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Windy City Wheat | Chicago Beer Company

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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chicago Beer Company
Illinois, United States
cbcchitown.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Today's forecast...Windy! A Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with honey and spices.

20 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 11-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,836
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
92
pDev:
19.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus, grain and some spice. The taste follows the nose. A slightly above average beer.

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Photo of dwillie733
3.29/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall just an average wheat beer

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloud yellow straw with a half finger of head that dissipates quickly to a ring with spots of lacing. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Bland taste, faint bit of banana.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.69/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wheat ales get a bad wrap, I think there is only one or two even in the top 250. It is just an underwhelming style for the most part. I always try to rate according to style.

A deep honey toned body hosts a full two fingers of foamy white head. Head has decent retention. Nose has some honey and soft sweet bready notes. Initial sip has this zesty dusty and creamy wheat feel. A hint of citrus and soft hop notes round out a solid drinkable flavor platform. Overall the way this one is put together it is a bit bolder then most wheat ales. Very nice for the style.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just a terrible terrible terrible beer

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Photo of Fuzzgun91
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent Belgian White, a bit on the sweet side.

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Photo of Vixie
2.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy light yellow with a bit of a white head that dissipates fairly quickly into some lacing across the top of the beer and the sides of the glass.

Smell is mainly sweet malt with some yeast.

Taste starts out promising with a bit of sweetness from the malt and honey, but then a weird funky flavor takes over, leaving a pretty nasty aftertaste, Not sure what s causing it, but ruins what could be a flavorful beer.

Feel is a bit watery, carbonation seems a bit low.

Got this as part of a make your own six pack, so only got one bottle, and it wasn't expensive. Good thing, as I don't know if I could polish off more than one of these. Many better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mernst1030
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianBeer7
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KevChiTown
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Highstplz
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of MaxWillis
1/5  rDev -69.1%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Zach136
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance: Clear yellow with a two finger white pillow with OK lasting power but no lacing (3.75)

Aroma: Medium light fruity belgian esters with a hint of smoke. (3.6)

Flavor: Medium grainy malt bill, yeast presence is light, orange peel/corriander/honey character are all faint at best (3.6)

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation refreshing (3.75)

Overall: 3.65

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.31/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hootie159
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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Windy City Wheat from Chicago Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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