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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,720
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 22
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 moundbz
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly yellow gold with a white head. Smells of wheat, citrus, and very mild hops. Tastes of wheat, grapefruit, honey, and mildly bitter hops. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall one of the better American wheat beers I've had which leaves me wondering about the lower reviews.

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

Photo of Commandophile
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big wheat, dough, with grapefruit hops on the finish. Slightly bitter, with moderate carbonation and light body. Great for the style, above average as a beer. Makes for an interesting, clean and oh so drinkable ale. Glad I picked up a six.

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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 Spikester
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale gold with three fingers of five minute white head. Modest rings of lace.
Smell is spicy wheat.
Taste is spicy lightly bitter with good malt and wheat support. A bit of lemon zest flavor from the hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and slightly tart.
Overall a tasty warm weather beer.

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

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at the store. Aroma is wheaty, chalky candy, wet hay, faintly lemony. Pours hazy golden with a thick white head with good retention and some lace. Taste has a high level of hoppy bitterness for the style; virtually no sweetness. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Much better than the majority of fake American Hefeweizens, like Widmer, with that hop character.

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

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 Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy, golden color with a large, fluffy white head of foam. It smelled of wheat, citrus and hay. Nice sweet flavor with lemon notes and cracked wheat.

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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 DucksFan16
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

06/16/2017

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Photo of gandres
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
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 onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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American Wheat from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 55 ratings