't overly strong, but a slight off aroma lurks in the background. Perhaps a little fruity? I could almost excuse it if this were a hefe, or if the aroma was more banana clove, but neither of those things are true. The aroma just isn't full enough. A little hoppiness would help.

T: Also thin. As the bottle says, it's fruity, but not refreshingly crisp. Not crisp at all. One of the beers that there isn't much or anything wrong with, just not enough right with to really like.

M: Way, way off. I want much more crisp, refreshing bite than this has to offer. It almost tastes under carbonated.

D: I suppose it's drinkable, and considering the low abv and mild taste, would make a great session beer if it were a little colder, but I don't think that should be needed to make it a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 21:29:07 | More by mdwalsh
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thierrynantes

France

3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2001.

Apperance : wheat beer golden color, clear, white foam head not persistent
Smell : wheat, hops, coriander ?
Taste and mouthfeel : spicy, no bitterness
Drinkability : a good refreshing beer in the syle American pale wheat beer

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2008 22:03:00 | More by thierrynantes
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chaz01

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from beer of the month club poured into a 16 ounce pint glass.

A: Clear golden color, average white head recedes quickly.

S: A little lemony zest mixed with some grassy wheat notes. BOMC review suggest this has a hint of tequila, and I can definitely pick this up after another whiff.

T: A bit lemony tart flavors dominates the flavor along with some butterscotch. Not much in hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied and not a lot of carbonation and with a little bit of a lemony tart aftertaste/finish.

D: Somewhat light and refreshing beer, easy to drink. Nice for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 02:29:11 | More by chaz01
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endincolorado

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Straw-amber in color, with white head and decent lace.

Smell- Dry cereal grain, wheat, slight fruity sweetness.

Taste- Fairly dry crispness, lots of cereal grain, wheat, some hoppy bitterness brings about a decent balance. Clean and fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel- light-medium body, with decent carbonation.

Drinkability- Refreshing, maybe a decent session beer if not for the pretty strong dryness. I'm glad I tried it, but doubt I'll pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 03:46:36 | More by endincolorado
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong wheat and citrus. The flavor is corn, wheat and some lemon citrus. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing wrong with this beer, but there is not much going on either. Not one to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 22:42:56 | More by Mora2000
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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a mug by freshness date.

A:
Clear bright gold color with some hint of copper hue, the pour produces thick white billowy head with good retention. The head gradually dissipates to thin foamy long-lasting layer and yields some lacing patches, medium carbonation.

S:
Fruity aroma mainly dominates; peach, plum, banana, apple, along with honey, some bread malt and bitter hop.

T:
The aforementioned fruits in its aroma still play on front row with a mixture of slight bitterness from hop and pinch of tartness, sourness in the aftertaste.

M:
The body is light to medium, smooth mouthfeel with good crispness from proper carbonation, dry finish.

O:
Pretty good brew, stable and balance, I didn’t disappoint giving it a try, worthy.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 10:48:34 | More by Everydayoff
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aracauna

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't expecting much when I saw the lack of yeast. Very pale gold. Decent pure-white head dissipates, but not completely. The aroma is faint, wheat and something reminding me of apples. Flavor is a hint of German wheat esters, nice crisp wheat. Fairly thin cream mouthfeel. Nothing offensive about the beer, but nothing outstanding. Not bad for a filtered wheat (actually good for a filtered wheat) but not an outstanding beer. For Carlow, stick with the stout and red.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2002 23:40:57 | More by aracauna
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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company
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