Wisteria Wheat | Fordham Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
fordhambrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enjoy the lazy days of Summer with this classic unfiltered wheat ale. Wisteria Wheat is a medium body beer with a soft, velvety carbonation and a wheaty finish. This easy golden brew is sure to bring you and your friends together all summer long.

Added by marburg on 07-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
19.19%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of mptorpey
2.33/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with very little head that does not last long.

S: Wheat, clove, nutmeg, banna some barley

T: Same as tast with a short finish of some tropical fruit.

M: Light carbonation with a shot finish

O: A easy drining beer that has a low body and short finish.

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Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Monkey007
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of librigirl
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a thin white head on top. Retention is poor, with dissipation to some splotchy white foam on top. Not much lacing either.

S: A rather spicy aroma, with some pepper and nutmeg. There is some bready malt and some faint citrus.

T: Somewhat similar to the aroma. Not much banana, more of an orange flavor. There is a good bit of bready malt and some light spice.

M: Light to medium bodied, finishes rather dry though.

O: A decent hefe, a little drier than I would prefer, but easy drinking nonetheless.

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Photo of JohnnyS17
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a thin, whine head that is two fingers tall. It fades quickly into the lightest lacing possible. The thing I like most about the appearance, is the beautiful golden color that is hazy with a slight fade to orange at the top/middle. That is pretty much picture perfect for a wheat beer.

There is a sweet tone to the aroma of citrus, mostly oranges but some lemon. A nice balance of wheat with the sweetness. The taste is quite similar to the smell. However, there is a subtle swing of sour that I enjoy. I have never been much into sour beer, but I think it works in this sweet start/sour finish wheat. Crisp mouthfeel with a generous tingle from the carbonation. Very light body, probably too light. It is almost like water.

Overall, two thumbs up. I'm not sure I have ever enjoyed a Fordham, but this one was really good. I might have to give the brewery another chance. Anyway, I recommend this one on a really hot/humid day or after a long day of work.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: 12oz poured into a weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy dark honey orange with a thin white head that settles into a ring against the sides of the glass.

S: mild banana, bread, citrus orange, and fig.

T: Lots of orange upfront, sweeter notes of bread meld into fig and biscuit on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium body and drier.

O: A lighter wheat beer that lacks some of the full flavor of its German cousins, Wisteria wheat is refreshing and dry. It is a restrained and light. It is not bad, but it is not as good as other wheat bears.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark golden yellow, with 2 finger white head

smell: wheat, citrus, banana, clove

taste: citrus, banana, clove

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice refreshing summertime beer. glad they brought it out of retirement. one of the better offerings from Fordhams.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of RBorsato
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On-Tap 07/10/05 at the Ram's Head Tavern in Rehobeth Beach, DE.

Cloudy yellow-ish white, a decent white head, and good carbonation. Smells like a typical American/Bavarian Wheat hybrid with some banana and clove but also a generic citrus aroma and a light wheat malt character. Nice citrus flavors make fruitiness dominant over sweetness. Some nice clove like flavors in the finish. Light bodied and refreshing.

Worth having more than one.

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Photo of claytri
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poors a wonderful cloudy wheat straw yellow with a rocky white head. The aroma was light but of malt and citrus. The taste was similarly malt and citrus with hint of melon in the finish. The feel was light and somewhat bubbly. I was there for the first tapping of this beer and I plan on going back for more.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Capital Ale House.

Cloudy yellow in appearance. Minimal head. Aromas of bannanas dominates the aroma and also the flavor. Sweet bannana and a bit of spice cross the palate. Mouthfeel is decent. Nothing very complex here, but the end result is a smooth, very drinkable hefe.

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Photo of marburg
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Fordham summer refresher. It has a great cloudy appearance with that same hazed-over golden yellow that so many Bavarian-inspired hefes are. Muted citrus aromas. A sweet yet somewhat tangy flavor greets the tongue -- not terribly complicated, but the flavors just aren't quite as pronounced as some of the "biggies" of the style. Good, but not great. Very refreshing, however, and exceptionally drinkable.

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Wisteria Wheat from Fordham Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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