Slammer Wheat | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Slammer WheatSlammer Wheat

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by glid02 on 03-23-2010

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Photo of Jbee
4.8/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Dudeletter
4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It’s To Damn Hot! Welcome to Atlanta!
This category is your summer beer. It is sitting in the park in +100F weather. It is Turner Field in the Summer. It is light, refreshing and great ice cold. The current winner is: Jailhouse’s Slammer Wheat

This beer comes from one of Atlanta’s newest brewers. Instantly, I thought of a wheat beer and mildly sweet and citrusy. The beer is an example of an American Wheat, sweet almost lemonadey (as opposed to a German Hefe which is dry). Nationally, this is the best version of an American Wheat I have had, which says a lot, it is a popular style here.

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Photo of godlessape
4.59/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a cloudy golden body with a foamy ultra white, like marshmallow white head that starts out at 2 fingers.

The nose is yeasty with faint banana, pizza dough, sugar, and lemon honey notes.

The flavor is sweet, and grainy and wholesome like breakfast cereal covered in white sugar.

The mouthfeel is extremely smooth with little carbonation.

Overall, this is a perfect example of an American Wheat Ale. I've been drinking Jailhouse brews for a couple years now and for some reason never tried the Slammer Wheat; what a mistake.

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Photo of mbrandonsmith
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright, this has to be one of my favorite wheat beers around.

This beer has a typical wheat beer appearance to it, golden and cloudy.

The mouth feel is excellent.

Decent head retention when poured.

Overall a great gateway beer into the craft beer community.

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Photo of ordybill
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ. bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Has a nice wheat and fruit aroma
Appearance- Pours a slightly murky yellow color, with a small white head.
Taste- A really good (not overpowering) wheat flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer, I now buy it on a fairly regular rotation.

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Photo of zaq001
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale straw-colored body with a thin head.

Smell: slightly lemon-scented.

Taste: A hefeweizen beer with with a touch of raw, crisp grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with light carbonation.

Drinkability: An outstanding wheat beer that could pair with a wide variety of foods.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of jtlamkin
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of gford217
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The third of the three 22oz bottles from this new brewery.

Pours a very hazy, bright yellow with a moderate fluffy white head that recedes fairly quikcly to a thin collar with little lacing.

Aroma is sweet with lots of bananas and bubble gum sweetness. There is also a healthy lemon zest presence, but this one almost smells like a hefe.

Taste is a bit more hoppy up front with lots of lemongrass and oranges but gives way quickly to the sweet wheat characteristics - fruity. Finish is a combination of the fruits, very slightly tart but also sweet.

The mouthfeel is effervescent and well carbonated with a medium body.

I'm impressed by this one and I think I may like this better than the other two, certainly more than the IPA. Well crafted wheat beer.

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Photo of jocosa
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe. This is my JHB beer and like the stout before it, take pride in yet another up and coming brewery in Georgia.

Upon pouring only half the bottle, I didn't notice haze or cloudiness. Bright head settled down to a thin, but consistent surface. A steady stream of bubbles works its way up from the bottom center of the glass, making a nice swirly on the surface. Great clean smell, suggests a brew with medium body and that it is! Clean taste, wheat grain with just enough hops to know they're there. Great balance, IMO. This is a easy drinking beer, one that I look forward to spending a good part of the summer with.

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Photo of Will_The_Thrill
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brnt_abernathy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of atlanta
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ha. Some people think they know what an "american wheat" is. It's a wheat beer made in USA not made to imitate the belgian or german style, and is best when it is a beer just like the other american beers, only with a large amount of wheat in the grist. So well done Jailhouse for making an original wheat beer that is drinkable and unpretentious!

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Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice wheat, a bit on the sweeter side, but with a nice, crisp snap to it. Pours a nice golden color with a somewhat thin head that fades to a swirl. Stark white in color. The nose is nicely grainy with some light banana and lemon notes and a bit of spice. The taste is quite well balanced between a creamy graininess and a dry herbal snap. Light in body, and a bit on the softer side but with enough crispness to keep it fairly refreshing. There are some very late stone fruit and apple notes that provide some nice depth. A well made and quite enjoyable summer quaffer.

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Photo of scaryguy4u
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 6/10/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Yellow color, slightly hazy with a one-finger head that settles quickly
S: Wheat, tropical fruit and banana
T: Banana and wheat, tasty but simple
M: Light-bodied, smooth
O: Like the palate- tasted good, no flaws but little complexity

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Photo of jhutt
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

A - pours up a crystal clear pale straw color with a neat white one finger head, some retention, and some lacing.

S - bananas and pears

T - Lemon and apple notes upfront with bananas, clove and a yeasty dry finish.

M - decently carbonated, no aftertaste

O - just another wheat beer.

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Photo of Aprosser
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good beer. Pleasantly surprised!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a pretty, hazy solar yellow with a decent white head. Wheaty, lemony aroma is slightly sweet and not strong but still appealing. Flavor is wheaty, yeasty, lemony and quite pleasing. Smooth, subtly tingly texture leaves a wheaty and citrus finish.

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Slammer Wheat from Jailhouse Brewing Company
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