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Wheat Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

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

Pours a hazy, bright golden color. Medium, 2 finger head retains ok and laces just a bit. The scent of this beer is classic witbier, with light wheat, some clove, and just a touch of peppery spiciness. Taste follows the scent very closely. Just a hint of banana fruitiness is in the taste of this beer to go along with the clove and spiciness. Light and highly carbonated across the tongue. Very easy to drink.

Overall, a pretty good American interpretation of an Old World classic style. Not as spicy or fruity as some of the European versions, but that's a plus in my book.

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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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Wheat Ale from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 436 ratings
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