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Kalamazoo American Wheat

 (RETIRED)
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70
94
style
Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle. in Chicago. very good wheat beer. Another Bells gem. Extremely smooth and well bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Slightly citrus aromas alongside the standard grassy/graininess of a wheat. Easy to drink and really quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Cloudy dull yellow in color with a thick fluffy white head. The nose shows off citrus in wheat though the nose is quite restrained. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with nice balance and crispness while retaining a nice level of density. It comes off as pretty simple but well-made and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
courtesy of kmweaver. Cloudy pale body with a small beige head. The nose is light citrus and doughy malts. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with light lemon, bread, biscuit and lightly spicy yeast. Medium/light body is round with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Thanks to Ken for this one. Clear gold body. Sweet citrus and bubblegum aroma. Flavor is light, a weak bitterness, honey. Light and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Murky light amber body with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grain. Light-medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. A bit dissapointed in this wheat ale. Kinda flat and flavorless. I went down smooth and easy but I expected more flavors. The citrus notes and the bread feel were good but it needed more. It was decent and really smootha and refreshing, good for a summer afternoon but just not my style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. The body is a fairly hazy dark gold with an off white head. The aroma has some bread dough and light citrus notes. The taste has some medium bread crust and light hints of lemon peel. There is also some shoe polish. A little perfumed, this is earthy and somewhat musty. A decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 12 oz bottle from Samís, Downers Grove. Batch #8538. Been a long time since my last Oberon, so I canít make a fair comparison to this. Warming, malty beer smell upon opening. Straight pour into a shaker shows a hazy yellow beer, but no Bellís floaties, under a big white head, and adds a little yeast and light wheat smell. Taste is a spritzy ale with American Wheat profile, a bit more substantial than the Goose Island 312 or most megabrewer summer wheats. Clean malt and wheat taste, with notable citrus; maybe just a pinch of clove ester. Not a lawnmower wheat; this is for after youíve showered and put on your slippers after mowing the lawn.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a couple trades. Thanks, guys! Pours a hazy golden color; thin off-white head with patchy lacing. Light aroma: crisp, dry toastiness and some mineral / citrus bitterness; refreshing nose. Medium mouthfeel: soft wheatiness, citrus, and mineral bitterness; crisp, dry; quite pleasant in the mouth; a cleaner, more basic version of oberon; quite nice overall. Decently put together, if reserved. Medium finish: toasty grains, dry wheatiness, and mineral bitterness.


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