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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The paw paw fruit is something we take great pride in. The Native fruit of Ohio and one that flourishes here in Athens. A tropical fruit tree that grows in in a temperate climate and produces a one of a kind experience. Flavors of mango, banana, and a touch of melon.

In 2003, our good friend Kelly Sauber brewed the first paw paw beer utilizing locally harvested paw paw fruit from Integration Acres. We are now very proud to bring Paw Paw Wheat back and to you all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, grain and yeast. Taste is banana, fruit and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2015
375mL bottled 2014, bonus from JStax, drunk 12/10/15.
Moderate haziness and bright copper tints creating a glowing peach colored body that is topped by a medium-sized, off-white head that recedes steadily to ring.
Earthy, melon-rind-like notes are prominent and as odd as that sounds, its not entirely unwelcome. Light peach and apricot esters, with a touch of alcohol and peppery phenols. Canteloupe, light vanilla and marmalade. Not intensely aromatic, by any means, but its quite enjoyable and the peach and other alcohol notes are minimal and well-integrated.
Round, lightly boozey, heavily fruity and slightly oxidized in the mouth. Nicely extracted malts lend a soft texture with chewiness provided by the wheat. Heavily peppery phenols build up and climax in a rather alcoholic, peach-laden, estery finish. Vanilla, dry graham crackers and very light melon linger. Good attenuation, though still a bit sweet at points. Tight carbonation really saves the beer.
Very bizarre wheat beer that really seems to have no business being 9% abv. That or it just hasnt aged all that well, though thats odd for an unfiltered wheat beer of this size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Pours golden with a small and dissipating foam head. The aroma is of sweet tropical mango fruit, wheat and malted grains, with a very soft funky yeast scent. Tasting is of grains, a sharp sweetness, mango, noticeable melon fruit, and a strong undertone of booze. The finish is a fruity wheat beer with a boozy semi dry finish. I would say this delivers. I enjoyed how well the fruit flavors shined through. Overall the fruit and the wheat compliment each other nicely but the booze takes over more than Id like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3057) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2015
375ml bottle from trade on HBT. Drank after work with Tom and Brian. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet fruit (paw paw Im assuming), wheat, light funk vinegar, yeast, and lemon. Taste of grassy bitterness, grain, wheat, sweet fruitiness, banana, and light Belgian notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2069) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with large foamy off-white head, tropical fruit and citrus aroma, high carbonation, fruity tadte with strong alcohol undertones, sticky sweet long finish with alcohol aftertaste. The alcohol content is too prominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Poured at the Galaxy Oktoberfest on draft. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a mild head. Aroma is solid with an orange-mango creamsickle and a tartness. Taste is similar with the fruit up front lending to a tart finish for a wheat beer. Nice balance of fruits, hops, and the malt backbone. Big carb, medium body. Different and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Shared large bottle in Atlanta. Very tart and moderately high fruity. Lively carbonation (watch out upon opening; this bottle spewed some foam). Puckering tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours somewhat clear golden amber with a beige head. Aroma brings some malty base as this beer is a bit aged. Flavor brings tropical fruit and some what notes as well, but has dropped off for sure. The banana and melon are noticeable for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
375 ml bottle, poured into a nonic pint at ~45 degrees F. Appearance: Pours an almost opaquely-cloudy burnished copper-gold, where one can see the shadows of their fingers on the other side of the glass all as a single mass, rather than distinct fingers. Forms a finger or so of loose, large-bubble white head, which dissipates rather quickly and noisily. Smell: Ripe wheat wells out of the glass, bringing with it some hints of crackery malt, and faintly, the odd half-tropical, half-melon scent of a paw paw fruit. Taste: Thats definitely a crackery wheat malt, indeed, with the essence of a wheat cracker flooding the mouth at first sip. Lurking somewhat behind and beneath that, the fruit flavors appear - its definitely paw paw, but as that means little to those whove never had one, Ill attempt to describe it a little better. Cantaloupe melon mingles with a slurry of tropical fruit - mango, guava, starfruit - with some discernible banana notes and a very slight tinge of the sort of tartness one gets from an orange without there actually being much citrus flavor along with it. The finish leaves an echo of that subtle fruit mix, and the crackery malt. TL;DR - Drinking this is not unlike eating a Wheat Thin with sparing traces of tropical fruit preserves, banana butter, and melon jelly spread on it. Mouthfeel: This is lightly carbonated, almost flat, and goes down smooth and slick. Overall: Not a bad beer, and it does showcase the paw paw. Also, any beer thats over 9% but involves almost no taste of alcohol is brewed pretty well! However, for the price point, its not one Im going to repeat often.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (247) - - MAY 26, 2015
What a fruity beer. Great smell. Really wheaty taste. If you like wheat beer you will love it. Im not a big wheat beer person but a decent beer.

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