Wampatuck Wheat | Blue Hills Brewery

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Wampatuck WheatWampatuck Wheat

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 06-02-2009

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3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of citrus a light malt character. Then some breadiness comes in from the wheat. The hops presence is mild and there doesn’t seem to be much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are several other beers in the style that I would drink before this one.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.35/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

I have to start with the fact that I am being extremely generous with this brewery. This is the 3rd time, different beers and different batches and styles, over a long period of time, that I've gotten an infected bottle. Is it fair to review an infected bottle? Is it fair that this brewery has consistently F'd me? I haven't reviewed the past buttermilk bottles I've purchased from them, but I'm doing this one. This is my last review of this brewery. I'm pissed off and done, and will review what I can actually taste. They got my money, and now have to suck this bad review up their asses.

A pretty honey colored brew with a white bubbly head. Slight retention, no lace.

Light wheat malt and a very woody aroma, like a wet popsicle stick. Very unique and enticing.

This is the hard part. Horribly sour up front. Not "tart" -- fucking sour. An obvious infection of a beer bought cold. I do get some nutty elements and some grain, and maybe even a little tropical fruit, but the sour milk edge to this sucks.

Light body, decent carbonation.

I want to be fair, but these guys have a broad history, over time, with me. So, overall, this sucked ass. And as much as I want to chalk it up to an anomaly, well...it isn't. Years have gone by and I've gotten screwed again, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So, this is an overall fair review which hopefully helps them to focus a bit more on quality control. But in the end, I will never drink a drop from this brewer again.

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3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a 22oz. bomber.

The appearance is light and not as cloudy as I expected it to be. Light, pale straw color with a white foamy head with large, frothy bubbles.

The nose was slightly toasty, with a fairly sweet aroma. It shows hints of lemon and banana. I thought the aroma was pretty but still a little on the light side for me.

The mouthfeel was what really disappointed me. It lacked something and felt slightly watery in my opinion. The carbonation was the strongest component which can be nice, but the body was just missing balance.

Overall, it's an acceptable summer beer, but not one I would revisit on my own will. I wouldn't turn it down at a party, but I also wouldn't bring it.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" white head which dissipated quickly. Hazy lemon yellow color and packed with bubbles. Not much smell but it has mild malt. Taste is like an extremely mild lager with just a little hint of malt, and if I didn't know from the label it was a wheat beer I never would have guessed it. Easy drinking but pretty boring overall.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. No bottled on date, have no idea how fresh this is.

Straw yellow color, a bit clear for a hefe though. Decent foamy white head.

Smell was lemon/citrus, and very yeast/bready as well. Not too overpowering but right in line with style.

Taste was more wheat/yeast dominated, not overly flavorful though. Some lemon and banana notes, with very very mild spice. Had a bit of a metallic/astringent taste up front, however as it warmed this seemed to go away. Extremly drinkable and light. Pretty significant ammount of carbonation.

All in all a decent beer, something that would go well with a heavy meal because it is so light and non-filling. A bit light on flavor and body for my liking. A run of the mill summery beer, wont go out of my way to drink it again though.

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3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While in Boston this past weekend, picked this up over on Charles.

Appearance is a hazy orange with a two finger head on the first pour. The smell has orange, candy, wheat. While the taste has more wheat, I also get a doughy bread aspect and some banana. MF is good, this easy going beer is well balanced. A nice, refreshing beer that is proper for the summer season. We started off our Saturday night with this beer and even my friend`s GF who does not drink much beer, enjoyed it.

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4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out an extremely hazy golden yellow. A decent amount of head that dwindled quickly but left a ton of bubbles. Very carbonated. The nose has a strong lemony, a little banana/grass aroma. Also a malty sweetness. The taste is tangy and lemon/grass. Very crisp with a light body. The wheat is very pronounced which gives a good refreshing taste. Goes down smooth with a good zest and tingle at the base of your palette.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes 1/22/11.

A: Slightly hazy yellow with a one finger head that dissipated quickly. Small floaties as well. Not overly impressive.

S: Slightly metallic, a little bit of banana and spices.

T: Sightly sour, more banana here than on the aroma. Slight spiciness and grassiness as well.

M/D: Light bodied with lively carbonation. An average hefe, its pretty good but not amazing.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

The head reaches high and drapes a thick lacing in its wake; cloudy pale-golden color is spot-on. Fresh-cut grass, green bananas, nutty yeast and vague spice show off a unique aroma. Grainy with a yeasty undertone; relatively dry, though the malt tries to stick to the palate. Lemony orange pulp, wildflowers and more of that vague spice push against the grassiness. Some hoppiness here--pleasant bitterness with a leafy linger. An eclectic take on the style, it's drinkable and flavorful even though it jumped outside the box.

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