Wet Hot American Wheat
Finch Beer Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #368
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,716
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 10.61%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
174
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Finch Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  36
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews by jzlyo:
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Marie's, served in a branded weizen glass.

Clear golden orange, spotty lace all around the edges. Broken skim across the surface.

Butterscotch aroma, hello diacetyl. Bleh.

Taste is similar but has a biscuity malt presence and soft wheat graininess.

Feel is borderline, watery but slightly smooth from the wheat. Wondering if it's just dirty lines at the bar accounting for the butter notes, though can't be sure. Overall a one and done. Wanted to give these guys another chance but they're not doing anyone proud.

Jul 21, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honestly this beer is hard to nail down.

It's got some european hops with a slight funk kick on the aftertaste. Fairly full mouthfeel for a wheat beer. It looks darker than you would expect for the style.

Large off-white head with minimal lacing.

Smell is kind of bland saisony.

Jul 30, 2013
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coz from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jul 03, 2014
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puftdank from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2015
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Vylo from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Oct 02, 2014
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BlakeAM from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Apr 15, 2014
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brutalist from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 15, 2015
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rderedin from Maine

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 14, 2015
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johunnic from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Aug 10, 2014
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sgttibbs from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Sep 05, 2014
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JeffTheJuice from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

May 20, 2014
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GeauxSioux from Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

Jun 14, 2014
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Cooper from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Nov 02, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Nov 01, 2014
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BeerOps from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

Apr 26, 2014
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Pug from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Sep 05, 2014
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Zach136 from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Moderately clear, straw body. No head/lacing to speak of.

S - Wheat sweetness, some extra light citrus and pine notes try to peak through.

T - Floral, piney and slight lemon hop character is much more present on the palate than the nose. Sweet-wheat backbone.

M - Medium bodies, with a sticky lingering finish.

May 13, 2014
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hockeyfighter19 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 15, 2015
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LANDRY from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jul 31, 2014
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MN_Beerticker from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Sep 25, 2014
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JamesMN from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottom of the can says DRINK FINCH! 00700. No idea what that number is supposed to mean.

Appearance: Super hazy dark straw color with visible effervescence and a half finger of off-white froth.

Aroma: Definitely wheaty but with a touch of something chemical like sorghum. Small bit of citrus.

Taste: Very simple straight-forward wheat beer. Off-flavors of sweet aged caramel (maybe an old can). Hop bitterness balances the malt bill well but overstays its welcome a bit with a drying bitter aftertaste. A tad watery at times.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with average carbonation for the style. Fine drinkability but nothing interesting enough to be worth more than one serving.

Final Thoughts: Likely an old can due to some off-flavors and lack of hop flavor/aroma. I could see this one being really good with some sort of added pizzaz like fruit or a burst of dry hops. Just not interesting enough for the craft scene these days. Would I drink it again? Probably not.

Jul 22, 2015
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Kerrie from Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 19, 2015
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apr 26, 2015
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GFD400 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 12, 2015
Wet Hot American Wheat from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 174 ratings