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Wild West Wheat Ale | Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Wild West Wheat AleWild West Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
17 IBU

Added by Garin on 09-06-2003

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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2.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ordered at Calgary location (why are the Brewster's beers all divided up by location? Do they actually vary much from location to location? I think they are all from the same source). No goddamn lemon wedge. Pale straw beer with minimal head and clear appearence. Aroma of fresh bread, subtle citrus and other fruit notes, maybe a hint of wheaty spice. Smells fresh and bright but mellow. Palate follows the nose, albeit more unassuming and veering towards the bland. I get a bit of lemony citrus, a whiff of clove and dry dusty peppercorns, minimal hop character, a nondescript sourness and a bone-dry finish. Too much carbonation. Obviously a great thirst quencher in hot weather but underachiever when it comes to flavor and overall effect. Might be better unfiltered.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz 'real' pint at the Edmonton Oliver location.

This beer appears a barely hazy, pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and soapy off-white head, which leaves some pretty consistent coral reef lace around the glass as things steadily drop away.

It smells of laid-back wheat grain, white grape juice, faintly acrid yeast, and subtle, yet appreciably sweet citrus. The taste is more light, grainy, and moderately sugary wheat grain, a bit of clove and black pepper spice, now ethereal citrus, and some mildly gritty yeast.

The carbonation is moderate, just a tight fizziness throughout, the body a fairly solid medium weight, perhaps a tad oily, but generally smooth. It finishes a bit off-dry, the yeasty wheat grain predominating.

Nothing overly complex here, but that's all right - it's light and refreshing, even if its overall flavour is mostly subdued. Plain summer patio drinking, in the same vein (and market segment) as local favourite Grasshopper.

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Photo of Garin
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was poured very clear and very pale yellow with essentially no head. A lemon sitting on the rim of the glass immediately turned me off quite a bit. Not the beer's fault, but the tip suffered.

The aroma was a very light hoppiness with some sweet wheat. The lemon impacted the aroma a bit, so it was hard to find anything else.

The flavour was wheaty, bready, and toasty, with a lightly bitter but clean finish. It's very refreshing, bright, and clean tasting. It's quite drinkable, and one of Brewster's better beers.

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Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of hockeybarbie
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Corson
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of wordemupg
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/3/12

A clear pale yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a thumbs width of dense foam that leaves a few patches of lace

S grainy lemon and some thrills gum

T dry cereal comes out a little more and the thrills gum is gone, pretty basic stuff but I don't mind it

M those tiny bubbles feel just a little prickly and a fairly light refreshing brew with a pretty clean aftertaste

O perhaps better suited for a hot summer day but a decent beer either way but nowhere near mind blowing

Brewsters makes plenty of decent but basic brews like this one and the occasional winner, at least the beers you need to sift through to find the gems are at least decent

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Wild West Wheat Ale from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
3.27 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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