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Whale Ale | Six Row Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
What can we say about this one? A bit of luck meets years of homebrewing experience? When it came time to test out our brewing system for the first time, we needed something that we wouldn't feel too bad about dumping if we had equipment troubles. One of our brewers had enough malt in his homebrew stock, which unfortunately wasn't being used due to all his spare time being spent helping get Six Row started, for a batch.

However, it was a bit of a motley collection of ten (yes, ten!) malts, everything from wheat to pale to crystal to aromatic to our namesake. With a little supplemental malt from the local homebrew store, some Cascade and Goldings hops and a blend of US ale yeasts, the Whale (wheat/pale) ale was born. Pale copper in color, this is an interesting beer that has already been enjoyed by many. Let us know how you would describe it.

31.4 IBU

Added by Vancer on 12-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
85
pDev:
14.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was very confused when I first heard the term, "Whale Ale". Then I realized that this is a pale ale using wheat. The color is very similar to what you would find in a Belgian White. The taste is somewhat bitter but it certainly isn't the dominating factor. This is probably one of my favorite brews at the moment and if you ever find yourself in St.Louis, you should give a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was impressed by how balanced this beer was, especially after hearing that it was made with 10 malts, and included wheat.

What stood out was its taste: what I thought to be honey peaked through the hops the most. It was crisp and held its taste throughout the sample.

I drank it alone, but imagined it would taste great with something light, like a salad with some citrus on it or a cheese and nut platter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Bull and Bear restaurant in Edwardsville, IL, in a pint glass. Small, but dense, one-finger head, over a hazy pale yellow body. Decent lacing.

Light aroma - grainy with a little citrus. Not very impressive, but not far from what is expected from an Pale Wheat.

The flavor is OK - more lemon citrus than orange. A light bit of spicy hop flavor. Pretty good flavor blend, and I do like the slight emphasis on the hops.

Light consistency in the mouthfeel, and very drinkable. Looking forward to trying more from this brewery.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is currently their "crazy" beer, with the 10 malts, combined with a hearty dose of hops, producing an unique brew.

Semi hazy amber as it's not filtered, a tinge of copper around the edges, the big malt bill leaves sheets of Brussels lace in the standard shaker pint.

Very malty wheat aroma, thick and rich. Quaff reminds me a bit of a Belgian Wit with some orange and citrus arriving on the scene. Good thing there's a good hop finish, the initial quaff is fairly sweet, close to cloying. But in the end, she balances out, a tasty lil' brew.

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Whale Ale from Six Row Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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