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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
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by montageman:
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montageman

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Nothing about this beer is really comparable to other wheat ales I've had - and that is not a good thing. The appearance is pale and lifeless. There is a faint grain aroma, but it is more like grass or hay. There is a slight lemony flavor, but the taste is off almost cheap. Mouthfeel is thin and not well carbonated. By no means is this a well made beer, but it is not hard to drink. Regardless, I cannot recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 02:26:41 | More by montageman
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dradair

Missouri

3/5  rDev +22%

06-05-2014 18:44:17 | More by dradair
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +52.4%

05-28-2014 06:55:25 | More by KevMo84
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harpus

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-09-2014 04:18:10 | More by harpus
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +22%

03-13-2013 03:12:36 | More by AJ01923
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-22-2012 21:24:36 | More by cliff1066
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alesaram

Guam

3.75/5  rDev +52.4%

10-15-2012 22:45:16 | More by alesaram
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zbloom

New York

1/5  rDev -59.3%

08-28-2012 03:48:07 | More by zbloom
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JohnQVD

New York

2/5  rDev -18.7%

06-02-2012 14:55:38 | More by JohnQVD
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kylehay2004

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:22:50 | More by kylehay2004
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strohme2

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -39%

03-23-2012 00:26:39 | More by strohme2
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OldTime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-09-2012 19:05:34 | More by OldTime
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Drinkerofales

California

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

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 09:12:38 | More by Drinkerofales
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TrojanWheels

California

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-19-2012 21:27:28 | More by TrojanWheels
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whatthehull

California

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:35:51 | More by whatthehull
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hmk22

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:41:39 | More by hmk22
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Minkybut

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 21:07:02 | More by Minkybut
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garymuchow

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 18:14:34 | More by garymuchow
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Zorro

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 01:11:29 | More by Zorro
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droomyster

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 15:05:55 | More by droomyster
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DrJay

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 22:32:36 | More by DrJay
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 23:51:41 | More by TMoney2591
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MattyGEE26

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 04:13:23 | More by MattyGEE26
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 00:58:32 | More by Hoptometrist
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wedge

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 21:01:21 | More by wedge
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Kennebunkport Wheat Beer from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
63 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.