Henry Weinhard's Summer Wheat Ale
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

Henry Weinhard's Summer Wheat AleHenry Weinhard's Summer Wheat Ale
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 18.86%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
11
From:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Henry Weinhard's Summer Wheat AleHenry Weinhard's Summer Wheat Ale
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Photo of nosbocaj
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly cloudy orange color with a thin off-white head.
S: Very dominate citrus/orange smell.
T: Light ale with a dominate citrus taste. Quite unique as far as beer goes.
M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. A great session ale for a hot summer day.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Traich picked up a case of this when we popped over to Bonner's Ferry, ID in June, and sent me home with a couple of bottles. I haven't had any Henry Weinhard's since my Pilchuck days in WA in the late 90's...

Pours out a clear light amber, tight white spongy head that retains to a thick cap. The aroma is a big bouquet of faux fruit, like a bowl of Fruit Loops as another reviewer described it quite adequately. Mandarin/tangerine seems to be the predominant aroma however.... Light and fruity in the flavour as well, the malt bill is difficult to discern, and much of the flavouring is definitely extract based. The mouthfeel is light and smooth, though not quite watery. A decent quencher of a beer for hot summer months, nothing complex at all. You gotta like a blast of fruit in your beer though.

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Photo of ReebShorts
2.36/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance is nice. Light tangereine color, substantial head that leave a decent layer after settling. Plenty of carbonation making it's way to the surface.

Aroma is sweet citrus (orange/tangereine), bread, malts, and a hint of butter.

Egad, this is infused with citrus sweetness reminiscent of Fruity Pebbles. I've always had pretty good luck with Henrys, but this one is a miss for me. Not a fan. I wish I'd have bought a sixer instead of the Twelve pack...

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Photo of dmbrainard
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy Henry Weinhardts’s whenever I was somewhere it was sold, not in KS though. My son brought this back from ID as I love HW and he knows it. I spent 12 years in WA state. This is the first time I’ve had or seen this brew, but I really like it. Thanks, Sean.

Appearance: Poured a medium rich gold color with a nice head of white foam towering at about 2 inches.

Smell: Distinct Citrus

Taste: Couldn't put my finger on it at first but it does taste like Fruit Loops. Light ale with high citrus overtones

Mouthfeel: Carbonated. A well-balanced ale in this respect. Not heavy.

Drinkability: The brew shines. Easy to swill, didn't want to put it down. Smooth

Overall: You'd be hard pressed to beat this one for price and drinkability on a hot Summer day.
Although I had it on a cool and rainy day, but do have another for the next hot day that will come.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A totally drinkable wheat. Pours out to a medium rich gold color with a nice head of white foam towering at about 2 inches. Calms shortly afte the pour to about 1/2 inch. Some lace, medium level of carbonation. Aromas of fresh grains and cereal, with a sweet malty note. Taste is rather good; mild malt and smooth grain blend with a touch of hops and a sweet biscut character. Mouthfeel is refreshing and slightly zesty on the tongue. Drinkability is good. Special thanks to Dubbercody for the sample.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Didn't share much with the muts, as I liked it alot, but Peaches seemed to be a fan of this one.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.18/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – This ale has a nice head and is a bright, clear orange which seems to be intentional.

Smell – This smells like an orange Jolly Roger candy. I guess that spice is supposed to be coriander, but it’s not like any coriander that I know.

Taste – The grain here is like a Bud or Miller and then you get a sharp orange flavor like an orange Alka-Seltzer. The spices are dull and offensive.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with some cheap carbonation.

Sinkability – This beer wouldn’t quench your thirst if you drank it on Mars.

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Photo of bodybyadam
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve enjoyed Henry Weinhardts’s whenever my wallet had dust lingering. This seasonal replaced its winter seasonal sibling, the Dark Lager. This is the first time I’ve seen this brew. I remember buying the different HW’s last year but never saw this one. Strange thing was the next day when I went back to the liquor store after seeing it on the shelf; this time there was only one lonely six-pack amongst the other fully stocked beers. Apparently this one is popular in the area or someone didn’t want to chance missing out.

The subtle stylish bottle poured a light red translucent orange hue only to reveal a filtered wheat ale. The label mentions coriander so your senses wait with anticipation.

The nose holds the obvious sweet citrus coriander aroma almost like a fruit salad or a straight orange peel resting on your upper lip, not too strong but very inviting.

The sweeter citrus hop is a great characteristic I noticed. This is not bitter in any way but it is not a sweet malt beverage either. The mouthfeel is super smooth, with an excellent finish. This is a highly drinkable beer. I was very impressed for a BIG beer. This is one of HW’s better brews.

Elbows Up,
Adam

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Photo of RJLarse
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a twelve-pack of Henry’s Summer Wheat Ale to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a weizen glass.

Pours a gold color with an orange hue when held up the light. The label says it contains “natural coriander and orange flavor” so orange will be a recurring theme in the review. The beer is filtered and crystal clear. A foamy white head forms on the pour, and dissipates quickly to a quarter inch ring. From there the head is moderately resilient and produces a bit of lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is fairly strong and fruity. A bit one-dimensional. It smells like an orange soda.

The taste is also fruity, orange soda flavor again, with a very mild bitter hop presence. There is also a hint of a malted grain or cereal flavor, but for a wheat beer I think the grain is understated.

The mouth feel is light, crisp and refreshing. It is rather heavily carbonated (like an orange soda). This beer is a serious thirst quencher for sure.

This is a very drinkable beer, but I think the fruit (orange) flavor might be a bit much. It almost puts this beer in the category of a fruit beer. However, it will be a great hot weather thirst quencher, and would be great served ice cold with barbecue fare. I expect to buy a lot of this limited release beer between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

NOTE: This might not be a bad “crossover beer” for non-beer drinkers or macro drinkers. It has more flavor than a macro, and the wine or wine cooler crowd might like it as well.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In appearance a golden/light orange beer with an attractive thick white head, nice carbonation strings rise. The beer has quite a distinctive aroma..that of those candy Orange slices , there is a slight peppryness, subdued yet overall pleasant. Light tasteing ale ,but in a good way, there is orange flavours, less artificial than in the aroma and a slight tongue tease of coriander at the back of the tongue. Pretty thin on the palate, but I guess that is what they were aiming for. Overall not a bad cheap beer and I can tell that if it werein the 90s outside this would go down a treat..in large amounts..but still well drinkable.

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Henry Weinhard's Summer Wheat Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 11 ratings