Old Chico Crystal Wheat | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Old Chico Crystal WheatOld Chico Crystal Wheat
BA SCORE
3.51/5
Good
216 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:
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Added by flexabull on 04-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,393
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
216
pDev:
15.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
30
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0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of deanzaZZR
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A simpler beer for simpler times.

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Photo of mindfuldave
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkEnTraining
1.17/5  rDev -66.7%
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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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiffany88
3/5  rDev -14.5%
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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Photo of mdlb44
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SWY
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of bobbyhands
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yersh
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of alwaysplayin
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of scuttlebutt21
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of HoptimusMax1mus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of T1i1m1
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle, into a wheat ale glass.

Deep light bronze body color, crystal clear, with a perfect amount of rising not too fine, not too big sized bubble carbonation. Head is fluffy white, with a big soapy cap, light smooth top, and big island retention of four fingers. Great looking brew.

Really fascinating aroma, hinting more hop forward. Hints of floral and big herbal spicy quality it seems, with a real nice sweet dry clove. Very inviting aroma, but hints almost towards czech style pilsner. When rested sweet malty aromas come out more like a pils than wheat. Doughy and crisp sweetness with a big hint of tangy quality. Smells really delicious.

Palate seems to take itself down a notch. The herbality hints more towards American on the hop angle, flushing out an almost creamy herbality and indistinct fruit and tropical zest. Very clean finish, almost lager like with a good but not great mouthfeel. Crisp body and accentuating the hop quality nicely. Not much sense of chewy wheat density to this.

Overall a real fascinating beer, quite neat and enjoyable.

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Photo of dannymo24
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Hophazzard
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rudedude985
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Old Chico Crystal Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 216 ratings