Straw Dog | Wolf Brewery Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Wolf Brewery Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wl0307 on 08-24-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by chickencoop:
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been sitting on this for some time. Picked it up at a beer convention in Las Vegas, not quite sure if it's available now in the US.
A - bright clear golden pour, nothing on the head.
S - light sweet, little banana, very consistant with the style.
T - pretty clean, very light, but about what I expected.
M & D - overall a smooth crisp and clean beer. Very drinkable, but it's 4.7%, about what I expected. Cool beer to try over here in bottles, but nothing really stands out.

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Photo of Bix
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of simonreadmusic
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wl0307
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted by half-pint at the GBBF 06. The pump-clip says it's a "Weisse Beer", supposedly a wheat-beer then. Let's see.

A: bright, dark straw in colour, almost golden in a sense; nice foamy white head with good retention, on top of mild carbonation.
S: fruity hops and sweet flowery fragrance, with green apple-ish notes of yeasts plus a touch of vanilla... freshly-cut grassy edges of hops at presence too. There is a hint of unripe green bananas if giving it a very close sniff, but not overtaking--signs of a weizen?
T: a fresh flow of light-bodied malts approachs upfront, coupled with a very light and smooth grainy taste (of wheats?) as well as citric/lemony-zesty bitter edge; clean palate in the end yet profoundly tangy at the same time~~ Pretty different from your normal English Blond Ale, yet not quite in line with a traditional Weizen => an interesting hybrid I'd say.
M&D: more fizzy than usual cask-ales, but giving the beer a crisper edge, maybe to suit the self-assigned wheat-bier profile? Medium-bodied and light on the palate throughout, this is a very quaffable and reasonably delicious "Blond Ale" with a faint resemblance to "Kristal-Weizen" (and vice versa), for the slightly grainy-wheaty taste and a trace of bananas on the aroma and palate. Anyway, I submit it here as a Kristal-Weizen, since there's no such category as English Wheat Beer.

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Straw Dog from Wolf Brewery Ltd.
3.86 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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