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Kennebunkport Wheat Beer - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport Wheat BeerKennebunkport Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
63
poor

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 24.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 01-24-2008)
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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev +22%

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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +52.4%

alesaram, Oct 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -59.3%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.13/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 2.5 finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy golden with a subtle crimson hue.

S: nice aroma with mostly lemon and orange. some wheat and grain.

T: overall a little watery, especially in the finish. Mild lemon note and actually some mild bitter hops as well.

M: a little more full than I was expecting. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Flavor is a little strange and too watery. Still drinkable but average overall.

kylehay2004, Mar 24, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -39%

strohme2, Mar 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
2.53/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours clear!(Where's the yeast?) Light amber yellow with a medium white head that is too quickly gone. Does leave some nice lacing though.

Smell is vinous wheat, and a hint of grass.

Taste is even and smooth, not very wheaty/yeasty, more like a pilsner.

The beer is easy to drink and very crisp and refreshing, but it's needs more body.

Overall, a pretty good pilsner, oh, wait, it's supposed to be a wheat beer. Epic fail on the wheat. No yeast particles, none of the wheat tang I want. Very thin. If this was labeled as a pilsner, I would have scored this higher, since it's labeled, and/or brewed wrong, I give the first one in my review history.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted May 15th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a la Chouffe tulip

A - translucent golden pale, one finger white head, soapy and no lacing

S - sweet wheat, sweet yeast, apples, pils hops, cane sugar and some grass

T - soapy, sweet and sour yeast, pilsner hops, apples, sour grass, oak and lots of wheat

M - crisp, light, low acidity and medium finish

D - drinks like a Wheatish budwieser but taste better

Final thought - at $5 a sixer and 5%ABV this one if for the ladies!

whatthehull, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of hmk22
3.65/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why this has such poor reviews; it's no one's idea of a perfect wheat beer, but it's decent enough, esp. for the price ($3.99 for a 6-pack at Trader Joe's, at least for the time being) in my area. It has some wheat character, enough to set it apart from most American macros, and it's a nice change of pace at a moderate ABV. Kind of thing that looks different enough to bring to a party and not be embarassed. Good taste, easy to drink, nice label.

hmk22, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Minkybut
3.53/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was cloudy and poured no head or lacing at all. The beer was nice and blod. The taste was a bit citrus like and very clean and refreshing. I was stunned there was no typical sourness to the beer. It was very nice for a wheat beer and is one of the best wheat beer I have ever had. I would buy again.

Minkybut, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
2.03/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not much wheat in this there aroma. Seems a little closer to a cream ale (without the corn) and then it just fades away altogether.
Fizzy white cap that leaves before I could get to it. Brilliantly clear golden body. Can't give any credit hear cuz' if it truly had wheat the head would stick around for more than 30 seconds.
Where in the hell is the wheat? There is definitely hops with a mild flavor and a growing bitterness and dryness. Soft grainy barley. A little acidic. Slight tartness. Sharp prickly carbonation and fullness from that too. Body even carries a little heft.
I'm not sure what the heck this is. I'll drink it, cuz' it's not offensive or flawed in any way (and I'm thirsty), but I'm not going back to it again.

garymuchow, Oct 23, 2011
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2.15/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another purchase from Trader Joe's.

Clear gold colored beer with a very short lived white head.

Smells of malt and saltine crackers. And that's it, a little sweet but it basically smells like crackers.

Starts out tasting like not much of anything except a cracker. Little bit of herbal hop flavor and crackers is what I taste next. Seriously, this is so bland it could be called Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Pretty freaking BLAND. Doesn't taste bad, more like it doesn't taste at all. I can't recommend that you buy this.

Zorro, Aug 28, 2011
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2.15/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Has none of the hazy qualities or bottom-dwelling yeast, and seems to be filtered. The nose offers little of interest. Aside from a dull whiff of distant grains and hint of lemon, there's nothing else (no bananas, no cloves, nothing one would expect from a wheat beer). Even the taste is not very wheaty. It tastes like a lemony lager with a bit of alfalfa. I buy wheat beer because I like their wheatiness, I quality this beer sorely lacks.

droomyster, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of DrJay
2.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear straw yellow with a thin layer of white bubbles on top. Fair head retention with some transient, streaky lacing. Big, lemony aroma with a bit of wheat. The citrus was almost sharp and bordering on seeming artificial. Pretty much the same in the flavour, a bit of dry maltiness, low bitterness. Light bodied and dry, carbonation was low. Overall, it was fairly bland and lacking in memorable character.

DrJay, Aug 24, 2011
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2.48/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Another random TJ's beer bein' rocked with Sweetness. Right on. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, dusty biscuits, and flowers. The taste hols notes of old orange rind, light vinyl, light lemon peel, bad dark greens, and a touch of mild honey. It does not come together well at all, instead providing a rather unpleasant jolt to the 'buds. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a pretty sad beer, one I don't think I'll ever have again.

TMoney2591, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of MattyGEE26
1.68/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Golden yellow, with a thin white head that rapidly fell.

Smell: Meh, not much to say. Very minimal floral notes from the hops. But it isn't very aromatic in general.

Taste: Pretty much the same as the smell: not much. It's lacking almost all identifiable features. Light hop bitterness, minimal wheat taste. Really sub par

Mouthfeel: Thin, not watery, mid-high carbonation. It's okay.

Overall: Below average. Better than BMC of course, but no where near anything that I would recommend to a friend. Avoid.

MattyGEE26, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.25/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass

A- Pours a clear straw yellow with a two finger soapy head, high visible carbonation. Leaves no lacing.

S- Wheat, nondescript sweetness, some graininess, and yeast

T- Wheat, strong yeast notes, some graininess, but not all that much. Has some sweetness and very mild bitterness.

M- Prickly carbonation, goes down smooth, and finishes dry

O- This really is not a bad beer, maybe not the most exciting beer. It is pretty simple, not a lot of complexity in the taste or aroma, but it is refreshing and there is nothing offensive or off putting in the taste or aroma either. Just an average beer.

Hoptometrist, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of wedge
2.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a gold color with very slight haze and a thin, quickly diminishing head. Clean citrus and subtle wheat aroma with a pinch of diacetyl. Sweet grainy flavor over a lemon peel and hay bitterness. Something that might be perceived as a wheaty "twang" makes an appearance, but otherwise there is nothing "wheat beer" about this. Medium-light, crisp, and effervescent. Not wretchedly horrible or anything, it's just not good at all.

wedge, May 30, 2011
Photo of brewski09
3.33/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - a light/pale straw color that is surprisingly clear. Very thin head that doesn't stay for too long. maybe 1/2cm and it goes down pretty quickly with no lacing.

S - This smells like a wheat beer with the yeast profile forward for sure. Not something I like too much, so I don't drink too many wheat beers, but I was in the mood and it was inexpensive as a single. A hint of spicyness to it as well.

T - This tastes as I expected it to. A solid, though nondescript, wheat beer. Not bad and worth drinking.

M - This is a light beer that has been well carbonated, maybe even a little overcarbonated. The wheat gives it more body though, so its not too light.

D - I would get this again if I just wanted a wheat beer and didn't care. For the discerning wheat beer drinkers out there, go with something a little nicer.

brewski09, May 21, 2011
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Kennebunkport Wheat Beer from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
63 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.