Heartland Brewery Harvest Wheat | Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Union Square
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by AmitC:
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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Photo of RoyalT
2.54/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This one poured a hazy orange in color and was very fluffy just like a good Hefe Weizen should be. The head showed some nice, clingy retention as well.

Smell – Where’s the yeast? It says “wheat”, but there’s no wheat. What’s up with that? This is more of a spicy peach and cherry Belgian than a Wheat Beer.

Taste – This had some pleasant, light pale Belgian flavors but, again, no wheat.

Mouthfeel – This one was clumsy and, worst of all, lacked the fluffy character of a good Hefe Weizen.

Drinkability – Not a bad ale but too off-style to enjoy.

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Photo of Ksilver2
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Sammy
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Radio City. Another pale wheat. Caution and disclosure: They put the slice of lemon in, and my protest led to them removing it and returning the glass rather than giving me a new serving. Overcarbonated, faint of flavour, light mouthfeel, drying finish.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lzepplin01
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.28/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not a lot to say about this beer, it was pretty weak all the way around. The appearance was a cloudy light orange color with little to no head (not sure if this was the beer or the bartender as 2 of the 3 beers that I had had little to no head on them) The aroma was non-existent. Very light citrus smell to it, but I guess that could have been the lemon wedge that they served with it. There was not much of a taste to it either, slight citrus and some yeast, heavy on the carbonation. Overall, if I were to visit the Heartland Brewery again, I would not order this.

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of RandyKemka
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of metter98
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On-tap at Heartland Brewery and Chophouse (Times Square), New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grain and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and seems raw, rough and grainy.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount if carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't refreshing. I took out the lemon to review it but after taking notes I put it in and the taste dramatically improved. It really needs the lemon to cut through the raw grainy and wheaty taste.

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Photo of salthemonster
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

18th Jan 2013: New York, ESB location.

Hazy/cloudy pale yellow, a bit of a white crown on top.

Vanilla esters in the aroma and taste: overall a bit sweet and not impressed.

Thin bodied and wishy-washy in general: this was not to my taste at all. It lacked character and any strong flavours to get into. Refreshing it maybe but I wanted something to quench my thirst and give me a reason to have another one.

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Photo of plaid75
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a light wheat biscuity wheat with a minor yeast spiciness. There was a bit of a lemon zest as well.

The taste consisted of a trace yeast element and a light wheat malt. There was no clove spiciness to speak of.

The mouthfeel was slightly chewy and dry.

Overall an easy drinking light wheat ale.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this as a part of a voyage at the Heartland at 51st between fifth and sixth avenues in Manhattan. The first problem was that the beer came with a slice of orange in it. I didn't have the heart to ask for another one. It was ok, like many of their beers. It looked exactly as a wheat should, good aroma, nice flavor. If you like wheats, it's a good one.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.45/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served as part of a flight at the Radio City location. Cool and in a sample glass.

Pours a hazy gold body and a wisp head (lemon wedge ruined it). Lemon smell. Lemon taste.

Low carbonation and a light mouthfeel.

Please stop the lemon wedge. Very lemon drop flavor and too little carbonation.

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Photo of bob3701
2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a shaker pint at their South Street Seaport location. By far the weakest offering they have. Small head for a wheat with a cloudy staw colored body which laced OK. Could only smell the slice of lemon that was served with this one. Taste was not to my liking and I like wheats. Very bland and watery if not for the lemon slice it may of had no taste at all. Avoid this one they do offer better brews.

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.55/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Heartland Brewery Harvest Wheat...

Appearance-on tap in a 23 oz glass, decent head, fizzy, lots of carbonation, they claim it is unfiltered but there is no cloudiness and it actually seems pretty clean.

Smell-grainy, alcohol notes, some hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel-thin and sweet, some residual hops appear and malt but very watery on the finish.

Drinkability-refreshing on a hot day, but then again so is miller lite.

Overall-this beer does not measure up to some of the better version of this style and it's barely passable. Much better wheat beers for your money.

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on-tap 01/10/07 at the Heartland Brewery Times Square in NY, NY.

Cloudy straw colored with a decent white head. Nice grainy aroma and flavor without that annoying citric wheat character that is typical of the style. Medium-light bodied and smooth with a nice finish.

One of the better American Pale Wheat Ales that I've had in a while.

Per HB website: 4.5% ABV.
Malted Red Wheat and 2-row Barley.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Samples at Radio City, New York. Pours hazy golden hue, with a foamy, long lasting, white head. Aroma is dominated by apples and bananas some notes of weat malt. Light, crisp body. Yeasty, fruity flavor (mostly apples). Nice, refreshing summer brew..

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Photo of maddogruss
2.74/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a pint of this at the brewery.

A: Pours a cloudy, hazy golden body with a silky, bright white head with good retention and nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Not much of a smell. Slight citrus undertones were noted.

T: Not much of a taste either. Slight notes of orange blossoms and lemon zest, but nothing too impressive. Malts were almost not evident and made themselves appear in the aftertaste.

M: A fairly light mouthfeel that was a little on the thin side. Nothing too impressive.

D: Ok drinkability overall, but nothing to write home about. The taste was decent at best and the mouthfeel could have used a little working on. I can't say I'd return for this one.

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