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SHWheat Ale | The People's Pint

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Brewed by:
The People's Pint
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by edchicma on 06-27-2004

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by DrinkingDrake:
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Comes out hazy and golden yellow with a very bubbly head. About 1 finger of foam that sticks around for about half the beer.

Smells of some citrus orange hops and some honey caramel notes.

Tastes relatively mild with a very bubbly carbonation. A sweet lemon honey malt with an almost champagne flavor/bubble carries through the whole beer.

A really light beer that drinks pretty smooth only because it lacks a lot of flavor and depth.

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Photo of edchicma
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Northampton Brewery as a "guest brew". Nice color, definitely honey-colored with a honey aroma, but not much wheat presence. Flavor likewise was dominated by a honey sweet flavor, but not in an overpowering way. Mouthfeel was smooth, similar to the smoothness when you add honey to any drink. Not my favorite flavor, but easy enough to drink. Had it with barbecue, which may not have done it justice. Overall, not a bad brew.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 22 oz bomber. The appearance is a little lacking. Murky orange-yellow appearance but just a circular lacing and no real head. Aromas are much stronger with hints of honey, bread, fruit (bananas, grapes), and yeast. Taste also balanced out quite well with a good sweet-sour balance. Mouthfeel lacked a punch but the flavoring mattered more than carbonation. Overall, a neat little drink.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a very bright yellow color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, lemon, spice, light malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with strong flavors of wheat and lemon. There's a decent hops presence for the style and a little spice in the background. The malt character is thin but about where it should be for this type of beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a pretty good lighter beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 2 1/2" white head over the lightly cloudy golden brew. Vigorous bubbling keeps the head around for awhile, with light lacing, certainly less than I expected for the head size. Aroma is wheat and citrus. Taste is spices and wheat, with a crisp lightly citrus close. Mouthfeel is a bit gassy, but the rest of the experience is so nice, we can discount that a bit. Very drinkable summer brew here, a nice cross-over brew for newbies, and still a flavorful sessionable brew for everyone else. Find it.

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Photo of marcpal
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up one of these on my way out of Boston at Cambridge Whole Foods. Bomber poured into pint glass.

A: Hazy yellow with pillow white head and unfiltered body.

N: Unique here- virtually absent of hop aroma but blown away by the honey. All sweet honey like smelling a box of honey teddy grahams.

T: Strong match to the nose, plenty of honey. It truly tasted like quality clover honey from a fresh jar. The wheat was apparent as I drank it and the banana flavors came through a touch.

M: Light and lightly carbonated. Left an aftertaste of honey in the raw on the roof of the mouth.

D: Extremely drinkable. Not watered down as I had expected but a good sweetness from the honey that wasnt annoying like most honey weiss.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes instantly leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hazy pale amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Nose is light yeast and honey?? Flavor is yeast and slightly tart honey. $5.45 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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Photo of smcolw
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Light haziness in a straw colored brew. Good start to the head; it dies down to a single layer of bubbles. Leaves very light spotty lace.

Pale malt aromas along with some grassiness. Not much wheat in the nose.

Very thin body with a high carbonation. The flavor is slightly wheaty, but overall it is a lighter offering. A subtle introduction to wheat beers, but I'd describe this one as being closer to a macro- lager.

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Photo of aquatonex
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber, cloudy because it is unfiltered. Smells of wheat, yeast, and citrus. Taste matches the smell, with lemons and a nice wheat afterwards. Better than other summer ales, it isn't as overpowered by the citrus as most are. Mouthfeel is very smooth, goes down easy and very refreshing. Nothing left behind to wonder what the hell you were drinking.

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Photo of albern
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer left me wanting. It was extremely light and watery. It poured a pale yellow with a whitish slighly foamy and fizzy head. The beer had plenty of carbonation. The nose was lemony and bready.

The taste was very wheaty, very lemony, with a touch of heather, and honey. This is a very summery ale that is too light in my view. It is more like a weak wine cooler than a serious summer ale. The mid section which is Maris Otter barley is just too thin and insubstantial. It was a one and done for me, although I've had good beers from this brew house in the past.

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Photo of taez555
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours an opaque yet somewhat clear bright yellowish/orange body with a small white head.

Nose has a strong red wine, lemon juice, soap, grass and very mild wheat smell. Very fruity and at first really reminds me of smelling a box red wine type smell. Very interesting.

Taste is very light and almost watery at first. You can really feel that this beer is only 3.8%. Loads of fresh cut grain and wheat without any alcohol burn. Waves of honey mix together with the fresh cut grain and a bit of a buttery taste. There's a definite bitterness throughout hat is almost more of husk-like flavor. Ends with long cracked fresh wheat flavor.

Low alcohol and tons of fresh cut/cracked wheat and grain. Tastes like a homebrew/brewpub wheat beer. One of the most unique american wheat's I've had. I like it.

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Photo of NEhophead
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 fl oz brown bottle; served in a nonic.

Thin straw in color with plenty of noticeable carbonation. Fizzy, white head that fades practically on impact. As there is no lasting head, lacing isn't even given the chance to develop.

Citrus-scented, light sweetness. Stiff, astringent wheat and other adjunctory ingredients: corn, rice. Light hints of metal. The citrus and faint sweetness does not mask the unflattering adjunctory whaffs.

The flavors pick up where the aromas leave off: rice, corn, and stiff grains. Lemon zest over the adjunctory grains that give the flavors a brighter note; however, a mild sweetness makes for an odd combination. The wheat and grain flavors turn burnt and dull with a light bitterness in the finish.

Light bodied; airy and very carbonated. Just a touch filmy in spots when the astringent citrus shows through. Despite this, a pretty standard mouthfeel for a Pale Wheat.

All-in-all, average at best; in general, and for the style. A boring offering with noticeable flaws in appearance, aroma, and taste. Not a brew I'll be returning to, even in the blazing summer heat.

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Photo of DrJay
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear yellow gold colour with a thin, fine white cap. Aromas of wheat, light citrus, honey. Same in the flavour with low bitterness that balanced the malts nicely. Citrus was on the lemony side and there was a bit of spice in the finish. Light bodied with ample carbonation, crisp, slick texture. Easy drinking, decent summer beer.

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Photo of Litterbean
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good spin on a wheat beer. Like I've noticed with most of the People's Pint's beers, there is very little carbonation and head. The smell is pleasing, a little thin, with whisps of sweet honey and orange. The taste is crisp, light, and the honey gives it a little kick at the back end. Really drinkable and enjoyable. Well played!

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SHWheat Ale from The People's Pint
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