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Whitetail Wheat | Montana Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Montana Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer! An unfiltered wheat beer with notes of citrus and fruit and a clean yeast character. Served with a lemon.

16 IBU

Added by GClarkage on 06-23-2005

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i think they won an award for this recently, good for them, its very true to style and quite well made, maybe the cleanest and most expressive beer i have had from these guys, but im not sure its the best example of the style on the market (beers like gumball head come to mind). pale and a little hazy with a lacy but short lived white head. nose shows a surprising degree of citrus, lemon curd, its tangy but not tart or puckery. wheat malt base is light, textured though, not boring on the palate, and with just a trace of sugar left over. hops unite the elements well, straw and drying summer field essence in this one, even a touch of wild flower pollenated delicateness to it, quite pleasing and pushing distinct. clean finishing with a frothy gush on the palate as it swallow, a mark of a well made brew. i like this one a lot, its sessionable forever and doesnt exclude the hops like so many of these do. well done all around on this one.

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Photo of DuncanSimmons
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A credible, but not outstanding wheat. No lemon in the sample, although apparently served with one by the pint. Clean and refreshing taste, nice straw color, some citrus hints, appropriate head. Better than the strawberry wheat (too sweet, overly strawberry flavored) and leas interesting than their "Youngdunkel", both also sampled on tap.

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Photo of champ103
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden color. A small white head forms and leaves some lace.
S: Orange, lemon, and clove. Sweet pale malts and bread.
T: Fruity orange and lemon again. A light peppery spice. Not very complex, but enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body but a little over carbonated. Easy and smooth to drink. I can session this with no problem.

Enjoyable is the word. Another good beer from this brewpub. Just not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of pheggeseth
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewpub

A: cloudy yellowish gold color, spotty lacing

S: lemony citrus, bready yeast, slight pepper

T: lemony citrus, slight pepper, yeasty wheat, just like the smell

M: light, nice effervesense from the carbonation

D: crisp, tasty, not too complex, but still very drinkable

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Photo of loren01
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Had on tap at MBC. Pours a straw yellow color, one finger width white foamy head. Beer is cloudy but not as cloudy as home Hefeweizen's I've had.
S: Smell is sweet and yeasty. Slight banana smell
T: You can taste the wheat, good banana/fruity flavors as well. Finishes with an alcohol taste.
M: Light to moderate carbonation
D: Easy drinking very refreshing beer. Served with lemon at the brewery but very flavorfull without.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, poured a straw yellow, slighly goldish, with a small head and cascading lacing not sticking to glass. Aroma is of banana and clove, pretty standard hefe. Taste is more or less the same, more emphasis on banana maybe. Mouth is smooth and then tingly. Overall, a real nice beer for a hot day that I'd surely drink again.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/20/05- Had on tap via samplers at the Montana Brewing Co. in Billings, MT.

Presentation- Two samplers in 4oz glasses.

Appearance- Light yellow coloring, a bit cloudy. Small head and light lacing.

Smell- Very fruity. Maybe some tropical fruit in the nose. Papaya or mango. Nice.

Taste- Mirror image of the scent. Lots of fruit flavors, maybe just a tad of banana. Maybe a tad bit of hops in the far background as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium to higher carbonation. Semi-creamy.

Drinkability- Good summer seasonal that I would get again when in Billings.

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Whitetail Wheat from Montana Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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