Grainwave
Ceria Brewing Co

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From:
Ceria Brewing Co
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #38
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,812
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 10.32%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
3
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 15, 2022
Added:
Mar 27, 2020
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SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: Contains less than 0.5% Alcohol by volume.

A refreshing, medium-bodied ale brewed with blood orange peel and coriander.

The bright blue labels have zero alcohol and are available throughout the United States. The dark blue labels are non-alcoholic infused with 5 mg THC per can and are only available for purchase at licensed recreational dispensaries in Colorado.
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz can, born on 03/10/22; purchased single off shelf... poured into a Gibraltar glass)

L: classic Witbier appearance; voluminous, rocky foam atop a pale amber liquid with lovely opalescence; far from opaque

S: whoa cowboy! overdid it with the orange peel there, good grapefruits!... barely getting any of my beloved coriander... no, why?! too much peel, not appealing... it's damn potent, I'll give it that

T: the orange peel again dominates, but there a tasty, almost cookie dough-like malt foundation giving it some contrast... they must of used generic cilantro seed here; just lost in the sauce... yeah, the orange peel is just too bright, pithy

F: so quiet and suave; ghostly touch and textures... residue does stick to the front of the palate, but the back is wide open and cut wet (or is it a wet dryness?!)

O: not a bad mock Wit if not for the overcharge of citrus skins... definitely a one (-half) and done; no encore (1935)
Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Can is stamped "born on 5/19/21".

Appearance: medium yellow hue with a moderate haze and a finger of creamy ivory foam that subsides fairly quickly. My pour also has many distinct floaties in it, which frankly are kind of worrying in an NA beer. Not sure what to make of these.

Smell: plenty of coriander and orange peel, with a modicum of wheaty malt to back it up. Not too dramatically different from what I've experienced with some witbiers in the past, though perhaps with a little extra bite.

Taste: like the smell, quite citrusy and coriander-ey. I think this works pretty well in a non-alcoholic context; I feel like I'm drinking a (relatively thin) witbier. It lacks the finesse of a great witbier, but for NA, I think they've done a decent job here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. The body here is well-done for an NA beer.

Overall: the floaties are a bit off-putting, but other than that, this is a pretty cromulent witbier alternative. Not too bad.
Sep 29, 2021
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy dark orange appearance
At least average carbonation with a slightly thin body bit still overall a decent feel.
Aroma is orange citrus,peel and fruit which is followed by wheat and maybe a bit of spice
Taste is definitely citrus,it sort of tasted like dry adult orange juice which I actually enjoyed.
For na I have to say it was better than most that I've tried.
Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.12 by Rich-Ry from California

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
From a 12 fl. oz. can with a BB date of 12/2/21. Sampled July 21, 2021.

Better looking than some N/A's with its foggy olive-amber appearance and quickly fading off-white head.

The aroma emits little in the way of wheat but more in the way of orange, honey, lemongrass, and a light herbal sensation.

Light watery mouthfeel.

The taste is not as bland as some N/A's I have had. Sweet graininess to start with that lemongrass and orange playing up big. A little herbal bite to finish.
Jul 21, 2021
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Reviewed by jweier80 from Wisconsin

3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It's hard to break this one down as I was so overwhelmed by the citrus flavor. There is definitely an after flavor of apricots that I just couldn't get around (not a fan of apricots). Quality is good, just not a fan of the flavor profile.
Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by digitalflood from New York

3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz can into standard pint glass. Good foaming and rocky turbidity on the head. Thick open and small closed bubbling. Reduces to decent lacing and good ring retention around the glass . Small bubbles showing good active carbonation activity with soft mouth feel resulting. Thin body in mouth feel with rather wet after taste feel. Crisp clean presentation on the tongue with refreshing bite. Orange/yellow hazy body as expected for unfiltered wheat beer of this variety (Belgian Witbier style). Overall rather good appearance.

Mild scents of wheat, lemon grass, coriander and orange citrus. Again as expected.

On the front palette thin malt biscuit and wheat notes with larger citrus notes-- orange, mango, lemon, and a hint of grapefruit. Mid-palette goes all citrus-- orange juice spritzer with hints of herbal grass and a little pine zest. Some lingering notes though of oats, wheat, and grain cereal (think Cheerios plain) that come out at the end. Back palette lots of lemon drops, orange Gatorade, herbal bitters, and malted lemon bread. Lingering coriander, orange zest, and lemon drops. A little herb and wheat bread too in the aftertaste. Mostly orange juice spritzer though creating a pleasant albeit dissipating after taste. Finishes clean, crisp and refreshing. Still lots of wet soft mouthfeel.

Not as full bodied as an alcohol based witbier, but definitely captures the style overall well. You have that very popular drinkability associated with other Belgian inspired wheat beers. I suspect a lemon or orange wedge in the glass would kick things up next level to really accent all those good flavor notes already present. I also think it would give it a bit of fake "skunk" to bring out the hops more by creating tension between the sweet and sour notes. All the right pieces are here though and I think overall considering this is an NA with like 75 calories it is fairly impressive. If you like Blue Moon or similar pseudo-craft beers in this category this will be right up your alley. As an everyday drink though it is very good and pairs well with poultry or fish dinners.

Scored it at 3.61 out of 5. Pretty good.
Mar 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.8 by Stignacious from New York

Feb 20, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, light spices. Taste is oranges, wheat, a bit of spice, extremely refreshing. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good example of this style.
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Drinking from a can. Picked up two for one sixers at TW. Smells a bit of orange and malt. Taste is nice upfront carbonation , orange peel and zest. Clean finish. A nice malt beverage that has a decent backbone. Great for when you need the NA.
Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is wheat, coriander and clove. Light body, sweet with high carbonation. Reminds me of a light Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. Good for the style.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by gshak from Texas

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Look: From a can to a Unibroue tulip at fridge temperature, yields a 2 finger frothy head that lasted about 30 seconds before receding to nothingness. Pale yellow, orange when held up to light. The carbonation/effervescence seems artificially induced. 3/5
Smell: Smells of tangelo, that's it. Not possible to discern anything else. Pleasant, but one-note aroma. 3/5
Taste: Starts off tart, with orange peel and some very sour orange vibe. The background in the finish yields some graininess, but the taste is really one-noted as well. Finishes dry, but not in an inviting way. This beer could use some residual sweetness. It just drinks like a highly attenuated, spritzy, grain-steeped water. I feel that the mash might have included some oranges, but the tartness just tastes artificially induced.3/5
Feel: Light-bodied, and refreshing. Finishes dry. Could benefit from some added body.
O: Refreshing on a hot sunny day when you crave a beer and some hydration but are not interested in partaking in anything alcoholic. For a NA beer, this one is solid, though I am really inclined to just use this as a base mixer for something with a bit more taste and character. 3/5
Jul 27, 2020
Grainwave from Ceria Brewing Co
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings