Air | North Loop Brew Co

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AirAir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States
northloopbrew.co

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by deliriumfest on 11-24-2011

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Ranking:
#44,187
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
139
pDev:
16.52%
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of garymuchow
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Acadia.
Initially a perfumey aroma that settles into a soft malt with hints of wheat and pale malt.
Cloudy light yellow with a minimal head.
Flavor is soft wheat and then pale malt flavor. In time shows a more fruity quality. Minimal bitterness.
Aqueous quality, but for style and hot weather it works okay. Thinnish overall and carbonated towards the flatter side.
Seems to lack character. In time the fruitiness offers some sense of uniqueness, but I guess I'd be more inclined to have a fruit beer on the base of a solid wheat beer. Having said that, this is fine and I wish the brewers well.
Update:
bottle consumed on 1/9/15
softer hop aroma and not perfumey. Very clear and full white head. Drying wheat character with a lingering soft and pleasing bitterness.
This is not bad for what it is. I've bumped up the scores a bit.

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Photo of Duder9
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lucid Air. Sounds like an appliance. Maybe it is?

I won't quote their verbiage, but I'll give you a link to it. Read that before, or after, but please give it a look.

Very clear, very yellow. Nice white head, starts about medium, trims down quickly.

Aroma: Very mellow, very minor, clean, but not exactly crisp. Nothing wrong, but nothing stands out, either. Inoffensive.

Taste: Smoothness personified. Beer-ified. Wheaty texture is evident, and does much for the mouthfeel. There's a spank of lime in there, and a tickle of pineapple, maybe. The mango mentioned in the house copy is a bit of a stretch of the imagination. There's just enough hops to keep the tongue interested. Just enough wheat character, just enough citrus, and it slides away effortlessly.

Very light in body. Drinkable and likable. Not lovable, though.

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Photo of pisomojado8
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of bigben94
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of morimech
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered at Golden Nugget Tavern. Pale golden color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin film. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of wheat with a touch of lemon grass.

Light flavor of wheat with a lemon finish. Clean and neutral.

Light and airy. About what I expected from the style.

Increadibly easy drinking beer on the first warm day of the season. Nothing really interesting going on like in some of the higher hopped wheat ales.

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Photo of SweJon
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of jsprain1
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale golden with a one finger white head lasts well and leaves a couple rings of lacing on the glass.
S- Wheat, and a touch of citrus. Very mild.
T- There is a bit more depth of flavor here than in the aroma. Wheat, bready, a touch of butter and light caramel. A light lemon character in the finish.
M- Light, crisp, very easy drinking. Dry finish.
O- A good light beer. This would be enjoyable on a summer afternoon.

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Photo of dsuedbeck
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of tempest
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ordered a pint at Stub & Herbs by the U. It appeared a hazy blonde, that cleared up as it warmed, with only a short head. I like, in theory, what Lucid's going for here, but this beer is too light of character. There's a pleasant clean dry malt character in the finish, along with a smattering of floral, fruity hop notes, but everything is too subdued. The body is on point, the right ingredients seem to be there, but everything needs to be amped up a little. I like where it's headed and will give the beer another shot next time I'm in MN.

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Photo of qthompso
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz tap pour into an inexplicably frosted glass.

A: Light pale yellow. Small white head. Laces extremely well which is surprising considering the frosted glass.

S: Wheaty, yeasty. Couldn't get a whole lot of nuance as it was still quite cold.

T: Full flavored. Wheat is balanced and avoids cloying. Hop is not PA big but suitably direct for the style. No bitter aftertaste but hops still hold a lot of character. A very light fruity (orange zest) finish.

M: About perfect. Pleasantly viscous with slight dry note on finish. Carbonation comes on stronger then finishes mellow.

D: So good. Very happy to have a quality lighter style from a local brewer. Nice work and I look forward to more brews from Lucid.

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Photo of deliriumfest
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a small white head. Has aromas of fruits as well as some hops. Flavor mirrors the aroma. The body and mouthfeel are very light but crisp, clean, and very easy drinking. Overall, fantastic for the style and highly quaffable.

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Air from North Loop Brew Co
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 139 ratings