Lemongrass American Wheat | West Sixth Brewing Company

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Lemongrass American WheatLemongrass American Wheat

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheBeerAlmanac on 12-08-2013

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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Bell's tulip. The pour is a light, hazy gold with about 2 fingers of white fluffy head. I get some nice lemony notes on the nose along with an underlying grainy sweetness that makes the beer smell a little like a lemon drop.

Very mild flavor with a nice fruity tartness. Firm feel for such a light, easy-drinking beer. Some stoney cracker-like notes up front and then a flavor like lemon curd and fresh toast. Very little hop character here, just enough to provide an herbal accompaniment to the lemon and wheat character. Still, it drinks like a dry beer and finishes that way with a short lingering lemon-like flavor. Quite refreshing.

This is one of those beers that tastes just fine, but probably tastes a lot better when you're hot and thirsty and need some liquid refreshment fast. It's an interesting offering from West 6th and I appreciate someone trying to liven up a boring style without resorting to the cliched technique of stuffing it full of hops. This is a nice Summer beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NoetheMatt
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemongrass Wheat on tap at the brewpub in Lexington.

Light amber with excellent clarity. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: lemony, grassy, faint light bread.

Flavor: very nice balance of wheat and lemongrass. Lemongrass seems to displace much of the common banana. Aftertaste is a bit too bitter.

O: excellent for style, and now available in cans.

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Photo of jmrybak
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice patio beer on a sticky day.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.14/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured this into a frosted glass and drank on a hot day after some yard work.

Poured out a hazy golden color with a tight foamy head that quickly settled into a thin lace. The aroma was very light with hints of malt and fruit. The flavor was primarily malt sweetness very almost no bitter hop note at all. The mouth feel was a bit on the thin side. Overall this was not quite what I expected. It's a decent enough beer but not as refreshing as I would like in this style. I'm happy I gave it a try, but I am also happy that I purchased a single first since I probably won't buy this one again.

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Photo of prototypic
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bhudg23
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BigJim5021
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of zacroyce
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cwd
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of wellsnb
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

I went to West Sixth on the weekend this was tapped. I found it tasted like Pine-Sol, as the deeply bitter piney hops meshed with the lemongrass to create an industrial cleaner like flavor. I felt enough allegiance to West Sixth to spare them the dismal review.Then I heard that it was going to be in cans and a plan was hatched. I would buy a can and let it sit for three months; allow the piney hops to dissipate a bit. Turns out this tastes like lemongrass and wheat malt! Very easy, sessionable and actually pretty dang good.

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Photo of Magery
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, one of my friends gave this to me. Served in a Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a half inch off-white head that lingered around a little while. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but a bit light, it smells like wheaty/grainy malt, lemongrass/lemon and straw/grass. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some earthy floralness. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a nice refreshing brew with a good amount of carbonation. Worth a try if you've never had it before, and would be a good choice for a hot day.

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Photo of SeriousALEment
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of XUJOE
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cferg88
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Very unique beer. Good for summertime consumption. You should try it.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains very well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center bump of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Some slight cereal grain sweetness with a bright shot of lemongrass right after. Smells more like a pale ale than a wheat beer.

T- Bready malt with a moderate hop bitterness and a faint trace of lemongrass in the finish. Still very little to no wheat presence detected. Decently drinkable, just not the expected flavor profile.

M- Small tingle from the hops and medium carbonation. Body is leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Would never have guessed this was a wheat beer if I didn't know beforehand. Would have scored higher if labelled as a pale ale.

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Photo of st9647v3
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of gspeicher
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy orange yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of lemongrass.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a little bit of sweetness from the caramel malts and has some hints of lemongrass towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be quite malty and sweet for being a wheat beer, so if you are looking for something light you might want to choose something different.

Serving type: bottle

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Lemongrass American Wheat from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 118 ratings