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Old Chico Crystal Wheat | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat
BA SCORE
3.5/5
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213 Ratings
Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flexabull on 04-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,295
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
213
pDev:
16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Photo of kitekid
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean with clarity golden color, 2/3" white head on the top, good retention. Aroma was of wheat, grain, husk, slight lemon to it.

Taste, refreshing, highly carbonated, light mouthfeel of a beer. They stayed off the spice rack thankfully on this one. All those words about being crisp, refreshing, light, carbonated, vibrant seem to play here. The malt is light, the carbonation high. Mild citrus notes. A nice clean wheat beer.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.66/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy white head. Clear medium gold with a really nice metallic sheen to it. It looks really nice.

Smell is delicious. Light honey with a moderate yet powerful banana note. There is also some light clove. An overall balanced but favoring the banana.

Taste is great. Banana note with a very light but still noticeable hop bitterness. Light clove.

Feel is also very good. Light body but doesn't lack any of the substance. Tingling carbonation with a refreshing finish.

Overall, fantastic kellerweisse. Worth searching for near the Chico brewery.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kokobutter
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a resident of the California area this is my favorite Sierra Nevada offering. Privy to only those in the Northern California area, this beer succeeds beautifully at exactly what it wants to be, a crystal wheat beer. Not too heavy, not too light, this beer is pure delight. It will bring a smile to your face after a long day of hard work outside, or a cold night snowed in by the fire. I love this beer, 365 days a year, no overpowering sourness or bitterness - have no fear. Crisp and refreshing, do not make the mistake of over-analyzing this beautiful gift. It is a mighty fine brew!
(If you like Corona with lime, not a big fan of wheat beers, a fan of wheat beers, if you like imperial, try this!!!) It has drinkability. Need more!

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Photo of VABA
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boku56
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sinodux
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aoampm
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-06-22 in Reno, NV from a 12 oz.

Tasty, light American Wheat. Very good mouthfeel. No clove or banana. Plenty of grain. Touch of lemon. Refreshing and smooth. Very little bitterness.

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3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradExtreme
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deanzaZZR
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A simpler beer for simpler times.

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Photo of Hessian257
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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