Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer
North Coast Brewing Co.

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Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #328
Ranked #43,596
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Reviews by oso:
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oso from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Nov 23, 2012
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Apr 17, 2016
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BeardedBoffin from New Mexico

3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy orangish beer with only wispy foam floating around. Some fruit in the nose with a little spicy hops.

Solid wheat character on the palate--a little chewy with some pleasant prickliness. The flavor starts out a little fruity, a twang in the center, ending with a little spice. Pretty standard stuff here.

Jun 02, 2009
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grahamboudreaux from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dec 17, 2012
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nrpellegrini from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a nice white head that stays a while. Smells of wheat. Tastes of thin wheat flavors, a lighter beer with background citrus taste, lemon particularly. Mouthfeel was good just as in any other wheat beer, smooth and easy to drink. Nothing stood out about this beer but is wasn't bad...

Feb 07, 2009
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 16, 2015
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Med from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice semi-clear yellow in color with a nice white head that disappears very quickly and leaves no lace to speak of. Subdued aroma of bread crust and some citrus with a nice hop profile sitting underneath. Taste is clean and refreshing with a bready start giving way to just enough hops to make it interesting and finishing sweetly with some banana peel and apple. medium to light feel but with more carbonation than expected helping to fill it out. On this 96 degree day I find this to be very drinkable, but all in all I don't think it's quite enough to be in regular rotation.

Jul 19, 2008
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Roland45s from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Oct 19, 2012
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mikereaser from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a "great american wheat beer" poured from my glass into my great american pint glass

A - poured a murky straw color with a fine layer of bubbles

S - wheat grainy aroma with a hint of citrus hops

T - i get a peachy flavor alongside the graininess of a wheat beer

M/D - good mouthfeel and a nice brew overall. its a nice hot day kind of a beer.

Nov 23, 2008
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Feb 05, 2014
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cvstrickland from North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip produces a murky yellow-orange body topped by four fingers of soft rocky white head that retains at a finger and leaves healthy rings of sticky lacing.

Smell is very faint; lightly nutty with and a little fruit; not much going on here.

Taste is nutty and buttery with a hint of white peppercorns and some orange-peel bitter acidity.

Sudsy, slick,clean and refreshing. High levels of carbonation, but easily drinkable.

May 14, 2008
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Rand_ale_Thor from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Jan 24, 2013
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midaszero from Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice golden straw clear body with not quiet a full finger of white head that goes down pretty quicky.

S - Lots of wheat, very bready some citrus mostly lemon

T - Crisp and clean, good malt flavor with solid wheat taste.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Pretty refreshing, easy to session, great hot weather beer

Sep 23, 2008
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Kyrojack from Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Oct 18, 2012
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popery from California

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An enjoyable and highly drinkable American wheat beer. Blue Star has a good, light wheaty flavor that goes down smoothly.

I had this one at North Coast's taproom. They served it with a slice of lemon, which I'm not a fan of, more's the pity. Even so, I found this to have relatively good flavor for a wheat beer. There are good grain notes and some citrus. The malt comes through when it's needed. The beer is bright yellow with some haziness, although it was hard to tell how much that lemon was altering things. It was cold and foggy when I had this beer and that was probably not the optimal setting for such a light, smooth beer.

Oct 21, 2008
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conpen from California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Oct 12, 2012
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tclapper from Maine

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Dec 17, 2011
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Eaglefan344 from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Nov 09, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured hazy (no effort made to keep sediment in the bottle) yellow-golden with a small temporary head. Like most wheat beers, the aroma was not compelling, but the flavor was quite appealing nonetheless. The yeast imparts a fruity aroma and flavor than is rather tropical-with-apricots in the nose and mainly lemony/citrus on the tongue. Lightly tart.

O: an exceptionally refreshing barley/wheat ale, with fine citrus overtones.

May 12, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky yellow-orange color. Completely opaque. Sediment on the bottom. Smells a little funky. Well carbonated. Refreshing and pleasing flavor is bready and full with some citrus elements as well. No bitterness or booziness. Mouthfeel is bubbly and a little chewy.

Overall: I like it. It is very refreshing and has a nice flavor that I guess is that of yeast. It hits the spot and is totally sessionable.

Nov 20, 2012
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Bockrules from New Mexico

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a hazy gold with yeast swirling around in the glass. A steady jet of bubbles rises to the creamy, two-finger, eggshell white head. Head is gone about 2/3rds down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing.

S - Light fruit notes from the yeast and wheat malt.

T - Sweet wheat malt upfront. The body has a nice balance of sweet wheat malt and enough roaming noble hop and light fruit notes to keep the beer interesting. More hops and fruit as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a lingering and slightly musty yeast and light fruit finish.

M - one the far light side of medium bodied with ample carbonation. Suits the style and beer quite well.

Blue star is a simple, easy drinking pale wheat ale. The low abv and relatively straight forward, yet interesting old-school flavor profile would make this an ideal session beer. Although not good enough for me to seek out in ABQ, I would give this strong consideration if I stumbled across it in a grocery store while looking for a solid wheat beer.

Aug 16, 2012
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OregonGrown7 from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Feb 17, 2013
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spycow from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Mar 09, 2013
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Nov 28, 2013
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ToasterChef from Maine

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cellar temperature that was shipped to me from CA is poured into a pint glass. The beer is cloudy and has a golden wheat color. A small white foam head sits on top. A decent amount of rising carbonation can be seen within. Aromas of wheat and some pale malt sweetness can be smelled coming off of the beer. The beer has a very pleasing pale wheat flavor. There is a healthy amount of grain here, but it isn't too sweet. The noble hops and some balance, but they do not posess a very strong flavor. They may add to the kiss of spiciness in the finish, but that could be only the yeast. Like many beers of this style, this ones tastes refreshing and would probably be best consumed on a warm day. It's medium body isn't sticky, and the carbonation levels are just right. It is a good example of the style, though not impressive enough for me to have it shipped across country again, as there are many fine examples produced closer to home. For anyone on the west coast, this is a good one to try.

Mar 30, 2012
Blue Star Great American Wheat Beer from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 631 ratings