American Wheat | Deschutes Brewery

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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

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Ranking:
#28,442
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
54
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of stevoj
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Albertsons. Hazy golden, small ring of head. Light grainy aroma, right where it needs to be. Taste too is bready, crackers, biscuits. Solid wheat ale.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got this off the single shelf at a Jewel in Naperville near my good friends house. It poured a cloudy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had grain base. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain and very subtle orange hints. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a nice beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a part of the beer that wants to be a traditional wheat beer but the other part wants to be of true Americanized mindset, the brewers of Deschutes bring these two sets of taste together along with a Pacific Northwest attitude.

Simply, yet aptly named American Wheat, the beer pours pale and cloudy goldenrod with a creamy, rich and lathery head. Bready, cereal, citrus and herbs round the nose with a doughy and botanical scent. Creamy sweetness applies a pillowy coat of wheaten malt onto the tongue for a gentle but expansive confectioner's taste.

The richness of wheat malt and the simplicity of pilsner grains play softly on the middle palate while inviting a hop balance of under ripened citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon and then a estery apple taste to build complexity and charm. Bready sweetness eventually relaxes and the bitter balance comes with lemon pepper, lemongrass and a fine fresh grassiness to boot.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's firmer texture never insinuates a rich taste as its bready charm rests on the finish with a delicate pastry taste. Spiced with hops, a dryness ensues to provide a crisp, clean and refreshing session with a linger of mint, vanilla and lemongrass.

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Photo of tmcarter23
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JayQue
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Half-full
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.04/5  rDev -17.6%
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 +6.5%
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 +22%
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 -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -18.2%
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 +0.5%
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 -0.8%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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American Wheat from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 54 ratings