Golden Fraü Honey Wheat
Thunderhead Brewing Company

Golden Fraü Honey WheatGolden Fraü Honey Wheat
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Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #228
Ranked #28,056
3.41 | pDev: 17.01%
May 21, 2021
Mar 01, 2005
Golden Fraü Honey WheatGolden Fraü Honey Wheat
Notes: A wholesome wheat beer brewed with sweet Nebraska Sand Hills honey.
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3.52 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 21, 2021
3.29 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Feb 14, 2019
4.09 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland on Nov 19, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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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4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

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
3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Nov 28, 2017
2.25 by Demi from Minnesota on Sep 09, 2017
3.2 by puftdank from Illinois on Aug 05, 2017
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3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by 1angrydwarf from Kansas

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
3.2 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Oct 16, 2016
3.8 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 28, 2016
3.19 by TonyTwins from Nebraska on Mar 24, 2016
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Feb 21, 2016
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4.76/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Ribber from Nebraska

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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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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
2 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 06, 2015
3.25 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on May 17, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by OneBadBadger from Nebraska

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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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by trcarlson from Maryland

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
3.12 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 23, 2015
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

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

Apr 22, 2015
3.77 by SD-Alefan from South Dakota on Mar 31, 2015
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4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Mar 20, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gordonj from Kansas

A good, smooth wheat beer.

Mar 20, 2015
3.41 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2015
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3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Bighuge from Minnesota

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

Jan 04, 2015
5 by danhaskin from Nebraska on Nov 09, 2014
3 by holder1422 from South Dakota on Oct 31, 2014
4 by aphamer from Kansas on Oct 12, 2014
1.88 by mrjbrown27 from South Dakota on Sep 08, 2014
3.76 by Sensei04 from North Dakota on Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Sampled on 7/25/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a veissber vase glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen as well that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is very nice and is of honey, wheat, corn with a hint of light spice. The taste is pretty much the same with a slight dry finish. Very tasty and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste is noted at all. Overall, a very good honey wheat. Lighter-bodied with perfect carbonation. Think I will go right with a solid '4' for this summer brew.

Jul 27, 2014
3 by sbangs from New York on Jul 18, 2014
3.5 by banger7 from California on Jul 17, 2014
3 by BearMittens from Nebraska on Jul 13, 2014
3.5 by irongator from Kansas on Jun 26, 2014
3.5 by Cramerican from North Dakota on May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jerryb1961 from Kansas

To fulfill the webform requirements I rated everything as a 4. I'm not a whatcha calla "connoiseur" with any knowledge of things like lacing and mouthfeel or whatnot. I just plain like this beer. I usually drink it from the can a tad cooler than room temperature. It's flavorful, and the 7.5% ABV doesn't bite (though you will feel it soon). Not cheap, but worth the money IMO.

Mar 13, 2014
2.75 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on Feb 17, 2014
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