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


on tap

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Signature Series
Craft Beer’s Gold Standard
Ever watch the setting sun turn a field of wheat into a blanket of spun gold? Not to worry if you haven’t, we’ve bottled it for you. It’s 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 Grasshopper’s 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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Translucent gold with a quickly receding small white head. Mild aroma containing notes of yeast, malt, honey, and lemon. Light bodied, particularly for a wheat. Tastes akin to a macro wheat. Yeast, malt, honey, and a hop/citrus finish are present, but in a rather passive manner. Pleasant as a chug it back summer ale, but immensely lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours a clear light to medium gold, with a small white head, which fades quickly and doesn’t leave any lacing. The aroma offers some pleasant floral hops and a lick of wheat sweetness. The hops flavour up front is a little muted, although the floral notes are still present. The mid-palate has a little more body than I would expect from a wheat ale, but sadly isn’t backed up by much flavour, just a fairly simple sweetness. Reasonable enough, and very sessionable, but not the most exciting beer around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
355 ml can from a 12-pack sampler from Sobeys Liquor, served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a slightly orangey straw yellow with lots of very fine carbonation and a creamy white cap that crackles and vanishes with time to leave rings and islands of lace. Aroma is similar to many lagers, with unsweetened malty cereals, and hints of buttered corn that I truly dislike in the aroma and flavor of beer. (Actually, I don’t know if my nose and tongue read this correctly as "corn"; it just might be some version of biscuity or cracker-like malt.) Flavor is practically identical to most light lagers, right down to a stronger presence of the confusing and distasteful corn/biscuit flavor, with what seems to be a hint of herbal hops. Thin, and with a dry finish. I wouldn’t go out of my way for this. Although labeled as a Kristallweizen, it’s indistinguishable from most adjunct lagers. So-so.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a clear bubbly gold with a small creamy white head. Aroma of grain, grass and corn. Tastes of grain, some sweet malt and a very light bitter finish. Watery and light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft - Light grain sweetness and a touch of corn. Clear light gold with. Decent white head. Sweet creamed sheet and a long sweet finish. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle: Clear, medium gold...small white head. Wheat, grain aroma. Taste is sweet, honey-wheat malt... Very plain..more like a better-than-average pale lager....not very wheaty, really.....more a grass/straw base. Doesn’t taste bad, at all.....just quite forgettable......not very lively.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (9462) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Lactic wheat and barley malt aroma. Bright golden yellow with giant head. Lightly sweet wheat malt and hay flavor. Light body. Bland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryanhunter_4 (131) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
I’ve had this a few times before but for this one it was a 355 ml can poured at home. Smell is....off. I can’t pinpoint it (others say wheat or hay) other than to say it is sweet, but it reminds me of something rotting. Sweet to taste, with lemon and orange flavoring. Like i said, i’ve had it a few times and have never really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle from the only cafe. Transparent straw/gold with very thin white head. Sweet biscuit and cereal aromas. An American interpretation is immediately apparent on the nose. Some sweetness, hay. Nice carbonation level. Sessionable, enjoyable, not very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Strong sweet wheat aroma and a decent head with a golden body flavour isstrong hoppy lagerness with a hint. Of wheat. just okay.

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