Lowland Wheat Ale | Dunedin Brewery

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Dunedin Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by StevieW on 07-29-2003

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Thick large bubbled lace that holds a good retention, cloudy golden beige hue due to the yeast being poured into the glass.

Smell: Big twang of fermented wheat, malty with a doughy yeast nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Dry and malty, lots of wheat character with solid twang from the fermentation … think lemon cookies. Light on the hops though the graininess and yeast character mix things up enough to keep the beer in check. Finishes with a long drawn-out graininess.

Notes: This is your typical American Wheat Ale, nothing more and nothing less. A decent and drinkable brew but nothing mind-blowing.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of StevieW
2.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color. Foamy full biege head. Settled nicely, stuck around for a while. Smell was full of bready aroma, nice wheat malt, smell and an oddly metallic smell. Nice taste, nothing out of place. Very bready, yeasty wheat tastes, but nothing near as tasty as a hefe. Kinda gets thin and watery, which adds to the harsh metallic finish. Goes down without a struggle, but not there best offering. Just average. Wheat Ales seem very plain to me, I am not a fan of style, but I wanted to see if they did it better than others I have had. Still happy about the purchase, not their best effort, but glad to support a Florida Brewery.

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Photo of twizzbeatz
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of goodshiz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am sampling a cold pint bottle in a wheat glass. The beer pours a hazy gold color with a bright white head of 2 cm foaming up easily. The head fades rather quickly to a thin surface layer. Aroma is a bit of grainy malt and some light citrus scents mixing with grassy hops. Overall the nose is mild. First sip reveals a lite body and large prickly carbonation. The beer a light fruity sweetness that plays with some grainy malt well. The flavor is very mild as well but does leave a bit of a sweet twang flavor on my palate after each sip. I would place some lemon flavor in there. The beer is very easy to drink with no hint of alcohol what soever. Another good beer for a hot summer day. Not overly complex though.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManekiNeko
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt bottle served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow liquid topped by a prodigious head. Very active carbonation supported a thick layer of foam and left small splotches of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Fruity aromas of lemons and oranges with light whiffs of cloves, but nothing striking.

Taste: Tart, almost sour, lemony malts. Hints of orange and grapefruit citrus (but not from hops). Cloves on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light and ephemeral. Very spritzy as the carbonation pretty much never let up.

Drinkability: A nice little quaffer on a hot afternoon. I could see this selling well in Florida with all that sweltering heat.

Thanks to BierRiese and BIF 6.0 for the opportunity.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good American Wheat beer. Typical in yellow, cloudy color, citrus and bready aromas, and estery, fruity, wheat flavors. Where it differs is that it is more hoppy / spicy in the nose and flavor. More bitter in the taste and finish. A bit more yeasty. Doesn't quite have the creamy or smooth body. A bit rough and grainy. Has more of a tartness and crispness, especially in the body. Having said that, its a good beer for an American Wheat, I just prefer German Wheat beers better.

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Photo of Wasatch
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jredner for this brew.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, tiny fizzy white head, some sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is malty, yeasty, tangy, biscuity. The taste is malty/yeasty, and some sourness. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew at that, glad to have had a chance to try.

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Photo of spycow
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skizziks
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle into a weizen glass. Lots of sediment in the bottle convinced that this one may be more of a real hefe than an american wheat so I went for the big weizen glass. Head was a little disappointing with a mere 2" of very fizzy and rapidly collapsing foam. The beer was an expected pale gold, very clear until the yeast hit it and transformed the thing into a nice cloudy hefe with a few chunks. Too bad about the head though.

Aroma was strong with sweet bready malt, yeast, and some light clove phenolics with a little must.

Flavor starts with more bready malt and lemon, a little tart, some ginger and honey, just a little bitter in the finish. Pretty clean overall. Nice.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation, it still leaves a thick coating on the tongue. very drinkable and refreshing. Pretty good.

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Photo of dpend
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz. Bottle Reads:
"This wheat ale of the lowlands is an American style wheat ale brewed with german wheat and british pale malt. A cloudy refresher for all kinds of weather."

Appearance wasn't cloudy at all. Rather clean and clear for a wheat beer. Light copper/yellow in color with an admirable head that dimished to a thin film that lasted throughout the tasting. Lacing was decent. Aroma of yeast, wheat and minerals (possibly sulphur). Taste continued with light wheat, mellow hopping and more sulphur with a light dryness on finish. Not real keen on the taste overall. Mouthfeel is missing the common wheat weight to it, very drinkable though and I can imagine consuming many on a hot day. I've had this on tap as well and it was more enjoyable.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of UnionMade
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nifty printed 16oz bottle.
The beer pours a bright, sunny ochre gold, a satiny, even haze clouding the brew. A short white foam tops the liquid, settling quickly into a broken mist, surrounded by a collar. Good head retention, keeping a coller throughout, a swirl of the glass bringing up a slowly dissipating mist. Small flecks of lace cling to the glass.
The aroma is immediately citric and lemony, with a mild wheat malt background. A touch of wheat sourness, along with a doughy yeast. Definitely in the american wheat style, with no bavarian yeast qualities. Pretty well hopped with citric american varieties, with mild floral and citrus notes.
The flavor starts with a mild, unassuming wheat maltiness. Some doughy yeast creeps in quickly, adding a cookie-like flavor. Lots of lemon coming through in the middle, with perhaps a touch of sweet orange peel into the finish. A bit of floral and citric hopping, adding mostly flavor, rather than bitterness. The wheat malt sours out nicely in the end. Very crisp, with a fairly dry finish. A lingering doughy, lemony aftertaste, very similar to the lemon squares they sell at the local Barnes and Noble. Light bodied with an active, energentic carbonation. Crisp and dry in the mouthfeel.
A nice summer beer. The lemon flavor is very pleasant, and comes though nicely in the nose. I'd probably get tired of this after a couple pints, but I'm glad I got to try it. One of the more tolerable american wheat ales out there.
Thanks to Mikeys01 for bringing me a bottle!

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This thing just gushes forth as soon as I pop the cap. It is massively carbonated and I end up with about an inch of beer in my glass and the rest overflowing head. The head is light, airy and a pale off-white color, while the beer is a lightly hazy, yellow gold color. The aroma has a full grain-like aroma to it that reminds me of fresh ground wheat and something that seems a bit like musty grain. There is also a light note that reminds me of lemon peel.

The taste is light on the tongue, in fact most of the carbonation escaped in that first mad rush as I poured this beer. It is lightly tart, with a slight lemon note to it. There is some other fruit-like note here as well, it is very subtle and almost reminds me of strawberries. There is not much in the way of grain character here, nor hops; perhaps there is a light wheat note and there is a light bitterness in the finish. My second pour is a bit more carbonated and this serves to add a zippy note that is quite welcome. The carbonation makes this even more quaffable than this really light beer already is. A touch of musty character runs just under the surface, perhaps a bit like worn, sun baked, yet newly moistened leather. I am not sure what was intended in this beer, but it seems to be somewhere in between a bland American wheat and a Berliner Weiss. I actually am quite enjoying it, perhaps Dunedin should commit to the Berliner Weiss side of things and let this beer go.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of maxson924
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of tmoneyba
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft sample at brewpub.

Poured clear yellow color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet citrus & wheat aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

Balanced drinkable soft beer.

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Lowland Wheat Ale from Dunedin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 22 ratings