Pachyderm Pale Wheat | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
17.13%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap with big bubbles; very little lacing;

S: tropical fruit first, then pale malt;

T: not a lot of flavor; what's there is pretty nondescript; a little floral; a little pale malt; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; needs a flavor jolt;

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Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub. From notes. Reviewed 23 November 2014.
4/3/3.5/4/3.25
Hazy, with lots of lace.
Faint and boring nose, with tepid yeast.
Meh, it's a decent wheat-- moderately carbonated, clean, lightly spicy yeast finish.
Poor effort. Look elsewhere at Avondale.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jnorris404
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Everything I hate about wheat beer...too musty tasting. Taster at the brewery with Bro and Bob, waiting for Tom and Don to join us for beers and supper. Great brewery with cool outdoors area.

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Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sambo4
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Jim n Nick's. Hazy orange color, no head retention to speak of. Very orangey aroma with the malt laying in the background. Taste is on the orange side of citrus with a nice wheaty backbone. Having been born and raised in Birmingham, it's really nice to see the local guys putting out quality brews, especially in what in my opinion is an underappreciated style.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow/orange color, not much head or lacing and has an aroma of mild citrus and sweet malts. Taste is nice sweet maltiness with citrus and mild bitterness. A great B-ham refreshing summer brew!

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Photo of Kyle2015
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamanton
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick lasting head with nice lacing. Cloudy burnt orange colored. Smells like sweet oranges and Lemon peel. Nice carbonation, crisp with a good weight. Tastes like it smells up front with a slight hoppy grapefruit bitterness. Not the best pale Wheat I've had but still pretty good.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a0lbudman
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerthetiger
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spw109
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dar482
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer in general had a dry wall, paper, paint thinner flavor. A decent wheaty backbone and low on flavors, towards a less fruity Blue Moon. A crisp beer though.

This may have been an old can for those strange flavors to come up.

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Photo of jebwatson
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent brew, on tap at Jim and Nicks BBQ in Birmingham. If you've never tried Avondale, I highly recommend starting here. This is a very approachable beer, especially if you are new to the craft beer scene. Although, I would recommend it to experienced craft beer drinkers just the same.

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Pachyderm Pale Wheat from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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