Crystal-ized American Wheat | Bullfrog Brewery

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4.18 w/ 7 Ratings

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 10-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of thain709
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ffej of July

A - Poured with a slightly cloudy, dull golden body...the head was about two fingers tall and was white in showed rocky retention and left some nice lacing

S - It smells like what it is...a hoppy wheat...there is a strong wheat presence that blends well with floral and citrus hop backbone

T - The flavors are pretty much the starts off with the citrus hops that give the beer a slight sweetness...the wheat base stands strong in the middle of the beer...the end transitions right from a spicy yeast character into a spicy, yet bitter hop finish

M - Medium bodied...expected this to be lighter, but more body actually helped...added a bit of creaminess to it...nice spicy yet bitter hop biter

O - Well, it looks like I'm the first PA residence to actually review this beer...and the trend of not having it at the brewpub lives on...I had one of the first mugs of this beer and I went back for more before it quickly kicked...a very nice representation of a hoppy wheat that went down nicely at an outdoor party

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Photo of jrallen34
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler provided by Thorpe...Pours a light copper, pretty clear, decent carbonation for a growler...The aroma is light sweet hops, a little citrus notes...The taste is more of the same, sweet hops, so easy to drink but really good flavor...Really easy to drink, worth trying.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shared by Thorpe429 at my Bachelor Weekend Tasting.

A - Light yellow beer with a little bit of cloud. Head leaves a little bit of lacing.

S - Nice wheat smell with some floral notes and some garden/herbal hints. Good malt presence.

T - A sweet beer, with earthy and floral notes. Dose of citrus character in there makes this one quite easy to get down.

M - Light body with light carbonation.

D - Completely sessionable and very solid. A good take on the style.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Mike (Thorpe429) for bringing a growler of this from his home keg. I was amazed to find my first 3 Bullfrog beers all in one day, in OH from 3 different sources.

This pours pale copper color, very clear. The aroma and taste are very similar to Gumballhead, one of my favorite beers. Lots of citrus character from the hops, a nice wheat base, this goes down easier than water. Very poundable, maybe chuggable but that would just be wasteful. Delicious and highly recommended.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Thorpe residence. Thanks Mike and Amy!

A: Slightly hazy and yellow in color. The beer has a dense inch of head that leaves some random lacing on the glass.

S: A nice potpourri of spices, wheat, herbal tea, floral notes.

T: Really tasty. Subtle earthy, floral and herbal notes comprise the basic makeup of the flavor profile.

M: Fairly light in body with moderately low carbonation. Alcohol content is a non issue.

D: Easy to drink. This beer was very fresh and enjoyable.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Thorpes, served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head of small bubbles that leaves a little lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low. Looks OK.

Aroma is earthy and spicy, probably the crystal hops, I don't have a lot of experience with them I'm assuming that's what I'm smelling.

Beer is light in body and and bright on the palate. The finish is clean and wet with lots of herbal flavors on the middle. The beer in the beginning is mildly sweet but the sweetness gives way immediately to a tea-like herbal flavor that carries the beer to the back. The more I drank of it the more I liked it. My first impression was little low but in the end I thought it was OK.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub on 10.30.2010. Only had a single glass at the brewery, but grabbed a sixtel and will certainly have some updates as that goes down.

Pours a light yellow with a bit of a golden touch. Very clear and transparent. Nice white head with some pretty good lacing. The nose is a bit soft and not nearly as intense as the Citra-delic, but it brings some light citrus and floral notes that are quite pleasing. The taste is moderately bitter, but not the tongue bruiser that Citra-delic was. Good citrus hops. The bitterness provides a really nice, dry finish and drinks really well. Another great example of a hoppy wheat.

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Crystal-ized American Wheat from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 7 ratings
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