Autumn Harvest Wheat
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company

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American Dark Wheat Ale
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4 | pDev: 12.5%
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States
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Photo of mdfb79
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 12/27/12 notes. Had this on tap in Brooklyn at The Gutter. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy amber color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, light fruits, roasted malts, and some earthy notes. Not bad, but not a ton going on.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, grains, wheat, burnt malts, and bready malts. Again, not bad at all, but sort of bland.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink body and mouthfeel.

o - Overall not an offensive beer, but bland and not a ton going on. ot my favorite of their offerings, probably wouldn't look for it again.

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Photo of tempest
3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a pint at Barcade in Brooklyn. What happened to this beer? I'm seeing old reviews of a tasty, hoppy wheat, but this hardly had any hop character. It came off like not-exactly-crisp amber wheat. I can at least call it drinkable, and inoffensive. Maybe the keg is old? Well if you want a plain, bready wheat, this is a decent beer. It's not interesting, but it's decent beer.

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Photo of scootny
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful billowing light brown head with great retention. Dark copper in color with a light haze in the glass. Firm dark wheat maltiness in the aroma. Earthy hops and light fruitiness. Not complicated but really good smelling stuff. Taste is a wonderful followup to the nose. Big broad toasty malt and artfully crafted hops to balance. Nice hop oiliness in the back and subtle earth and english style fruitiness. Finish is clean dry and quenching. Feel is crisp with just enough weight for the season. Wonderful drinkability. A top tier session beer and a new seasonal favorite for my house.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chelsea Brewing Company Autumn Harvest Wheat...on tap at the brewery

Appearance-flows into a pint glass (!?!?!??) and forms a light red/orange color with a nice three fingered head, the head kicks up and stays around for a while before finally clearing, leaving rings.

Smell-mixture of wheat and malt, notes of fruit, very pungent, interesting to see clove and caramel fight it out like this.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light to medium body, again an interesting mix of wheat flavors with a fuller malt body, nice smoothness, layered flavors, hops kick in slightly at the end but this is still the battle of wheat with dark malt, malt wins out in the end and finishes on this note.

Drinkability-interesting flavors, many notes, layered.

Overall-wow, by far the best and most interesting beer here and also a great version of a dark wheat style. I'm floored, this should be the one you seek out if you come in here. They really shouldn't serve it in a pint glass though.

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Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tulip pint.

A--Orange-copper body with an eggshell two finger head. Thick and rocky bubbles without too much retention, but the ring left behind does lace ok.

S--The word, again, is orange. For some reason I'm getting an orange, borderline orange marmalade, hop aroma. Wheat is subdued, with zero yeast esters. But the style doesn't call for it. Some breadcrust and deeper honey notes that are really nice, especially for Autumn.

T--Makes up for it in the flavor profile. Great refreshing rush of cereal up front--wonderful blast of varied grains, super harvest-y feel to the front of the spectrum that is light and springy and then mellows out to deeper whole wheat and crackery barley notes. Lots of husk in the middle. Wheat nips in toward the end as something tangy and buoyant. Good stuff. Light and full at the same time. Interesting combo. Hops to balance, but not much more. Could actually use a little more toward the finish, I think, to hide thin wateriness. But then you'd lose the wheat, so it makes sense.

M&D--Mouthfeel I zapped because of that wateriness. For some reason I find most harvest ales, except the hoppy ones, too watery. Drinkability is still good, as I'd love to sit with a few pints of these at my favorite watering hole. Well done, underrated brew from Chelsea.

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Photo of Nickls
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Light coppery color, and poured (poorly by the bartender) with barely any of the seemingly white head

S - Light yeasty and wheat aromas. Faint banana and clove as well

T - Wheatiness is definitely there followed up by a raw grain (in a good way) and not nearly as fruity as suggested by the aroma.

M - Thinnish MF, and I would have expected a bit more of a bubbly factor, but this didn't kill the MF for me

D - Light and refreshing even though it's a darker wheat style. Very quaffable, and I really went through this sample quickly.

Overall, I thought this was an interesting brew given how relatively rare it is for me to stumble onto this style. Would recommend.

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Photo of Jason
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly hazed dusty reddish copper colour, excellent head retention.

Malty aroma and flavour. Solid yet mild wheat twang throughout, some toasted and caramel malty notes in there as well. Oily hop rounds out the palate with a clean bitterness and lasting floral flavour.

Nice twist on the American Wheat Ale with a maltiness that is fitting for the season.

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Autumn Harvest Wheat from Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 9 ratings