Wheat Freak Ale | 2nd Shift Brewing

BA SCORE
-
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 4 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
2ndshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
WFA is not your typical wheat beer, but none of our beers are typical anyway, it has a pretty good load of Cascade and Centennial hops in it and its around 5.2% ABV.

32 IBU

Added by kkoz on 08-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
Liked:
3
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of rudy0908
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of redbird
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kkoz
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance & Aroma: It was pretty clear, especially for a wheat beer, and was golden in color with slight bit of a pale orange/light amber color. There was a very thin head at the top, which pretty much disappeared as I drank the beer. There was a bit of a bready malt aroma and a citrusy-piney hop aroma.

Taste & Feel: The body was light-medium and the mouthfeel was crisp. There was a slight bready-malty flavor before a decent sized piney-citrus hop flavor kicked in. The finish was slightly dry and the hop bitterness stuck around for just a little bit.

Food Pairing: This went tremendously well with the french onion soup I had at Franco. The bready malty flavor, followed by hop flavors matched the bready-onion flavors from the soup, while the hop flavor matched nicely with the gruyère cheese melted on top of the soup.

Overall Impression: At first, I was a bit surprised by the clarity of this wheat beer, as I’ve grown to expect craft wheat beers to be a bit cloudy. However, the subtle wheat beer flavors were there, as well as a wonderful hop flavor. The hop flavor was at just the right intensity – not over the top, but definitely balanced more in that direction, and balanced with a decent wheat-malt backbone. This is one I’d certainly order again on a hot night out with friends.

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Wheat Freak Ale from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 4 ratings
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