Whitewater Wheat Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
72 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
Read the review
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
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A nice cloudy wheat that goes great with shrimp salad

53 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

 370 characters

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes: pours a slightly hazy light yellow golden with white fizzy head. Citrus, wheat, and some light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and light citrus.

 211 characters

Photo of mothmanscott
3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

 784 characters

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of the_encinitan
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of condorsim
3.79/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. 7/21/15 canned date. Appearance: Light golden, mostly clear, nice frothy white foam cap with good lacing. Aroma: Citrus, floral, resin hoppy notes. Malt not noticeable. Taste: Light crackery malt with a moderate grassy, resinous hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with slight creaminess, moderate carbonation. Finish: Dry, sticky resinous bitterness lingers. No residual malt flavor. Overall: Fairly one dimensional hoppy wheat, with nice floral and citrus aromas that don’t come thru in the taste.

 523 characters

Photo of mta11c
3.71/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dnorton1336
3.34/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bongobeer
3.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.81/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigJim5021
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinCall
2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermazter310
3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beltz15
3.41/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

 963 characters

Photo of DrMindbender
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.