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Thunder Canyon Windstorm Wheat | Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American style unfiltered wheat beer is a light bodied, straw colored ale, with a refreshing crisp flavor and extremely smooth body.

Added by beerguy101 on 09-29-2003

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by hellbilly:
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2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

hazy to cloudy orange hued maple wood stain color with a minimal white ring for a head.

it smells like a burlap sack... wet wheat and a bit of savory yeast.

the flavor is very mild... almost lacking?... rich wheat, soapy/floral hops, a faint lemony note and a lightly spicy finish. it is medium bodied with soft creamy carbonation. there is not much going on... but it is in no way bad...5/4/5/3/13/3.0

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.4/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright golden color on this beer. Good clarity. Minimal head, but lively carbonation. American wheat aroma all the way, but actually the aroma is a bit cloying. The mouthfeel is a bit heated and thick for the style. The flavor is actually a bit off putting and this just seems off balance.

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of HighCarbDiet
2.85/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really liked the place, and their other beers, but I regretted ordering this one.

For a brewpub wheat beer, it was pretty "clear" looking, and the head was somewhat lacking. There was a fat slice of lemon in there too; I'm not sure if that hurt or helped. I never remember to request "no lemon!" Oh well.

I can't really find the wheat, or the yeast. Or a whole lot else.

Very, very light flavor, body, and carbonation. Not much here.

I wish I started with the amber instead. There are no bad or "off" flavors, but there aren't any very good flavors either.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, slightly cloudy. Small head. Aroma is grassy and sweet. A light flavored light bodied wheat beer. Light body, good flavor with some malt taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is neutral. A light and refreshing wheat ale.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Windstorm Wheat w/ Liberty & Tettnang dry hops on cask
The beer arrives from the cask with a typically, pretty, cascading pour. It is topped by a light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a hazy, straw gold color that is quite opaque. This has a bright hoppy nose to it that is herbal and fairly citrusy. Specific notes of orange zest, some Meyer lemon and dried herbal / grassy notes that are accentuated by the pale malt / wheat as well. Some pale maltiness is here as well with a soda cracker like wheat character.

Light bodied, sort of cream-sicle orange flavor, fairly dry tasting. Wheat / pale malt cracker character, somewhat toothsome. Lighter bodied, quaffable, but not overly light; quite smooth, though has a touch of carbonation. Cream-sicle note is a bit weird somehow, finish also has some dry, slightly hay like, sort of grassy grain finish to it. A light herbal note accentuates some of the grassy notes and there is a touch of hop spice here as well.

Not bad, like the hoppy nose, but the flavor is for some reason a bit disjointed and weird; some of that is just being a bit too picky though, as this is still fairly enjoyable.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Thunder Canyon Windstorm Wheat from Thunder Canyon Brewery
2.95 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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