Island Wheat | Capital Brewery

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Island WheatIsland Wheat

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 09-06-2005

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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 105
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3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a hint of orange. it forms a fairly good sized white head that quickly reduces down, leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass and more on the top of the beer.

Smell is typical of the style, malty, with hints of wheat and yeast.

Starts out with hints of banana and clove, then there is a bit of citrus to it, a bit orange like. Seems to have a bit of a funky aftertaste that lingers a bit.

Feel is ok, a but bubbly due to high carbonation.

Basically an average at best wheat beer. Nothing about it really stands out as being outstanding, and that funky taste in it doesn't help. I got this as part of a make your own six pack, glad I got to try it, and more glad I don't have 5 more of the same to drink.

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Photo of a_f7
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of chip26
1.96/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of kplooki
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BeerBeak81
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of shivamkejriwal
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of basaywhat
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of kluender
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ZAP
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a good beer for when you are parched and thirsty. A little cream of wheat like flavor and a hint of sweetness throughout. Lower carbonation and ABV makes this a quick and easy drinker when a person needs to rehydrate.

To me this has to be the first beer I have or it just gets overwhelmed by whatever I drank prior to it. It also wears thin on my buds after two or three. But for two or three when thristy this is a good option and a solid version of an american wheat.

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Photo of mkf629
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HippityHops
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ToddBeans
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jjhardy12
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Island Wheat from Capital Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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