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Finch’s Wet Hot American Wheat

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Appearance: hazy, bright gold with a thick, creamy bright white head that slowly shrinks to a thick cap, with good amounts of lace. Looked just right for the style. Aroma: strong aroma of citrus, with some coriander and a hefty dose of tropical hops. Taste: bright flavors, with citrus and tropical hop flavors (grapefruit, mango, pineapple), then a good dose of wheat toast, coriander, and white pepper. Finish: dry hops vie against the spicy yeast and wheat flavors, with the dry bitter hops coming out on top. Notes: Great wheat beer. Aggressive hopping, but not insane. Right on the border of a hoppy wit and a white IPA. It worked very well. Very drinkable palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at the Chicago Beer Society’s Umpteenth Annual Picnic, and self served to a clear, plastic shaker showing a hazed, golden color, with bubbly, white head foam, and respectable cling to the lacing. The nose was light yeast, and citrus as lemon & orange. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste offered moderate, citrusy bitterness, and a touch of tartness, which produced a refreshingly crisp & tangy finish. Liked it, and suited the occasion as a light, palate cleanser.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Light gold color, white head. Grassy, citrusy, herbal, hoppy aroma. Lightly bitter and a little sweet. Light body. Medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft at Milk Boy in Philly. Light cloudy amber pour. Fizzy white head that left unusual vertical streaks of lace. Fairly juicy amber citrus flavors. Bittered Clementines. Green oranges. Candy corn. Yellow plums. Shortbread. Somewhat sweetish up front but has a nice lingering bitter lemon finish. Has a nice distinct resiny orange flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Canned, from weihenweizen in trade, good soapy foam with hoppy nose, flavor is more like apa, some grain and grapefruit , nice sweet finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma is wheat, citrus and off/chemical/old notes. The flavor is citrus, wheat, relatively thin in body, tea and a mildly zesty/spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Tried this on draft in the past month. WAs hugely surprised at the quality of it. Decently hopped, bery much a gumball head esque beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1732) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a weizen glass. Cloudy golden with two finger fluffy white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, light/medium carbonation, and little big bubble hops. Taste is nice herbal hops, soft wheat, some tropical fruit, and bitter/chalky finish. Pretty good american wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (3654) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Can: Clear gold, small white head. Light wheat and grassy scent. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy hops and wheat malt. So-so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 16, 2014
16 oz can, served from same. Aroma is dry hopped bitter complexity, wheat and malt. Flavor is same with dry hopped notes leading the way. Solid.


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