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Finch’s Wet Hot American Wheat

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Wet Hot American Wheat is named for it’s particularly “wet” mash and “hot” initial fermentation temperature. It is brewed and dry hopped with Centennial and Columbus hops and utilizes two different kinds of wheat malt, White wheat and Torrified wheat. This beer has an initial sweetness that is balanced by hop additions late in the boil.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1097) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
15 oz. can pours a hazy orange/golden color with tiny but persistent white head and practically no lacing. Aroma is hoppy enought that I thought this might be another IPA/APA. Lots of floral hops, pine resin, and grapefruit on the nose., but with enough grass to remind me that this is supposed to be a wheat beer. Taste is on the bitter side with a long dry finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation. This one wan’t what I expected, for better or worse, but didn’t make me say WOW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5169) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Very hazy golden coloured body with a honey glow and a thinnish, half centimetre tall white head. Aroma of bright grassy and herbal hops, wheat, grass, alcohol, bunches of yeast, bananas and some clove spiciness. Medium-bodied; Astringent spice, yeast, grass and herbal elements show the wheat style up front, but the dry and floral qualities make this feel like almost a saison or even a belgian single. Aftertaste is pleasant and rather complex with the tastes of yeast and cloves that give way to a light and airy wheat flavour with a good deal of hops. Overall, a nice beer with a good flavour profile and still light enough to drink on a warm summer day, even when it’s around 80degrees F and you watched WWII planes go by the capital of the USA earlier in the day. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Fairfax, Virginia on 15-November-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-May-2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (278) - - MAY 4, 2015
Decent wheat beer. Sweet up front, hops in the back. Total outdoor beer. Really drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2841) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2015
Another remarkable milestone beer for me wow do I not plan. Fizzy yellow green pour. Nose is lemon and wheat. Tastes of wheat, lemon, lime, grains, hint of earth. Spritzer palate. Semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC can: Pours a dull, ugly hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is a wee bit of hops, some sugar, and a light fruitiness. Taste is much the same with a slight bit of hops in the finish. Slightly sweet. Not that memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5971) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
pours hazy very pale yellow with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. light floral and peppery citrus, lean maltiness, spicy wheat - low-fat crackers, touch of melons and other tropical fruits. light carbonation, light body, dry and crisp peppery-citrusy finish. wheat highlights beautifully a subtle peppery crackery wheat and lightly and fragrant enough hopped wheat ale. solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2/4/15. 16oz can from Five Points. Lightly hazed golden pour with a small white head, good lacing. Something about this aroma screams old or poorly executed to me - aged, floral hops, sour milk, a boozy sense. I know this was pretty fresh at the store, so not their fault at least. Pretty meh flavor, malty, vinous, earthy, floral, finishes weirdly grapey, vinous, almost a bit tart like a sharp dry white wine. Confused.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Served from can at Ballydoyle Downers Grove. Clear golden beer color under a foamy head. Zesty citrus smell, and yeast in the background. Light malts with a bit of wheat malt spice. Prickly bubbles. Bitter and citrus hop taste. Refreshing basic wheat beer. Some yeast bite to the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
can. hazy golden with one finger head. wheat ale with moderate hops. seems to becoming more of a trend. this is aboverage for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1607) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tall can. Cloudy yellow beer with a thin head. Mild hop aroma with a little yeast. Lots of carbonation thinner body. Okay

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