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Pachyderm Pale Wheat | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
31.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A bit cloudy, light golden-orange body in hue with a slim, white head.

Smell: A bready, sugar-edged maltiness with amiable citrus notes of sweet, mild lemon and grapefruit.

Taste: PPW has a nice, characterful maltiness with a vibrant breadiness having itself a toasted sugar element to it. A small pop of citrus that settles down. Low bitterness. A little last-minute sweetness and snap of citrus and carbonation on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While most pale wheat ales fall into a line of vapid, lacking offerings, this one breaks the mold with a surprisingly rich maltiness. Nice beer!

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Photo of freethehopspc
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's like a love child between a blue moon and a pale ale! The perfect beer to sip on at the pool, beach, park, game, ect... A great entry level beer for those that don't like "craft beer".

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dowen17
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with a nice thick white head.

Smells of citrusy fruits and sweet malt. Some bready yeast and malts.

Citrus fruits take the forefront of this beer. A little more hoppy than I expected. Very nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Perfectly carbonated.

Overall this is a good local beer. I prefer a darker beer but on hot days this is very refreshing.

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Photo of Dub12588
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Nakedtown
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BigAl18
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerZack
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Sweenz
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Photo of JayS2629
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Tap from the brewery. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma of hops, bread. Tastes of wheat, bitter hops and a hint of citrus. Extremely tasty and refreshing

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright pale orange in color. This beer appears from the outset to have a relatively light body and lingering head.

S - The scent of this beer is wonderful blend of hops in the forefront with wheat and citrus behind. Couldn't ask for a better or cleaner smell to go with the summer heat.

T - As with the smell, the flavor is also hoppy. Hoppier than many other pale wheats I have tried in the past. But this hop profile is still in balance with the wheat malt that forms the backbone of this brew. Everything is followed up with a clean finish.

M - Light and crisp, just as I hoped for this kind of brew.

O - An easy, fresh drink that would be great for the summertime.

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Photo of Nctide
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NODAK
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It was a hot day in Birmingham so this seemed like a good choice. Pours a cloudy and dark blonde into the pint glass. Head seems not really there at all.

Smell is rather faint. Somewhat sweet and citrusy.

The taste is initially fairly sweet and fruity. A little surprised, definitely sweeter than most beers in the style. Perhaps a note of peach or nectarine with that sweetness?? The wheat character comes out afterwards and on the finish, although restrained and not extremely grainy. Crisp for style, rounds out well with a small bitterness on the back.

Definitely a flavorful and good beer for summer. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zookerman182
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WarEagleJeep
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Pachyderm Pale Wheat from Avondale Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.
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