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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vurt on 01-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.49/5  rDev +28.3%
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.

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Photo of Grantab369
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Mr_E_Machining
4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
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 brewqueno
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of Bockrules
4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Koester
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of satellite85
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of sunkistxsudafed
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of AaronOp
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of vurt
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT:
The brewer at Marble Brewing just informed me that Wildflower Wheat is supposed to be more of an American Pale Wheat Ale instead of a hefeweizen. An American Pale Wheat Ale, by definition, has a more neutral yeast profile than a traditional German hefeweizen. In other words, the attributes I thought were missing aren't supposed to be there in the first place.

My original ratings were 3/3.5/3.5/4/3.5. I have updated these ratings and edited the text of my review because the beer does indeed conform to the style it is supposed to be.

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12 oz. bottle, enjoyed in a Becker glass I picked up at the pub attached to the Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM.

Appearance:
Rich gold color, moderately hazy. Surprisingly small head of foam for an unfiltered wheat beer. Very little lacing left behind.

Smell:
Starts with mild banana and plenty of lightly sweet malt. Honey and floral notes follow, leading into some delicious toasted wheat bread character. There's a little whiff of lemon at the finish along with a warm, nutty yeastiness.

Taste:
Malty sweet at the start, followed by a little bit more banana character than the nose led me to expect. The middle is nutty and slightly sweet like GrapeNuts cereal. A citrusy tang comes next, and it leads right into flavors of toasted bread with honey and a touch of floral hops. Finishes more like a sturdy German lager than a wheat beer. The honey flavor lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Light-to-medium body with gentle carbonation. Smooth and softly textured.

Drinkability:
This beer is crisp and quenching, and has plenty of flavor as well. The refreshing citrus twang plays well against the excellent bready flavors, and the honey notes tie the two together. This beer has drinkability and flavor to spare. Nice one.

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Photo of Beer4B
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a frothy white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smells of citrus wheat notes and banana fruitiness.

Tastes of big wheat notes. Plenty of lemon is present with some back end, honey sweetness. Banana also comes through and a bit of floral notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a creamy amount of carbonation.

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Photo of M_chav
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Wildflower Wheat from Marble Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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