Hazel Amber Wheat Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Hazel Amber Wheat AleHazel Amber Wheat Ale
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Hazel Amber Wheat AleHazel Amber Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This amber wheat ale has a balanced malt body, hints of coriander, and bright hop character.

38 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 12-09-2011

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is better than its ratings here, and quite a tasty beer on the whole. an amber beer in color, but definitely got a lot more going on in the grain bill to both balance the attendant sweetness of the style and to add some deeper texture to it. the wheat is a nice addition, balancing for sure, but adding quite a bit of fresh cereal character too. there are plenty of hops as well, grassy for me, very mild, almost green tea notes in the aroma, and a slight citrus in the flavor. i thought carbonation was excellent, and the squarely medium bodied beer finishes quite clean. overall i havent loved a lot of the basic uinta stuff, they really show their stuff in the crooked line series, but i thought this was quite good, and definitely an evolutionary step past a basic american amber. worth trying, although i havent seen much of it in distribution here in denver.

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Photo of mactrail
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handsome amber in the glass. Very fragrant nose is the best feature. A simple beer with clean flavors and a nice touch of malty sweetness. Another lower-alcohol Utah beer that has an appealing flavor. Not much in the way of hops, however.

Bottled on 12/16/11. Interesting that the label says it contains "barley malt, hops, and yeast," but no mention of wheat malt.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Personified by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Amber Wheat Ale".

I saw no reason to hold back and went with an aggro pour, resulting in a dense, foamy finger of light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a strong malty sweetness, slightly bready, slightly biscuity. Mouthfeel was medium with a big, sweet presence on the tongue. Finish remained fairly sweet and I found myself thankful that I only traded for one of these. It is not that there was anything intrinsically wrong with it, nor was it out of spec for the style guidelines as promulgated by this site. Instead, I just prefer something hoppier and when I do not get it, I tend to move on. Caveat emptor!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I think this is one of the few mass produced beers I didn't try while in Utah.

This is a dark wheat? Really? I get no wheat tones off this. It strikes me as much more of an amber than anything else. And a mild one at that. Kind of a boring beer, I have to say. Nothing really going on flavor wise that holds my interest.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11/11/11

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden brown color, nice carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight yeast note. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, kinda yeasty. Medium Body, with a slightly dry finish. This is a nice little brew, nothing special though.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, some spices are apparent. Taste is of mild lemons, some spices, a bit of wheat, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 20, 2014.

It looks very nice with its medium amber, mahogany color and long lasting off-white head. I love beers that look this way.

But after that it becomes pretty routine. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted biscuit, and clean and crisp finish

Light to medium body.

The flavor has an expected sweet toasted malty character. I'm not sure if that could change. But it does not overwhelm. Yet it is also nothing extraordinary.

Pretty straightforward pale ale taste with its biscuit malts, clean, hop balance and sweetness. Nothing that sets it above the fold. Drinkable for sure.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uinta Hazel Amber Wheat Ale

Pours a mostly clear copper with a chill haze. Aroma of orange citrus and some spicy notes. In the taste mildly bitter citrus hops and a small earthy dry spice. Mild tangy sweetness but this beer is more than bitter enough to balance out. Medium bodied and very crisp with a small dry spice. Overall this is a nice wheat ale. Well crafted and enjoyable.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.44/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- usda organic. bottled 11/11/11. consumed 10/18/12.

A: A monstrous mushrooming head builds in the vessel to a four finger statue. The coloring is a cranberry juice with a strong sense of carbonation. The head was long lasting, the lacing not so much.

S: The nose yielded stale bread, grains, cola and some amber malt. Lackluster and unappealing.

T: Flavor of watery caramel and watered down cola. Sweet, with an extract like twang. Nothing really else to report here.

M: The mouthful was seltzer like, strong and fizzy, foamy texture, light bodied turning a bit washy soon after.

O: Not sure if age was a factor here, carbonation was as strong as ever which hints otherwise. Sweet, with an extract like twang, boring nose and flavor wise can't see this getting much better. pass.

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Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cbutova
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Amber body into a pint glass. Small off-white cap forms and only stays around for a few moments. A cloud stays but the head is lacking overall. A few spots of lace around the glass.

S- Having a tough time picking much out. I definitely get a bit of caramel malt and darker fruits.

T- A pretty laid back beer. Hints of mixed fruit like apple, grape and something darker come to mind first. Caramel and slightly toast malt add a sweetness and round it all out with a bit of yeast bread.

MF- Somewhat foamy feel overall in a light-end body that has high carbonation. No significant hop bitterness.

Doesn't really intrigue or impress but it drinks easily and also doesn't have any major flaws.

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Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Lukass
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours an amber color with a tiny head that fades to nothing

S: Get some fruity notes that mix decently well with lightly sweet wheat and barley malts, along with a cereal graininess. Very straight-forward and simple

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a sweet cereal/malty sweetness along with a moderate fruitiness. Goes into some of the wheat notes before finishing with lingering cereal notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very straight-forward and simples brew that is fairly decent. Extremely easy to drink (like most of Uinta's non-crooked line brews) and could be easily sessioned. Nice for a "break" beer every once in a while

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dexterk1
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour into a pint glass from bottle. Color is a nice red. Head is small and quick to dissipate.
Odor is pretty faint. Not much to it really, come malt and maybe a little wheat or grain.
Taste was kind of average. A little flat as far as mouth feel goes and tastes mild and carbonated.
Overall it is a pretty refreshing beer. It just lacks some of the substance.

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Hazel Amber Wheat Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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