Alcatraz Weiss Guy Wheat | Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-15-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by kmperkin:
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2.56/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: cloudy straw color, very little head (really just a ring around the glass) that faded almost immediately into nothingness.

S: Not much going on here, there was perhaps a bit of a wheat scent to it. Definitely the least impressive aspect of this beer.

T: Wheat flavor predominated, with some decent hop flavor providing some balance. Very little going on otherwise. It would have been nice if there had been something else going on here, but the taste wasn't bad.

M: Carbonation was a bit on the high side for my liking, but not so much as to be irregular for the style.

D: Pretty dang average. I wouldn't turn one down if offered, but it's not enough to make me come back for more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of dpnelson1978
1.16/5  rDev -62%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from the tap into a glass pint.

$4.69 / ea.

S: Nothing. Seriously, it didn't have a scent.

A: Small loose head that quickly dissipated into nothing. No lacing, no cover, nothing. Cloudy straw body, pretty typical of a wheat beer in that respect.

T: Horrible. Tasted like a bar urinal smells. I'm not exaggerating. Slightly bitter, but very little (if any) spicing. Worst beer I've ever tasted.

M: Very light body, and high carbonation. Bites on either side of the tongue.

D: I couldn't even finish my pint.

O: Horrible beer. The worst I've ever had by a large margin. Worse in fact than the beer I brew in my basement. I wanted to ask for my money back, but the bartender was so nice that I just didn't have it me.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JamesS
3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very nice cloudy hay/sun color with good head for a wheat beer and some nice lacing as it went down. Very clean scent, nice and malty/wheaty, although with very little spice and clove (more of an American wheat beer, as they list it, as opposed to a hefeweizen). Good clean taste, a nice wheat flavor, nice and balanced with enough hops to keep it from being too malty. It goes down very smoothly. A very nice wheat beer.

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Photo of baos
3.68/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first craft brews i had on site way back when I was 21 and first moved to Indy. We are talking when downtown Indy was a ghost town after dark and Central center was on the way to revitalizing it. Alcatraz was key (for me anyways).

A: Hazy and pale good looking brew with decent head.

S: served with slice of orange I took this out. candi sugar and wheaty sweetbreadiness.

T: Bubble gummy and orange because of slice.

M: Very nice.

D: Good

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Photo of AlexM
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.47/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap this brew was a slightly hazy bronze color with a one-finger thick, white head. Thin ring but it retained this nicely and it laced well too. Aroma is almost all wheat with some citrus hints. Flavors were first of a hoppy bite, then a malted middle and a wheat finish finally that lingers on the tongue. Nicely organized and distinct. Smooth mouthfeel and apropos carbonation. Light/medium body and on the mark for the style.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft sampler at Indy.

Poured clear amber hue with an average white frothy head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Light hoppy citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a watery texture. Light sweet flavor with a sweet finish of short duration.

Average drinkable brew.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a sampler: This beer is a slightly hazy golden amber color with a minimal white head. Little lacing and served with a lemon. The aroma is fairly wheaty. Light-bodied and clean, with more hops than wheat in the flavor which was interesting. The finish is mildly hoppy as well. Overall not too bad.

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Alcatraz Weiss Guy Wheat from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 10 ratings