White Ox Wheat Ale - James Page Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gump:
3.43/5 rDev +12.1%
James Page White Ox Wheat Ale
Average dark yellow and nice cloudiness.
Apricot and peach aroma, with a mild peppery herb essence. Nice and light. Wheat malt.
Easy on the palate. Clean and crisp, peppery aftertaste.
A little watery, but very drinkable.
Pours cloudy blonde with medium size bubbles in the white frothy head.
Sweet, fruity, light orange, light citrus.
Highly drinkable with great carbonation
Flavors are subtle.
Great beer that would pair with just about anything in the spring/summer months.
Incredible value. Local. No change in grade.
10-16-2011 04:08:00 | More by Gump
More User Reviews:
2.55/5 rDev -16.7%
12oz bottle into a fluted tasting glass.
Hazy yellow, white head
Nose is faint. Mustiness covering some apple and orange citrus, and a lactic touch and subtle corinander.
Taste is weak and thin, not inspiring in the slightest.
This one might put the fire out on some hot wings, but other than that...
09-18-2009 15:13:15 | More by brownbeer
2.95/5 rDev -3.6%
Almost definitely a Wit beer, the spices are quite apparent in the aroma, and the color matches in a hazy greenish pale yellow manner. Which takes me to the beer, the appearance is as above, with a flat dishwater head of 1/8 of an inch and leaving scant laces. Aroma is fairly spicey, bits of orange and candied ginger, suggestions of sandalwood. And there is the best part of this beer, the aroma. The flavor is dish rag cottony with fading senses of chalkiness and a little amount of citrus tang, albeit pretty dang sweet and fading to non-descript. By the end, there is not a lot left in the flavor and the mouthfeel registers as more light and poorly carbonated than much of anything else. This one didn't ring too many bells for me.
10-10-2005 00:33:59 | More by ADR
3.03/5 rDev -1%
A really small white head quickly dissipates into a very thin lacing above a clear pale straw golden colored beer.
A light lemony citrus aroma that has a distinct light hops to it.
Light lemony citrus with a slight hops bitterness coming through in a light taste.
A very light bitter tint on a dry aftertaste with this light bodied beer.
A really light tasting beer without the yukky aftertaste of beers like Bud Light, etc.
11-13-2012 21:34:29 | More by LXIXME
3.45/5 rDev +12.7%
A simple but tasty wheat. A bit more than the average pale wheat with a bit of citrus and belgian flavor. Very easy drinking and refreshing. No, there isnt much in the neighborhood of flavor, but its pleasant and sweet and goes down easy. Possible crossover beer or a Blue Moon replacement.
06-11-2006 05:58:38 | More by tempest
3.15/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a large white head that had good retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. The smell consists of a light lemon aroma and wheat malt. The flavor is straight on American Wheat Ale. Very boring. Just a hint of citrus is detected besides the malt. No signs of anything coming from the yeast. The body is light and the carbonation is good for the style. With so many better wheat ales and hefe's out there today, this one can easily be bypassed.
01-03-2009 21:16:20 | More by morimech
2.65/5 rDev -13.4%
Light in color close to white and fluorescent green more than gold. Light prickle and sparkling head. Neutral malt nose. Sour notes to the attack but a clean flavor. The beer gives a poor first impression on the palate. Effervescent type of mouthfeel and a clean finish as far as the flavor is concerned but there is some residual "alka-seltzer" like bubbliness. I would call this a C-.
08-09-2008 19:56:25 | More by Ragingbull
3.65/5 rDev +19.3%
Not a great beer, but not a bad one either. I found its appearance to be too similar to that of a straw yellow macro. And the taste, while quite delightfully smooth, had no backbone and felt a bit watered down. Drinks very easy, almost too easy. On a hot day, worth a try.
05-14-2007 02:50:18 | More by supercolter
2.5/5 rDev -18.3%
Light, cloudy yellow color with a large fizzy white head. Head dwindles, carbonation seems low after the initial rush. Smell is semi lemony but more of a wheat adjunct type aroma. Taste begins adjunct like sweet. Dries out in the middle and a weird metallic type flavor comes. Goes quickly as well. Some off fruit flavors. Too sweet, weird. Finishes citric with a touch of lemon. I really just didn't enjoy this beer.
09-07-2006 00:31:03 | More by granger10
2.85/5 rDev -6.9%
Appearance: Almost clear light gold body, big white hea when poured aggresively. Visible carbonation.
Smell: Grainy, with light wheat and banana evident. Maybe a little metallic.
Taste: A little bland, the flavors are somewhat muted. Metallic and dry, still boring.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, with only a little carbonation present.
Drinkablility: Nothing terrible about this beer, it's just a little uninspired.
04-11-2006 14:09:11 | More by TastyTaste
2.8/5 rDev -8.5%
Into a pint glass, pours a pale clear yellow with a little initial head, then none, little lacing. Aroma is thin, citrus, slight wheatiness in there, bland. Taste is likewise, citrus and light wheat malting with medium carbonation and body. Very eh, one and done.
12-18-2006 03:38:05 | More by objectivemonkey
3.03/5 rDev -1%
James Page White Ox Wheat Ale pours a big stiff head over a slightly cloudy
yellow brew. Carbonation is active, the nose is wheat and a whiff of citus. The
flavor is slightly sweet wheat and not a whole lot of anything else- maybe a note
of lemon. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth but light. There is a bit of lemon in the after
taste. Pretty much a standard American Wheat Ale. In this case the brewer elected
to use a neutral American Ale yeast strain and it shows- there's none of the bananna,
clove, or bubblegum notes you can get with a Belgian or German yeast strain. I guess
I can understand the rationale- a neutral flavor for American tastes- but there are just so
damn many beers on the market just like this one. James Page, of course, is contract
brewed at the Steven's Point Brewery, who brew a wheat beer of their own. It would be
interesting to have done a comparison, but chances are it's pretty similar. This beer is
refreshing enough, it just doesn't really distinguish itself.
07-22-2008 18:07:41 | More by shadow1961
3.55/5 rDev +16%
Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/6 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, slight pale hop, and a hint of clove. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carobnation level. Tastes of wheat, yeast, slight hop, slight citrus, and slight spice. Overall, a good body and blend.
12-31-2009 20:48:05 | More by Tone
3.63/5 rDev +18.6%
Part of a sampler pack from James Page. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Acloudy, pale straw like yellow with bright white fluffy 2 inch head that quickly fizzles to about 1/8 inch, leave full lacing around the glass
Sas the name says, wheat, mild malts, a little grapefruit and lemons scents as well, a slight bit of pepper as well.
Tmalt and citrus flavors are dominate, I taste a little vanilla also. Taste is pleasant and balanced
Mcrispy and clean, but a little too carbonated
Doverall, a very drinkable beer. Could have several more, but, to me, would be better to enjoy during the hot summer months.
02-10-2006 01:20:56 | More by hanco005
2.83/5 rDev -7.5%
Poureed into a chilled pint glass.
It's a cloudy, straw-yellow with a fluffy white head.
She smells of cereal and wheat malt with a touch of spice (orange?cloves?).
Tastes like that too with light and sweet hue that is overall fairly dry.
Wouldn't get this one on purpose again, but if someone offered either this or a glass of wine to me, only then would I go for this brew again, but it is pretty banal and boring.
07-28-2009 22:31:58 | More by ThickestHead
2.63/5 rDev -14.1%
A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, very bubbly, straw yellow color with a two-finger, white head with a good deal of tiny bubbles. Little to no lacing.
S - It smelled of citrus, wheat and some yeast. Not much else.
T - It tasted of lemon and wheat. Somewhat sweet with no bitterness or any hop presence.
M - This one is pretty thin and a touch watery. A very light bodied brew.
D - This is a work in progress. It was dull and bland.
04-30-2010 21:32:09 | More by zeff80
3.6/5 rDev +17.6%
Aroma shows a nice light touch of fruitiness that is slightly sweet. A bit of pale malt flattens it out. Very light and soft.
1/2 inch head soon fizzles out leaving a smear of bubbles surrounded by a ring. Cloudy pale yellow gold.
Nice wheat flavor is primary. Some yeast towards the finish. Touch of sweetness up front. Subtle dryness. Actually more complex than I anticipated. As it warms I like how the flavors of the barley malt blend with the wheat.
Actually fairly heavy feel that's lightened some by the abundant carbonation.
Based on the reviews I thought this might be bad. It's not For what it is it is certainly a serviceable beer that could hit the spot on a hot summer day.
08-20-2007 17:40:39 | More by garymuchow
2.6/5 rDev -15%
Pours a very very clear yellow with a medium white head. Lacing sticks to the glass like glue. So thick, it doesn't even look like lacing. Active bubbling throughout half the drinking session.
Aroma started out a little stale, with a hint of skunk. After a little while, I was unable to pick up any aroma. Which, in this particular case, was a good thing.
Flavor is a little lacking. For a wheat beer, I'd expect some haze and some... wheat flavor. A very light ale, just a hint of thickness, and a small amount of citrus sweetness.
Mouthful started out a little light and fizzy. I either got used to it, or it settled down. Since the bubbling on the side ended half way through, I'm going to guess this beer just needs some airing due to bottling. It wasn't quite as crisp as I would have expected. I suppose the 'wheat' part of the beer may have thickened it up just a bit.
Drinkability was fine. But so is tap water. Even though I may have complained about this beer, there was nothing particularly unpleasant about it. Just lacking in so many areas, and quite boring.
04-25-2007 16:26:37 | More by terrabyte
2.5/5 rDev -18.3%
Saw this for the first time in KC, so I decided to pick up a bottle in a mix a six. Poured a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head snifter. This beer pours a **slightly** hazy straw with a meager 2 inch head that turned into nothing. No lacing, no retention. Kind of ugly. The aroma is, well, watery with a slight bit of wheat malt and just a meager hint of banana. The flavor is mostly the same. Just really average. Nothing particularly overwhelming or underwhelming. Just middle of the road. No hops are discernible in the profile. The mouthfeel is light and finish with just a hint of sweetness. This maybe the most mediocre beer I've ever had. Definitely would be in the top 10.
05-07-2010 01:28:56 | More by hwwty4
3.33/5 rDev +8.8%
Looks like a cloudy BUD and has a head that is gone in a split second. Somewhat sharp and spicy aroma. Same for the flavor-crisp and clean with a snap. Slight hop bite and a mellow spiciness to it. Somewhat citrusy. Average body. Very macro-ish and thin. Rather average overall. Dont know what this would cost for a six pack but I think I would prefer a BUD or other macro at the price.
07-26-2007 22:55:14 | More by lackenhauser
2.73/5 rDev -10.8%
Pours a very light yellow with a matching light head. Color reminded me of many wits I have seen. Citrus predominated which is not hard to do in this very light brew. Some sweetness in the middle. This was not unpleasent just not a whole lot going on. Drink this one cold on a hot summer day. Lawnmower beer. Thanks to JeffKrenner for the bottle.
07-30-2006 11:11:10 | More by thaichile
White Ox Wheat Ale from James Page Brewing Company
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