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Oakham White Dwarf Wheat Beer | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
England, United Kingdom

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by downes51:
Photo of downes51
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is very, very dry, a real citrus-sharp flavour which I found attractive. It's also very refreshing, and slips down very well. What surprised me when it was delivered was how clear it was... when ordering a wheat beer you don't expect it to be so bright. I wonder if it's filtered. Whatever, I liked it a lot and it's recommended.

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Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this one on cask at Brooklyn's Spuyten Duyvil, during their wonderful "Yeast fest" . Pours cloudy, hazy, yellowy, light golden amber, with a loose, larger bubble white head, leaving loads of foamy, thick lacing. Mild nose of malt and some zesty citrus. This is a very pleasant, light and easy drinking British wheat beer. Soft citric notes and smooth maltyness. Light and refreshing. Fine summer quaffer.

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Photo of rastaman
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really agreed with me. Aromatic citric hops. Long, dry, grapefruity, bitter finish, refreshing, tasty.Like a German Wheat, only very English tasting. Fragrant, fresh and with a nice dry finish, very pleasant to drink, although not hugely complex, well made (Cask KentBF 03')

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Photo of hunteraw
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2008

Appearance: light aple juice in color, smallish head

Smell: hoppier than expected, little in the way of typical wheat beer aromas. smells like a wheat beer brewed with the usual house yeast

Taste: again - hoppier than expected, no malt character to speak of, light fruitiness, but unbalanced

Mouthfeel: light body, undercarbonated

Drinkability: mediocre, even for the style

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Photo of wl0307
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this beer by half-pint at the recent Catford Beerfestival in London.

It pours a hazy, pale-yellowish hue, with a sustaining sponge-like head full of big bubbles. The nose is very citrusy zesty, with some pungent, acidic mead-like aroma and "floating" fruity hops at the back. A very intensive and colourful nose. On palate, there is grapefruit juicy flavour, with lightly bitter taste of crushed grapefruit seeds, leading to a very rich, lingering, three-dimensional bitter finish. The overall structure of this beer is quite clear, with an initially sharp, zesty mouthfeel turning settled and deeply bitter...just sensational. An abosolutely one-is-not-enough, delicious wheat beer.

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Oakham White Dwarf Wheat Beer from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
3.64 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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