Lineage Wheat | Trillium Brewing Company

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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:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 12
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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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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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 mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

From 10/02/14 notes. Side by side with Lenage Rye, 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Pours a murky yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate to high carbonation. Nose is sour and funky and has some fruity citrus and light fruity pebbles to it. Taste is way more funky, has some wheat, oats, grains, and earthy notes. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall I thought this had a great nose, and the taste was good, but funkier and not as great as the nose. An interesting and good beer, but I prefer the Lineage Rye.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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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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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a golden light straw color, almost like white wine.

The aroma hits of lemon juice, zest, some stone fruit, almost a white wine quality. Some wet hay and bleu cheese funk.

The flavor has a light tart up front, a bit of tangelo and lemon type flavor. This falls away quite quickly as the beer dries out with almost a copper rust flavor. This is surrounded by a light wheat and funk quality.

Crisp and clean, but a light mouthfeel. It also slightly lacks in depth and tartness.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle. Pours a bright, cloudy yellow with a thinner, white head that bubbles down to a thin seam. Not a lot of lacing. Aroma is still Saison-esque but it has a funky quality to it. Some oak and Saison spice. Flavor is funkier than I initially remembered it being (tried at Belgian Beer Fest last year). Somewhat tart. Still has Saison flavors. Slightly spicy. Wheat presence is detectable. Some oak. Fruity. Body is pretty light but it has texture. Medium carbonation. Better than I remember it being. Always down for a Trillium.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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