Colorado Appia | Cervejaria Colorado

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Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Trigo. Wheat ale brewed with honey.

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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toscanoigor
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

With the aid of indiginous honey and a South American mindset, the Colorado brewers are beating the summer heat with a refreshing wheat ale with a kiss of that alluring sweetness.

Honey-gold in appearance, the beer's color sells its honey additions well even with its sight. And with a quick rise and fall of an arid and cottony froth, its scent picks up on that delicate honey fragrance- seemingly of citrus, agave, earth and fresh baking bread dough. To taste, its the wheat and barley malt that starts the show with light caramels, breads and honies of their own.

Then as the bread and grain lifts, a supple sweetness remains and offers the middle palate a finesse honeysuckle taste and a sweet and simple syrup that's agave-like. With orange and lime trailing, the hops trend spicy and bitter with a hint of freshly grated ginger, sangria, pine and dried orange peel.

Though refreshing and delightful in taste, the beer's fast-fleeting carbonation leaves this medium-light ale feeling slightly more labored on the palate that should. As the sweetness seeps deeper and deeper, its fruit character reveals as bruised and the ale lacks the zesty lift that would ensure dryness, sprite and bubbly crispness.

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Photo of FBorrego
4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of celio7x
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabianno
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oxandre
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -4%

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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Brazilian wheat beer brewed with honey of pale ocher/orange color with a nice foam but without a good texture.
Smell is malty, easy to feel the wheat aromas; honey is quite evident too; some banana, orange and apple notes.
Taste is malty and honey too, but not exagerated sweet. The bad thing here is that it becomes acid after a while; fruit notes are not evident here.
Mouthfeel is awesome.. a nice body and a great carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mhaugo
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

600m bottle. Decanted into a curved pilsner glass.
Appearance: Looks like crystallized honey. Hazed copper. The skilled bartender worked up all the yeast on the bottom of the bottle, and poured a nice billowy head, but it dissipated fairly quickly.
Smell: Wheat and light sulfur. There’s a little honey in the nose, but you really have to look for it.
Taste: I just left a 35C sweatbox, so this is as refreshing as anything I’ve ever had. But objectively, it’s got a nice wheaty taste and the honey comes thru late. It’s got a little caramel, a little banana, some bubblegum, and it finishes fairly quickly. The flavor is dialed back a bit, but I guess that’s not unusual for the origin and style.
Mouthfeel: Very thin. Not as much carbonation as I would expect.
Overall: I really needed a beer and stumbled into this one. It probably wouldn’t be quite as good if it wasn’t ice cold, but it’s much better than the sweet corny lagers I’ve been drinking all week. Thank you, Colorado.

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Colorado Appia from Cervejaria Colorado
3.54 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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