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 brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 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 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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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.28/5  rDev +33.3%
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 mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of AlaskaAg
2.9/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of FFATS
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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 cheers2beers
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found this beer in a small town just outside Austin, hope its still good.

Appearance: A glowing orange with a thin white head floating on top. Seems to a have a little bit of cloudiness working , like most wheat beers, no laceing to be found.

Smell: Wheaten wafts of vapor envelope my sences. Citrusy fruits and sweet bread , and even a hint of sourness can be found. Very good aromas and yet slightly bad at the same time.

Taste: Much like the nose it tastes fruity, sour and watered wheats. Not much alcohol to detect but its there. The sourness leads me to believe its starting to show its age. Still, not bad by any means.

Mouthfeel: Thin watery swallows, little carbonation, light in body. Not much to say about this.

Drinkability: Well, had this beer not retired i would have like to try it at a fresher state. Drinkable but not very interesting.


Cheers2Beers

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Photo of beveragecaptain
1.42/5  rDev -55.8%
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 dauss
2.52/5  rDev -21.5%
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 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 TastyTaste
1.24/5  rDev -61.4%
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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Whitewater Wheat Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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