Pachyderm Pale Wheat | Avondale Brewing Co.

Pachyderm Pale WheatPachyderm Pale Wheat
BA SCORE
3.77/5
55 Ratings
Pachyderm Pale WheatPachyderm Pale Wheat
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,652
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
55
pDev:
16.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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 atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 dar482
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
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 harpus
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AgentMunky
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
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 JohnBender
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
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 justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of spw109
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayS2629
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can consumed on a party bus to the Alabama - Mississippi state football game

Golden yellow

Nice gentle hop aroma

First sip of wheat quickly followed by hop bitterness. Biscuity and lemon citrus

Lots of sudsing

Nice beer

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Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -73.5%
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 NODAK
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Pachyderm Pale Wheat from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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