Water Gap Wheat | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 07-29-2002

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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by swfeidt:
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of Guden
2.18/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Bright gold with a light haze. Looks a lot like BMC. Head immediately fades to a small ring showing no lacing.

S- lots of sulfur, a little doughy grain, corn, bready yeast

T- pretty light and bland, light grain, some strange light bitterness in the finish with a husky dry graininess.

M- thin, an vaguely watery.

O- this beer comes off as more of a slightly bitter macro lager than what I would expect from an unfiltered wheat. Disappointing.

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Photo of merlin48
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazy, ripe banana peel yellow body with a vanilla tinted head that rises about one inch in the glass. Retention is good, and there is plentiful patch lacing. Aroma has a spicy component, with pepper and coriander up front. Wheat malt and yeast notes are prominent, with a very faint note of lemony citrus.
Mouthfeel is light medium, with spritzy carbonation. Taste is bready and yeasty, with light accents of citrusy lemon and orange. Spicy pepper and coriander mingle well with the grainy wheat, and the lively carbonation allows the flavors to blend. This is a decent summer beer, but not one I would seek out. I've not yet run across an American Pale Wheat Ale that has impressed, including the top rated, Gumballhead. Thanks to woodychandler for the opportunity to try this one.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Nellie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with not too much else. The flavor is also very strong wheat, with a little bit of grain mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very basic and not too exciting.

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Photo of iparules
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ggaughan
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Abbey Belgian Bar at ABC over the Memorial Day holiday. The beer poured a pale yellowish color, a bit hazy and with no real head or lacing to speak of. The aroma was of apricots, spicey, maybe corriander. The taste is a bit citrusy with some good malt notes and spice on the tongue. The beer is refreshing and has a medium body which makes it fairly drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dacrza1
2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: November 19, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... OCCASION: vibrant golden orange body that is mostly opaque; white, creamy head that thins to a halo... AROMA:damp, wet yeasts that muddle slight banana and clove--the telltale aromas are flat and without vibrancy, but a malitiness sits as a shadow... . PALATE: light to medium-bodied, with a matted, lightened, textured mouthfeel; still reasonably easy drinking... TASTE: the maltiness blankets the flavor profile; the wheat produces a clove and banana that is subdued; overall, a clean, uneventful taste... OVERALL: a beer on my get list for years, it does not really elicit a memorable reaction; a somewhat refreshing beer that, due to its maltiness, is not as light or as flavorful as hoped for...

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Photo of prdstmnky
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on date: 10/22/10

Pours a cloudy, pale straw color with minimal head which faded quickly. Very faint aromas, a touch of wheat and lemon is all I got. Picking up the wheat and lemon flavors more on the tongue than the nose, as well as some grass and earthy notes. Light bodied with a good dose of carbonation, perhaps a touch on the thin side but very drinkable - not a bad beer for a summer session I guess.

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Photo of thefireman
4.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a nice, slightly tinted head. The head drops to an eighth of an inch, but maintains throughout the consumption. Slightly cloudy (good stuff floating around), with a sweet, almost lemony smell. Tastes the same as the appearance. Nice wheat or grainy taste with a citrus hint. Very mellow. The bubbles rise throughout right to the end. I can't say enough about the products these guys turn out. Solid, consistent brews. Glad I live nearby. This stuff is great on tap.

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Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This unfiltered American wheat ale is deeply hazy but not quite cloudy. It's golden body ranges in color from a bright yellowish where light passes through to a more orangeish and brass colors at its center and beneath its thin head of creamy bright white foam. The head drops shortly, but it maintains a wide collar and leaves some transient spotty lace as it goes. The nose offers a grainy, wheat-ish malt and yeastiness that's reminiscent of a homebrewed beer made from malt extract. A light touch of lemony citrus, however, helps to sharpen the nose and lend a note of freshness to it. It's gently crisp in the mouth with a medium body and very fine, natural carbonation. The hop bitterness plays a supporting role from beneath, and there's just a hint of citrusy hops. Grainy wheat and a bit of yeastiness dominate the flavor profile, but a subtle tartness helps to round the malt character. It simply fades away in a lingering, drying finish as it's residual grainy malt fades from the palate. It's a decent summer quencher, but not much else.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tempest
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad summer beer, but my big complaint with this beer is that there's an overwhelming bland malt sweetness that covers up the grains and any hops without providing much flavor. This the beer looks right with a yellow body and white head. And the aroma gives off some wheat and a hint of hops. Still, this isn't something I'd go back to.

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ordybill
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the tap at the Appalachian Brewing Company into a pint glass in Gettysburg, PA. The beer pours a brilliant gold color with minimal haziness. The aroma is OK, it is mostly corn and grain with some yeast. The flavor is the biggest disappointment to me, the flavor was not very strong and had very little grain infusion. Overall, i rate this beer as average.

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1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

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Water Gap Wheat from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 210 ratings