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Jack Whacker Wheat Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Jack Whacker Wheat AleJack Whacker Wheat Ale
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Jack Whacker Wheat AleJack Whacker Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style wheat ale brewed with malted. Low hopping rates allow the refreshing aroma and citrus flavor of a late addition of lemon grass to dominate. This unfiltered beer retains all of its protein, flavor, and some of its yeast, resulting in a traditionally cloudy appearance.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation with lots of large bubbles ascending near the sides of the glass. It poured with a two finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a large pillow of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some notes of lemongrass and hints of grainy malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the flavors of lemongrass are stronger and just about as strong as those of the wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the lemongrass helps to balance things out, cutting into the raw wheat and also lending some interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold, producing a somewhat lasting, foamy, white head that leaves slim motes, streaks & wisps of lace. Aroma is sweet wheat, lemony citrus & a hint of grass. Taste is a tug-of-war between wheat, lemon & mineral water prickly carbonation with hint of grain & grass. Tongue numbing mineral/carbonation bite in the finish blocks the flavors which reappear as mineral, wheat & lemon in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with intense carbonation, crisp, very prickly but creamy among the spice bite. This pale wheat ale screams Berliner Weissbier.

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Photo of LadyCraft
4.84/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden color, no nutmeg scent which j like, great feel and taste.

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sirhc3034
2.97/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It was a very good beer. I enjoyed it. Amazing smell and great taste. No complaints.

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Photo of njtmayhem
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Kind of bland. Got it through the mail service I use.

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Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Techichi
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Chinesepelt
1.76/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of KAF
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Dettra
2.48/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ewaits
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Rukasu
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mvelilla
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of smithj4
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of sholbert
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of dcscientist
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty typical wheat beer, though a bit heavier on the citrus than most. Not my favorite style, but certainly very drinkable. Tommyknocker sells a lot of this one but they make a bunch of better beers.

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Photo of DaPinsker
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Jack Whacker Wheat Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 424 ratings
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