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Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale | Big Rock Brewery

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Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat AleBig Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light on the palate, yet packed with flavour and European hop aroma, with fruity or citrusy notes.

Added by kbub6f on 08-04-2002

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Photo of kbub6f
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought at The Beer Store (Robertson: Ottawa), 10 minutes in the trunk, a few hours in the fridge.

Huge explosions destroy the big, white, coarse head. Spotty lacing shrapnel. Hmm… this stuff is a crystal clear gold with loads of carbonation, and gives off sugar and pepper in the nose. The sweet, fruity front turns a little sour in the middle. There's some decent malt, but overall, it's pretty thin. The finish is metallic, a little nutty, bitter, a little sour.

Well. The label says "Wheat Ale", but I don't really see the resemblance. If this were a macro lager, it would be pretty good.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is a pale yellow, nothing pretty for a hefe, lightning fast faded head of I think was white, has very light and small spotty lace. Smell is malty, wheaty, some mustyness with a simple woodyness in the back. Taste is bland of malts and some touches of wheat, has a bit of sweetness and fairly strong hold in the middle of grain. Feel is pretty full and a bit of a grain feel, is pretty good, best part of this brew. This is a bit over average, I wouldn't pass it up if offered, but would pass it by otherwise.
This grasshopper jumps across the field just fine but it just so happens to land in the mouth of a hungry bird.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my 2nd wheat beer, and the first from a bottle. On a hot day, it cools you down and quenches your thirst. A pretty good beer, this is. But that's it. Not WOW, KAZOWA, GIMME MORE!!! Poured a slightly dark straw colour. Medium head which disipated withing a few minutes, but still left some lace in on the glass. Smelled some barley, hops and wheat. Hey, this is a wheat beer, no? Unfortunately, I didn't taste that much wheat. It was more like an above average pilzner. A little disappointing. Granular mouthfeel, slightly oily. Pretty drinkable, though. Above average beer, but I want to try some more wheat ales with yeast before to compare it with this.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Admittedly I am a fan of the Big Rock Brewery, and Grasshopper is my personal mainstay from their line, and one of my favorite regional ales to drink on a regular basis when out and about. It pours out a darker golden hue, with a big white head, which dissipates after a couple of minutes, and then leaves a bit of a lace. Nose is sweet and citrusy, and the flavour matches that, a bit crisp as well. Smooth mouthfeel, I can drink a lot of this stuff, and that's not just a hypothetical statement. Not exactly a traditional weiss beer, but a good stepping stone into the style for those who are apprehensive at first. Also my favorite beer to ween people off of macros at first. A great hot weather summer beer.

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Photo of Garin
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(I'm transcribing notes here, so I'll be brief)

Lemon/golden colour with a long lasting head.

Aromas of yeast, wheat, and grainy/grassy herbs.

Crisp, wheaty flavour with some lemony and herbal/hoppy tones. Very refreshing flavour with a mildly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is very light and clean, with interesting carbonation. It's a nice tasty wheat beer.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.93/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very dry offering with a nice taste that quickly leaves. Head is thin but collars the glass nicely. I am not overly familiar with wheat beers but I do believe I could get to like them if they are like this. The ABV on this bottle is listed at 5.0

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Photo of John
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light straw, thin but persistent white head. Light aroma of grass, lemon, wheat grains. Super light mouthfeel. Mildly tart with some citrus hop create a refreshing but insubstantial flavor experience. A rather unremarkable, light wheat ale.

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Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewery
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