Whitewater Wheat Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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78
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72 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
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 Jason
3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
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 Gagnonsux
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the 2nd beer of 4 out of Great Divide's Brewer's Picks collection. Appearance is a slightly cloudy light orange. Head is pretty tiny and doesn't last long. Smell is a weak, mainly of typical wheat beer aroma. Taste is alright, rather plain, but not bad. Finish is lemony with a faint bit of orange flavor. Drinkability is good, but I've had more refreshing and better tasting wheat beers. This doesn't quite seem like a hefeweizen, even though it is listed as one. Overall: A quality product, but not outstanding in any way.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feloniousmonk
2.95/5  rDev -8.1%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -6.5%
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 brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No doubt this is a wheat, strong wheat nose and cloudy golden color. Pours a two-fingered, pure white head that settles quickly but leaves some lace. Medium carbonation. Starts malty/hoppy, finishes the same with some faint yeasty overtones. Good summer brew.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Suds
3.76/5  rDev +17.1%
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 Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
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 mynie
2.44/5  rDev -24%
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 mattreitz49
3.81/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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.

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Photo of rawfish
3.61/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Photo of oldvines
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -29%
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 Moose90
3.74/5  rDev +16.5%
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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Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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