Priscilla Wheat | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Priscilla WheatPriscilla Wheat

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, featuring orange peel and coriander spice emanated from the basement blues music legacy Dave McIntyre (Oskar Blusologist) built at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO. On draft for over a decade, Priscilla's zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation. Light bodied with a subtle savory spice accent and a dry, lightly tart finish you can nearly feel the flicker of the neon and sounds of the King. White Wit Wheat.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-15-2011

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Photo of Squire123
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is light gold with good white lacing.

Aroma is lightly spicy with very little grain presence, just something in the background.

Flavor is really good. More heft than most wheat beers I've tried with a complex rounded character. I don't get the heavy clove/banana influence of the European Hefes, rather a clean, refreshing taste that finishes quickly with just a touch of ripe fruit in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with some weight.

Overall this is a fine brew. It's not heavy in any sense but there's enough there to know your drinking something a cut above the ordinary. Think I'll serve this to my Blue Moon fan friends next time they're over.

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Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a huge head of over two fingers. The nose has notes of wheat but also something astringent. The foundation of the flavor profile is hearty wheat but there is the obligatory coriander note as well. This offering is low on the funk scale. The body is more full than most wits.

Non-traditional, which is probably why I enjoyed it.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful can. The stuff on the inside is top shelf. Not a big fan of traditional Belgian wit, but this has some boldness to it with big banana bread and coriander to go with a mellow clove spice. The aroma is out of this world and it's beautifully yellow colored body displays a load of haziness and a bright white fluffy head that sticks all over. Oskar Blues has a real winner here. It has a perfect texture that has the thickness of something much larger than 5.2%. Belgian Wit.. please. Even those classic Belgian wit brewers should take notice of this fantastic liquid.

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Photo of ZAP
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent take on a wit beer. Too often I fins whits too sweet and syrupy. This is refreshingly clean and light but bursting with typical whit flavors of oranges, and corriander. Also touches of cloves and a hint of hefe-weizen like banana notes. Bright, clean, and loaded with flavor without being overbearingly sweet (blue moon).

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Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: An okay aroma of spices, wheat, and a bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of wheat, citrus notes (lemon, orange), coriander, a little bit of pepper, a slight metallic quality in the finish, raspberries, and a phenolic presence as well. While it's pretty solid, the flavor isn't quite as aggressive or vibrant as some other witbiers. Still, it's quite fruity, sweet, and tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not a bad example of a witbier, but there are better examples of the style. A pretty good beer for hot summer months, though.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a New Belgium tulip. Pours out light gold and fairly clear with 2 fingers of fine white head. Good retention. Mild sweet, grainy nose. A little malt, a hint of lemon, and some clove.

Light body with a firm feel. Typical bright flavor of a wit. Some fresh bread, sweet orange, and a bit of tart lemon. Hops are mild. Very refreshing, but the flavor is a little off balanced for the style. There's plenty of sweetness but not enough tart or peppery notes to complement it.

A solid representation of the style, but better examples are out there. I'd prefer it was a little more tart, but this is still a refreshing beer.

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Photo of Act25
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although they make my favorite beer (Dales) and some of my faves (Ted Fidy, Gubna, Red Knight), they are not perfect at new styles. This one is flat.
Canned on 07/01/16.

A: Pours a clear, golden body with lace lacking finger white foam.

S: Aromas of wheat base, breadiness, orange peel, citrus and fragrant coriander. A little cider, ripe orchard and grass.

T: Lightly bready, cereal white wheat creamy. Farina with oranges mixed in. Mild orange accent, with spice and coriander.
Just a bit metallic, so much so that I'd pass on another, not as refreshing or clean finishing as I'd like.

F: Medium body, w medium-low carbonation. not as refreshing or clean finishing as I'd like.

Overall: Misses the mark, too metallic, too flat.

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Photo of zshaft
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours clear yellow with soapy head. lots of carbonation showing with the bubbles floating to the top quickly. mouth is good for the style. taste is following the nose of corriander and orange wIth some pear and apple rounding out the brew. overall good for the style and finishes dry and clean. worth a try if you like wit beers.

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Photo of deebo
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent flavor of a Belgian wheat could benefit from some haze, more yeasty esters and mouthfeel. Otherwise I like a Belgian wit. This is worth a drink.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 7/1/2016. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of fruity/earthy yeast. spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness, yeast spice, and tart/tangy wheat on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast. spices, and pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a great witbier! All around great robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast. spices, and pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is very orange and coriander forward, with a light sourness and a lot of wheat. Notes of banana surface late.

Flavor is tart, fairly sour, with tangerine and a hit of coriander that lingers into the wheaty, bready finish. Like a sour, a wit, and a hefe had a baby. Becomes somewhat wheaty and one-note-sour as I drink more of it.

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Photo of THSdrummer
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly clear golden wheat, with a centimeter thick white head. Head retention is so-so, with little to no lacing left behind. Aroma notes include wheat, floral hops, and raspberry, the boldest of the aromatic bunch. The flavor profile is driven by raspberry, but with some underlying floral hops and biscuit malts. Despite these additions, raspberry is the single driving flavor and is a bit over powering. Mouth feel is bubbly and fizzy, with a medium-thin consistency. It's also a bit watery. Overall, it's an alright beer. It is certainly raspberry forward in both aroma and flavor, so if that is the desirable flavor aspect for you, go for it. It is not balanced well enough to be easy to drink or session.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of mlockman
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and drinkable and really packed with flavor. A good Belgian yeastiness presents predominantly as banana with some spice. Equally as drinkable as Beerito, but infinitely more flavorful

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of yeasty phenolics up front with some spice and moderate fruitiness. A bit of wheat and breadiness underneath the yeast overtone. The spiciness (and almost band-aid like quality) of the phenolics is quite dominant, however

T: Follows the nose, but with much less focus on the phenolic content of the yeast. Fruity notes come through more, as does the coriander. Spicy phenolics are still present, but meld much more nicely with the entirety of the taste. Some wheaty notes and breadiness come out towards the finish, giving off a light sweetness that helps to combat the yeast even further

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid American pale wheat that could use a little relief from the phenolic content a bit at times, but is still a nice drinker and quite refreshing on a hot summer day

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Canned on 07/01/16.

Appearance: Dispenses a clear, gold-hued body with one, lone inch of white foam.

Smell: A nose smelling of wheat, just a thin level of toastiness, breadiness. Tiny pop of orange peel citrus and a hint of fragrant coriander.

Taste: It's wheat! With a sweet, golden syrup taste. Lightly bready, creamy. Mild orange accent, also mild spice. That's really all it has to offer, the beer stays a bit cloying through the sans crispness finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Favoring its sweetness and housing a somewhat lacking level of carbonation, it's not altogether refreshing (also uninteresting).

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Photo of habaceeba
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm just not a fan of the style. OB does it great though. Clove and banana flavors just don't belong in a beer, but that's 'just like, [my] opinion, man'. OB makes some great beers and this one is (probably) spot on for the style.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 05/31/16

Pours a very nice slightly hazy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, with some minimal sticky lacing. The nose is pretty nice malty, yeasty, with some pretty nice clove, banana notes. The taste is very nice malty, yeasty, with some cloves, bananas, some spice notes. Medium body. Overall, a very nice take on the style.

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey color with 1 finger of ivory head. Pretty good head retention & better lacing

S: Rubber band & phenols

T: Follows the nose, a little coriander as well up front. Some breadyness breaks through as this warms, more Band-Aid & a little dryness once warm. Finishes with a little dryness & phenol

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

True to the style & pretty drinkable

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Photo of drpimento
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure exactly what this beer is - an American wheat ale or a wit? Kind of seems like they’re splitting the difference. Has qualities of both, shines more as an American wheat, but only because those beers are notoriously unremarkable. This is missing some of the requirements of a wit such as fruit and spice, but otherwise has plenty of wheat flavor/aroma and a nice long lasting head.

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Photo of ryannosaurus
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz. can poured to tulip

Pours crystal clear gold, with 2 fingers of white head that quickly clears to just a ring

Nose is primarily yeast notes and coriander, some breadiness

Flavor is sweet and spicy. Coriander, clove and pepper notes swirl around with citrus and sweet breakfast pastry.

Body is light but mouthfeel a little slick

Overall a very nice tasting, specacularly pretty wit that doesn't deviate from the stylistic guidelines

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at South Park Tavern, Dayton OH. Served in a nonic glass.

Appearance: Pale gold, mostly clear with a slight level of haze. Thin white head with thick sheets of persistent lacing.

Smell: Grainy. Faint herbal leafy hop smell. Some coriander.

Taste: Wheat tang, bready. Light herbal hop. Definite coriander but mild orange citrus peel flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very chewy. Brisk carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Probably one of the least hoppy beers I've ever had from Oskar Blues. A good example of the style, with more of an emphasis on the wheat and coriander than anything else. I was fine with a pint - I didn't want more.

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Photo of tlema1
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: deep yellow color, thick white head that fades quickly
S: spices, mostly coriander
T: leans more toward Wit than Hefe, but has qualities of both
F: really coats the mouth
O: another winner from OskarBlues

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Photo of dcscientist
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really a straight Belgian wit, but not a wheat either, this beer kind of got caught in between. I'm not really sure how to classify it, but it was just kind of there. I think it would be better if they really made it representative of one style or the other. Got it on tap, so there was no canned taste, but still, there just was not the strong flavor of most of their other offerings. I was surprised that this was an Oskar Blues beer.

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Photo of Moose90
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap @ OB Lyons

A — Pours a hazy and bright banana yellow hue into the glass. There is a semi-tall white colored head that sits on top and leaves behind some quality lacing with each sip. Shaker pint may not have been the best choice here, but alas.

S — Smell is more Belgian Wit than anything, there is a resounding banana and clove note that often resonates with the style. Quite yeasty and bright overall.

T — Taste is driven by lemon, banana, clove, wheat, Belgian Wit yeast, it is bright, lightly estery, and overall nice.

M — Medium bodied, fairly light overall though, just a bit of residual sweetness.

O — Good overall, I wouldn't know this was brewed by OB unless you had told me so, somewhat out of their comfort zone, but very well done.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i thought this tasted more like a belgian wit than an american wheat, almost totally lacking the hops, but having a real floral almost perfume aroma to it, and some belgian sort of yeast strain that adds esters and fruity flavor to this thing. super pale though, really watery yellow color with a short layer of white film, unimpressive to the look. the nose though shows promise with all that yeast character. almost smells like jasmine or lavender, like it had flowers added. must be the yeast. no hops to speak of in the flavor, and the wheat malt is super light, almost to a flaw. really dry finish to it, the wit aspect evaporates right there, but there is still a fruity lemongrass thing in the finish. interesting beer, a failure i think as an american pale wheat, but better in the belgian wit context, still a bit too light for me in body, i like to feel my wheat. i do like oskar blues putting out a bunch of neat kegs around town though to supplement their tired staples.

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