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Whitewater Wheat Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
23.05%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 71
Photo of StevieW
2.41/5  rDev -24.9%
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 beerguy101
3/5  rDev -6.5%
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 marc77
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Turbid dark golden hue. Loosely packed, fluffed off white head yields frothy lace. Dull, musty yeast dominates the aroma, and is accompanied by a clement spicy hop twang. Subtle hint of grain lacks depth and is mostly of a husky, metallic nature. Prosaic aromawise, but mostly clean. Wheat tartness upfront in flavor is ensued by a combination of bready suspended yeast and residual simple sweetness. Meager hop bitterness reveals a faint banana undertone which provides token ester character. Bated citric hop flavor. Dextrinous in body, and pleasantly proteinaceous in mouthfeel. Finishes clean, with quickly fleeting pound cake sweetness. An innocuous, soft wheat that borderlines on bland, but possesses sufficient character to keep the palate interested. Fits the bill as a thirst quencher.

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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 kbub6f
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
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 fattyre
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a moderate white head. A mildly malty and slight citrusy smell. The taste was a sharp citrusy sort of yeasty flavor with a mild malty finish. A very crisp thirst quenching wheat that I think I could drink several of. Not the best wheat but enjoyable and unfiltered as it should be.

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Photo of Morris729
2.66/5  rDev -17.1%
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 BeerAngel
2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
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 Bunnyhop
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
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 Pegasus
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
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 dogheadbeer
2.65/5  rDev -17.4%
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 budgood1
3.69/5  rDev +15%
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 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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Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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