Lineage Wheat | Trillium Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first edition in our Lineage series of farmhouse ales features local wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, Massachusetts. Bright, clear, and straw-yellow in appearance, Lineage Wheat invites with a complex nose of grassy funk, crisp citrus rind, pepper, and floral white wine. Starting mildy tart, yet not sour, this approachable saison follows through with flavors of earth, musky funk, woody-oak, light wheat, and some balancing, tangy, citrus character. Lineage Wheat is beautifully light in body and dry on the palate.

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by Jason on 08-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is not officially "retired" as I tried a sample at the Canton brewery taproom today; lacks depth and a pronounced smell/taste

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Photo of blisscent
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear straw hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave light wisps and thin lacing.

S - Aromas of nice funk, nice light stone fruit. Very light tartness, faint barrels, soft wheat.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice funk and tartness, faint barrels. There was some almost harsh hefe like notes that kind of get in the way of most of the beers funk and flavours

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, relatively thin.

O - Overall this was a rather decent beer, good funk and saison yeast

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/19/14, shared with rudzud

A very forced pour yields light foamy fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades fairly quickly, some lacing, crystal clear pale color.

Nose a mix of tart funk and little banana ester wit and creamy wheat, tons of cream of wheat, lemony funk, sour earthy farmhouse funk.

Taste super tart sour, some earthy Brett farmhouse funk, cheesy funk but a weird bitter rind thing and bready yeast like they used bakers yeast, back into creamy wheat and banana like esters, lemony, lemon rind bitterness especially on the bitter icky finish.

Mouth is lighter bod, lighter carb, not flemmy

Overall ok, funk was decent but weird blend of flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

had this side by side with lineage rye. enjoyed from mini sniffer transparent golden straw yellow. nose is soft golden wheat ale. flavor is fairly woody with big wheat. nice beer I dug the rye more

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3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

08/19/14 bottling date. Geez, have I really been hanging onto this bottle for almost a year?

A: Pours a clear pale straw. Tall, frothy white head. Decent head retention with a nice island of foam. Heavy lacing all over the glass to boot.

S: Lightly tart and funky when swirled. Lots of wheat in general. Lightly grassy.

T: Huh, interesting tartness. Barely tart, reminiscent of lemon peels but a really mild form. Loads of grainy wheat gives it a light and mildly sweet backbone. A quick hit of tartness in the finish and then a nice clean break with just a tiny tiny bit of that lemon peel floating around.

M: Pretty light bodied. Clean finish.

O: Pretty straightforward. Lightly tart saison with a heavy wheat backbone. Smooth and simple and drinkable. Nice.

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Photo of Stevenjwelc3
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lineage Wheat from Trillium Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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