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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Napa Smith Wheat beer has a light and clean taste that is characteristic of this type of style. We have added special ingredients to accentuate the aromas beyond the hops and malt to insure a spicy, floral aroma with a light crisp finish. Serve this with a grilled piece of fresh fish or pork chops.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
not a lot of wheatiness about this, in fact itís rather plain. something i canít quite name in there thatís a little interesting, a little unpleasant. not a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (778) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A good beer! Pours a boring yellow. Smells is very gingery and sweet. Taste is good, sweet with a bite. Ginger notes all around. Would be great with sushi. Unique! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
I didnít really like this. Had it with a pizza a couple weeks ago. Not a good wheat beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours yellow with a big white head. It has a very light ginger aroma with a little bready malt similar to what you would get in a blonde ale base. The flavor is watery with hints of ginger. Very light bodied. Meh.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pdubz05 (4) - - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Sorry to say this beer left a lot to be desired. No real aroma and barely any taste to it. Boo! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Pours a clear golden color with a medium thin white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of wheat and sweet spice. Light-bodied and effervescent with flavors of ginger, crackery malt and wheat. The finish is sweet with a short ginger aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Thin head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Smells of fruit: apple and pear mostly and a little honey. Taste starts with a little sweet note, then dry bitterness... the middle and end are watery and bland. Starts out okay and then runs out of flavor halfway through. Crisp texture, low carbonation and medium body. The taste was a real disappointment, the rest of it was average.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cybercat (3197) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours a clear, rather wan solar yellow with a thick, if not too persistent, white head. Wheaty aroma is none too strong and has a hint of yeast. Flavor has a malty core and wheaty and yeasty notes, plus a hint of fruit. Smooth texture has typical body and fizz, leaving a tingle that is persistent if not strong. Though not the best wheat Iíve had, give it a try if this is your favorite style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Hazy pale yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is wheat grains with a hint of citrus, no ginger detected. Flavor is wheat graininess, starchy, light citrus and very subtle ginger in the end. Meh, nothing too great.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark gold with a white head. Light ginger aroma. Med body. flavor is ild ginger with a wheat accompaniment. Dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2008 Total Score: 3
Bomber from the Coop in Davis, CA. Dark golden color with a fizzy/frothy white head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma is strongly grassy over grain. Near medium body with frothy little bubbles. Flavor is grain with something like saaz. Slight touch of fruit. There seem to be pepper bits. It is astringent. My mouth wants to pucker. This is a slick product. There is no down side, except it’s a wheat beer. I wonder if this is being produced at the former sake brewery at HiWays 12 and 29?* And if so, are they using those brewers? These ales seem as well crafted as Budweiser. Not to say I’m recommending Bud, but AB does have the craft down pat. These guys seem to too. *Hakusan Sake Gardens 1 Executive Way Napa


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