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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer - Carlow Brewing Company

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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCurim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 08-08-2002)
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Photo of Suds


3.23/5  rDev +1.9%

I had this one on tap during a recent trip. I really didn’t know what to expect….an Irish Wheat? All in all, it’s not a bad wheat beer. Pale, yellow, fuzzy color with a soft, stable head. Citrus and ester aroma. Soft and full mouthfeel. Very slight fruitiness, and a little on the sweet side. Granded that it isn’t a good as a lot of other wheat beers, but it sure did hit the spot.

06-21-2003 12:35:14 | More by Suds
Photo of putnam


3.18/5  rDev +0.3%

This beer is a clear yellow with a simple, sudsy white head.
There are aromas of bananas, lemon cookies and over-ripe pineapples. Odd and disjointed but original.
It's dry on the attack with crisp, toasty grain flavors. The texture is full, yet the flavors are neutral and dry. There is a bit of pollen-like snap to the finish.
This beer could use a flavor infusion. Try it with a slice of lemon or as a tan half of an evil black and tan...or both.

03-17-2003 13:41:38 | More by putnam
Photo of mikes2923


2.98/5  rDev -6%

I was curious what an Irish wheat beer would taste like. Unfortunately I think I'll stick to the German stuff for wheat beers! Not to say this was bad by any means.. just nothing special either. It pours a respectable golden color, with a slight hint of cloudiness but nothing to really suggest a true unfiltered weiss. The head was respectable and it did leave a fair amount of laceing.

The taste had a hint of banana and the wheat taste was unmistakeable, but it lacked any of the complexity or bite of a traditional weiss beer. All in all. it was an okay beer, but when there is so much better to choose from in this style why bother?

03-13-2003 20:11:15 | More by mikes2923
Photo of JISurfer

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +40.4%

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!

12-24-2002 21:26:47 | More by JISurfer
Photo of Thrasher


3.78/5  rDev +19.2%

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.

12-13-2002 16:56:38 | More by Thrasher
Photo of inebrius


2.78/5  rDev -12.3%

Nose of lemon-honey tea. A nice looking golden wheat frothy headed brew that wears a coating bittersweet aftertaste that kind of spoils what is supposed to be a refreshing brew and I couldn't see myself drinking any more than the one I'm choking down now. Carlow makes a decent beer. Unfortunately this ain't one of 'em.

12-13-2002 09:44:05 | More by inebrius
Photo of feloniousmonk


2.83/5  rDev -10.7%

I prefer my weizens, American, German, or in this case, Irish, with the hefe included. The filtering really changes the aroma, the texture, the entire tone and flavor of the style. This one is rather sad and lackluster. Pale yellow color, the usual suspects of citrus in the aroma, but very little of it. Overall, a very flat and uncharacterful beer, that tasted immensely better when I added a jolt of Orange/Mango soda!

12-02-2002 17:53:19 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Dogbrick


2.38/5  rDev -24.9%

Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Another grocery store beer. Slightly sweet wheaty flavor but fairly plain-jane overall. Really lacking the characteristics that make for a good wheat.

11-26-2002 08:29:48 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of RBorsato


4.1/5  rDev +29.3%

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.

10-18-2002 10:52:16 | More by RBorsato
Photo of kunzbrew


4.22/5  rDev +33.1%

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.

10-03-2002 17:03:06 | More by kunzbrew
Photo of Murph


3.68/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

10-02-2002 10:14:54 | More by Murph
Photo of aracauna


3.48/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

09-05-2002 23:40:57 | More by aracauna
Photo of stcules


3.63/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

09-02-2002 11:10:36 | More by stcules
Photo of ADR


3.1/5  rDev -2.2%

Very clear darker yellow color (color of an 80 proof Bourbon), 1/2 inch head, very pale and frothy. Slight smells of lemon oil and hay. Malty flavor, slightly caramel. Mouthfeel is decent. Not a lot of hops but very little Wheat beer quality either, lacks esters, etc. In many ways, a slightly heavier Blonde in impression. Drinkable but mediocre. Not so sure what's "traditional" about it, as a style...

08-20-2002 08:34:55 | More by ADR
Photo of John

New York

2.63/5  rDev -17%

Hazy, light straw color. Fresh cut, grassy, wheat and citrus rind aroma. Tart, lemony, nearly sour flavor. Very light bodied, like a thin American wheat. I can see this as a potential thirst quencher, but not for me.

08-14-2002 05:48:32 | More by John
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.08/5  rDev -34.4%

Not that impressive. Little aroma and flavour, slightly spicy, slightly fruity (bit of citrus and banana), very easy to drink, not overly interesting, and thin bodied.

08-08-2002 14:37:05 | More by rastaman
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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company
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