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Wheat Freak Ale | 2nd Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States

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

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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
4.01 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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