Wag's Wheat | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our lightest beer, the beer appears yellow with a slight cloudiness and is topped by a rich white head. The Wag's Wheat has a bread like flavor from the malted wheat, backed by citrus undertones. Our interpretation of the American Wheat beer style is light and very refreshing to drink. For additional refreshment try adding a slice of lime or lemon to the beer.

Added by tykees88 on 02-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
17.88%
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.7/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 10/9/2010 at the brewpub.

Pours hazy yellow with tall white head, decent lacing but not much retention.

Aroma is wheat, lemon, and orange.

Flavor is wheat, lemon, a splash of orange (hops maybe), medium/high bitterness, and some sweet malt.

Body is light/medium and plenty carbonated. Drinkable.

Tick.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Wag's wheat beer at GC was pretty good. The beer poured a hazy redish tan color that had decent white head that laced. The scent included spice and hints of grain and malt. The taste included a neat spice...almost like a cinnemon there was also good malt and nice balance. Mouthfeel was light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall I thought it was a decent wheat beer. Certainly could session.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Bighuge
4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy piss yellow color. Nice white head with good retention. Leaves rings of lace down the whole glass...nice. The nose is heavy on the cloves and banana. Respectable. The taste follows suit with a little vanilla thrown into the mix as well. There's a tanginess present that makes this highly quaffable. Pretty much what I'd expect from a good Hefe. Solid effort.

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
1.91/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a tap into a pint glass at Granite City Food & Brewery in Sioux Falls, S.D. Color was hazy and murky. Slight head and even a slighter lacing that dissipated rather quickly.

Not a lot of smells. Wheat, barley, grain led the way, all mediocre.

Taste was wheaty and grainy. Also a little copper in there. Altogether, pretty bland.

An average feel. Highly carbonated. Slightly refreshing.

Not a great start for me to this brewery.

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Photo of Redrover
3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was my first beer of the night & it was served in a 20oz shaker.

It is clear yellow with a thickish white head. Decent lacing.

The nose is of grains, some grass and a bit of spice.

Wow, this is a light tasting American wheat. A bit sweet, a little grainy and a whisper of hops. Simple, approachable and a bit boring.

The mouth is crisp with sharp carbonation. Would be the mildest of crossovers. Note I thought they had accidently served me the light instead of the wheat as the beer was not hazy at all (per the beer menu). It may have rate higher as a light....

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Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Herky21
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Hazy yellow with a white foamy head, with decent retention and lacing. The taste and aroma are both similar, with wheat, grain. and citrus.

Light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Not much of an aftertaste. Not bad or stellar, just decent.

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Transparent pilsner light yellow transparent straw color, one finger of relatively stable head with small loops of lacing. Light and thin body, heavy fizzy carbonation made me feel gassy and bloated with each sip. Way too much carbonation.

Tastes and smells faintly of mild earthy noble hops with a little bit of wheat malt sweetness that marginally dries up towards the finish with some ghostly citrus peel. If the carbonation is going to be this high, the flavors and aroma should be at least a factor of ten higher than what they are here in order to punch through the distracting fizziness.

My suggestion is either to reduce the carbonation levels or boost the flavor / aroma accordingly. Actually, do both. As it is, my beer should *not* be like a spritzey mineral water.

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Photo of jaidenjb
2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Lynn
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of JackieTH
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the GC brewpub in SLP, Minnesota as part of an 8-pour flight.

Poured a clear gold with a light head that dissipated quickly with no lacing. Smells were lightly wheat and grain and that's about it. Taste was wheat and grain, lightly citric. Mouthfeel was all about carbonation. Finish was clean. In all respects a completely average brew.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was served this Hefeweizen in a pint glass on tap. This Hefe was a clear yellow color and it produced a decent 2 finger white head. The head retention was average and it did leave some lacing. The aroma was light with notes of wheat and citrus. The taste of the Hefeweizen had a base of malted grain, wheat and it had slight tones of citrus gave way to a smooth finish. It is a good summer beer, merely average.

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of marcb105
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FitgerFanatic
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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Wag's Wheat from Granite City Food & Brewery
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