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Avery Calypso Wheat Ale

 (RETIRED)
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33
49
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Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Boulder, Colorado USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A not-so-traditional American Wheat Ale, Calypso provides an incredibly easy drinking beer with a hoppy kick that's sure to please. On a hot summer day, nothing will cleanse the palate better.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Below average wheat. Yellowish pour. Very clear. Nose and taste is more citrus than wheat. Rated 4/16/03

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle from Slob. Thanks! Pours too-clear yellow but with a nice head and lacing. Hoppy, sour citrus in the nose. Tastes like a watered-down IPA, with hints of musty hops and aged grapefruit. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick. Wheat? More like an APA, but still good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Not the best wheat. Avery makes a better wheat these days, perhaps that is why they stopped making this one. My sample is definitely old though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
I’m bucking the bad rating trend here: This is a decent unfiltered light amber colored wheat. There are the cheap elements - the perfumed aroma is only bailed out by the hop presence. The flavor leaves the feeling that if they doubled teh ingredients they’d have a solid barleywine. The finish is round and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2004
This beer pours an extremely clear yellow color with a medium white head and leaves very little lace on the glass. There was a little wheat in the aroma, but it wasn't very strong. The flavor was a very mild wheat taste, but there was a nice bit of malt and there was also some fruityness in there as well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Good to see this one go.Smells pretty hoppy for the style.yellow color.Taste is alright w/some fake citrus hop twang.Aftertaste(finish) is weird(unenjoyable).For Avery this is not good but that's ok, because they stoped making this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Large white head, lasting with some spotty lacing. Clear gold color. Lightly flowery hop nose, some breadyness also. Light body. Light fruity, grainy flavor, citrusy also. Finish is dry. OK merican wheat.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
banana peel yellow pour with a coconut colored head about as thick as a cookie. as with every beer-- i sniffed it like i was a security dog and it was a bag of blow, but as soon as i had concluded that it wasn't fragrant in the least, i noticed on the label that it says: "yeah, it is". so forcefully contradicted, i tried again with redoubled effort. this time some results trickled in: a bit of damp hay, leaves, and similarly wispy garden smells: honeysuckle and roses maybe. a light white grape, corn and wheaty yeast solution. not unpleasant-- just imagine a substansial wheat beer machine-washed, sun-dried, and then generously re-hydrated. every brewer is allowed to brew one beer to serve to the whiny white-bread masses who don't know a wheat beer from a weather vane or an ale from an arthritric elbow. here's avery's respectable bantam beer. i rather enjoyed it. and good label too.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Poured a clear golden color with small white head. Very thin bodied and watery mouthfeel. I didn't pick up much wheat flavor like the kind you get in other wheat beers. A little bit of fruity hop taste. I expected much better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
Slightly hazy straw color. Small, creamy white head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Decent lacing. Yeasty and citrusy aroma. The flavor is well-balanced. Malty, but not sweet. Bitter, but not tongue poundingly so. Notes of orange blossom honey on the palate. Light-bodied with a mostly watery, but slightly silky mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Crisp, clean finish with lingering notes of straw and butter. Refreshing brew!


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