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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyFace, May 23, 2013.
Has anyone mentioned Gumballhead yet? haha
I actually found myself to really enjoy a Trout Slayer from Big Sky the other day.
Gumballhead is the best I have had...I also like Tommyknocker's Jack Whacker Wheat.
I really didn't enjoy the Hop Sun. Not enough going on there for me. I have a soft spot for Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. Also agree with Ommegang White. Troegs Sunshine Pils is good and while I don't know for sure I would assume its wheat
What he said. I make a point to get some New Glarus every time I'm in Wisconsin.
Forgot about Trout Slayer. That is pretty decent as well.
I haven't made very many, but I really liked Cascade Brewing's American Wheat. Not as sickenly sweet as some, others. Also Sumpin' x2.
Are wheat there yet?-Cigar City brewed for the tampa bay brew bus. Really simple, drinkable, solid american wheat.
Lil Sumpin Sumpin
and of course my own homebrewed version
Florida Cracker from CCB
Isn't that Flying Dog a Hefe? Ommegang Witte is a Belgian style Witbier, so it's off topic, and Sunshine Pils is definitely not a wheat beer, err, it's a PILS.
Flying Dog In Heat Wheat is really refreshing
No one has mentioned Shock * Top?
So many good wheat beers have been mentioned.
I am a big fan of Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale. This beer is classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale. In my opinion this beer is an IPA that just happens to have some Wheat in the grist (50%). I see that WesWes expressed this in his review of this beer: “It's basically an IPA brewed with wheat.”
I have not had Gumballhead but I suspect that this beer is similar to Little Sumpin Sumpin in being hoppy in flavor/aroma.
I do enjoy Oberon from time to time; that beer is more in the classic American Wheat Ale category since it is not as hop driven.
SN Kellerweiss is great. Flying Dog In Heat wheat and Ramstein Double platinum blonde are excellent. Ramstein Winter Wheat is a seasonal but I claim it as my favorite.
I was obsessed with Sumpin Sumpin.. Until I had Gumball. Both are amaze, but Gum is like all hops (flavor) and zero bitterness.. Can't get much better than that!
(And Oberon's a little - lot - weak, imo.)
Ruddy Wheat by Weston Brewing. It's an amber wheat, the first I've ever had. Really good.
Ok I clearly misunderstood. I thought we were talking beers with a wheat base
If you can get it, Piece's Weissbier is the only American-brewed weissbier I will drink. It rivals and beats most German ones.
Is New Belgium still producing Sunshine Wheat? If they are, they aren't sending any here. I give that beer a lot of credit for helping me ease into craft right out of college. Haven't had it in a few years, though.
Gumballhead, Oberon, 312
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Firestone Solace. Solid beer.
Tallgrass Halcyon. Amazing beer.
i like Ayinger hefe weizen
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat
Ommegang white, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
not a huge fan of Oberon i gotta say
Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead.
Those would be my top two picks, and I also don't think of the very hoppy wheats as within the style once the hops are the defining characteristic
And while those are borderline, I don't really see the need to mention other totally separate wheat styles like hefeweizen or witbier
I love 3F Gumballhead. Driving 160 miles tomorrow to the brewpub, gonna buy a case of it.
AMEN to Oberon. Nothing tastes quite like it. I like Boulevard Wheat as well, but there's just something about Oberon that makes it the gold standard in the Midwest when it comes to wheat beers.
I commonly refer to them as IWA's
The OP was specific on the style, although broad.