Wildflower Wheat
Marble Brewery

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #417
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,134
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 14.12%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
129
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Marble Brewery
 
New Mexico, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  20
SCORE
81
Good
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Apr 29, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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

May 12, 2016
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TheStoutLord from Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Mar 07, 2016
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Mr_E_Machining from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Oct 29, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Aug 20, 2015
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Beer4B from Florida

3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice amber orange color. The nose is mostly floral with a little coriander. The taste is a nice blend of floral notes w/ coriander and a slightly sweet finish of honey. They blend well with the wheat base. I don't drink this style much but this was nice and light but full of flavor.

Jul 27, 2015
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scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful golden-orange color with a thick white head. Aroma was a bit subdued compared to others I have had in this style. Taste was on point and refreshingly blended with light honey and coriander complimenting the wheat. Nice beer.

Jul 06, 2015
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Murky apricot pour with white head; no lace. Honey aroma. Biscuits with honey; a little tangy citrus on the finish. Lite mouthfeel; wheaty/honey tongue coating. Semi sweet honey linger is a bit cloying.

Jul 03, 2015
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buyyourfreedom from New Mexico

4.49/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the few from Marble that I hadn't tried. And while wheat beers aren't really my thing, I am glad I picked this up. It is going to be a summer go-to; yard work status. Wheat, dough, floral hints, lemon, and a wonderfully pleasant honey. Can't recall a beer where the honey comes through this well.

May 10, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Golden, hazy body, two finger white head with nice retention time, some lacing.

S- Citrus, mild yeast aromas (but not quite classic hefeweizen) that seem to be on the hard mineral side, wheat sweetness, floral notes.

F- Sweeter than it smells; wheat, banana, floral notes. Not sure if there is honey in it. If it is, it is a different kind of honey than I'm used to. Yeast, spices. Solid.

M- Light body, not thin, drinkable and refreshingly dry.

O- It's decent, a bit too sweet for me to crush, but it's not terrible either.

Mar 24, 2015
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brewqueno from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Justify my rating again... look, you can waste your time on Blue Moon and continue drinking beers where a slice of fruit is necessary to make it taste better; or you can go seek out Wildflower Wheat.

Jan 13, 2015
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Robloc303 from Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.3%

Pours a hazy Yellow / Orangish. Not much head, but a great aroma of citrus and orange with strong nose of honey. Have to say the nose was a bit of a teaser. The true flavors were kind of disappointing. Tastes more like a blue moon with sweetener and a hint of flowers. Also not much sediment for an unfiltered wheat. If it tasted as good as it smelled, this would have been an awesome beer, but not so much.

Sep 14, 2014
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Auraan from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow with a finger and a half fluffy white head that receded to a thin white head that left a fair amount of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking beer. Scents of honey, floral hops and bubblegum. Nice American Pale Wheat scent. Flavors of doughy wheat, floral hop notes and a light honey-like sweetness. Light, pleasant, easy to drink, but with a nice flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, par for the style. Easy to drink. A good American Pale Wheat ale. It has a nice light feel and is great for summer.

Jun 01, 2013
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought home in a suitcase from Alburquerque. Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy orange. Not much head (of course that may be from the jarring in the suitcase). Some bubbles and light lacing.

S: A pleasant wheat and cirtus blend with notes of honey.

T: Follows nose with an orange and coriander medley. Wheat, lemons, honey. Floral

M: Light with low carbonation (once again, the jarring may have affected this).

O: Not bad, very sessionable. Smooth, light and satisfying.

Oct 31, 2012
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big white head dies into a decent lacing above a slightly cloudy honey golden colored beer.

Lemony citrus, yeasts, and light grains divide the aroma quite nicely.

Citrus (lemony) and grassy style hops, grain malts, and some honey in the taste.

A slightly dry aftertaste with a bit of the lemony citrus tastes hanging around on this light bodied wheat beer.

Wow, I'm not a wheat beer drinker by definition but I think I could drink this stuff in quantity.

Oct 19, 2012
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Bockrules from New Mexico

4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a weizen glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy blonde with ample carbonation rising to the one-finger white head. Head is gone relatively quickly, leaves behind only a few small spots of lacing.

S - A fair amount of wheat malt with dandelion and just a hint of honey. Reminds me of the alpine wildflower fields in Montana, very good.

T - Light wheat malt upfront. The body is an excellent balance of wheat malt and zesty lemony hop notes with hints of wildflower and honey to add complexity. Refreshing and slightly tangy lemon, honey, and wheat malt finish.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated, this beer expands to fill the entire mouth with lemon-honey goodness. Could stand to be a tad thicker.

What I night and day difference this "floral" brew has with the one I sample a few days ago (St. Lupulin). Unlike that beer, everything fit together great to create a fresh and exciting brew. The wildflower and honey notes were not overwhelming and added complexity to the beer. I have yet to have a Marble selection that I haven't loved. Definitely deserves a permanent spot in my fridge in the summer to beat the 100 degree heat like we had today.

Aug 12, 2012
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very very refreshing wheat beer. pours a little cloudy straw color with a nearly 2 inch white head. smells like pale malts, delicate floral yeast, and honey. flavor is very well balanced with the wheat taking the primary role and some bittering hops and flowery honey notes backing it up. the mouthfeel is excellent, very bubbly and light on the body, but not too too light. this is an excellent refresher when served ice cold, and a beer i will certainly buy again. it has everything you need from a wheat beer. i continue to be impressed with marble brews.

Apr 23, 2012
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a frothy white head that leaves some dots behind

Smell: Wheat bread, honey, a whiff of banana and a hint of lemony tartness

Taste: Bready, up front, with a building slightly sweet honey character; by mid-palate, the lemony tartness causes a puckering sensation that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Refreshing but a bit strange, with the tartness taking the beer in a surprising but not altogether pleasant direction

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

Feb 18, 2012
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped 11 (10?) 11 poured into a Shock Top weizen glass.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow body, like a witbier. Small white head withi low retention and patchy stick.

Smell - Honey. Hay and grass. Maybe even coriander? Floral. Light and refreshing.

Taste - Light. Honey. Grassy hop. Floral. Reminiscent of spring. Noticeable but balanced alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Some effervescence. Clean finish other than some pollen like aftertaste.

Overall Drinkability - Light, refreshing, balanced. No major flaws.

Jan 04, 2012
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rangerred from Tennessee

2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a tiny head and poor retention.

Smells is lemony and grassy. Also a slightly musty smell.

The taste is fairly muted all around. A little bit of grass and lemon but nothing really stands out to me. Decent prickly carbonation.

This is by far my least favorite beer from Marble. All their other offerings have greatly impressed me but this seemed to be a bit of a letdown. Just not much going on here.

Dec 17, 2011
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tjsdomer2 from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark golden, more so than most wheat beers, especially pale wheat ales. Color is very nice. Foam is good as well, but the downfall is the over-carbonation.

Smell: Faint hints of mowed grass and honey.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Starts nice with a bit of honey. Finish is way too bitter. Definitely too much carbonation.

Drinkability: Middle of the road as far as wheat beers.

Sep 10, 2011
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy orange color with a thick white head.

Fresh, outdoors aroma. Sweet fruit.

Taste of wheat, banana, and honey. I thought the dominant taste was honey.

This beer was just a little too sweet for me. Still, it did quench my thirst on a hot day in Albuquerque.

Aug 28, 2011
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zaphodchak from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Marble taproom in Santa Fe (which does small taste sizes and half-pints).

Half-finger of white head over translucent white-yellow body. Laces decently.

Nice wheaty nose, faint banana.

Full wheaty body, quite sweet,, a bit of honey.

Mouthfeel is great for a wheat: nice and thick.

Overall a nice heff-- quite sweet, though.

Jul 09, 2011
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witster18 from Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This isn't marble's best offering by any means, but it isn't bad either. For reference I just had Sierra Kellerweis the other day which is spicier and a better tasting beer overall than this wheat. But, like all of Marble's beer's, there is obviously some quality in here.

First, with all wheat(especially this one) the suspended yeast really adds to the flavor so make sure to pour 3/4's of the beer, swirl and then top it off.

Smell is powdered sugar and lemon.

Taste is interesting in that it has an Ale backbone... almost as if somebody mixed a fine New Glarus Spotted Cow with an average wheat beer like say Widmer. THe result is average. It's not spicy enough, nor does it have the mouthfeel or banana to make it shine in this style. The lemon is the favored flavor profile here with that ale backbone.

It's very drinkable though.... especially for that lawnmower quality... but hacker or paulaner this is NOT. This is where the wheat beers in this country get iffy... I mean besides dancing man wheat and kellerweis... there just isn't much to choose from... hell, you might be better off heading the grocer and getting a 12 of Blue Moon - twice the beer for the price, and at least you know what you're getting. For this price I can get two bomber's of Schneider-Weisse, and we all know that's a MUCH BETTER value.

A bit too tart and ale'ish, but not a bad beer... their red is great... this is the style that Germany has a stranglehold on... if anybody has some American suggestions that might change my mind - let me know.

May 15, 2011
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arizcards from Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in early March from Papago Brewing as part of a mixed sixer for $10.

Beer poured a clear golden yellow with a decent white head.

Nose was a pleasant sweet wheat malt perfumed with light floral hops.

Taste was basic wheat malt with little hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing, carbonation was decent.

Overall not a bad beer, nice to have after helping friends move earlier today.

Apr 23, 2011
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