Sandy Wheat
Mother's Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #275
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,487
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.05%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
72
From:
Mother's Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  2
Gots
  13
SCORE
82
Good
Sandy WheatSandy Wheat
Notes: This hopped-up unfiltered wheat pays tribute to our founder's mothers, Sandy. The spirit and malt bill of a Belgian Witbier fused with the hop and soul of an American Pale Ale, with just a touch of grapefruit zest, make Sandy subtly complex yet refreshingly crisp.

33 IBU
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 72
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Had on tap at the Beer Kitchen in the Westport area of K. City and it was wholly superb, so good I made a major detour the next day to have it again. Perhaps the best beer I've had in the "American Pale Wheat Ale" category, which is such a great American innovation on the regular weiss category. Anyway, superb, and if you can find it on tap make a pilgrimage - by reading the other reviews, it sounds like it's not as impressive in the bottle form.

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Pours a honey color. Nice lacing in my glass.
Really nice citrus with orange and lemon and grapefruit notes. More grapefruit as it warms, some tangerine. Finishes with slight malt sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Clean finish.
Good balance between hops and malt. A super nice hoppy wheat, a lot like a Pale Ale with wheat. A great summer beer. I could drink lots and lots (only 4.8 abv).

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Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible freshness or bottling date. Poured into a classic weizen glass. The bottom of the label says "ale brewed with grapefruit peel", which is something new to me.

Appearance - It certainly looks the part of a hefeweizen, with a big bone-white rocky four-finger head that slowly starts to break apart, forming thick webbing after a long retention. Lacing is sticky, but spotty. Body is a sunny golden hue with a haze from the yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Shades of peach flesh and yellow.

Smell - Initially, an aromatic citrusy fruit element, with a nice sharp acidic element to it. That smell soon gives way to the rounder tones from the wheat and bready yeast characteristic. It's really nice how much the aroma balances the two contrapuntal flavor profiles. Very promising.

Taste - Unfortunately, the floral, citric hops that the aroma suggested are not nearly as present in the taste. Instead, we have a more classic APWA flavor profile with the bready wheat along with some notes of lemon peel and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium-body and high carbonation provide for a filling but refreshing feel. Finish is mostly dry with a faint lingering bit of sweetness.

Overall, a wonderful smelling, but slightly less inspired tasting take on the American Pale Wheat Ale. I will say that the "hopped up wheat" label might be a bit of a misnomer, especially compared to other so-called "hoppy wheats" I've had. The hops are present in the smell, but not very much in the taste. Still a very solid beer that I would gladly drink again on a hot summer day.

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O - Great beer that is differentfrom most wheats. I love the use of hops in it. They arent so overpowering that you dont realize its a wheat but there is enough there to make thier presence known. I'll be picking this beer up again.

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Sandy Wheat from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 72 ratings