Wilbert Wondersniff Double American Wheat | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The brain child of Southside homebrew contest runner-up Jeff Adams, this big wheat ale utilizes loads of wheat malt, a touch of crystal, and a fair whack of Cascade hops both in the kettle and dry-hopping. Jeff didn't win first, but hey, sometimes coming in second isn't so bad! He got to come brew his beer here at Haymarket for all of you to enjoy!

Added by MasterSki on 12-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler at the brewpub.

I might name my future dog thusly... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit rind, pine sap, light wheat, light clove, and greens. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light cedar and light coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is a slightly strange, but still pretty enjoyable brew, no matter how you categorize it.

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More User Reviews:
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a stemmed goblet)

A- This beer pours a slightly dense clear copper colored body with a snow white head that sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a few random bubbles that pop up the side of the glass but most are hidden.

S- The aroma is soft and clean with some light green hops notes and a bread crust hint coming thru as the beer opens a bit. It is pretty cold when it was served.

T- The soft sweetness of honey malt blends into a green hop flavor that finishes with a nice crisp bitterness that lingers a moment.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz finish and no real alcohol heat.

O- The malt flavor is very soft with a little sweetness but the hops flavor and nice hops bitterness finish the beer nicely. I didn’t get much depth of flavor but nice hops presents.

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Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of bschinelli
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Haymarket. Served in a 4oz taster glass.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind glass-coating lacework. Transparent bronze body.

S - The Cascade hop and Crystal malt combo dominates the aroma, with some grainy wheat in the periphery. Citrus notes as well as some bready malts. I was initially unsure of what style to expect here, but this is very much a 'big' APWA rather than a Wheatwine.

T - The taste is more wheat-forward, with low sweetness and only a kiss of vanilla pale malt. There's a bit of citrus flavor as well before yielding to surprisingly high bitterness for the style.

M - Medium body that is surprisingly creamy and smooth for a wheat ale. Medium-low carbonation, with a mildly sticky finish and no alcohol presence.

D - Odd beer, but delivers largely what you'd expect from a 'Double' American Wheat. I also appreciate that the Crystal malt didn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors. Still, the bitterness is out of balance and gives this a bitter bread kind of vibe that doesn't totally work for me. Worth trying, but probably not something I'd order again.

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Wilbert Wondersniff Double American Wheat from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 6 ratings