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Your Favorite American Style Wheat Ales

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyFace, May 23, 2013.

  1. ThirstyFace

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    I know lots of folk get down on these and can't discuss without effortlessly blurting out "Weihenstephaner", "proper German....." etc.

    Anyway, my faves...

    Captain Lawrence Sun Block. Shit name. Gorgeous beer, and perhaps the most refreshing beer I know

    Southern Tier Hop Sun. Former fave, but CL chopped it down

    FFF Gumballhead. I don't expect t an arguement here

    Anchor Summer Beer. The brilliance is so subtle, but that slight tart finish and the everlasting creamy head...


    That's all I got in NY...minus the FFF, which I get when traveling to IL frequnetly
     
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    I haven't heard anything about it coming back this year, but NEBCO Alphaweizen is amazing. Fingers crossed for its return!
     
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  3. Handyandy58

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    Oberon. Can't get away from it during a midwest summer, but damn if it's not tasty.
     
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    Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Ale. Good stuff!
     
  5. Jeremy_H

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    Its a toss between FFF Gumballhead and Half Acre Akari Shogun!
     
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    Boulevard Wheat
    Bell's Oberon

    I'm not a fan of the aggressively hopped wheat. I'll pass on Gumball Head & 80 Acre.
     
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    Still a big fan of Oberon. Perfect in the summer for me.
     
  8. thegodfather2701

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    Mine is Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, its freaking awesome. A delicious beer but you have to be careful because it will creep up on you given its alcohol content. I've never had Gumballhead, but would love to try it. I'm not a big fan of Oberon and I have tried it many times.
     
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    Little Sumpin' Sumpin', Gumballhead, and Oberon, with the last of those, IMO, having redefined the style (remember those U.S. "wheats" from the 90s?) to make it one of the more unique U.S. "craft" offerings out there.
     
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  10. ThirstyFace

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    I'm an unapologetic fan. Can't believe I forget to mention Oberon. Can't wait to have some when I'm in OBX next week
     
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    I'd have to say Oberon.
     
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    Wheat beers don't have enough flavor for me unless it's a wheat IPA. Gotta' have some hops in there. :)
     
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    Sumpin' Sumpin', although it tastes more like an IPA. It's one of my favorites.

    More in the style, I like Bell's Oberon and Southern Tier Hop Sun.
     
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    several good ones mentioned, but for ease of access around these parts (MN), and a good price, 80 Acre is a good drink.
     
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    Gumballhead for wheat, lil sumpin for just an awesomely drinkable beer
     
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    I like Boulevard Wheat.
     
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    I need to give this one a second spin methinks.
     
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    gumballhead is my favorite wheat ale ever!
     
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    Boulevard wheat. Orange and lemon slices, optional.
     
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    1) Oberon
    2) Gumball

    I hate Sumpin Sumpin. All the rest I have had, meh
     
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    Lil' Sumpin Sumpin. Why have a wheat beer when you could have a wheat IPA? Proceed to defame my uninformed palate.
     
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    Maui's Mana Wheat
    Arcadia's Whitsun Ale
    Boulder Beer's Sweaty Betty Blonde
     
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    True to form: Blue Star from North Coast
    New School: Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' from Lagunitas
     
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    One of my favorites by the gents at NEBCo
     
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    Sumpin' Sumpin', Oberon, Circus boy.
     
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    Ommegang Witte
     
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    Sumpin sumpin ale and gumballhead only because they taste like ipas
     
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    Oberon, Harpoon's UFO and GI 312
     
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    Gumballhead -- drinks like a light, wheat-y IPA.
    Sumpin' Sumpin' -- ... drinks like an IPA. Still not really convinced it's a wheat beer.
    Oberon -- classic.
     
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    My favorite wheat beer is a pilsner.
     
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    I'm also a fan of the Sun Block. Since I'm really waspy, and there's no "tan setting" on me, I'll be sure to buy a few cases of it this summer. But seriously refreshing beer.
     
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    80 acre
    Heavy Seas Riptide
     
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    Year round- Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin
    Summer: Bell's Oberon and NG Dancing Man (OK, it's a Hefewiezen)
     
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    New Glarus Dancing Man - just had my first this week and it's the best I've ever had.
     
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    Odell Easy Street Wheat. Was also my gateway beer
     
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    Lil Sumpin Sumpin! One of my favorite beers period. Also, really enjoyed Gumballhead. Not so much on the 80 Acre or Boulevard Wheat
     
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    We're just starting to see it in Chicago more: Greenbush (Sawyer, MI)'s Sunspot. It's unusual, but still drinkable. Citrus-y without venturing too far into wit land, and a dynamite, dry finish. Some say it's a hefeweizen, I dunno. You say 'porter,' I say 'stout.'
     
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    Little Sumpin Sumpin and Boulevard 80 acre.
     
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