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

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#40,457
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
120
pDev:
14.66%
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1/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of TheMadJack
2.4/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. Bottle into pint glass, since my hef and pilsner both broke during a very clumsy week and I've yet to purchase replacements.

Found this one at a grocery store in Las Cruces on a recent trip. It was tucked under a sign that said something to the effect of "Local Beers" and the bottles had a thin coating of dust on them. My non-local options tended to come in 30 packs and had the word "lite" on the box, so I decided to take a risk. I grabbed a sixer from the back of the rack where the flourescent light didn't reach and put it in the cart.

The store had forgotten about it completely. They not only needed a price check, but they needed me to show them where I found it. I'm telling you all this by way of disclaimer: I don't have high hopes for this beer and it's not necessarily the beer's fault. If you feel like sending me a fresh bottle, I would be glad to revisit my review.

The beer pours a cloudy marigold yellow. A small white head reluctantly emerges after a vigorous pour and quickly recedes to nothing. A tinny aroma accompanies the opening of the beer and has continued to waft in my general direction ever since I sat down with it. Closer inspection reveals flowery hops and the lackluster simplicity of storebought orange, with no malt presence.

The first taste is better than expected: a quick sweetness, giving way to fruity with a hint of jasmine and honeysuckle. The flavors wait a second to appear, come up quickly and then fade away, with the honey with which the beer was allegedly brewed appearing at the height of the bell curve. Finish is lingering and metallic. There's not a lot of weight to the beer. It's a bit slick, in the manner that wheat beers tend to be, but mostly watery and lacking the weight or texture common to a wheat beer. Despite a slight carbonated flavor, it's not even fizzy.

It's not even nice to drink, and despite trying to pair it with cheeses, apples, pears, melons, noodles, rice, bread, and various deli meats, I've yet to find any decent use for this beer. Frankly, I'm grateful that this one, which I opened with the express purpose of reviewing, is the last of the six.

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Photo of Phelps
2.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks: the color of lovely golden sunshine, however almost perfectly clear and with a transient head that becomes a negligible ring in mere seconds. For an unfiltered wheat ale, as the bottle states, this has exceptional clarity -- which isn't a good thing.

Smells: heavily grainy, with the pale malt flavors of cereal and sourdough overpowering the others. I'm maybe getting the slightest hints of rotten bananas and coriander as it warms. Not the best.

Tastes: like the smell exactly. Mostly grainy, a little fruity. Bananas, light citrus, heavy cereal.

Feels: fuzzy, becoming fizzy as it swirls about the mouth. Medium-light body, with a numbing and encompassing carbonation.

Drinks: like disappointment. I usually like what Marble throws down, but not in this case. Stick to the hoppy stuff, guys.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of rangerred
2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of wedgie9
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted from bottle. Pours clear light orange with a bubbly head that quickly recedes to minimal lace. Nose is light wheat and sweetness with a hint of tartness and light yeast. The palate is rather non-descript with light notes of wheat, honey, yeast, and a light tartness. The body is medium with light carbonation and a decent honey finish. This beer is underwhelming, and I was hoping for quite a bit more.

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Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Boozecamel
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Robloc303
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

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Photo of pushstartnow13
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of toronadotornado
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
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 Stevedore
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of witster18
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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