Nepenthe Ales Whimsical Wheat | Candia Road Brewing Company

Nepenthe Ales Whimsical WheatNepenthe Ales Whimsical Wheat
14 Ratings
Nepenthe Ales Whimsical WheatNepenthe Ales Whimsical Wheat

Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by johnnnniee on 07-13-2012

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 28, 2012.

The pour is an outrageously heady golden amber and a bit cloudy. The head is just way too much but that might have my fault in the way I poured it.

The aroma is full of wheat, pale malts, clove, and a little fruity character. But it is mainly wheat and quite inviting.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is is wheaty and malty, which is just the way I like my wheats. There is a slight bitterness that lingers for more than a brief moment at the end. Very refreshing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a super hazy orange close to amber colored body with a one finger and a half worth’s white foamy head that once it dies after a good minute there’s a lot of thick clingy lacing. The smell has a big wheat aroma covering over some pale malts and slightly fruity. The taste is super wheaty with some slight sweet orange. There is some lighter wheat and somewhat citrus fruity aftertaste along with a quick dry finish. The palate sits about a medium on the body. Carbonation feels kinda heavy, I’m really not feeling the love of any sort of sessionability with this one. Overall, this is an American Pale Wheat ale and in my opinion has just a bit too much wheat that becomes too filling.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours semi cloudy red orange with a fluffy white head about two fingers high. Smells office sweet wheat, slight banana. Tastes of wheat and slight fruitiness, with banana predominant. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep golden color with a huge bubbly beige head that made pouring a bit challenging. Smells of banana and sweet bready and caramel malt mostly. Some fruity esters come wafting into my nostrils to round out the nose quite well. The flavor is sweet and malty with some banana and fruit with maybe a hint spice. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet sugary mouthfeel. I'm not normally a bit fan of wheat beers, but something about this one just works for me. Maybe its the sweltering 90+ degree heat or maybe my palette has finally accepted the style, but I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of 603to843
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Molson2000
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerTrader
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

I had higher expectations as it was recommended by the.brewer at the shop.

My bottle was only very slightly carbonated which was its only flaw, but a significant one as the level of carbonation impacts the other sensory components of aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression.

I would look forward to trying this again if I knew the carb level was adequate to really enjoy.

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Photo of SawDog505
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of hopley
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Nepenthe Ales Whimsical Wheat from Candia Road Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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