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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tempest on 10-15-2011

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by SmartyPints:
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Greenbush.

A- Poured a hazed amberish color. One finger white head shows good retention before dying to nothing. Nice streaks of lace that seem to fall back into the beer less and less as I drink this one down.

S- This beer is more or less malt driven which I expected but in a unique way. Amber malts give off a bready like aroma in the front with some light toasted hints here and there. Some grassy and light citrus hops balance out most aroma. The hops do a good job at not letting this one be over the top in the malt aroma.

T- This beer has a way of layering flavors throughout the drink which I normally don't find in most wheat ales. First off there is a underlying wheat flavor throughout the entire beer almost as if it is its flavor base. The front of the beer is mostly toasted caramel bread. Toward the ending of the front half of the beer some light grassy hops do the trick of counterbalancing most of the malt. Middle of the beer shows off more of the wheat flavor with hints of some spiciness to it. Ending to me is a mix between wheat and light toasted caramel malts with hitns of hops that don't let this one get too sweet at the finish.

M- Medium mouthfeel which was a surprise. Carbonation was good for the style. Toasted caramel malt flavors with hints of wheat are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly light alcohol, wheat and toasted caramel malts, and hint of grassy hops. Flavors were well put together and made everything go smoothly while drinking. No off flavors were present. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer was a interesting cross between a amber ale and a wheat that came off very well. It seems at times people try to oversimplfy this style and they have shown that you can go in the opposite direction and still have a great outcome. The ABV is low enough and the body is strong. What more could you really want in a hybrid wheat?

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a 16-oz shaker glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep caramel body with a sticky beige bubble head that last for a good bit.

S- The dry caramel malt mixes with smoke and a faint band-aid hit that is not bad. There is a nougat note that grows with each sip and a yeasty apricot fruit ester in the finish.

T- The smoke note mixes with a caramel malt richness that finishes with a pungent flavor that lingers for a moment.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is interesting. It has a nice smoke flavor but it starts to take over all the other flavors and gets a bit tough to finish the whole glass.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Man, this beer is out there - a hybrid wheat-amber-pale ale. And I'd say it's well made beer at that. It had a strong balance of spicy, Euro-like hops with smooth bready, toasty barley and wheat with a share of caramel. Despite weighing in at 6.1%, but this beer is very drinkable and quite interesting.

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3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a medium copper, a little cloudy with a one finger head and some foamy cling. Smell is malt, yeast. some floral hops, caramel, a little musty grain. Taste also leads with malt, then caramel, a more distinct wheat flavor than the nose. Hop bitterness comes through on the back end. Smooth, creamy, good level of carbonation.

This is a very good example of the style. Lots of flavor and enjoyable to drink. Well worth a purchase.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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Served in a pint glass at Small Bar-Division 05/03/12.

A: Served an extremely cloudy, dull amber color with one finger of dense white foam on top. Retention was decent with some random ropey lace left behind.

S: Bits of grassy hops and quite a bit of toasty/bready malt. This leaned pretty hard in the malty direction.

T: Pretty much as above with some spicy yeastiness during the middle that managed to keep things a little lively.

M: Drying roasted malt and a little peppery yeast.

O: I was hoping for something a little more "left field", but this was more middle of the road. Not bad in the least, just too safe.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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