Saving Daylight Citrus Wheat
The Virginia Beer Company

Saving Daylight Citrus WheatSaving Daylight Citrus Wheat
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #153
Ranked #26,080
3.57 | pDev: 7.84%
May 22, 2022
Mar 23, 2016
Saving Daylight Citrus WheatSaving Daylight Citrus Wheat
Notes: – Sunny, Citrusy, Crisp –

Our brightest take on Saving Daylight packs citrusy sweet Orange Peels into this American Wheat Ale to create a crisp and sunny all-day, anytime crusher.
- IBU: 25
- Hops: Centennial

- 2019 International Beer Cup Gold, American-Style Wheat Beer
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 3.75 by Stengelfoot from California

May 22, 2022
Photo of BiologyBob
Reviewed by BiologyBob from Texas

3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
It is golden in color with a pretty white head. There is a slight fruit and wheat smell on the nose. This ale is light in body, great carbonation but light in taste. I was expecting more wheat to heffe, this is more wheat to lager.
Jun 28, 2021
Photo of Sludgeman
Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An average beer. With a lower ABV and a bit of refreshing citrus probably not a bad choice for the cooler on a hot summer day. But by no means a great representation of the style.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2020
Photo of Gr8tefuldawg
Reviewed by Gr8tefuldawg from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Centennial hops, grapefruit and orange peels, make this a wheat ale that’s enjoyable after a nice bout of yard work. This is easily drinkable, though not big wheat fan, this one could grow on me over time.
Oct 09, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by biteme398 from Virginia

Aug 08, 2020
Photo of metter98
Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit citrus and pale malts along with notes of floral hops, the latter of which contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light body nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink but the citrus adds some flavors without being hardly hoppy at all.

Serving type: can
Aug 01, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by wildman69 from New York

Jul 05, 2020
Photo of Kubishark
Rated by Kubishark from Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
It's not bad, not the best of the style that I've had, but it's pleasant enough. Fairly clear, very light and mild.
Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 3.1 by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by jimpyle48 from Virginia

Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by fishguyac from Virginia

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.36 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by avisong from Virginia

Oct 19, 2017
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on draft at the fat canary.

Look is a hazy yellow with little to no head.

Aroma is herbs bordering on Belgian bubble gum.

Taste matches aroma. Heavier Belgian wheat.
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2017
Photo of Cavanaghty
Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thin white head.

Smell: Light grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of mild wheat and citrus.

Overall: This beer was ok. I guess I would have it again.
Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Thaddel from New Jersey

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Dec 09, 2016
Photo of teromous
Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the bottom of the can: 10/25/16 @08:12:42"

Appearance: The body is hazy with a burnished gold color. The white head is very short with poor retention but it leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It has a very sweet cereal aroma. The can mentions it is brewed with grapefruit and orange peels but I am getting no citrus aroma.

Taste: It has a nice sweet grain flavor accompanied by a very light grapefruit flavor and just a touch of bitterness at the back end. The more that I drink the beer the more the grapefruit flavor starts to build up. Eventually, about half-way through the can, the beer starts to deliver that citrus flavor you would come to expect.

Mouthfeel: The texture of the beer is nice and smooth with good carbonation and a nice finishing bitterness. It is very easy to drink and it is quite refreshing.

Overall: It's a nice refreshing wheat beer that gives the expected citrus flavor. The wheat flavor is greatly reduced and there isn't any yeast character to be found in the beer but otherwise the beer is good. It's worth trying if you are a fan of grapefruit but otherwise it's a "take it or leave it" beer. It was worth trying once but I probably won't buy it again.
Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Aug 07, 2016
Photo of GarthDanielson
Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured on tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of toasted grains, wet grass, lemon, and honey. Flavors are toasted and sweet forward, with rich honey on the grainy backbone. Pepper spice, grassy hops and subtle lemon highlights. Smooth, dry bodied, with a toasted and slightly cloying aftertaste. The finish is crisp and dry. Different, and tasty.
Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by 2dogbrew from Virginia

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by oldn00b from Virginia

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by godawgs from Louisiana

May 08, 2016
Rated: 2.76 by brocktune from Virginia

Apr 22, 2016
Photo of clayrock81
Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured a clear golden body with minimal head and no lace. Aroma has the bubblegum yeast/wheat twang along with bits of spice and sharp citrus (almost like lemon). Light body, the citric notes are sharp with lemon but not orange peel and cut through the thin body. The wheat adds a touch of fluff to the beer and has that bubblegum sweetness I taste in these beers (most of the time) but there isn't balance in this beer as it comes across as slightly sour and/or acidic and has a mildly off-putting finish.
Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by hophugger from Virginia

Apr 17, 2016
Photo of VeganUndead
Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Brew Gastropub Chester, VA. Opaque yellow pour with some substantial white head retention. Grapefruit and orange are prevalent on the nose, flavor is there but not overbearing, zesty finish from the citrus as well. Overall a decent wit with a citrus kick
Apr 09, 2016
Saving Daylight Citrus Wheat from The Virginia Beer Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 36 ratings