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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Reviews: 94 | Ratings: 127
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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Photo of ADR
3.11/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very clear darker yellow color (color of an 80 proof Bourbon), 1/2 inch head, very pale and frothy. Slight smells of lemon oil and hay. Malty flavor, slightly caramel. Mouthfeel is decent. Not a lot of hops but very little Wheat beer quality either, lacks esters, etc. In many ways, a slightly heavier Blonde in impression. Drinkable but mediocre. Not so sure what's "traditional" about it, as a style...

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Photo of John
2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy, light straw color. Fresh cut, grassy, wheat and citrus rind aroma. Tart, lemony, nearly sour flavor. Very light bodied, like a thin American wheat. I can see this as a potential thirst quencher, but not for me.

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Photo of rastaman
2.08/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not that impressive. Little aroma and flavour, slightly spicy, slightly fruity (bit of citrus and banana), very easy to drink, not overly interesting, and thin bodied.

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Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company
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