Worktruck Wheat | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Worktruck WheatWorktruck Wheat

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

Style: 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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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of davek72
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Vancer
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprise ! Front of the label has the Worktruck Wheat brand, with an old 1930 truck pictured, but the side label notes it is a German style hefeweizen. This should be good as I pour the hazy (swirled bottom yeasties) golden yellow brew into my freebie Sammy Adams glass.

And it is - aroma of nice clove, banana, and wheat malt which all progress subtly into the quaff. No slice of lemon in mine as the label suggests - but I can see it adding a nice touch to further sharpen the citrus flavor in this brew.

Light bodied, crisp and clean finish, just a fine drinking hefe. Has some ass to it, 5.3%, but no hint whatsoever in the quaff. Grab some in the bottle if you see it in the area!

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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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Photo of Honeycutt
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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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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 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 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 Beerbythepool
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to classic pint glass as my wheat glass was dirty.
Barely 1 finger of head which didn't last long. Slightly cloudy, but less than I would expect for a Hefe.
Smells of lemon candy. Says to serve with lemon, but I will start without.
Straw colored, and not that impressive to look at.
But better to taste. Good dry taste with a hint of spice. Don't think you need a lemon because it already has a nice citrus flavor that leaves the tongue dry, but mouth salivating for more. Flavors are not as strong and complex as my favorite, Kellerweis, but this is easy to drink.

This is my first try for this brewery and I like the result enough to try some more. Give it a shot if you have a chance.

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Photo of KI9A
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a typical hazy yellow. Some head, fades a bit fast.

S: Bannanas and lemons. Some bubblegum.

T: Same as above. Add a pinch of clove, and some slight sweet malt.

M: Light, fairly crisp. Some dryness afterwards.

D: Very surprised at this beer. Normally shy away from domestic hefe's, as they are normally too light bodied, and lack the real complexity of German Hefe's. Other than SN Kellerwiess, this is a really decent US hefe. I suppose I need to try a few more US versions.

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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 Squall202
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KCRealAle
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of bnes09
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lemon-yellow and slightly hazy. Pours a thin white head which performs a top-notch vanishing act. Zero lacing.

Crisp fruity aromas and a touch of yeast on the nose.

Nice lemon flavor with a mild citric hop. Biscuity malt backbone. Lots of yeast. Finishes crisp with mild, lingering yeasty aftertaste.

Fairly light-bodied and plenty of carbonation. Has a fine, grainy texture on the tongue

Not a bad wheat ale. Good for a nice refreshing brew on a hot summer day.

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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 scruffwhor
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice plain white, frothy head of two fingers width and retains nicely. Great bubbling but no lacing. The color is a little hazey light banana peel color. A little too much clarity in this beer's look. The foam also recedes to almost nothing after about five minutes.

The aroma is sweet wheat with a little toast, fresh harvested grains, bananas, and cloves. Subtle but sweet with maybe a creamy note and thirst inducing.

The taste starts sweet and grainy. The midlehas the yeast adding the usual but lovely banana and clove flavors. Towards the finish I felt a bananas and cream nuance that lingered a little after I swallowed.

Clean, sweet, and a little creamy hit this beers palate profile on the head. Very refreshing an easy to drink with plenty of flavor to enjoy.

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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 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 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 jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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