Golden Fraü Honey Wheat
Thunderhead Brewing Company

Golden Fraü Honey WheatGolden Fraü Honey Wheat
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Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #208
Ranked #27,502
3.42 | pDev: 16.67%
Apr 25, 2023
Mar 01, 2005
A wholesome wheat beer brewed with sweet Nebraska Sand Hills honey.
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Rated: 3.5 by Myboymi from Kansas

Apr 25, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 21, 2021
Rated: 3.29 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Nov 19, 2018
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Golden Frau pours a golden color not much head. Sweet grainy chemically aroma. Flavor is very sweet, lots of honey, cheap grainy body. Sweet rough feel. Overall very sweet, too sweet.
Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A midwestern Hefeweizen and braggot hybrid ale of sorts.

Golden yellow, a tad hazy, finger and a half thick white head that fades to a thin lace after a few sips. No real legs, alright lacing when it decides to stick. Very pretty when the light hits it just so.
Light aromas of dough, honey, wheat fields, and a little alcohol. Nice and pleasant.
More wheat bread dough, a little tartness, with a drop of honey in each sip. Again, just nice.
Not much to say for the mouthfeel other than it's smooth enough and has a smidgen of chew to it.

Not sticking exactly to the style, neither exactly American nor German, but it does what it does well. Very popular, around here summertime often calls for adding lemonade or ginger ale and turning it into a shandy while grilling, though in the heat I like it on its own. As for wintertime, well, I usually move to other things in this freezing weather.
Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by Demi from Minnesota

Sep 09, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by puftdank from Illinois

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by 1angrydwarf from Kansas

3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L: light cloudy golden yellow.
S: sweet gain and bread, not much there overall
T: honey Like sweetness has a bit of wheat and cracker fading to a clean or tart finish as the beer warms.
F: thin
O: Not a bad beer but be warned it is sweet. For my money there is better out there in the style but this is still a drinkable option.
Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by TonyTwins from Nebraska

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Feb 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Ribber from Nebraska

4.76/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
I drink beer. I drink a lot of beer. At six bucks, I was reluctant to try this wheat beer.....but I did. Wow!!! What a joy. $3.00 a six pack is usually my limit. This is one fine brew....and it's made in NebrAska. This is no sissy beer. After 9 I could tell the brewers had done their homework. I was feeling good and ready to start drinking more. This is a man's beer. Glad I found it.....even tho it costs six bucks a six pack. I wish they would make it in quarts.
Sep 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Undated can at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of wet grain and honey
Head average (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to two mm ring and thin layer
Lacing good – wide lace curtain rings
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor of plastic and alcohol; no hops, no diacetyl (unfortunately – it would have helped)
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 2.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75
Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 2 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

May 17, 2015
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Reviewed by OneBadBadger from Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Genuinely like this beer. Gorgeous color, taste is pretty good, good mouth feel as it seems a little more viscous to me than some other beers. Even at 7.5% very very drinkable. But they will catch up to you pretty quick.
May 08, 2015
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Reviewed by trcarlson from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beerista talked me into trying this, even tho I'm a bit of a hop head. It's light and refreshing, not sweet or super wheaty as the name suggests. I wouldn't buy a 6 pack but it's a pleasant departure from my usual.
May 03, 2015
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