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Old Chico Crystal Wheat | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat
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Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat

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

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flexabull on 04-03-2011

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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1.17/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Unless you are very, very big on pale ales with wheat in them avoid this one.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -50%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.47/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

*from notes 05/25/11"

Pours a very pale yellow, nearly transparent, with a one finger white head.

Not really a lot going on here. Maybe a light sweetness but mostly nothing.

Again there isn't much going on. There's some sweetness present and behind that there's something that's trying be a faint bitterness.

Very thin body. Med/high carbonation and very crisp.

Has to be one of the most transparent beers I've had in a long time, and I'm not just talking about the appearance. Although I don't think Sierra Nevada set out to break barriers with this one but maybe aimed just high enough to make something that's just crisp and refreshing. If so then they've done a wonderful job. It really is a good "lawnmower" beer and is enjoyable all the same, just don't expect new doors to be opened for you with it.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Typical transparent gold with a mediocre white head. Musty rotting bananas and cereal on the nose. Not exactly an intoxicating bouquet. Flavor is a subtle blend of tart fermented wheat, barely-there citrus hops, banana peels, and sticky grains. I’m not sure why I punished myself by buying what is obviously a lame-ass beer (another coveted wheat ale tick!) but what’s done is done. I emerge from this experience unsatisfied.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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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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2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A light golden-amber color
S Medium wheat scent with light pine overall very light scent
T First strong wheat flavor with citrus tones afterward
M Pretty smooth mouthfeel

Overall - best drank on a hot summer day, an average wheat beer, I'd drink it if it was on sale or a gift :)

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very refreshing with a nice mouth feel. Heavy on the wheat.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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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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