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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Today’s forecast...Windy! A Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with honey and spices, a great beer for quenching the thirst of Chicago. Windy City Wheat swirls in the mouth with a pleasant sweetness and a zesty, orange-citrusy fruitness settling nicely into the honey tones.

Chi-Town Windy City Wheat "90 Points" & Gold Medal from the World Beer Championships (Wit Category)


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle from Binny’s $10 build-a-6er rack. Slightly hazy gold pour, thin layer of foam with some coating on the glass. Spicy wit smell, perhaps a bit too much spice when they should have trusted a wit yeast to do the job. Taste has some wheat beer quality to it. But there’s just a hint of soap at first. Then a standard wheat beer taste that just sits there. Well, I won’t give up hope, I just hope they can tune this better once they have their own brewery.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A light beer with a bit of yeast and banana and light hops. A bit of malt and light color.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
I’ll refrain from making comments about the term "Chi-Town" this time around. The ale has a clear yellow body with slowly rising bubbles supporting a three-finger white head. The note is wheaty, bready, with subtle traces of spices. The flavor is much the same, a wheat ale with hints of spices and a slight orange rind bitterness. I enjoy an occasional Wit, but will pass on this INO one in the future.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, showing a cloudy, golden color, with some good persistence to both the frothy, white head, and the spots & patches of lacing. The aroma started with a fleeting metallic hint, then some peachy sweetness, maybe a hint of spice, and light graininess that I can only describe as earthy & toasty. The taste presented moderate, citrusy & rindy bitterness, and a bit of tartness that both had some lingering qualities to them. Medium to light bodied, with perky carbonation, a fairly crisp finish, and okay sessionability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Tap. Yellow pour with white head. Smells of wheat and slight malt. Taste sweet at the start with slight spice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christpuncher (1245) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
I think this oils over rated. This is one of the worst wheat beers I have had. Smells skunky and tastes wheat. Has a strange finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cavana40 (21) - - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 I was expecting more from this beer. Still pleasant to drink, but nothing to get excited over.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Nothing too special here. Chose this over a blue moon. Looks better than it is, but I didnt expec too much more out of it. The flavor needs to be amplified a few degrees and then for me it would be a pretty good wheat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Hazy Yellow, Good Foamy Head, Decent Lacing. Citrusy Aroma. Citrus, Orange, Wheat, Yeast. Thin Body. Nothing Extraordinary but enjoyable on a hot summer day like today. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
pale gold with small head. if budweiser made a wit, this is what i think it would taste like. minimal spice and light wheat. bland, yet inoffensive.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4567) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow-tan. Thin, oily head. Has a little orange zest in the aroma, but still firmly grounded in Stevens Point sugary mediocrity. Medium bodied, the yeast tones balance it out a little, making it into a tolerable beverage. Kind of tastes more like a Hefeweizen than a Belgian Wit. Not so bad.


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