Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer | Carlow Brewing Company

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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCurim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer

Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canadianbarman on 08-08-2002

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of chilidog
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I guess, this is one to try if you've had the other two Carlow offerings. It pours a hazy gold with a average head that faded to a thin film. Lace was in spots but through-out the drink. The aroma is citric as is the taste. A slight mello wheat malt along with alittle banana sweetness adds to it. Nothing over-the-top here, just a drinkable wheat beer if only to say you've had all three.

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Photo of Winter
2.86/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a deep golden in color with a white short-lived head. Very fruity aroma. Mouthfeel is soft and lighter in body with a touch of crispness as it rolls over your tongue. Fruitiness dominates the palate. Flavors of peaches, pears and bananas on the forefront. Wheat taste is there, but buried behind the overwhelming fruitiness of the beer. Somewhat of a mineral water quality to the finish. Glad I only picked up a single, as this one wasn't that great.

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Photo of Billolick
2.45/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This stuff is very weak and not worth wasting your time on, there are too many decent/good/great wheats out there!
Light straw, abit cloudy, very minimal yeast/wheat/malt flavor, abit sour, fairly high carbonation. Minimal redeaming qualities, to report on this one.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy, yet dull yelow hue, thin, vanishing head. Wheaty aroma. Off the cuff, crisp wheaty flavorings, a large, overpowering metallic feel, becomes offensive. Rather light bodied, reserved tartiness, sweet/sour palate. Lemony and quite sour, does have a malty backbone, with some biscuity notes in the body. Certainly not an award winner, borderline passing for the style.

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Photo of Brent
2.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bland and boring. All other description is simply an enlargement on those terms, but here goes: Poured a hazy golden with minimal head. Not much aroma of any kind, perhaps a bit of muted malt. Flavor was slightly tart without any yeast phenols at all. Malt was slightly crackery, fading to a spritzy nothingness at the finish.

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Photo of budgood1
2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

after pouring out a bright golden colour with a large rocky head, there was a wee bit o' yeast to work up from the bottom of the bottle from this irish (celtic) wheat. it added a slight haze, such as a hefe should look like. there were heavy rings of lace left on the glass. a rather muted aroma of spice and yeast, with hints of lemony clover and grass. none of the cloves and bananas i drool over. the taste is rather bland and boring...some wheat malt and ghostly spiciness. it's rather refreshing and easily drinkable, but just uninspiring.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Filtered wheat beer? Surely you jest. Somewhat hazy golden color, but its not hazy due to any yeast or sediment, which is rather disappointing. This obviously takes away from the appearance and aroma. No spicy yeast in the nose, just a bit of light citrus. Bubbly, but zero carbonation is detectable upon sipping this. Wheat flavor is present, as is a sour tangerine-like flavor that is not very pleasant. This brewery does better with their other beers. This one is kind of bland and boring.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

--500 ml brown, wide bottle, freshness date stamped on cap.
--Poured a slightly cloudy, gold straw like in color. Started out with a good head that thinned to a slight head. Some minor lacing.
--Had a sweet, citrus like smell.
This beer had an expected sweeter taste to it. It did have a lightly bitter aftertaste that I wasn't expecting. It was a nice beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy yellow body is topped by a decent white head and good lacing. The nose is citrusy with some malt showing through. The lemony flavor is joined by a slight grain flavor but this is small. The feel is light and crisp in the finish. Average drinkability.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.31/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer is a dull straw yellow, mostly clear, topped with a lasting dense white foam. Decent lacing, cobwebbing the glass nicely.
Aroma is somewhat wheaty, with a touch of lemony fruitiness. Perhaps a bit of banana if you try hard enough, but mostly a bland wheat flavor. The lemon is probably recommended for this one.
The flavor starts with a mild wheat maltiness, a bit bare, with nothing else really going on. Pretty much identical to your average american wheat ale. Some mild lemony flavor comes through in the middle. I'm not sure if I'm imagining the banana flavor. Definitely weak up front an in the middle, with a bit of pleasant wheaty dryness in the finish. A bit of breadiness in the finish, lingering into the quickly evaporating aftertaste.
Really bland and dull, with nothing to the flavor. A vapid and glassy eyed brew. Definitely not worth the import price. I want to finish it quickly so I could move on to something more interesting.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A large white creamy head that contained fine-small sized bubbles.The body was carbonated and slight hazy with a golden hue.The nose was slightly fruity, malty and banana.The flavor was lightly hopped with a smooth and tingly mouthfeel.There was virtually no lacing on the sides of my glass.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A celtic wheat beer.... Admittedly this is something I haven't seen before.

Golden - of course - and leaning towards the lager-ey side of said colour, rather than the hefe type. The head's here and there and doesn't get too excited or enduring. Taste comes through a little sweet, then fruity, and finally finishes in a dry-ish manner, with a bit of that North American sort of wheat beer aftertaste. No real trouble imbibing this, but there's so much more out there that's better....

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Photo of Suds
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap during a recent trip. I really didn’t know what to expect….an Irish Wheat? All in all, it’s not a bad wheat beer. Pale, yellow, fuzzy color with a soft, stable head. Citrus and ester aroma. Soft and full mouthfeel. Very slight fruitiness, and a little on the sweet side. Granded that it isn’t a good as a lot of other wheat beers, but it sure did hit the spot.

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Photo of putnam
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is a clear yellow with a simple, sudsy white head.
There are aromas of bananas, lemon cookies and over-ripe pineapples. Odd and disjointed but original.
It's dry on the attack with crisp, toasty grain flavors. The texture is full, yet the flavors are neutral and dry. There is a bit of pollen-like snap to the finish.
This beer could use a flavor infusion. Try it with a slice of lemon or as a tan half of an evil black and tan...or both.

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Photo of mikes2923
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was curious what an Irish wheat beer would taste like. Unfortunately I think I'll stick to the German stuff for wheat beers! Not to say this was bad by any means.. just nothing special either. It pours a respectable golden color, with a slight hint of cloudiness but nothing to really suggest a true unfiltered weiss. The head was respectable and it did leave a fair amount of laceing.

The taste had a hint of banana and the wheat taste was unmistakeable, but it lacked any of the complexity or bite of a traditional weiss beer. All in all. it was an okay beer, but when there is so much better to choose from in this style why bother?

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Photo of JISurfer
4.43/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Man!!!! This is an awesome heavy wheat ale. It has a hint of honey/citrus to it. I really enjoyed the finish to it; smooth, yet bold and refreshing. Had a nice head to it, mine was about 1/2 inch think and held for a while. I polished this sixer off with no problem. Try it, you will enjoy it!

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Photo of Thrasher
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fine beer, nothing remarkable but adequately refreshing. Of course this is not a hefe, nor does it claim to be. Vaguely hazy gold with fine, dense head leaving lace. Appealing aroma. Not as thin as many wheat beers, to good effect; a little bit of fruitiness underneath the sweet malt indicates the wheat. Reminiscent of a Polish pilsner without the hops. A bitter yeast finish paves the way for lingering neutral aftertaste. On a hot day I imagine this would really hit the spot. Certainly the best Irish wheat beer I have tried; never mind that it's the only one.

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Photo of inebrius
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Nose of lemon-honey tea. A nice looking golden wheat frothy headed brew that wears a coating bittersweet aftertaste that kind of spoils what is supposed to be a refreshing brew and I couldn't see myself drinking any more than the one I'm choking down now. Carlow makes a decent beer. Unfortunately this ain't one of 'em.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.85/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I prefer my weizens, American, German, or in this case, Irish, with the hefe included. The filtering really changes the aroma, the texture, the entire tone and flavor of the style. This one is rather sad and lackluster. Pale yellow color, the usual suspects of citrus in the aroma, but very little of it. Overall, a very flat and uncharacterful beer, that tasted immensely better when I added a jolt of Orange/Mango soda!

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.36/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Another grocery store beer. Slightly sweet wheaty flavor but fairly plain-jane overall. Really lacking the characteristics that make for a good wheat.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright golden color with a very nice grainy aroma. Grainy flavors dominate but it is very smooth. Mouthfeel is nice and light for a wheat but not too light. A great session beer for a warm summer day.

A great suprise since I had never before had or seen a wheat beer from Ireland. I will definitely pick up some bottles to try.

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Photo of kunzbrew
4.2/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good wheat beer. Quite hazy straw colored with light hop smell. Medium bodied with a gentle hoppy after taste feels smooth and tingley to the mouth. Easy to drink that is welcoming each sip.

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Photo of Murph
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear pale straw color with a thick white head that never fully leaves. Vague fruity esters and a somewhat grainy wheat aroma. A sharp crispness from the wheat leads nicely into the beer with some mroe lighter fruit tones that aren't very individualized. The finish is of a crisp metallic taste. The overall crispness of this brew would make it rather refreshing for the summer, especially with its medium-light body but for the price I would rather just get an american equivalent and save some money. Not a bad everyday drinking beer but their are cheaper brews that are at least as good.

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Photo of aracauna
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't expecting much when I saw the lack of yeast. Very pale gold. Decent pure-white head dissipates, but not completely. The aroma is faint, wheat and something reminding me of apples. Flavor is a hint of German wheat esters, nice crisp wheat. Fairly thin cream mouthfeel. Nothing offensive about the beer, but nothing outstanding. Not bad for a filtered wheat (actually good for a filtered wheat) but not an outstanding beer. For Carlow, stick with the stout and red.

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Photo of stcules
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell is bread, wheat and yeast. Good. A very intriguing and delicate flavour. The first impression in the taste is unripe, green, but not acid (green apple?). The body is in the average.

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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company
3.18 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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