Wheatfish | Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

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BA SCORE
3.47/5
46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Montana, United States
greatnorthernbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining the best aspects of three major types of beer, Wheatfish is brewed like a German wheat beer, cold-fermented, aged like a lager, and hopped (three separate additions of Cascade hops) like an American Ale. The wheat contributes a full body and light spiciness, the hops give citrus hints and the finish is crisp and smooth. Wheatfish is low in bitterness and extremely drinkable.

13 IBU

Added by Todd on 03-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,149
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
46
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cruzgator
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubishark
4.41/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at some lounge in a lodge just outside of Glacier National Park. Really had no idea what I was ordering here, as I chose it on a whim even though I usually don't care for wheat beers. Turned out to be blown away.

This is a beautiful beer, golden-orange and hazy with a foamy head, just all around great appetizing appearance.

It smells citrusy and bready, a unique smell compared to the banana/clove smells of many other wheat beers. Strangely enough, a woman at the table next to me commented that she thought it smelled wonderful so she decided to order one too. I have no idea how she could smell it from so far away; she must have superhuman olfactory abilities.

Tastes malty and bready and sweet, but not too sweet. I had one pint without the orange slice that came with it and one pint with the orange, tasted fantastic both ways. The fruit is not necessary as it is with some lesser beers that need their flavors hidden with added citrus...

Others have mentioned the creamy mouthfeel, and I agree. It's creamy but light, and is certainly refreshing after a long hike through Glacier.

Overall this is one of the best beers I had on my recent trip west, and I wasn't exactly expecting to find that in Montana.

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3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nutty butty bar melted on your dash and then froze overnight and found the next morning on your way to work some fruity richness some spices and some hmmmmk hmmmm dunno what it is but sure is tasty. Not great but Montana doesn't have much of a selection for wheat beer soooooooo

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4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlendonTT
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I rather enjoyed the body and flavor of this wheat. I love wheat beers but anymore they all tend to blend into the same thing for me. This was one of the wheat beers that actually made me notice it in recent history.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
2.6/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Kind of dull. Potential tastes are present which tells me that it would probably be enjoyable on a hot day after mowing the lawn or something. Looks like a light hefeweizen, smells like an unskunked corona. Decent mouth feel. Has a really bland finish. Certainly not the best offering from Great Northern.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bunman3
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Moose's in Kalispell, MT. Overall, this is a very serviceable wheat. A wedge of lemon was included, which may have affected the overall flavour. Nothing amazing, but the price and atmosphere made this a very enjoyable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of LoganMc
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of PJP
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of heliocopter
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Wheatfish from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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