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Whitewater Wheat Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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:
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of TastyTaste
1.24/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hazy orange/tan color, sizable white head. Smell was immediatley recognizable as off. Burnt plastic smell dominated the nose, but there was a little wheat/malt still recognizable above the funk. Taste was absolutely putrid. Rotten apple cider mixed with melted legos is about the only wasy I could describe it. Just awful after appearance. No freshness date was notched on the bottle, but I assume this was still within it's freshness time frame, or, at least, it should not have ben like this. I had to pour out 2/3 of the bottle.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
1.42/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

12 ounce bottle. Clear, golden color with a thin layer of white head. Sour aroma with some wheat and spice. Putrid sour flavor with stale wheat and a little citrus. This doesn't taste spoiled, just bad. There is some apple fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium. Not at all drinkable. I couldn't finish my bottle. The flavor is just too foul. Most of the beer's I've tried from Great Divide were either good or great. This is a real disappointment.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar and then disappears completely.

It's aroma is sweet malt and wheat and some DMS. Smells a lot like a macro.

The flavor is rather bland. Some sweetness, lemoney citrus and a touch of honey with a slight bitterness at the end. As it warmed, I could pick up a little yeastiness. It has a harsh carbonated mouthfeel.

Overall, a bland and disappointing beer from an otherwise excellent brewer. I can see why they stopped producing this.

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Photo of StevieW
2.41/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold to light orange color. Foamy, dense white head. Yeasty swirl gave it some earthiness to the smell. Heavy wheat smell, not sweet or citrus, mostly harsh burnt batter smell. Smell lingers. Taste was oddly harsh, very metallic, mineral, hard water. Sulfer, chemical and underlying burnt flour again.Some wheat goodness could be detected toward the end. Not much to write home about. Metal smell and taste made it hard to finish. Do some of these American Wheat beers go bad faster than others ?

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Photo of mynie
2.44/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks normal, smells fine. Hint of wheatmalt, maybe a bit too light. Not a bad odor.

"Flavor? Where are you? Come back, baby. I needs you!"

Bland. Bland. Bland.

Water upfront. Seriously, like Coors light seltzer water upfront, followed up by a decent lemon aftertaste that is nowhere near enough to save this beer.

I am a fan of the wheat beers. This is a beer for people who are not. If you like wheat beers but you can't stand all that "flavor" that most weizens have, then this is the beer for you. If you're looking to convert a friend who likes Coors Light, then this is the beer for you.

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Photo of the_encinitan
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dauss
2.52/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: Standard 12oz. brown bottle, with a drawing of someone kayaking on some rapids. This came out of one of those Great Divide sampler 12 packs. Label is supposed to say the month and the week bottled, but mine is unnotched. Maybe 6-packs are.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a slight orange tint. Medium sized white head forms, but collapses just as quickly.

Nose: A light lemon nose with a wheatiness and nuttyness.

Taste: low carbonation. Mainly just a lemon sour taste. A very slight hop bitterness in the finish. I wonder if they added lemon juice into this, because I taste the acidity throughout. Maybe I got a bad bottle or something.

Mouthfeel: medium body, a little on the thin side.

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Photo of BeerAngel
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear (unlike others reviews), in fact so clear, I could read a newspaper through it. Maybe I have an old bottle that settled a while. The color is a pale golden color with a small white head that is short-lived. The smell of black pepper scented hops and light wheat, smells quite tasty. The taste is that of sweet corn, wheat, faint hops, and more sweetness. Too sweet! Strange brew indeed! The mouthfeel is very light and watery. Not a great experience from the Great Divide! Cheers!

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Photo of dogheadbeer
2.65/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost white beer, and bery light. I know that many people like this kind of wheat, but it parched me and left a very bitter taste in my mouth. I wish I could be more scientific here, but all I can really say is that if you are not already a fan of wheats, don't try to convert here.

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Photo of Morris729
2.66/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a creamy white head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is yeasty with a touch of citrus. Taste is quite bland with some notes of fresh baked bread and citrus. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. This would serve well as a nice quencher on a hot day, but this is a poor interpretation of the style. I generally love wheat beers, but that’s not the case here.

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Photo of skybluewater
2.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky gold color. No lace to speak of. Smells rather musty, with a bit of citrus. Tastes...off to me. Maybe there's a little cistrus there, but not much else (other than that infernal Great Divide "mushy vegetable" taste, which I don't like).

I don't much care for this brew. I won't be buying again.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of rowew
2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck - Bottled date on side, but it wasn't notched.

Appearance: Poured with very little head (might be because this glass came out of the dishwasher). Yellow orange color that was slightly cloudy.

Smell: Something smells slightly off, but I can't identify it. Also has citrus notes.

Taste: Very strong citrus flavor. Nice mouthfeel with a good carbonation level, but the slightly off smell seems to continue to the taste. Citrus flavor pairs well with the wheat flavor. I get the feeling this beer may be slightly past its prime, but since the brewed date was not marked there is no way to tell.

Notes: Still a very drinkable wheat - but unremarkable. According to the brewers this beer has been discontinued, so I may have got a six pack that sat around a little too long.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy, and pale orange in color, head is a bubblin', very slim and quickly fading.
Slight lemon and spice in the nose...a touch sour, and over-carbonated.
Taste is best described as blase'...orange and citrus lay on the palate, a bit too limply. Has the weizen taste, but only a shadow of it, truly, just a sliver. Light bodied, with a short, insignificant finish. Effective only as a quick-acting thirst-quencher, nothing more. Kind of a dud, really, but these bottles will come in handy during the hotter days we have now and yet to come.
I'd choose many other weizens for flavor, though.

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Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A nice cloudy wheat that goes great with shrimp salad

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Photo of QuentinCall
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in a 16 oz glass from draught at Firkin on August 7, 2015. Look is gold with a two finger head that dissipates and lingering lacing. Smell is hop forward with some citrus and floral notes balanced with a bit of wheat sweetness. Taste is a decent balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Feel is crisp but lightly carbonated and not too bitter.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange gold color, slightly hazy. Small head. Aroma is fruity and slightly sweet. A medium bodied wheat beer. Malts are fruity, sweet, and a touch grassy. Hops are very slightly spicy. Fairly typical American wheat beer. No banana and clove flavor to it. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of oldvines
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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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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