Worktruck Wheat | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditionally this beer can be served with a slice of lemon. This adds a bit of citrus note that compliments the fruitiness. No fruit is added. All of the flavors come from a unique yeast strain from Bavaria. The esters are produced during fermentation.

14.5 IBU

Added by Vancer on 05-21-2009

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Reviews by TheSarge:
Photo of TheSarge
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought I'd give this a try. Not very many American brewers make decent German style wheat beers, but looks like this one may get at least close.

Poured this into a 12oz Weizen glass, and the brew made a three finger thick head of off white foam, and the body is golden and hazy. The retention of the foam presentation is decent, in that it is not dissipating too quickly.

In the aroma, I'm getting cracked white pepper, bubble gum, clove, and a little hint of banana.

Taste wise I detect the cloves, some pepper, and enough banana to suit me.

Feels well carbonated, light in body, and a little dry to the plate but still wetting in the very end.

Overall this would make at least an average Hefeweizen in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of plfahey
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale gold color with a slight cast of haze. Moderate whitish head with poor retention which fades to nothing and cannot be roused.

Aroma-Big bready wheat aroma with banana and clove. Spice-bread notes. Slightly sweet with some honey notes.

Flavor-Honey wheat bread with light clove spicing. Slight fruity banana notes and a low hop character. Honey and light caramel in the mid-palate. Finishes relatively dry with bready wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Could use higher carbonation. Leaves tongue feeling a bit numbed.

The aroma and flavor aren't bad, but they're not exceptional, and the beer really suffers form the complete lack of head retention-it just looks somewhat unappealing. Mouthfeel was a bit weak too. On the whole, just an okay beer.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazed straw yellow color. One finger white head shows medium retention. Some light web style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- A little light smelling on the nose. Lemon comes in first with a hint of toasted bisuity malt. Banana and clove does come in but more so in the ending than anywhere else. Light alcohol in the ending of the aroma. Some muted aroma but overall not bad smelling.

T- Nice wheat upfront of this beer. Banana and clove does scome through a little more in the middle. Light yeast in the middle presents itself only for a short second. There is a second coming in the wheat in the backend with hints of banana but not so much clove. Light alcohol flavor in the ending.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Banana, clove, and wheat are left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol, wheat, banana, and clove. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were blended well for the style although a little muted at times. No off flavors at all.

O- This was a nice drinking beer like the rest of the Crown Valley line-up. Lower ABV makes this a good summertime drinker. Flavors and aroma might be muted at times but this beer delivers on refreshing and clean tasting.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Using the swirl-pour-swirl technique, it pours out to a cloudy yellow color and thin white head (based on other reviews that may be a glassware issue). Aroma is wheaty, spicy-clovey, slightly phenolic and fruit esters--mainly banana, pomegranate (bubble gum?) and pineapple--with some spiciness in the mix. Flavor is a mild mix of spice, fruit and wheat and some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is just right even though the CO2 is on the low end of the scale. Overall, this is quite a tasty brew for an American hefe. The German character is subdued but very evident and that makes this a beer for all occasions.

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Photo of tone77
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to resi for this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is alive with bananas, spices, some lemon and grains. Taste is good, some banana and spice up front, a bit of grains and lemon at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is inkjet dated "9337" on the bottom, uh oh. Potentially over 2 years old (Nov 09), and entirely possible considering it came from Friar Tuck Bloomington, a known beer graveyard.

Light golden orange color, which swirls with a smoke-like wisp of yeast once the dregs are poured in.

Smells a bit doughy and yeasty, light banana. Feel is still creamy and smooth, despite its age. Mellow wheaty taste, dry with a little sugar cookie dough sweetness in the middle. Overall not bad and worth revisiting a fresher bottle.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice wheat ale with a nice zip of lemon zest and juice. Tastes very natural and complements the wheat perfectly. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold color but settles very transparent. There is average white lacing and head.

Smell: Peppery, wheat malt like and a little bit of zest comes through.

Taste: Clove and pepper hit first. Followed by a weak banana and citrus. There are some good biscuit tones.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation bite and the body is light.

Overall: A very refreshing light wheat beer.

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Photo of Squall202
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of davek72
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.36/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally over my post-tasting hangover, so let's crack another beer, eh? It pours a clear bronze topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light caramel, and a touch of orange skin. The taste brings in more of the same, with even more of a biscuit presence. This stuff comes off breadier than most bagels I've had. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, one of the sadder excuses for a hefe I've had. Even if it moves from beneath that style category, though, it's not all that good.

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Photo of Tone
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pale yellow color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, coriander, some yeast cleanliness, and some sweet malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average to high carbonation level. It is also slightly tart and dry. Tastes of coriander upfront, then strong yeast cleanliness, some wheat/grass flavors come through next, sweet malt in the background, and hints of lemon. Overall, good blend and smooth, but a little too dry for an easy drinkability.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of DCon
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 Fluid Oz. bottle @ Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $1.99 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the blue bottle with a truck on it into a 16oz Pint Glass and has 41712 on the side? Not sure this is best before this date but first time I've ever seen any numbers on a Crown Valley bottle.

Aroma- Light-medium grains present and has a light sweetness. Has a small amount of yeast in the aroma as well.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has decent retention. Has a golden body that has great clarity. No lacing on the glass but not used to it with Hefeweizens.

Flavor- The grains and wheat tastes are all the are in this brew. No citrus, lemon, or any other attributes. Hop isn't present, goes down light and no bitterness. Easy all around.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and Smooth. No real attributes to tell about this one but thats alright.

Overall Impression- A very easy drink Hefe but quite boring. Wish there was more lemon or citrus flavor and more body to this one. Seems very lager like and made to be sold @ an Oktoberfest stand. Good to see that Crown Valley has a new line up out there though! Will be coming back to the rest of these.

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Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Suds
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear and golden with a tall white head. The beer has a tart aroma...fruity (apple) with some background citrus. It has a wheat twang, balanced with more bitterness than necessary. A bit of straw-like grain in the flavor, and a decent dryness. The beer is okay, but certainly not great.

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Photo of bmw925
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, straw yellow color with tons of carbonation. It had a white, one-finger head of bubbly foam that left no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon, clove and some banana. Like a true German hefe but a little weaker.

T - Lots of sweet wheat flavors with very mild banana and clove flavors. There is a touch of yeasty bitterness, too.

M - It was very crisp and sharp with loads of carbonation. A light bodied ale that finishes pretty dry.

D - This is an okay hefeweizen. I really expected this to be an American pale wheat but it has german hefe characteristics.

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Photo of Honeycutt
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of skyisland
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Steedee
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More typical to a European Weiss bier that an American wheat.
Clear, light yellow color, with a very mild haze.
Smells just like a good ole Weizen from Germany.
Has the fruity banana like sweet flavor you'd expect from a German wheat and although it's 5%, this is a mild beer and just a little weak for me.
If your looking for a good Weizen Cristal, give this a shot. Its nothing spectacular, but it will fill your craving.

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Worktruck Wheat from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 40 ratings