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Hazy Days Wheat Ale | Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company

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Brewed by:
Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JamesS on 07-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by taylorhamrick:
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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours very pale, like a pure straw yellow, maybe a hint of gold color, good clarity, until the yeast descends. The head rises up very big, then collapses, once you take a couple of pours to get it all in, and leaves very little lacing. The smell is mostly sweet, pale malts and a bit of added sweetness, and a bit of graininess. A few weak sort of wheat yeasty smells, maybe a bit of spice, a tiny bit of sulfur, and some banana. A bit of some other fruits, maybe a bit of esters. Does not smell as clean (within the confines of a wheat beer) as it could be. And the taste kind of reflects it. You get a lot of clove upfront, some earthy spices, leaves, but not like hops. There's a bit more of an estery taste than I'd like, but it is balanced with a bit of sulfur to make it different. The banana kind of sneaks in at the end. But overall doesn't deliver on the more traditional wheat beer flavors, like a blend of bland american wheat and hefeweizen. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, average for a wheat beer, a decent rush with a bit of a sting of carbonation. Overall, decent drinkability, this could be an extended drinker, but I think it gets too sweet. Overall, it's nice, but does not do enough to make itself unique.

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Photo of errantnight
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a nice surprise... an extra/freebie/thankyou from beachbum1975 in a bottle that looks like it's been designed by someone with not quite enough graphic design experience (squandering two nice images by mashing them together with some abominable text). That said, this wouldn't be the first ugly bottle of beer to contain liquid gold.

It's not quite that, but it's an interesting little surprise.

Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a thick three fingers of head with solid retention and lacing. A bit clean looking, but otherwise very nice.

Aroma is an appealing light huskiness backed by some fresh hop character and lightly toasted grain. It's just got a lil something more than a traditional AWA.

The taste bears that out, very interesting. Some depth of character and a bit of citrusy fruitiness to take things beyond the mild wheat and light grain notes.

Appropriately light in body and crisp. Refreshing and clean with a bit of character. Nothing quite like some of the all stars of the genre, but still a cut above. Looking forward to trying the Harvest Amber from these guys.

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Photo of biggred1
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice, hazy golden honey blonde with a big creamy stiff head with big bubbles stacked on top of one another. Nice sticky lace. Very herbal, citrusy hop aroma with fresh biscuity malt. Nice complex flavors, faint belgian coriander spice and hefe flavors. Medium light mouthfeel with a clean almost champagne-like dry aftertase. Highly drinkable, tasty and unique

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Photo of JamesS
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden/dark straw color, with no head and almost no lacing; a bit of carbonation and it appears to be filtered.

it has a nice scent, very strong wheat aroma, almost like being out in a field; there is a slightly jerky/hoppy scent to it, as well.

Great flavor, a wonderful wheat ale; it has a very strong, deep wheat flavor, but is very much an American wheat ale, as there are just very small hints of banana/clove, not a (strong or true) hefe or a wit.

It goes down extremely smooth, one of the easiest wheat ales I've drank in a long time.

Well worth a try for anyone, especially fans of straight wheat ales without much else to take over a great deep wheat taste.

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Hazy Days Wheat Ale from Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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