Whitewater Wheat Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Whitewater Wheat AleWhitewater Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
3.27/5
72 Ratings
Whitewater Wheat AleWhitewater Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 05-24-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
72
pDev:
16.21%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.28/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Tap.

Appearance - Light orange hue.

Smell - Tropical, pine and citrus.

Taste - Citrus and wheat. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good wheat beer.

Grade (B+)

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Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Bottled on July 8th 2015.

Appearance: Pours a bright copper orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A crisp, juicy, and sweet aroma with hints of wheat and citrus. Wheat with some bready hints of grains, straw, cracker, and yeast. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Also some mild hints of floral and earthy hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp, juicy, and fairly sweet taste with notes of wheat and citrus. Good wheat presence along with notes of straw, cracker, grains, and yeast. Solid hop presence with citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Subtle earthy and floral hop notes. A nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid take on a Wheat Ale. Nice bready wheat flavor with a solid touch of juicy hops.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of condorsim
3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunnyhop
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered wheat beer, slightly hazy with a warm golden yellow hue. The pour finishes with a nice white head. This beer has a malty smell with a hint of citrus (grapefruit?). At first I taste citrus, followed by a maltiness, with a mild yeasty finish. There is a slight thinness to the body. Overall, I find this beer refreshing.

(source: Beers Across America)

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Photo of Suds
3.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a white foam. The smell has a wheat twang and flowery scents, backed with fruit. Prach and apricot. Bitterness in the midtaste. Medium body and a hoppy aftertaste.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a lightly hazy, pale yellow color into the lass, there is a white bright head on top of the beer that leaves behind some spotty and soapy lacing.

S — Smells of lightly sweet wheat and pilsner malts, as well as some wheaty sweetness and some earthy piney hops.

T — Tastes of lightly sweet wheat, balanced with a lemony piney earthy hop kick, quite refreshing.

M — Medium bodied, there is a richness to it without being heavy, really nice crisp carbonation.

O — Quite nice overall, really nice balance.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck, on the label it states that Whitewater Wheat is a filtered style American Wheat beer. "Month and week bottled" notch on the side for freshness.

Appearance: Sparklingly cloudy with a pale golden hue, a lean white lace garnishes the top.

Smell: Clean with a fresh grain, mild nutty yeast and faintly estery nose.

Taste: Moderately bodied with a crisp carbonation, well textured malty mouth feel from start to finish. A little bready with a cracker like malt flavour. Nuttiness from the yeast is mellow but very present. Hops are vauge and merely help to balance the brew. Touch of alcoholic esters give off a hint of fruitiness. Nice dryish wheat grain finish.

Notes: A non-obtrusive palate makes for easy drinking, a slice of lemon would do fine also being this is a neutral flavoured wheat beer. I went without one to get everything out of this brew.

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Photo of Beermazter310
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FFATS
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of mta11c
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of budgood1
3.69/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

peach colored with a nice big foamy head....looks great. but the smell is pretty tame, along with the taste. not much wheat and yeast flavors going on. very bland. pretty lively in the mouth...some bitterness and it's really easy to down a few fast. overall a disappointing stab at the style.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow color, substantial white head, full on over an inch. Aroma was lacking anything. Smells like a little wheat.

Taste plenty of fruity yeast flavors, mildly sweet. Mouthfeel still managed to finish plenty dry though. Light body and hearty yeast flavors come together here. One of the better wheat beers out there, plenty sweet, uplifting and good tasting.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dull gold in color, heavy head, mostly white, well over 1" in height. Aroma, pretty much devoid of aroma, but since it neither is offensive or well, existant, it just falls into the average range, because there isn't much to pick up on. I didn't expect this beer to be labeled a hefe, thought it would come in at american pale wheat.

Taste, nice fruity boquet, nothing banana about it, more like a mild fruit sweetness if anything. Crisp, dry, like toast or crackers instead of bread due to its levity. Despite the levity of the body, it really allowed the wheat and yeast to standout, no hops to get in the way relatively speaking. I actually really dug what it brought in terms of mild sweetness and wheat mouthfeel on a hot summer day walking around Denver.

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Photo of rawfish
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbub6f
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Re-review: summer '04

This beer has a crusty white head that leaves not much lacing. The beer is slightly hazy dirty gold with heavy carbonation. The smell is nutty, citrusy and a little dusty. The front is citrusy and peanutty, the middle milky with a bit of tangy sour fruit. The finish is more peanuts and lemony. Pretty tasty actually.

(March '03 review: 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5)

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy with lots of particulates, deep straw/pale gold producing 1.75 fingers of off-white, frothy, moderately lasting head that leaves a heavy web of thick lace. Aroma is wheat & pale malt, citrus, floral & tropical hop notes. Overall quite delicate & subdued. Taste is also delicate but more robust than the nose: wheat, bread, hoppy hints of earth, pineapple, orange, thin lemon with some banana & spicy pepper throughout & some bitterness beginning in the finish. Aftertaste is hoppy fruit, citric & slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with with moderate carbonation, crisp but not clean being quite prickly & leaving a phenolic bitterness presence on the tongue. Listed as a Hefeweizen, it is certainly the most hop forward wheat beer I've tasted to date.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow brown in color with lots of swirling yeast flakes. Small snow-white head, decent slow carbonation lifts the yeast flakes to the top of the glass whereupon they fall and rise once again. Aroma of botanical hops and understated malt. The head, though small, is quite creamy and leaves decent rings of lace on the glass wall. Taste is very smooth, begins with mild and sweet bread flavors and smooth carbonation. Mild hops assert themselves toward the middle of the taste, finish is dry and with a bit of mild bitterness that lingers at the back of the tongue. A very nice wheat ale, well worth a try.

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Photo of ninaturner
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigJim5021
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on: 6/11/15. 6.1% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of wheat, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop 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 with nice citrus forward hop aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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