Tidal Wave Wheat | Padre Island Brewing Company

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Padre Island Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cokes on 06-27-2003

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by FrizWhiz:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cokes
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overcast and opaque deep yellow under a compacted scambled-egg foam.
Musty aromatics, with an belittled sense of lemon.
Enters with a large wheat bread doughiness, and stays this way throughout the majority of the beer. Hypo-caramel sweetness is found on the fringes. Some faux-farmhouse yeasty tones pop up on occasion, before a lemon-peel tartness materializes and rides into the finish.
Relative heft for the style, a bit creamy and subtancial while maintaining a refreshing easy-goingness.
I have never been a fan of "American Wheats", and doubt I ever will be. But this is good bet per the style.

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Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Junichi
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the table a cloudy pale amber with a white head that lasted well, but slowly faded to nothing.

The aroma was light wheat with a low level of fruitiness.

The flavor was a low fruity character with banana. Just a slight hint of clove spice was present and a slight sourness.

The finish was dry with a lasting fruity impression and that same slight sourness into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

Served with a lemon, this was an ok hefe, but missing some character to be a German Hefe and too fruity for an American.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy butterscotch color. No head. No lace.

S - Fruity aroma, close to their blond ale. Kolsch like fruitiness.

T - Lots of fruit. Tropical style. Pineapple flavor dominates. Light banana. Not your typical hefe.

M - Full bodied mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

T - Very good drinkability. Tasty hefe weizen.

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Photo of naterock
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Color: Golden, nearly no head.
Smell: Very fruity, tropical aroma
Taste: Crisp and clean, very fruity
MF: Nice carbonation
I favor filtered wheats like this one to unfiltered, sometimes the complexity is lost when a beer isn't filtered. I chose to enjoy this beer without a lemon. I thouroughly enjoyed this beer, I bought a growler so I could enjoy it on the beach.

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Tidal Wave Wheat from Padre Island Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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