Orange Honey Wheat | Jefferson St. Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Jefferson St. Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by on 04-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from Growler.... One day later into pint glass.

A: Hazy pale yellow, good fingers worth of head that settles to a nice ring. Good lacing from start to finish. Looks like a good wheat beer.

S: Toasty, little saltine cracker.... wheat malt, orange peel and a touch of coriander.

T: Looked good, smelt good.. Taste is letting me down... wheat malt upfront kind of light, mid palette hits you with a little cracker, light sweetness... finish is heavy on the orange peel.

M: Mid bodied and pretty chalky, carbonation is pretty low on this one.

D: Started pretty good but lost me with the taste. Not the best beer a JSB... Worth trying to get a sense of the different beers they have a JSB. The ABV makes it very session worthy, but I'd have to say this is pretty average at best.

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2.57/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Orange Honey Wheat, 4.6% abv, on tap at Jefferson St. Brewing Company, as part of a tasting flight. This review is a few months old, but I'm just now catching up on my backlog from this particular period.

Appearance: A slightly hazed, fairly attractive (in terms of the hue) honey yellow, served with a small orange slice, unfortunately, which positively obliterated what seems to initially have been a quarter finger of fuzzy, dull white head, now only a thin ring. Faint, slow carbonation is the only other notable quality of this beer.

Aroma: Chalky, nutty yeastyness, faint pithy orange, and hollow malts. Blah.

Taste: Fruit loops! Bright, artificial orange smacks you in the face right off the bat, annoyingly so, and is accompanied by a few notes of honey sweetness, some faint wheat malts, and perhaps some distant crackery notes. Slight banana and apple esters round things out. Varied, but in an unpleasant way.

Mouthfeel: Overcarbonated, soda-like almost, with a moderately thick body, the end result of which is a fluffy, erratic mess.

Drinkability: This was a fairly foul beer. My least favorite of their selections on tap, I knew I likely wouldn't care for it (you can tell who the target audience is for this one), but I figured it was worth a shot anyway. If you're going to skip any one of Jefferson Street's offerings, this is the one to pass over.

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3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Jefferson St. Brewing Company (Lynchburg, VA) on 2/6/10.

Pours a hazy gold, with a thin layer of bright-white head. This stays creamy around the edges, leaving a cascade of foamy lacing behind. The aroma smells of sweet wheat, honey, orange zest, some coriander, and a touch of floral character. This was overall fresh and pleasant in the nose.

The taste is crisp wheat, a splash of honey across the tongue, and a good bit of orange rind. A light tingle of hops and some coriander spice dry the back of this out fairly well. The mouthfeel is light bodied, with a prickly sharpness that keeps this lively in the mouth.

I found there to be a bit too much tanginess to this from the fruits and spice for my liking but this came off as a decent and easy drinking enough quaff.

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Orange Honey Wheat from Jefferson St. Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 17 ratings