Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Signature Series
Craft Beerís Gold Standard
Ever watch the setting sun turn a field of wheat into a blanket of spun gold? Not to worry if you havenít, weíve bottled it for you. Itís prairie goodness so pure that no matter where you choose to enjoy it, just close your eyes to find yourself in that field of dreams.

Little Known Fact
Truly a home-grown, honest-to-goodness Albertan beer. All of Grasshopperís wheat is trucked in from the Lethbridge area, while its delicious barley malt comes exclusively from central Alberta.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Canít escape Grasshopper here in Alberta. In the past I thought it was better than it actually is. Suprisingly weak flavour for a wheat beer. Lacks the crispness of better brands. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
Nice, easy drinking wheat ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
really didnít care for this one. Not much to recommend itself

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
A sweet wheat beer with a lemon finish. Very likable in the summer sun, with friends, at work, under the table...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
My first from Big rock hasnít left a lasting impression on me. Nice lable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Filtered wheat beers are so creepy. Great head though. Great aroma - sweet, wheaty, some lemon. Flavour was not so impressive, even for an american wheat. Surprisingly bitter, which isnít necessarily bad. But it was also watery, which is bad. Too carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Not bad, but nothing special. Kind of bland, in my opinion, but the packaging is great. Probably good in the heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Why do I continue to buy filtered wheat beers? Crystal clear, yellow. Clean malt aroma with a touch of pepper spice. Mild palate, clean and sweet with an unconvincing finish. Refreshing ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3187) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Can. Clear bright gold with a finger of snow white head. Simple but pleasant aroma with notes of toasted wheat, light honey, faint hint of cut grass. Thin and crisp body, cuts thirst nicely. Flavour follows the aroma - simple but clean, mild honey-on-toast sweetness to start, hint of banana, light lemon balm and suggestion of lime cordial in the finish. Certainly not a beer snob beer, but for a simple refresher, you could do a lot worse. ORIGINAL RATING (September 23, 2002): Not a great beer by any means, but itís a good thirst quencher. One for those warm summer days on the patio. Just donít forget the lemon wedge. [6/3/5/3/11 = 2.8]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2002
What "light" beer should be. Full alcohol but you can drink a lot and enjoy it. Great for passing the time and not thinking too much about the beverage.

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