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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, grains, and some slight hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and easy to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of pure white head with poor retention; only a thin film remains. Better head retention please. Liquid is crystal clear pale gold.
S: Light apple, ester, yeast mustiness.
T: Delicate. Bready with a gentle but noticeable citrus and apple hop bite in the aftertaste. A bit 2 dimensional in that it is not quite full and round. Not entirely cohesive either.
M: Dry, kind of thin. A bit too dry. made with fresh hops? (not sure why I noted the last sentence in my hand written review)
D: Enjoyable, but I wouldn't order another or buy 6. Maybe I'd grab a second if at a BBQ or something like that.

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Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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