James Squire Colonial Wheat Beer | Malt Shovel Brewery

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James Squire Colonial Wheat BeerJames Squire Colonial Wheat Beer
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James Squire Colonial Wheat BeerJames Squire Colonial Wheat Beer

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Malt Shovel Brewery

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by joecast:
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3.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

what a great looking/smelling beer. deffinite banana fruity aroma to it, my wife says apples, but either way its nice. and, well, banana in color also, not what i expected but very impressed.

crisp, clean fruity flavor. just the beer to have after a hard day out in the sun. very refreshing beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice, and very quaffable. Hazy orange with a nice lasting white head, with very nice lace. Nose= banana, wheat, yeast, bubblegum,clove, ditto for the palate, very authentic, very similiar to german Wheats, tops. Highly drinkable, and very enjoyable, i nice session beer perhaps?

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Photo of Anonmatel
4.22/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's a shame this beer is limited release for it's clearly Malt Shovel's best. Hazy Light Golden appearance, with a smell of Apples, Oranges, and believe it or not, Chinese Ya Pears. Rates very high on my drinkability scale. I'd drink more of it if i had any.

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Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of DaveFL1976
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was unimpressed with this brew. Usually the brews from Malt Shovel fit right in my palate, but not this time. Hazy straw in appearance with a relatively quickly-dissipating head. A Zesty citrus taste up front followed by a thin wheat taste. This sample almost tastes a little young and still green. Hopefully this isn't indicative of the beer itself. I'm hoping I got a bad batch.

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Photo of koolk
2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What is going on at the Squire Brewhouse? The Colonial Wheat is one of my favourite Aussie brews and today was the first time I had it on tap and there was something seriously wrong with this beer.

Colour is light yellow going on orange. A very small head goes quickly and there is very low carbonation.

Nose is a supersized version of the bottled stuff with the banana, cloves and wheat coming out in droves. Still a great smelling beer.

Palate was somewhat different, and personally I believe it was faulty. It was incredibley acidic, so much so that there was really no joy in drinking this beer. No real flavour except for citrus (lemon, lime). I have never had a beer with such a harsh acidity. I am sure it is a fault (lactic acid? acetic acid?) so I will avoid passing complete judgement on this beer until I try it again (on tap that is, I still love the bottled stuff).

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Photo of diablo14
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

nice drinkable wheatbeer from squires. not my favorite style, but this is one that goes well in a typical aussie summer.

light, cloudy golden color. distinct lack of head retention, thinned out to nothing very quickly. smelled like canned two fruits, lots of peaches and pear, sweet, with a hint of yeast. some spicy tinges, clove and allspice come to mind. quite full bodied and rich for a wheat beer, fruity flavors, sweetbread backbone, with again spicy traces reaching into a hoppy finish that was rather pleasant. not too complex but quite drinkable.

the sort of beer you can knock down in warmer weather, the j.s wheat is a good solid guzzler that has some character, but overall doesnt have the depth of something youd get from the north of europe.

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Photo of brendan13
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at James Squire Brewhouse 19/3/08.

A - Served in a pot glass with 1 centimetre of fluffy white head atop a fairly clear light golden beer.
S - Wheat malt and some clove spice.
T - Same as smell but with a bit of bananna as well.
M - Light to medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation.
D - Not really all that interesting but quite refreshing on a warm & humid night.

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James Squire Colonial Wheat Beer from Malt Shovel Brewery
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 8 ratings