Crop Circle Wheat | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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3.83 w/ 81 ratings

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with over 60% wheat malt and imported German yeast and hops, Crop Circle Wheat is a true German wheat beer. This refreshing and somewhat spicy brew is served in the traditional manner - unfiltered and accompanied by a slice of lemon.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2004

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2.1/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I rated this beer in my person note book a few years back. Just put a - sign next to it which means i did not like the taste.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Madison Airport. (served with a lemon).

A: Very hazy, straw coloured with a white head, no retention, initially a hint of lace.

S: Spice, lemon, wheat.

T: Lemon, spice, wheat, light bread.

M: Moderate body & carbonation.

D: Barely average for a hefe weizen.

Certainly better than most American wheats, but it's tough to play in the hefe weizen category.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewQ
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy pale yellow unfiltered wheat. Thin head with an interesting lightly spicy/peppery aroma.

I had this after sampling 3-4 of their heavier offerings and it was surprisingly refreshing as a spacer. The flavor was full- perhaps the 60% wheat malt they talk about. Slightly astringent.

Quite drinkable on a Muggy Madison, Wisconsin evening.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this along with the Black Earth Porter at The Great Dane Pub off the capital square here in Madison. My first "American Pale Wheat Beer" and I have to say, not too bad. Enjoyed it with a good 1/2 lb burger and fries.

Appearance: Served in a tall weizen glass on tap with a slice of lemon on the rim. A bright light to goldenish yellow color with a cloudy, translucent, thick body. Very small white head (probably killed by the lemon slice) that disappates quickly. Looks refreshing.

Smell: Grainy, sweet, spicy -- almost vegetable-like but couldn't quite put my finger on what. Not in a bad way though. Fair amount of hops balanced with wheaty malt. Very unique in my limited experience.

Taste: Spicy, mysteriously vegetable-like but also sweet. Hops and wheat mix for a well-balanced body. Refreshing taste overall and suitable for the hot humid summer day I was enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Much heavier/creamier than I had imagined for this "pale ale" but a pleasant surprise as I enjoy a good medium-bodied beer. Fairly highly carbonated but not a strong bite. Very refreshing overall.

Drinkability: Overall a tasty, and very interesting brew. Though I couldn't quite pinpoint the vegetable flavors I was tasting, it remained a complex yet refreshing pale wheat for a summer's day. Could see it as a session beer, even though it's fairly heavily-bodied. Recommended if you're in town and at the Dane to try a few of their vast selection of 15 or so beers on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Listed at 5.35% abv. Thick and lacy. A good wheaty aroma. A slightly orange body, thick head and lots of thick lace. Oange flavour, and edgey. Something alike Dancing Man. There are good models to follow in this state. Average mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Crop Circle Wheat from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 76.5% out of 100 with 81 ratings
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