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Wilshire Wheat Ale | Alameda Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A refreshing brew made in the American wheat beer style with wheat and pilsner malts blending perfectly in this light, creamy ale. The malted wheat gives this beer a surprising complexity, while imported European hops give it a pleasing finish. The wheat is a stand-alone beer, or have a pint with our Turkey Sandwich."
5.0% ABV 23 IBU

Added by HiroProtagonist on 08-22-2004

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I noticed about Wilshire Wheat - after getting past the aroma-stealing lemon wedge - was the serving temperature. It's been quite some time since I've been served a pint of ale at proper cellar temperature, and I found both the beer and the experience refreshing. The relatively warm temperature enhanced the beer's fluffier contours, making it soothing and comfortable in a manner well suited to a summer's evening.

This is an American wheat beer. It's hazed, but not in the sense of a hefeweizen. It presents as light golden with stray lace and no head.

There's no great excitement here. But light graininess, ideal bittering, and a clean finish add up to a casual grace.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one was light yellow in color and hazy with a modest head.

Smell – The straight American wheat dominated this nose. It’s not yeasty at all and is more like grain than wheat.

Taste – This Wheat Ale is zesty like a lemon spritzer and has a light grainy backbone.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied and kind of fizzy in the mouth.

Drinkability – This just isn’t my style and, having said that, I thought this effort was average at best.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HiroProtagonist
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wilshire Wheat Ale was served at the Alameda brewpub. In the glass, the beer was a hazy weak/pale golden color, and was topped by thin white head. The nose possessed a very soft, almost powdery floralness, and a subtle citric maltiness. On the palate, the beer exhibited a soft but bright citric maltiness with nice twinges of tartness throughout. The finish had a good citric tartness, a subtle floral quality, and an enjoyable level of bitterness. The mouthfell was kind of silky, but it felt too thin. Overall a decent American wheat.

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Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Wilshire Wheat Ale from Alameda Brewhouse
3.45 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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