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Priscilla Wheat | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
20.44%
 
 
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 66
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -17.2%
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 -3.8%
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 +15.8%
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 +6.3%
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 -3.8%
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 +15%
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 +1.6%
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 +3.3%
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 -2.5%
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 +4.9%
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 -3.5%
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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Photo of ArrogantB
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery in Longmont. Yellow, clear, good head. Aroma was a bit wheaty and fruity. Flavor was juicy, fruity, wheat , lemon, citrus. I am not a fan of wheat beers but this was quite enjoyable and I drank my pint quite quickly. Would I buy this in cans? hmm, good question.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.82/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a weissbeer glass at Liquids and Solids. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were fairly high.

A: Pours a half finger thin biege colour head of no cream and bad retention. Colour is a hazy cloudy lemonade yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Lemon, bright wheat, clean barley, and light citrusy hops. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Lemon over a wheat base with clean malts and light citruys hops. Clean and somewhat refreshing. Simple but enjoyable. Not particularly subtle, but nicely balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Light on the palate. Adequate carbonation. Suits the flavour profile decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Somewhat refreshing. Overpriced, at least on draught. I wouldn't get it again. Its simplicity holds it back. One of Oskar Blues' more inferior offerings.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Oskar Blues, Longmont, CO

A nice, hazy, yellow wheat beer from Oskar Blues, capped off with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy aroma, wheat, with a dash of spice. Typical wheat taste, not at all harsh, mildly acidic, yeasty, with notes of peppery spice and citrus zest. Light and very smooth, more so than many wheat beers. Refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of claytong
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

so i live in longmont and love the restaurant there, was a little disappointed with the original lyons location

appearance - golden wheat color with unfiltered appearance, nothing special.

smell - wheat, yeast, minor spices, minor citrus

taste - the same, a general for the category, nothing special, wanted to like it but it just didnt happen

mouthfeel - crisp and wheaty like a wheat beer, just nothing that really defined it for me. i could have 100 beers that tasted so damn similar to this.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO.

Pours a murky light orange color with a 1/2 inch white head that fades to an oily fim. Random clumps of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, and a nice orange/citrus aroma. Taste is very good with wheat, mild spices, and a delicious orange/citrus flavor. This beer has high carbonation and a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good tasty wheat beer from Oskar Blues. I am glad I got to try this one as this is nowhere to be found in CA.

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Priscilla Wheat from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.
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