American Wheat | Deschutes Brewery

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American WheatAmerican Wheat
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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rarigney on 05-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,557
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Photo of JayQue
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok Amer Pale Wheat Ale. Pours an almost clear gold color with a foamy white head and thin bands of lacing on the pint glass. Head retention is better than average. Aroma is very mild. A little citrus, lemon, and a slight amount of wheat bitterness. Taste is pretty mild too. Once again, lemon, wheat bitterness, and a little grassy hops. Mouth feel is light and refreshing. Overall, an ok thirst quencher.

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Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Half-full
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

LOOKS: A hazy, golden/lemon, with a slight head that is gone quickly. Not much for carbonation rising.
Aroma: Slight skunky/grassy hops, and a bready malt.
TASTE: A little bit of lemon peel, bready malt.
FEEL: Good full carbonation, thinner body, but, not watery, dryer on the finish.
OVERALL: OK. Much better stuff out there.

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Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/25/2018. Pours fairly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, and white bread dough; with light notes of green pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops, pale/wheat malts, and light fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, and white bread dough; with light notes of green pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; and yeast spice on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, white bread dough, light pepper/pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, pale/wheat malts, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious American pale wheat ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, pale/wheat malts, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Great balance of citrus/fruity hops and pale/wheat malts; with underlying fruity/spicy American wheat yeast character. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll rate this to style, which most don t do for beers in this category, in my opinion. In my opinion Boulevard Wheat is the epitome of this style. This Deschutes wheat is now my 2nd favorite of the style.

A: nice straw color. Cloudy like an unfiltered wheat should be.

S: citrus and bread. Refreshment in a bottle.

T: wheat, lemon....wheat and more lemon. No banana flavor, which is as it should be for this style and suites my preference.

M: brisk carbonation, slightly creamy. Has what I call a wheaty mouthfeel that I only get with good beers of this style.

O: outstanding. Boulevard pulled their wheat out of Virginia, unfortunately. I have finally found a suitable substitute for it. I will buy this a lot.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong wheat, slight Euro yeast, and slight citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong wheat, slight Euro yeast, slight citrus hops, hint of coriander, hint of clove, and a hint of floral hops. Overall, good appearance and feel, but lacking in aroma and the body is average.

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Photo of BorisNorris
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden straw color, pillowy white head. Aroma is grass, coriander, bubblegum, oranges. Citrus zest and spicy phenols dominate flavor, medium bitterness. Light bodied, drying, high carbonation, leaves the palate quickly, hop bitterness lingers. Very refreshing, palate cleansing.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of strong lemony citrus and wheat. The taste is lemon, lime, wheat. No bad.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle a hazy straw, lively head of foam.

Smells on the sweet side, light hop, some wheat.

Taste is wheat, light bitterness, hints of lemon. Good Wheat beer.

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Photo of SirFolmarv
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:05 PM
Taster glass at the Bend Brewery Tasting room
Sight: Light amber, hazy, medium light tan foam
Smell: malty aroma, not hoppy 3.75 Taste: Slightly bitter
Feel: good follow through/finish and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok too repeat, but not to look for

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aoampm
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz drank straight from the bottle.

Smell is banana and wheaty malt.

Taste is more banana wheat with some earthy notes.

Feel is average. Nice drinkability.

Overall a fine beer that I'd glady drink again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the wonderful thing about deschutes is that you are always going to get a quality product, no matter what the recipe is, and no matter how safe and samey this one is, its still super well done, like all of their stuff, thats just who they are. this is a very basic wheat beer, but its quality sets it ahead of many of its peers. i can both taste and feel the wheat here, not much in the way of hops or yeast through most of it to interfere, and the grain is fresh and forward, as light as it is. there is also just a little honey sort of sweetness through this, which gives it some needed flavor, this might be a little bland if it were drier than it is. there are some hops that come on late, crisp and clean still though, just a light citrus splash. sometimes the simple beers are nice, and i like the clean and mild nature of this, its a real sessionable one, and so well carbonated too, right on for summer or early fall as well, the grain flavor is great and the beer, for not being so interesting, is very good. i prefer their more robust and interesting beers, but they never go wrong!

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American Wheat from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 49 ratings