Wheat Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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Wheat AleWheat Ale

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: On tap, 5oz sample at the Upland Production Brewery
Served: 26 October 2013

Appearance: A pale almost sickly yellow with a perfectly white head that dissipates quickly. Some good lacing from the head though. The sickly yellow was a bit off putting. It almost had a greenish tinge to it.

Smell: Didn't smell like much- beery with some esters of orange and spice.

Taste: The tour guide said they put orange peel and coriander in this one, and you can definitely tell it's spiced. I know that most witbiers have some spicing in them, but I feel like the weird esters from the spices detracted a bit from the wheat and malt profile of the beer, giving it this weird spicy astringency.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation for the style.

Overall: I can understand why this one is Upland's highest selling beer (the tour guide suggested almost 40% of Upland's sales come from this one)-- it's easy drinking, it's different than regular American beer (BMC), and it's a crowd pleaser. That being said, it's nothing special to an experienced craft drinker. If I drink an American what beer, it'll probably be Bell's Oberon or Goose Island 312. I feel that Upland gets a bad rap from craft beer nerds because this beer is very popular but isn't anything special.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Upland Wheat is Yellowish in color with a little bit if cloudiness and with a nose of yeast, coriander, banana, and a touch of citrus. Foam on this beer is light and there is little or no lacing.

This beer has a taste that is what one would expect following its nose. It has a flavor that combines yeast, banana, wheat, and spice like clove and coriander. The body of the beer is medium and its taste is generally refreshing, even though the finish does have a slight bite.

This is a good, middle of the road wit that isn’t pretentious in any way and will be acceptable to most. There are better wit out there, sure, but this is still a good one with a moderate amount of spice and an easy- drinking profile.

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Wheat Ale from Upland Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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