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Half Moon Brewery Wildcat Wheat

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered Light American Wheat beer. It has a light, sweet taste with a hint of fruitiness. The wheat adds a slightly earthy or grainy dimension to this crisp and refreshing brew. ABV=4.5% O.G.=1040 IBU=13


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma is dough, grass, some bits oh spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, some yeast, touch of crackery notes, finishing slightly sweet. Not really wheat style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2347) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Draft sampler pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, yeast and some citrus. Taste is malts and yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some loose dots and bits of lace. Bready wheat aroma. Mild butter. Moderate sweet taste, lightly grainy. Light bitter. Decent, interesting wheat ale. Kind of grainy and unrefined, though, and a little undercarbonated. But ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft to taster at Half Moon. Looks solid; a slightly hazy gold with thin white lacing. Smells of wheat and a hint of lemon. Tastes like it smells, but blander and without the lemon, with a touch of grain. Solid on the palate. An easy drinker, but unmemorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
A fairly run of the mill wheat ale is not bad but not great. Falling somewhere along the middle of the spectrum it is a drinkable session beer worth a four ounce sample at least.

Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent golden base is contrasted by a stark white head. Malt and wheat stir up a mixture of old lemons and fruit sorbet.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon butter spread over toasted whole wheat slices is flavorful but simple. A light tang is present in the finish to add honey drizzled over a slice of lemon. It is not the most complex of beers. Despite having had worse I would probably skip it if I ever revisited Kokomo.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Hazy yellow with a soapy head. Scent is wheat, lemon. Taste is malty, creamy, lemon and wheat. Very mild.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Growler, Lemon, yeast and wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow with nice head. Light lemon, yeast, and strong wheat/barley malt flavor. Nice body. Very good - really like the malt flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at brewery. Light creamy wheat aroma. Hazy yellow with a small white head, thick creamy lacing. Creamy wheat malt flavor. Medium creamy body. Very smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2011
appearance is cloudy wheat, aroma is light lemon, hops, wheat. light hops/lemon taste, very drinkable. Very good light drink offering. like an upland wheat with less hops. Could drink a growler of this to myself on a summer evening, but it’s always good to share great beer :)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2008
brewpub sampler - Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head and a very mild wheat aroma. The flavor is sweet and has some citrus. It’s sweet with a thin, watery palate. The finish is clean and the overall impression is of a decidedly lacking wheat ale.


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