Are Wheat There Yet? | Brew Bus Brewing

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Brew Bus Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Are Wheat There Yet?, our hoppy Wheat Ale, is medium bodied with a hint of wheat and malt sweetness. Magnum and Galaxy hops contribute a slight bitterness balance of honey and malt sweetness. Late kettle additions of Nelson Sauvin and Kohatu hops add white grape, honeydew melon and passion fruit aromatics to this refreshing American Honey wheat.

Added by shand on 10-08-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 123
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a can of Brew Bus Are Wheat There Yet! whilst in Ft. Lauderdale to take on a cruise. The beer poured a cloudy white in color with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was orange peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation. Overall I enjoyed it and believe its worth a try.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy/hazy golden color with white head. Citrus, light fruits, pine, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with hoppy wheat notes. Nice change of pace for a wheat ale.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- spiegelau ipa glass from can.

A: Foamy dirty eggshell white head is short lasting after a promising 2 finger rise. Bright orange, slight haze obstructs clarity but not the healthy rate of effervesce within. Weak clinging lace with almost no coverage rate.

S: Spicy citric-orange nose, very quick glimpses of tropical fruit in passing degrades to a soft citrus-straw scent.

T: Spicy orange and citric-grapefruit tang, with a bit of pineapple. Creamy tropical fruitiness, soft grassy-citrus hops of moderate awareness. Yeasty tang of banana-orange, fresh, fruity and wet. Semi-dry lemon-grapefruit, spicy orange-citric alcohol.

M: Crisp mouthful, nice creaminess on the texture, crisp acidic orange-citrus, fresh and wet off the tongue with a short duration.

O: Overall nose held promise but faded way to quickly, appearance was so-so, the flavor and mouthful kicked it up a notch making this a try. Spicy citric-tropical wheat with a twist.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark golden yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass and a few specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—pineapples seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that the pineapple flavors are a tad stronger and there are also hints of grapes to go along with hints of underlying wheat. No bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and has pleasant aromas and flavors from interesting hop varieties that you would expect from an IPA, but they are obviously subdued given that this is a wheat beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from 12oz can into a weizen glass.

Appearance: murky yellow-gold hue with almost 3 fingers of frothy white foam atop. Head seems to have pretty good retention and it leaves a bit of chunky lace on the glass. Attractive.

Smell: very tropical hops sit atop a sweet and wheaty base. I'm getting tangerine, mango, grapefruit and a little pine; it's awesome. I love it.

Taste: piney and lemony and grapefruity hops right up front, with a lightly refreshing lemony-wheaty finish. Its one fault is that it is a tad soapy, but otherwise this beer really does the trick for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. It's alright.

Overall: I really enjoy the aroma of this beer, and the flavor ain't half-bad either. It just kind of rubs me the right way.

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Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

I live in Tampa and love to support local craft brews. I bought "Are Wheat There Yet?" as a single can to try. I poured it into a pub glass. The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a nice white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The smell is fruity with hints of floral as well. The taste is a refreshing blend of fruit. This is not my favorite beer, but it's a very, very good choice if your looking for a cold American brewed beverage.

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Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy peach color with two fingers of beige colored head. Head falls away quickly, nice lacing & less than average head retention

S: Pears, appleskins, peaches & floral hops

T: Follows the nose, dryness, leafy hops & a little bit of green banana up front. More orchard fruit as this warms, a little bit of lemony & leafy hops. Finishes fruity & with an ever so slight metallic & woody hop twinge

MF: Medium/Light bodied, slight carbonation

Easy to drink, but nothing too interesting here

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Photo of SteveB24
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- color is a hazy straw, pours two fingers of frothy, foamy, white head that quickly settles down to about a quarter of the poured amount but the half- finger that remains retains very well.

Smell- the aroma is quite mild, it consists of grapefruit, oranges, lemon, and a hint of wheat.

Taste- taste is bursting with citrus. lots of grapefruit and blood orange, the wheat balances the citrus flavor for an overall mild taste experience.

mouthfeel- slightly creamy, light carbonation, very juicy.

overall- definitely one of the more unique wheat beers i've tried, in a good way.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of lemons, some wheat. Taste is tangy, lots of lemons, some wheat, refreshing and enjoyable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth an overall is a fine summertime beer.

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Photo of primo26xx
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

American wheat ale is not my preferred style, and I am finally coming off a lingering cold so with that being said....

Different, but not in a bad way. First things first - ginormous carbonation. Gave it several seconds and after a slow pour was treated to pillowy head and a lacing reminiscent of a good DIPA. Nose was unfair to judge, my sinuses not as clear as I'd prefer for an honest review. Taste was a very snappy pepper, lemony citrus. I'd seen the previous references to guava and other tropical fruit, which would be right up Cigar City's wheelhouse, but again, my senses are a bit off and maybe I'm just missing it.

All in all, wouldn't be really fair to judge this against my personal favorite American wheat - Bell's Oberon - but I'm not gonna be harsh because it's different (Dogfish Head does everything different and we hail them for it). As that Grizzly Adams/Brawny guy in those funny Dr Pepper commercials says - Bold Flavor! With that, I say success and kudos to CC for yet another winner.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When a new CAN shows up in LanCANster, PA and I do not have trade for it or travel to score one for The CANQuest (TM), I CAN hardly believe the luck! Such was the case recently when The Fridge got some of these in stock. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: "Hop on for the ultimate craft beer experience on the Brew Bus! From brewery tours and tastings to sporting events and bachelor parties, the Brew Bus offers a once in a lifetime experience for everyone. Our tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and our staff is friendly and accommodating. Hop on today!!"; "Are Wheat There Yet? is a refreshing Ameri[CAN] Wheat Ale brewed with Galaxy hops from New Zealand to lend citrus & tropical flavors and aromas."

I was refreshed by the Crack! and thus began an inverted Glug. The two fingers of tawny head popped and fizzed themselves right out of existence. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow (SRM = ~ 5) and I found myself shaking my head in disbelief at the poor showing of the previous beer, which was a hefeweizen. This was more like it, even though it was simply a Wheat beer. Nose was absolutely tropical - mango, papaya, pineapple. Pardon me while I don my grass skirt and coconut shell bra. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste reminded me of guava juice! Holy tropical, Batman! I have not thought of guava in years, but there was an early health food store in the mall that used to sell it in concentrate. This was really hitting the spot! Are wheat there yet? I do not care to arrive as that would mean that I am finished. Finish was semi-sweet with the tropical flavors making like a roll of Life Savers, but tempered with the wheat. Much better than any Hefeweizen and a real CANdidate for the cooler when hitting the beach, IMHO.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brew Bus Brewing "Are Wheat There Yet?"
12 oz. can

I wasn't impressed with this beer, but neither was I unimpressed. It's a basic American wheat ale that does the job. It's delicately wheaty and lightly honey-ish in the malt with a hop accent that leans citrusy/lemony and subtly piney/minty. There's a decent amount of bitterness to it that keeps it balanced as well. It's looks like you'd expect, and it's easy to drink as you'd expect. Refreshing. If I was headed to the beach I might grab a six-pack of this.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for just a buck at the house of 1,000 beers.
A - Holly over carbonation man! A light pour produced well over two inches of head. Color is a a slighty hazy bright yellow with an orange tint. Looks like a good pale ale to me.
S - Spicy wheat meets some floral hops and a touch of bready malts. Reminds me of Headwaters pale ale in a way.
T - Very lemon tasting with mild wheat tones and also hops. Pity I was expecting more of a hop presence because of the smell but this may be an old bottle. Still very drinkable with at least some wheat flavor.
M - Kind of watery but it drinks well. Very bubbly and champagne like.

Overall a very quaff able beer for just a dollar but it may be past its prime. Pick it up if it's on a good discount since it's still a very drinkable ale.

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Photo of shand
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another one brewed for the Tampa Bay Brew Bus. This beer pours out a hazy golden yellow, with a tiny head. A uninspiring pour for a style where the appearance is often a beer's best aspect. The aroma is lemony, with grainy malts and a bit of citrus hops. The taste is laid-back and wholly enjoyable - with sharp lemon and a light citrus malt briefly peeking in over a grainy malt and wheat backbone. The mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a pretty good American Wheat. I have to say, my hopes were up for this beer after the excellent American Wheat that CCB brewed for the Criterium bike festival later this year. I was kind of hoping this would be the same formula brought back year round, but it's not. Are Wheat There Yet? is a bit more traditional.

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Are Wheat There Yet? from Brew Bus Brewing
3.74 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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