Golden Fraü Honey Wheat | Thunderhead Brewing Company

Golden Fraü Honey WheatGolden Fraü Honey Wheat
BA SCORE
3.4/5
83 Ratings
Golden Fraü Honey WheatGolden Fraü Honey Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
thunderheadbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A wholesome wheat beer brewed with sweet Nebraska Sand Hills honey.

Added by bditty187 on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,560
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
83
pDev:
17.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Demi
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of puftdank
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyTwins
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ribber
4.76/5  rDev +40%
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OneBadBadger
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

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Photo of trcarlson
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rapayn01
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my usual style. Higher ABV than anticipated. Tastes slightly sweet.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Found this in a six pack of cans for $5.00. Couldn't pass it up.

Appearance : This beer pours a mostly transparent golden hue with a small haze permeating the body. The head fills about two fingers and recedes to a thick, yet loosely knit ring with minimal lacing.

Aroma : Sweet, honey braided pretzel, threshed wheat, a small hint of faint hop. Overall a pleasing nose.

Taste : Oh yeah. This is a sweet, delicious wheat beer with notes of honey and spice. Initially there's a soft hop bite which moves into a heavily malted wheat body with notes of honey and similar sweetness, and it finishes with slight antiseptic hop and baked grains. Ends slightly yeasty.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, yet light bodied and easy to drink. Popping carbonation makes sure it rides down your palate smoothly. Semi-dry finish compliments the yeasty aftertaste.

Overall : For $5.00 I'll have to go back and get another. This was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Golden Frau for an easy drinking, sweet Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of gordonj
4.21/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good, smooth wheat beer.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bighuge
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer was pretty smooth. Sweet flavor overall and easy going. Nothing that great, but nothing I'd turn down on a hot summer day.

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Photo of danhaskin
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of holder1422
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of aphamer
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of mrjbrown27
1.88/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of Sensei04
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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Golden Fraü Honey Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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