Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer | North Coast Brewing Co.

Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerBlue Star Great American Wheat Beer
BA SCORE
40.9%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 614 ratings
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerBlue Star Great American Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 05-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,152
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
614
Liked:
251
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled date of 03/28/17

Appearance - Pours straw yellow with some streaky yeast trails found spiraling around the glass. A white, near finger width head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind a thin, broken layer of suds on the surface and a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Wheat and cereal aroma with a hint of honey and floral hops.

Taste - Follows the nose. Wheat and light cereal sweetness backed by a hint of floral hops and a faint fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair, slightly bitey carbonation. Slick, smooth drinker with an easy finish.

Overall - Decent wheat. Nothing off-putting, but nothing special all the same.

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Photo of frogman1513
4.98/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rarigney
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ob512316
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: dark gold, thin white head.
Smell: a little bit of grapefruit, some malt.
Taste: malt, and little bit of hops, no sign of wheat anywhere
Feel: Average, easy to drink.
Overall: This beer would be great if it wasn't marketed as a Wheat Beer. The Wheat is nonexistent. This beer is refreshing though.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold. Foamy, medium, short-lived head, white head.

Smells Doughy light malt, light fruit, Light Citrus and light yeast.

Taste Light Citrus, malt, light fruit, grassy. Finish is light dry with a light short Citrus linger. Lighter body and smooth lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Light gold, hazy. Two fingers frothy head, diminishing with spare lacing. Moderate malty, dough aroma upfront. Some hay. Low citrusy and floral hop aroma. Light sweet malt flavor. Light medium lasting dry finish, medium light body, high carbonation and bit of creaminess.
Thirst quenching, good wheat beer. I would like it bit more sweet and bit more bitter in flavor. Head diminishes too fast and leaves almost no lacing.

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Photo of Dakin
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Very nice pale/orange straw. Unfiltered. Good amount of carbonation head dissipates rather quickly. Looks great.

Smell: Piney, citrus, hops. Smells clean and refreshing. Bit of spice.

Taste: Citrus, hops, a bit floral, with a tiny bit of spice on the end. Great and refreshing. Not necessarily the greatest American Wheat I've had but it would certainly be great at a summer BBQ. Anyone who enjoys the macro stuff would would love this.

Feel: Nice and light in the mouth, a bit of a tangy feel.

Overall: Not necessarily the greatest American Wheat I've had but it would certainly be great at a summer BBQ. Anyone who enjoys the macro stuff would would love this. North Coast is one of the best breweries in the country in my opinion, but I can tell this beer isn't one of their main focuses. Regardless, I would buy again for a beach day. 6/10.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dertyd
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MooseBoose
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrmeatloaf
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow beer, its a wheat beer so clarity isn't gonna be something that I would think as qualifying as ideal. Anyways, it is one of the duller yellow colors, the aroma was all about those grains. Wheat.

Clean taste, dry finish. Has a lot of wheat to it. No other frills, not hopped up, not a fancy yeast, no adjuncts unless you count the wheat itself.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer should win an award for its appearance. While not particularly attractive, it has so much raw wheat sediment floating around that it's a spectacle. It's just a deep, deep pool of honey-tea-amber with the perfect subtle highlights on the sides lighting up the sediment. The head starts off 3 fingers tall and recedes to about 1, leaving a nice creamy ring on the sides with specs of lace. Best appearance for an American Pale Wheat Ale.

From the bottle it smells different than the glass. Out of the bottle I get lots of skunkiness, stale dehydrated hops, and musky grains. Thank goodness it doesn't stop there. When it's dumped into a pint glass, more pleasing aromas of citrus and baked wheat come out, and there's no skunk or musk at all.

Flavor profile is very complex. Sharp stabs of hop float in and out as beautiful citrus and field wheat dance on the palate. The finish is bready and piney.

The feel is refreshing, crisp, bright, and creamy. Perfect companion to the flavor and style.

This is one hell of a wheat pale ale. I'm sure this would KILL at backyard grillouts. Will consider buying more in the future.

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Photo of Jame515
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertraveler08
2.55/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of boku56
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 40.9% out of 100 with 614 ratings
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