Starburst Wheat | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AndyEdgar on 06-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,719
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
157
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vanzomeran
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Head retention is okay, not fabulous and also not terrible. Nice yellow-amber color.
Citrus and hops on the nose, very pleasant, not overbearing but not under-bearing either. Smells refreshing.
Mouth feel just about how you'd like fro this sort of beer,
It *IS* refreshing. It tastes like Saugatuck Brewing's attempt to copy "Oberon," a citrus wheat that's a fan favorite here in Michigan. Definite wheat, definite citrus-y hops, definite refreshment.
Overall: This is a fantastic beer, and I don't say that often. It's a wheat beer built to be zesty and refreshing, and as of now onw of my new summer favorites.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Bought at an expat grocery store in Shanghai, China. Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a hazy golden color with a slightly off-white head that didn't build up too much and dissipated quickly.

S: Bright hops with lots of citrus fruit character and some honey within. A tart yeast character lurks in the background, reminding me a bit of a Belgian IPA.

T: Light on the palate with a crisp fruity note and a drying hop finish. This beer is a little sweet, a little bitter, and very refreshing.

Overall: A good summer beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice combination of bitter citrus hops and sweet wheat with a bit of tropical fruit. Flavor starts with bitter citrus and finishes with sweet wheat and some tropical fruits.

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Photo of Botulizard
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pstam87
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmag0942
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little quencher pours a
lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and features nice lacing. Nose of honey
malts, soft wheat, lemon zest, pine touched hops, and a touch of cracker.
Flavors follow the nose with honey malts and an assertive pine and citrus
laden hop note surrounded with cracker and breaded malt notes. Nice
mouth feel; medium high carbonation, medium body, and a lightly dry
finish of tart citrus and herbal hop notes.

Overall, this is somewhat reminiscent of a pale wheat and a saison
blend. Would be the right stuff on a hot summer day after mowing the
lawn.

Cheers

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Photo of classixIII
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice light gold, minimal head. Great aroma, the wheat is there but citrus, pine and hops are dominant. I'm not a big hop, big bitter, IPA kind of guy but this dry hopped beer has a very nice fresh, crisp citrus, pine, hop flavor with the added benefit of wheat. Not bitter. Nice crisp feel. I liked this one alot!

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Photo of jaketaz
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crbnfbr
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msumike89
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

How interesting that the two previous reviewers of this beer are my local, in-person trader, tone77 and another user simply named tone! All that I can offer is that I am tone deaf & my reviews are toneless. Sorry.

From the bottle: "Hoppy Wheat Beer with a Zing". I am curious as to this "Zing" since the label depicts a tongue hanging out of a smiling face with what appears to be a tab on the end of said tongue. "A tab of what?" you ask. In that case, never mind!

I Pop!ped a tab, I mean, I Pop!ped off the cap and gave it an aggro pour since wheat beers are allowed to be cloudy, although not a requirement. It worked to my advantage, creating three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a light lemony tartness from the wheat that may have been the "Zing" to which they were referring. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much greater than that. Taste was tangy, not really tart, but lemony with a good bit of biscuit malt underlying the tang. Finish was semi-dry, slightly tart, but very refreshing. I could see this being a real boon on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of drstalker
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottyshades
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Starburst Wheat from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 157 ratings