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Great Divide Whitewater Wheat Ale 2000-2009

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
WHITEWATER is an American wheat ale built for exploration. The bold hop profile adds complexity to this crisp, balanced ale, while hints of citrus, light floral notes, and a satisfying bitterness leave a perfect reminder of trails climbed and rapids subdued. Whitewater is the perfect complement to any adventure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
(12 oz bottle: The Cellars in Roseville, MN) Heavy carbonation in this beer. Lots of carbonation release when the cap was popped, and the pour resulted in a glass that was mostly foam and took 10 minutes to settle down enough to get the rest of the beer in the glass. So with a large, off-white head topping the beer, it smells sweet but very soapy. The first taste is mostly sucking up some of the head, and yikes, it tastes like a tin can. But once I can actually just take a sip of beer, no more tin can flavor. Fruity, sweet, light wheat malts, gently bitter hops, but it still tastes pretty soapy, just as the nose predicted. But thereís also a modest spiciness in the that is reminiscent of Belgian yeast. The medium body is very good for an American Wheat. Medium golden color and somewhat cloudy, but almost all the yeast in the bottle is caked on the bottom. The tall, bubbly head never really settles past a quarter-inch in height, but itís all large bubbles so itís not an especially pretty heady. And Iíve noticed that the head just slides down the glass like water off a duckís back, never able to stick in any way. Might not have been a bad wheat beer, especially with that Belgian character Iím getting, but the soapiness is just too overpowering to completely ignore.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Yellow Coloring with White Skin. Light Wheat, Sweet Malt Aroma. Malty and Wheaty with Dry Aftertaste. Drinkable but Uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (30379) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet wheat combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet wheaty combined with notes of banana, leading to a dry finish. A boring wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Very clear for an unfiltered( even American) wheat. Golden with a thin creamy head. Tangy aroma with citrus and yeast. Whoa. Very sour. I think this one is past itís pull date. The label says the second week of January was the bottle date. I notice that this one is retired. I wonder what year it was bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Very good wheat beer. Iím surprised to see the rating at a somewhat low 2.55. Great taste, slightly sweet and very refreshing, with more than a slight malt character. Decent color and aroma. A quality beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
Golden color with no head. No aroma to speak of. Spicy wheat taste. This struck me as almost saison-esque with itís spicy barn flavors, but is a more watery and subdued version of one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
Color is mostly clear, yellow/orange. Little to no head. Yeasty, clove and lemon traces in aroma. Sour ing and watery taste - lemons and apples most prevalent. Thin body, and skimpy on the malts. "Balance" is a word that should be the furthest thing associated with this beer. Lacks the yeasty taste Ė and sweetening - that wheat beers are supposed to deliver. Watered, sour, very sub par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Not much to describe the flavor other than old grapefruit, orange candy and milk. Strange it seems, a light and creamy texture with a sour citrus and wheat finish. Overall very sweet with a lingering flavor of orange cream.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Cloudy orange color,small white head that had a short life then faded to a slight lace.The aroma was wheaty and yeasty with a decent citrus side to it.Kind of sourish thing going on here with a decent citrus side and a nice wheat taste to go along with the very mild hops.I kind of detect a bit of some caramel but then maybe iím just imagining it.Not a very good wheat at all,but worth a try any way,maybe someone else likes it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Minor eruption on the open, and then it got bad.. Poured a full glass of foam. Couldnít drink it from the bottle because it was too fizzy and foamed up in the mouth. After the foam settled down in the glass, the beer was flat. The flavor wasnít bad, but neither was it good. Wheaty, astringent, hoppy. Any first year homebrewer could do better than this. This is unaccepatable for a commercial beer. Sure glad I bought a single instead of a six. Undrinkable.

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