Wildflower Wheat | Marble Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vurt on 01-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,311
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
124
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up while I was away out west, as I finally got a chance to review this today. This was easygoing and plain but still relatively tasty in spite of it's relatively ordinary nature. So much wheat here that it nearly overpowered everything else but i the end, there was just enough of the other notes here to give this nuance and ultimately, enough flavor to make it somewhat memorable...

Plenty of wheat in this, in both the nose and taste. The appearance was golden with a fluffy head and a moderate amount of cloudiness to it. Plenty of wheat, light berry, Pilsener malt, and light citrus to the nose with more of the latter in the taste. Sour, grassy, and light, it was nearly impossible to pick out the hops in this. Chewy in the mouthfeel because of dough, there was some honey in the mouthfeel but more in the thickness than the actual taste. A bit of wild wheat and grass stuck around in the aftertaste as this was quite earthy and needed just a bit more spice in order to stand out from other similar brews...

This wasn't a true session beer but it would be somewhat easy to have another one after finishing this off. The spice that lingered on my palate was too cracked, floral, and dry to truly enjoy but there were enough other attributes of this beer to like. Worth a try once to have something local, nicely crafted, and just a bit different from the stylistic norm.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hank_hill
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jentex
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fryeguy52
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coldshowers
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 8-oz. tumbler glass
From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $1.42
Purchased: May 6, 2016
Consumed: May 6, 2016
Misc.: Born on April 26, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. MT

Have tried to Marble beers before and like them both. This one piqued my interest when I saw that it was “accented with New Mexico Wildflower Honey.” Nice way to start out the night.

Poured a yellow, golden, hazy color with two 1-to-2 fingers of frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, which I could see through the haze. Below average spotty lacing. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled coriander, honey, grassy hops, light floral aromas, sourdough bread, hints of lime zest and orange peel. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste was a tad better, getting that wildflower honey, grassy hops, coriander, sourdough bread, corn cereal, grainy floral hops, citrus zest, hints of orange peel and a touch of tart honeydew melon. Some unknown spiciness as well. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, grainy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

OK for the style, but nothing special. Honey really shines here. Was hoping for more. (Overall - 3.50)

3.53 | 80 | B

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Photo of TheStoutLord
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy amber with no head whatsoever. Very bubbly though.

S: Smells wheaty and sweet. Hints of honey.

T: A little wheat on the malty-wheaty elements that I like in my wheat beers, but the sweetness is nice. Very natural sweetness, doesn't feel forced at all like a lot of other sweet beers. A little tart toward the end and I think I can taste some coriander.

F: Very smooth and drinkable. A very light wheat beer. Different from what I usually get, but its nice.

O: Not bad. Wouldn't be my first choice for wheat, but if I was feeling something sweet and light, this would be a shoe-in.

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Photo of ckaire69
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr_E_Machining
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Since I'm a fan of honey, this was an easy choice. This stuff is great. Goes down smooth like a wheat ale should, with a crisp honey note. Very mild hop taste, overall a great beer.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toronadotornado
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft Station - Santa Fe, NM - draft, flight of NM beers

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Photo of Reno9
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, golden body crowned with a creamy, dense head; lots of aggressive carbonation. Very little aroma but what's there is grain-like. Grain flavor; soft sweetness; mildly tart; grapefruit; strong hop bitterness. Medium bodied, almost heavy; soft and velvety on the palate; dry finish.

This is very much like a wheat pale ale with its citrus, grapefruit character and smooth wheat feel. Well, a quick check of the brewery's web site shows this beer also utilizes honey and coriander (along with Crystal hops), so those additions might explain the sweet spiciness that really sets this brew apart. Nice depth, balance, and complexity to this wheat beer make this one to hunt down and try.

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Photo of Kips
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 124 ratings