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Finch’s Wet Hot American Wheat

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
26 oz draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, wheat and grass. Taste is sweet, grass and dough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy yellow, with a thin ring of foam. Smells very fruity - apples or pears, I guess, then some crisp hops. Taste is also fruity, with notes of berries and woody, piney finish. Pretty tasty, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3442) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a lasting small layer of cream. Nose is orange blossom honey, resin and citrus zest with a faint touch of toast. Taste is citrus zest and evergreen resin with a nice malt support of toasted grain and honey. Long finish also shows some bitterish dry wheat flour. Light-medium body has smooth medium carbonation and is to the dry side. If you put this APA in the American Wheat Ale category it’s the best in it’s style, but the style has historically been a pretty awful and unnecessary addition to the beer world. Glad someone recognized that and decided to add a bunch of hops to turn a crap beer style into a drinkable APA/IPA with some wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
16oz tallboy can from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a hazy cloudy orange/gold body under a smaller tight frothy white head. Aroma of tea, grains, and citrus, wet toast. Palate sucks, watery mouthfeel big time, slight carbonation, blah. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Flavor of tea leaves, wet crusts, dough, cola, earth. Meh, not much going on here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4546) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized creamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was butter, a bit of wheat and a bit of citrus. The flavor was butter, bitterness, an bit of citrus and a touch of bread. Long bitter butter and citrus finish. Medium body. Fairly awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1094) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2013
on draft poured hazy yellow color with light white head. light body with the aroma of some citrus and some wheat. flavor is decent but on the light side all the way around. some hops on the front end but disappear quickly. it was ok but wanted more from this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow-gold with light, creamy, white head, no legs / Bright nose of lemon, tropical fruit, resin / Medium body, thin, otherwise good balance with some astringency and bitter finish / Flavors of lemon, pear, pineapple, resin, straw, wheat / Weak body, but otherwise has potential.

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