2nd Shift Wheat Freak
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
WFA is not your typical wheat beer, but none of our beers are typical anyway, it has a pretty good load of Cascade and Centennial hops in it and its around 5.5% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at The Bridge in St Louis, MO June 2012-Pours hazy lite orange with a small soapy white head with great lacing. nose is fragrant grapefruity hops and big grain notes-equal parts represented here. flavors of grains/cereal to start with lots of pine/resinous hop character. Long bitter finish, mostly of resin. i prefer my hoppy wheat beers with a hop with alot of citrus character, not cascade/grapefruity (which was used here). However, it is a well constructed beer. With a different hop used, this could be a top contender in this popular class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Tap. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller white head. The head faded rather quick. Aroma was grass, bread, and some hops. Flavor was well balanced. Straw flavor. Sweeter up front with a somewhat hoppy aftertaste. Thinner body. Average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agbeer (11) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Pours a faint straw with a decent head. Has a toasty aroma with hint of pine needles and grapefruit. Has a nice wheat flavor against a Citra hops backdrop. Finishes clean - surprising for a hoppy wheat. Different but good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5674) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - Pours clear golden/yellow with a white head. The aroma has crisp american wheat ale to it with some spicy hops. Medium/light crisp body with sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with clean crisp american wheat ale traits along with spicy and piny hops ~ much like the aroma. The finish emphasize the hops even more. Nice crisp refreshing hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
It poured a yellow color with a white head. The aroma was grain and a bit of hops. The flavor was a slight wheat and a decent hoppy taste that followed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
(draught at StL Heritage Festival, >30 IBU variety) slightly hazy gold with white head. Mild hops aroma. Flavor is wheat malt and nice citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pour is a almost clear yellow with a big white head. Aroma is grain and a bit of piney hops. Flavor is a nice wheat and again a nice hoppy backbone to follow. Finish does not leave much of and after taste. Its a really hoppy wheat. Now here is a brewer that took a regular wheat ale and did something different to it. I say Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
The second release from 2nd Shift, Wheat Freak, just hit The Royale last night and they hope to have it to more accounts soon. Pours a bright, cloudy gold color with a big white head. The keg was just tapped so there’s a lot of foam in the first handful of pours, but it looks like it will have a thick, creamy, rocky head anyway. Aroma starts with a big Citra hop note, followed by citrus and tropical fruits, pale and sweet malts, and some wheat. The flavor stays pretty faithful to the nose, albeit with a little more wheat. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that is sweet, fruity, hoppy, and bitter all at once. Think Gumballhead (or Burn Ward Wheat if you’re an STL local), and this is along those lines- a hopped-up American wheat ale that drinks so, so easily. Awesome beer.

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