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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by vurt on 01-16-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
115
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
26.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
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17
For Trade:
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 115
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 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 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 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 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
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 SirSmokeALot
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marble Wildflower Wheat, poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance:
It pours hazy golden with a very nice creamy four finger head even with a very light pour, and it retains its head for quite a long time. A bit of yeast can be seen, which is good.

Smell:
It smells grainy with a bit of malts and a little honey with hops coming to the forefront, along with a bit of lemon at the end, which is nice.

Taste:
I first taste a good amount of wheat and a bit of malt and lemon, first off. A quirky combination. Then the hops kick in, followed somewhat slowly by the honey, which stays for some time in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
It is quite creamy and grainy in how it feels, but somehow it is in balance. Maybe the honey adds some nice thickness to it.

Drinkability:
A nice light beer for summertime that I could drink quite a few of, indeed.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a luminous but hazy golden color with silky smooth 'n creamy head. Plenty of residual yeast at the bottom, which was a surprise given that it is categorized as American wheat rather than as a fine Bavarian Weissbier. Nose has a clean bready aroma with some light lemon. On the palate it is noted to be quite creamy & smooth (again, the head helping out) with a soft wheaty malt component that is rounded out with light citrus notes and some sweet 'n sour flavors. Easy drinking.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Flashsp2
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marble wildflower wheat

Pours with a big fluffy off white head. Great retention, and oddly
enough nice stick for a wheat beer. Nice cloudy orange color.

Nose has clove, fresh grain, and some raw honey.

Taste is clove, a slight sourness, some grainy malt, and some
lingering honey on the finish. The sour flavor is a little weird, but
not offputting or anything.

Mouthfeel is typical wheat, light but not watery or thin, just refreshing.

A good all around beer, one that you could give to guests without
upsetting to many people.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being in a hot climate ( in the summer and early Fall), this beer is pretty decent for the style and with the addition of NM wildflowers to the beer and nice sweetness arises in the finish. Like most AW beers their is not a lot of complexity or big flavours but the overall beer is well balanced and refreshing .

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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 brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of KAP1356
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another Marble extra from GabrielM in a recent trade; Thanks! 12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass...

A - Pours a completely clear golden-yellow color. A small 1 finger bubbly white head forms and slowly recedes to a cap of the same color.

S - Very grainy notes. Pale malts and biscuit like aromas come right out. There is a sweetness but I would not be able to tell if if could be attributed to honey. Some bananas come through, surprisingly and just a bit of citrus comes out too.

T - Much like the nose, this one is very grainy and sweet. There is slight fruit (banana) and citrus. There might be some honey in there adding to the sweetness but there isn't enough on the palate for me to make that connection. A bit dry on the palate as well.

M - Very carbinated and fizzy on the palate. Light-medium body. Nothing really spectacular here.

D - I guess I could reach for this on a hot day, but there are a bunch of other beers I would go with first. Solid session beer for hot summer days.

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Photo of arizcards
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled August 2010
A steady pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a two-finger thick, pale tan, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dusty crushed pale malt, biscuit like grain notes, and slightly stale wheat-berries. There is perhaps a hint of a herbal note here, and something that seems to remind me of over-ripe cheese, or perhaps moldy fruit. This last note is very faint though. I am quite surprised how much pale, cracker like grain character is in the nose; definitely different than I was expecting.

The beer has a mediumish body to it as well as a soft grain sweetness up front. It gets a little funny towards the finish, where it reminds me of a cross between kiwi fruit, a slight metallic note, some wild herbs and a musky, but under-ripe melon. This beer is pretty dry, which is a bit surprising given that most commercial honey beers try and manipulate the fermentation process to keep sweetness in the beer (honey will easily 100% ferment to dryness if given the chance). I like that this isn't sweet though. The huge crushed pale malt note from the nose is muted quite a bit here in the flavor, but still adds some complexity to the overall flavor profile.

This would be quite refreshing if not for that slightly weird character found in both the nose and flavor. I wonder if this is from the wild-flower honey used; who knows what those bees got into. Interesting, but not enough to really make me want to drink this.

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