Honey Wheat | Mildura Theatre Brewery Pty Ltd

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Mildura Theatre Brewery Pty Ltd

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaveFL1976 on 02-13-2006

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
2.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: decent brown 330mL bottle, stylish label per the Mildura standard. A classy outfit.

Appearance: pours mid straw gold with fine carbonation. A large head pops up and fades quickly to a filmy cap.

Aroma: not much on the nose to be honest, and it is a bit awkward too. Some raw honey, a bit of biscuit malts. Not brilliant.

Taste: an intensely awkward and overpowering unpleasant sweetness up front - mainly an unintegrated honey. I simply can't believe this is a wheat beer.

Aftertaste: still the honey - somewhat cloying. Almost no bitterness or anything else to even out that dreadful sweetness. It isn't a pleasant honey flavour either, it almost tastes off.

Mouth feel: the moderate body is fine, but I think it could use a bit more carbonation to bring the other flavours through a bit better other than just the cloying 'honey'.

Overall: one of the worst honey beers I have had to date. Very awkward and unsubtle. Add to that the price tag of AU$59 a case (2013), and this is definitely one to avoid. I still cannot believe that this is a hefeweizen - seems more like a decent lager with warm honey poured in.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WilliamLious
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 330ml.
Appearance: Golden straw with thin head. Started off with aggressive fizz but rapidly dropping to lowish fizz.
Smell: Light honey aroma with grain presence.
Taste: Light honey taste with grain undertone.
Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel.
Driankability: Nothing special. Nothing disasterous.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a large, fading head.
Nose shows grainy malt and honey, a little eucalyptus and faint spicy hops.
Sweet flavours, a fair whack of honey. Also some grainy malt. Somewhat cloying, could use more bitterness or a drier finish.
Needs a lighter body and more carbonation.

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Photo of Kulrak
3.85/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale slightly cloudy golden color with not a lot of head, but what is there laces the glass. I don't know why this is classified as a hefe-weizen, since there's no sediment in the bottle and it's just not cloudy enough to be a hefe. Smells of honey (surprise!) and a little of malt. The taste is fairly clean, with aftertastes of honey and wheat malt. Not much in the way of hops or bitterness, but wheat beers aren't really about bitterness anyway. Mouthfeel is kind of heavy with some tingly carbonation. I don't think it's really carbonated enough for a wheat. Finishes a little dry. Overall, it's very drinkable, and is a nice light tasting wheat beer. I would have liked more honey or wheat flavor though.

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Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of DaveFL1976
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Crystal-clear light straw in appearance with a light and fluffy white head. Tasted back-to-back with their Desert Lager, there were definate similarities in these two beers. Honey is mildly evident in the nose. Taste is light and sweet. The mild flavour of honey plays out pretty nice with the pale and wheat malts, however I think the use of finishing hops is a little questionable. Regardless, it's a smooth-drinking brew and light mouthfeel makes this a quaffer on a hot day. Worth trying, but not my favorite beer from Mildura.

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Photo of rjimlad
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lacqueredmouse caned this beer and I'm not sure if I like it but I don't think it's that bad. I got a nice head that lasted and my entire 6 pack was the same. The colour is a pale straw that's not crystal clear but clean looking. I got a very faint aroma of clovey yeastiness but couldn't really pick it. Flavourwise, its a light malt with a dash of honey that makes it sweet and like a hefe with no bitterness except the usual balance hops. I guess its an ale that's nearly true to style except for the honey. There's some clove and malt and a hint of banana but compared to pure blood hefeweizens it's not in the race. I'm glad it exists though because there's room in the world for craft beers having a go. I might buy it again but the same shop I got it from has Schoefferhofer at the same price and I'm afraid there's no comparison there.

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Photo of Macca
2.97/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a clear golden colour with a bright white head that dissipates quickly.

The nose is really dominated by the honey. A little bit of wheatiness in there.

Not much different happening on the palate - honey and a sweet graininess.

It's a bit cloying. Definitely couldn't have more than a couple.

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Photo of soju6
3.38/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale straw color with a fizzy head that lingers a bit.

S: Mild aroma of honey, caramel and fresh grain.

T: Taste is also a bit light with bit of honey and caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness with just a trace of lingering honey.

F: Light body, clean, smooth and refreshing. Good carbonation and not too sweet as most honey flavored beers are.

O: Decent beer for the style.

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Photo of mungus
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of vancurly
2.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a) Pours pale golden yellow, with a white head that sinks to a thin raft leaving some lace. Quite clear, with good bubbling

s) Awkward honey/hop blend, giving a funky, fleshy effect. Note some metallic hint that reminds of PoR, or stale bar runners

f) Honey cereal, follow up by metallic hop again, similar to Aussie macros. Makes me think of glue. Combined with medium bitterness, gives an overall effect of a mouthful of paper envelopes.

m) Touch astringent, hollow, with bitter back palate overtipping the balance

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.4/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Clear light yellow body, with a coarse-bubbled scummy head fed by massive carbonation. Doesn't look too appealing.

Smells a little like bread dough, with a good dollop of vomit and soda water. No hint of sweetness, hops or vegetativ grassiness that I'd expect. Not even any honey, which while not my favourite smell in a beer, is the least I expect from a honey wheat.

Tangy, vomit flavour, followed by a horrible clinging yeasty aftertaste (it reminds me of the afterpalate of Carlton Draught). It's terrible, but at the same time, it's almost tasteless. Mouthfeel is very bubbly and aerated, which makes it worse, because it's like it's trying to induce vomiting.

This is not a good beer at all. I found very little to enjoy about this one, and ended up tipping half of it down the sink.

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Photo of pharmerdoc
4.75/5  rDev +65.5%

Photo of bylerteck
2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Free pot at Young and Jacksons with a coupon I got at the Microbrewers Showcase at Fed Square. From notes.

A - Poured a slightly hazed very light gold/lemonade colour. Good carbonation. One finger of soapy white head left a film of retention and a spattering of lace.

S - Honey, grainy, corn, lemon.

T - Light honey, sweet grain, more honey sweetness in the finish. No wheat or yeast flavour really. Seems like a honey lager.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a lingering sweetness.

O/D - Wheat characteristics were overpowered by sweet honey. By no means bad but probably too sweet to drink much of. Meh.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden colour, with a one finger head. Head recedes - some lace.

Aromas of Aussie macro, plus some honey.

Taste is not too dissimilar to aromas, moderate bitterness. I seem to be going off these honey styles, lack of integration of honey into other flavours seems to be the main problem

Mouthfeel is light

Overall - not one to buy again. Not too bad, but there really are more beers out there, aren't there? It's not a hefe, either.

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Photo of madvoice
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden colour with a finger of foamy head which leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smells of honey and wheat and malt. Very light on the nose. Not much scent to it at all

Quite sweet with the honey and aftertaste of malt with a slight bitter finish.

A little heavy on the carbonation and a bit disappointing.

While it is relatively easier to drink, there are better beers out there that I'd choose before this one.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of brendan13
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Straw colour poured into a pint glass with minimal head.
S - Some light honey aromas & some vauge grainy malt notes.
T - Sweetish grain & honey flavours.
M - Fairly light bodied & watery. Medium to high carbonation.
D - I guess it's ok, nothing terrible but certainly nothing exciting.

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Honey Wheat from Mildura Theatre Brewery Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 18 ratings