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

BA SCORE
81
good
610 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
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
315
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 610 |  Reviews: 315
Photo of VeganUndead
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.65/5  rDev +2%
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 +16.2%
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 +4.7%
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 -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrmeatloaf
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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 +14.2%
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 +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertraveler08
2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of boku56
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It's the smoothness and mild flavor that are the highlights here. So mild, in fact, that it kind of reminds me of the rice-based beers from Japan, like Sapporo. Laid back and pleasing.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneSickPuppy
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A sweet wheat beer that refreshes your pallet on a hot summer day. A beautiful golden color and a light lacy head.

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Photo of cleve1212
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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