Sheer Madness Wheat Noir
Kalona Brewing Company

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Kalona Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
American Dark Wheat Beer
3.75 | pDev: 13.6%
May 21, 2019
Sep 13, 2014
Very Good
Sheer Madness Wheat NoirSheer Madness Wheat Noir
Notes: Sweet malt and roasted grains. Sheer Madness pours dark with a lighter refreshing taste.
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Ratings by aubzachsyd:
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Rated by aubzachsyd from Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 27, 2015
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Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

May 21, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by AuntBea from Illinois

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by rbrandt22 from Iowa

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a light brown color with a small off-white head of foam. Smelled of wheat, grass and clove. It tasted strongly of wheat, light chocolate notes and some clove. It was crisp and smooth.
Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz can into a clear glass tulip. No freshness date.

A: Opaque dark brown with short cap of off-white head with a few fragments of lacing.

S: Very chocolatey and coffee-heavy aroma with some undercurrent of banana and clove.

T: Delicious with light banana, bubble gum, and very mild clove capping a milk chocolate and espresso mid-palate.

M: Light body but not thin with low carbonation. Easy to drink -- goes down very easily.

O: A surprising beer with unique mix of hefeweizen layered on strong chocolate and coffee flavors. A great style that is easy drinking but full of character.
Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 2.66 by Boblemo from Iowa

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by Pablobomb from Illinois

May 18, 2016
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A very dark brown/amber pour needed some anger to raise a head in this one. The head is small and light tan and fades quickly. The aroma has a distinctly Belgian scent to it with hints of Belgian yeast. This thing smells almost like a wheat quad. The taste is very sweet with Belgian yeast esters and the hints of toffee, banana and clove. This beer is quite tasty.
May 08, 2016
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Rated by WhiteKazel from Nebraska

4.83/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Little vanilla flavor with slight coffee aftertaste. Very tasty.
Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Jan 14, 2016
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wheat Noir? I see it nowhere on this can. Regardless, I'll contribute .

Pours a beautiful dark wheat color from the can and forms a chocolate black body, 100% opaque and a bit creamy. The head is also creamy, starting at 2 fingers, and receding to a tight guinness-like ring. Thick lacing left on the sides.

Aroma of deep chocolate, dark malts, lovely dark winter wheat, light espresso bean. A louder bouquet would be nice but I wouldn't change a thing otherwise.

Sweet malts galore, with hints of anise and chicory, sweet crisp snap pea, followed by cocoa and caramel, ending on a chocolaty finish. This beer is just beyond delicious. I can't say I'd improve anything on it. Maybe a bit more chocolate? Truly, truly surprised.

Feel is thick and creamy and delectable to start, thins out a bit on the palate, and then finishes roasted and crisp.

I wasn't expecting to gush on this beer as much as I did. I wouldn't change a thing on it. It's true beer craftsmanship. I'll be buying a six pack if and when I find it.
Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by dcotom from Iowa

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by nuebs from South Dakota

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by Chucker17 from South Dakota

Oct 26, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by kguard from Iowa

Aug 15, 2015
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Rated by IowaBiertrinker from Iowa

4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice balanced beer. Not too heavy on the wheat or anything. Easy to drink.
Jun 30, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sampling right now on 5/4/15. Picked up a few different brews when we went over to Des Moines, Iowa this past Saturday. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 1960's vintage "HAMM'S" 10 ounce pilsner glass.

Brew pours a very deep reddish mahogany in color that is so very close to a pitch black! A small thin off-white head is seen after the pour that settles down to along the edges. Some sheets of streaky lacing is seen. The aroma is of roasted malts that is sweet. The taste is pretty much the same with a light hint of some floral hops along with a hint of caramel and chocolate. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests though. More of a Dunkel style brew I am thinking but could be wrong. Very smooth though with lots of flavor. Lighter to medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a tasty brew.
May 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by hooverhawkeye from Iowa

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 3.1 by BDeibs from Colorado

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.12 by GRG1313 from California

Feb 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Dark brown, ok head.

Smell: Floral, sweet, light roasted note.

Taste: Sweet, light roasted flavor, bready. Not particularly fruity. Light feel.

Overall: Saw a 6er of this one and was intrigued. I haven't had too many dark wheat ales. This is pretty good, kind of seems to be missing a piece from being great. Seems like the yeast was pretty similar to lager yeast, reminded me of the flavors of a dunkel lager instead of a hefeweizen.
Jan 20, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Jan 13, 2015
Rated: 2.2 by ramay729 from Iowa

Nov 18, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
never heard of these guys before this clever dark wheat beer. it has a lot going for it overall. matte black luster to the beer, a bitter nose of dark roasted coffee and a touch of smoke in the finish. not a ton of hops to this, but maybe a slight bittering element, although the roast does that just fine. very grainy on the front end with some dark fruit characteristics, raisins and even plums mid palate, before the ashy roast takes over. i love the flavor but am wishing for a little more body. it just seems a touch thin for all the dark flavors happening. carbonation is on point though, so it drinks pretty easy. i dont think there enough of these all season dark wheats out there, this is a good one, and a fine introduction to kalona. well executed and subtly unique.
Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by LukeGude from Iowa

Sep 13, 2014
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