Whitewater Wheat - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
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3.29/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Built for all-things-summer, the candied fruit notions of lemon, bread, and powdered sugar gives the ale a zesty and refreshing character with assured sweetness. It the beer built for picnics in the park or what?
Hazy gold in color, the ale carries a somewhat dirty appearance. An ivory head rises to cap the ale with short statured early structure and shy isolated lacing. Its kinda obvious that the beer needs a lot more carbonaiton.
Pez-like in sweetness, its confectioners' scent is alluring when combined with the bready-rich scent of wheat malt, lemony esters, white pepper, and light clove. Slightly bubblegumy, the beer is modestly minty, earthy, and vanilla-like.
Partly-malty and partly-grainy, the beer's early palate is rich, sweet, bready and doughy. Sugar cookies, confectioner's sweetness and fresh baked cake give the beer a taste that's highly balanced toward the malts. Balanced by lemon-like yeast esters and a boost from herbal and floral hops- the ale is much more that sweet and spice. A soft rebuttal from hops and alcohol keeps the beer variant and smooth.
Medium bodied, yet the ale should provide a creamier and drier impression, but instead the malt sweetness lumbers on the palate with mild fatigue and a lingering that wears out its welcome. Finishing malty-sweet and only timidly dry- the ale is well suited for hot summer days and as an introduction to wheat ales.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2013 07:04:42 | More by BEERchitect
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Had this beer on-tap at the brewery.
A: Darker golden, small head
S: Yeast, Malt, lemony.
T: Wheaty, some citrus but certainly an ale finish vs. a Hefeweizen.
M: Smooth but higher carbonation.
Decent beer but was kind of generic. Too average to be considered great.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2013 20:56:02 | More by BlueMoon10
District of Columbia
2.93/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had this on-tap at the Pigeon Forge location.
A: Poured a very cloudy, unfiltered yellow color, with a slight ring posing as a head sitting on top of the liquid.
S: Like most SMB brews, I got basically nothing on the nose. Damn shame...
T: This had an unpleasant "watered-down" wheat beer taste, with virtually no spice component to add complexity whatsoever.
M: Despite the bland, diluted popsicle taste, this went down fairly smooth. The lacing was mild.
O: While this was drinkable, it was ultimately generic.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2012 23:08:57 | More by Chaney
Whitewater Wheat from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.