Honey Wheat Ale | America's Brewpub

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Brewed by:
America's Brewpub
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by matjack85:
Photo of matjack85
4.34/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brought this 12oz. bottle home right from the brewpub where it is made in Aurora, IL. No freshness date on the bottle, but I was impressed that all their beers for sale were available in single bottles as well as in 6-packs, and all the beers in their gift shop are refridgerated.

This beer poured a hazy, medium gold color that left a 1 finger white head and just a minimal amount of lacing. The head hung around for about a minute before disapating to just a thin rim.

The aroma was a pleasant mix of wheat, mslt, and honey - not an overpowering smell at all.

The taste is mostly wheat malt and honey with a touch of citrus hops thrown in for balance, but overall this is not a hoppy brew at all. The touch of honey is nicely done so that the beer is not overly sweet or syrupy. In fact the mouthfeel is actually on the thin side without being watery. The carbonation is a bit lower than I would have liked, but overall this is a nice light, refreshing, tasty brew.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a wide bodied flute)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with no visible carbonation and a thin ring of white head.

S- The smell of soft wheat with perfume, roses and some notes of pear.

T- The taste of pale malt, wheat and some raw grain flavors are the strongest with a slight mead/honey note. A slight faint sweetness to the finish with a faint hop bitterness.

M- This beer had a medium-light mouth feel with a slight acidic fizz to it.

D-The honey was a strong flavor and the wheat notes were more subtle as it warmed. Not much character from the yeast and overall very soft and smooth. It would be nice to see more complexity or a better balance from the honey and grain bill.

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Photo of hopdog
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear golden color wtih a small sized white head. Aromas of grains, some honey, wheat, and light citrus. Tastes of wheat, lighter honey, and citrus. The honey was present but on the subtle side.

Notes from 7/25/08.

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Photo of karst
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made with real honey and course filtered with DE a very nice drinkable wheat with a subtile honey flavor. Having tasted meads for the Drunk Monk Challenge the night before, I appreciated the real honey quality. Wheat puts out a nice body and with the noon time temps in the mid 50's this wheat promises warmer weather drinking pleasure. After a couple of glasses of this wheat I was treated to a brewery tour by the brewer. Water is a blend of deep well water and Fox river water. Little modification is used to make most styles. The pub has a large capacity and a small bottling line. Brewmaster Mike Rybinski and his crew have won several GABF awards for this and his other styles. After a morning of tasting Ambers and American Brown Ales this was a pleasant break that paired well with the salad and BLT wrap. Thanks for the good beer and your informative brewery tour.

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Photo of Slynger
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Honey Wheat pours a hazy pale lemon-wheat color with a slim head of white fizz.

The nose has a light honeyed lemon sweetness to go along with a stronger tangy wheat backbone and some lightly toasted grain.

My taste buds detect mostly lemon and tangy tangy wheat with only hints of honey sweetness and earthy hops. Fairly light and limp with minimal fizzy carbonation.

This was my first one from America's Brewing Company and thus far I'm not impressed. This one needs some work, hopefully their other stuff is better.

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Photo of Duff27
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark golden. One finger-head that never recedes completely. No lacing present. Apparent carbonation bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Lots of sediment floating around.

S- Honey Wheat Ale has a sweet smell to it.

T- "Lemon tang". Splash of honey in the aftertaste.

M- Feels good on the palate.

D/O- This is a nice beer if you want to make a beer drinking session out of your day/night...not too heavy, not too light.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a six pack @ the brewery store.

Great hazey blend of pilsner yellow and pale ale amber. Medium thickness on the ring of foam with very light and quickly diminishing lacing. Steady, but slow single column of bubbles rsing to the top. The aroma is pretty creamy, hints of creamy honey mix with light bananas. Different, and doesn't seem to fit the style for me. Not that its bad though.

The taste carries an interesting mix of flavors. Reminds me of iced tea with a lemon wedge and a glob of honey from the plastic bear shaped bottle. The palate feels creamy and sweet. A little odd, but not bad. Refreshingly off putting. Not the best wheat beer ready for a session.

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Honey Wheat Ale from America's Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 7 ratings