Let There Be Light | Wild Heaven Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Beer
Georgia, United States
wildheavencraftbeers.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Who says lighter beers have to be boring? Let There Be Light is Wild Heaven’s first “sessionable” beer, coming in at only 4.7%, yet FULL of flavor. Starting with both barley and wheat, we added two rare hops—Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace—along with a bit of orange peel, to create a complex beer with a citrus note that will change the way you think about “light” beer.

30 IBU

Added by brentk56 on 02-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 12
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a foamy cap that covers the clear amber liquid and drapes some lace down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Fruity, with vinous and pithy notes

Taste: Opens very fruity with a bit of bready malt; by mid-palate, the earthy hops assert themselves, adding a touch of pith, Sauvignon Blanc viniferous notes and tobacco; nicely balanced between the malt and the hops through to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Packed with flavor and an ABV below 5% - what's not to like?

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

pours a cloudy, bright copper with a huge, fluffy head that hangs around. nose; graham cracker, biscuit, fermented yeast, & hay. taste; bready malt, light caramel/cocoa, citrus zest, lemon pith, & grassy hops. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. decent light beer, nothing i'll seek out again.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Beerando
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Light beer full of citrus flavor that goes down very smoothly.

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Photo of Clockwatcher
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weaselface89
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- copper/ orange color with a small white head. very clear with lots of carbonation bubbles
S- mild citrus and straw smell. also bready malts
T- citrus and lemony. grainy crisp and refreshing
F- light, crisp
O- nice and refreshing light( as the name suggests) beer. appropriate for hot summer days. could have a few of these

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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap:

A: Amber colored, slighly darker than I'd imagine, with a half finger head on it that dwindles down and leave some small lacing on the glass.

S: Fruity, and heavy smelling. You can smell the citrusy hops to it, but the malts bring it back and make it yeasty and sweet.

T: Sweet fruit to at first, then comes the sweet bread malt flavor to it. Hops come out that weren't strong in the taste and leave a dirt bitterness to it, but they don't sting and clean up nicely on the finish. Beer is pretty complex with a fair amount of clean balanced flavors.

M: Slightly carbonated to lighten up and otherwise medium/ medium heavy mouthfeel to it.

Overall: Good beer, easy to drink, packed with a load of flavor that proves that you can have a lighter, session-able beer that packs in the taste. I've had a few times now and really like it.

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3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: clear, light brown with a slight red tint, 1/2 finger head immediately after pouring that dissipates quickly
Smell: spicy and fruity
Taste: malty and refreshing, with a hint of citrus on the backend
Feel: smooth with moderate carbonation

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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle.
Foamy off-white head.
Soft, foamy feel that seems just right for this beer.
Well balanced and nicely nutty. Goes down very easy.
Overall: while I have been generally disappointed with this brewery, this one is a winner.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Let There Be Light from Wild Heaven Beer
3.71 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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