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Big Al Abbey Wheat

Big Al Abbey Wheat
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Formerly brewed at Big Al Brewing
Style: Witbier
Seattle, Washington USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Abbey Wheat: Our flagship Ale. A hybrid ale combining the smooth, refreshing, drinkable characters of an Wheat beer with the fruit and spice flavors of Belgian ales. This beer is easy to drink, full of subtle flavors creating a sessionable beer that’s never boring.<br /> <br /> Ingredients: Malt = Pale, Wheat, Vienna, 20L, 120L, Carapils. Hops = German Magnum and East Kent Goldings. yeast - belgian abbey yeast<br /> <br /> Specs: ABV = 5.2% O.G. = 1.052 or 12.8P IBU = 22

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Tap. Light copper color with thin but present egg shell head. Caramel sweet nose. Taste is caramel, banana, and bitter on the end. Not blended well and needs more traditional malt for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Hazy brown orange pour with a thin head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a good amount of Belgian yeast and wheat notes. Banana, clove, lightly sugary sweet, toast, and wheat. Some orange as well. Decent carbonation, maybe a little overly sweet for my liking but not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4979) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a hazy amber topped with a sand head. A very nice aroma of sweet fruit. Tast was more of the fruit and a nice mix of thick malts. A nice thick wheat. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Draft at the Duck Island. Cloudy dark amber with garnet highlights under a dense, towering tan head. Big sweet red apple nose. Creamy medium body, plenty of carb presence. Refreshing and bracing. The apple juice and apple skin tartness really take over on the mid-palate. This beer is designed for people who want something much simpler and more approachable than what I typically reach for. It is made quite well, but has a bit too much apple juice character to really be my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Taster - Big Al Brewery - Seattle, WA – Very nice wheat flavored beer with good overall flavors, and aromas. Great beer too start my Big Al Brewing tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Appealing, warm, tangerine hue with faded head. Smells and tastes reminiscent of a German wheat with emphasis on musky clove. Quite phenolic, body is a tad flat. A hint of bubblegum on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Big al abbey wheat 9 3 13 5 7 37 8/12/08 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is highly fruity bubblegum with peppery and somewhat plasticy phenols to support. Appearance is hazy reddish gold with a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is fruity bubblegum forward, but not too sweet. Bittering is medium-strong and spritzy, going right into mouthfeel. This is medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, sweet and complex, a good beer for people that aren’t normally solid beer drinkers.

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