Eight Days O' Wheat
Sixpoint Brewery

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American Pale Wheat Ale
3.93 | pDev: 8.65%
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: A unique handcrafted brew prepared exclusively for Whole Foods. A unique recipe collaboration from the staff at Sixpoint and the team at Whole Foods, Eight Days emerges with a soft, tart wheat flavor and a mild citrus hop bitterness, and finishes dry and clean.
Reviews: 12
Photo of JizackFH
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this at The Whole Foods Bowery Beer Room in NYC.

A - This beer pours a cloudy mix of dark orange and a golden amber color. There is a little more than 2-finers of slightly off-white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a good amount of malt and lemony wheat scents. There is some tartness as well as some fruit aromas like pear and a bit of apple.

T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with some toasted malt and wheat. There is some spice and citrus flavors as well. Also, there is a bit of fruitiness and a mild earthy hop presence. The finish leaves some lingering citrus and earthy hop flavor behind on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down really easy and has a smooth feel to it. There is some initial sweetness, as well as some earthy bitterness that adds good balance. There is some tartness going on too.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down really easy and has a nice refreshing quality to it. The flavor is quite nice, and I could easily have a few glasses in a night. Overall, I think this is a good example of the style and just a good beer all around. I recommend trying it out if you come across. I'll take another glass.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Bronx Ale House has this one on tap now. I've tried Sixpoint's Apollo and was impressed.

A: Murky turbidity to say the least. Lots of yeast swirling around and a dark orange.

S: Moderately malty with yeast coming to the front shortly afterward.

T: Grapefruit tartness at the start with other citric notes. I reckon some hops were added to this batch perhaps? The wheat and yeast flavor come second but eventually meld together to give a good taste.

M: Medium to thick with moderate carbonation.

D: A very interesting wheat to say the least. The grapefruit addition made it the most citric of the style I've had but with the malt backbone and perhaps other hops, it was quite paletable.

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Photo of emsroth
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from whole foods.

App: A opaque tan/brown, much like light apple cider. It's odd, but strangely alluring.

Smell: Fruit, fruit, fruit. Apples and pears. The hops have the apple scent as well, with a touch of bitterness.

Taste: An odd beer with a reverse of flavor. Starts with a biting hop bitterness. Ends with a touch of husky malt. A simple, straight-forward flavor, but one that is wonderful.

A crisp mouthfeel with the silkiness of wheat. A rather successful hoppy wheat beer.

This beer is much more like a APA with a hit of wheat. This is also the description the tap-keep gave me.

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Photo of m1ked
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At first I was a little skeptical about WF having a beer brewed just for them, then I saw it was Sixpoints and jumped on it.

A- Pours with a moderate white head that disipates to a white ring. The beer is an opaquesandy, orangey copper. No visible streamers. Looks like a glass of apple cider.

S- An immediate tart lemony wheat, that fades into a blip of pine.

T- Starts out like the nose with a citrus/lemon that is pretty strong and tart that gives way to light wheat/malt sweetness. Finishes with a pretty bitter grapefruit rind.

M- Very mild, finishes dry. Low carb, which I like for a wheat beer. Very refreshing.

D- Well at the price, this is very drinkable...its like 8 bucks a growler fill. I love this type of beer for the summer, and it is a good beer period. We tried steaming some mussels with it last night. The bitterness was a bit too much. I have had growlers of this before, and will probably have some more.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 32oz. growler from the Bowery Whole Foods.

Pours a cloudy amber with a cream colored head. Leaves some nice rings of lacing down the walls of my glass. Smells of plenty of orange citrus with a slightly spicy hop kick.

The taste is similar to the scent with the citrus and hops combining for a clean summer flavor. The wheat adds a level of complexity to create a biscuity finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied aided by the unfiltered wheat. Very drinkable on this sunny late July day.

I can see a full growler of this in my future.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Bowery Whole Foods

Poured out a cloudy, hazy, bright gold, with a fluffy white head, with medium lacing down the glass. Aroma is of sweet, tart citrus, fresh wheat & grain. tastes of orange zest, mild citrus hop bitters, some malt and wheat at the end. Medium mouthfeel, with a crisp dry finish. A thirst quenching beer on a hot day, along with the easy drinkability there is also a refreshing tartness in this beer.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler into Sam Adams Lager glass.

Pours a hazy orange-gold, with a full, creamy off-white head and some delicate lacing.

Nose is floral, a bit citrusy, with some dry, pale malt coming through as well.

Taste is mild and drinkable - floral, astringent hops over a light, dry biscuity malt body. A bit piney. You kind of get more bitterness from the hops than actual flavor, which isn't a good thing. It's really hard to peg this as a wheat beer, I'm just not getting that from underneath the hops. Finish is gentle, a very light lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, a bit undercarbonated, but that may be from the growler delivery.

Drinkability is odd with this one. The more you drink, the more you get aspirin bitterness from the hops in the flavor rather than taste.

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Photo of scootny
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy copper with a beautiful three finger head that hangs well in my UFO glass. No visible carbonation but a ton of lace as I drink this one.

A citrusy scent with a hint of pine. Sweet, bready almost like holiday cakes,( fruit or stollen ). A bit of yeasty fruitiness and a touch of grapefruit. Smells more like a pale ale than anyting else. Wheat malt hides in there as well.

Taste is not the American wheat I expected. Like the nos it tastes like a smooth and hoppy pale ale. Well balanced and a biscuity sweet wheat malt structure. While hoppy the bittering at the finish is mild with a gentle lingering on the palate. Graham crackers remain.

Mouthfeel is tingly and smooth. Medium weight.

A great session beer. Easy to quaff as many as you like. I went through a growler watching football games all day. Quenching and refreshing stuff.

An excellent beer that shows a new facet to the Americacn wheat. Not like anything else in the style. Went great with the salmon I had for dinner. Nice job Sixpoint!

From notes on 11/23/08

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Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, dark gold, with a three inch head of dense white. A slow retreat revealed a plethora of clingy lacework, and a partial skim coat for coverage.

Aromatics lead off with tart citrus, light malt, and fresh grain.
Lemon oils, orange zest, biscuity malt, and grapefruit pith.
Lightly tart and quite fruity.

Medium bodied with a snappy, crisp mouthfeel.

Grapefruit, lemon zest, and orange rind start the pallet. Light, fresh malt steps forward along with some pine resin and more lemony tartness.

Finishes with a lingering, drying bitterness, tart wheat, and more grapefruit pith.

Super quenching and more tart than most. The hopping is also a notch up. The mouthfeel is fullish for the style, and drinkability is high. Good stuff.

More props go out RblWthACoz for another freshie!

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Photo of joeack
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting something in the hefeweizen category but this turned out to be very hoppy which was a surprise. The drinkabililty is high but i like me hops! Some citrus comes through and the tannins are evident as well. I enjoyed this one very much and goes down easy on a spring day.

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Photo of PEBKAC
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I spend too much money at Whole Foods. Surprisingly though, out of the dozens of fill-ups I've gotten, the wheel has only stopped on this one's number once before. Can't take it for granted if you don't really care for it in the first place.

I had some when it first premiered, & I remembered something very similar to a hoppy red ale. Not much like it was advertised. It's color was a very dense orange, it smelled & tasted like an acidic cup of over-steeped tea, & left a burnt taste in my mouth. Okay, maybe it wasn't that bad, but the strong carbonation just seemed to magnify every negative aspect of it.


I was in for their recent Sixpoint promo & got a taste of the stuff again just to clean the taste of chili off my tongue. It seemed to have changed for the better. The assistant brewer pouring for me confirmed that they've been tweaking it around.

Color is amber with a strong orange hue, with just the slightest amount of haze. There's a big head after every pour, but is noticeably airy & thin.

The nose is still initially citric, but is now backed up by a sweet "stollen-like" bready presence. Toasted, but obviously sweet. I wonder if I can still find any old Christmas boxes of stollen this time of year. They never seem to go bad.

Taste is a sweet grainy character upfront with some butter spread coming into play right before the sharp citrus middle. It finishes off with dry wheat & a hint of leafy bitterness.

Strong carbonation with very few things inhibiting a clean mouthfeel. Dryness is a positive for me, & it isn't much in the first place.

$7 gets you a 12oz tulip of craft beer in Manhattan. $7 also gets you 64 fluid ounces of this stuff. Another couple of bucks for something else keeps the palate fresh, but at this price, it's a decent backup plan.

I really should of kept those 3L bottles they had when the initial run of growlers ran out. I'm not a very good pairer, but I ate more then my share of breaded chicken cutlets during this session. I needed more then the 64 to wash it all down. :)

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Photo of sleazo
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours from the growler a very hazy peach hue. A nice off white head hits about two fingers at first and settles down into a nice cap.

S-Slightly citric with tangy wheat as well. There is not too much yeastiness here.

T-Citric at first followed by a huge dose of piney and grassy hops. I was not expecting that from the smell or style. The wheat shows slightly in the background but this just seems over hopped for me.

M-Slightly watery for the opagueness too. Still there is good carbonation for a growler fill.

D-This seems more like a highly hopped pale ale made with wheat. The hops are really strong here, not neccessarily what I was expecting. The hops are a bit harsh too, I am thinking maybe a combonation of west coast and noble of some sorts. Not a bad beer by any means but not something I am thrilled with.

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Eight Days O' Wheat from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 12 ratings