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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5129) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Cloudy yellow, loose white head. Smells oddly sour. Tastes oddly sour, too. Is this intentional? I get a little bit of traditional wheat characteristics, but a lot more sourness than I was expecting. Weird.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3399) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grain, citrus and spices. Taste is sweet malt, citrus and spices. Decent.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy straw yellow with minimal white head. Very light aroma of wheat and ginger. Slight hops. Mostly funk. Taste is lightly sweet. Very slight wheat taste. Again, mostly funk. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and almost zero finish. Overall, not very good. Would be a good lawnmower beer but not at 9 bucks per 4 pack. I won’t be buying this again.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
a not so great attempt, with lots of lemon rind character. at first i thought maybe it was perle hops in the aroma, but the taste is very lemony. the hops are a bit rough too, maybe with the minerality of the water. might work well with certain sushi or seafood appetizers, but not my kind of sessional drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1862) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Tasted on 10/8/11 from a 12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thick and pillowy pure white head that slowly recedes to bubbly lace. The nose is bitter, herbal noble hops, with a spicy yeast character. The flavor is wheaty up front, with a ton of herbal bitter hops, and the same spicy character that I got from the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation, and a long, herbal, spicy, and bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is a little spicy and light banana. Taste is kinda floral, a little spice, and more banana. Gym socks finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle from Central Market. Pours a clear golden color with a light white head. Has kind of a wheaty smell with a powdered sugar nose. Different. Flavor was dry, wheaty and sweet grains. Easy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
bottle - Pours lightly hazy gold with a very small white head and an aroma of spicy yeast and wheat. It tastes light and sweet with a touch of citrus. There’s a slight hint of citrus and a little bitterness in the finish. Okay brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Light yellow and crystal clear with tons of carbonation. Aroma is mostly of fresh straw and a touch of citrus. Distant taste of bread and not much of a traditional wheat beer taste. Not a lot of "taste" is there actually - it’s a fairly light wheat beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
8/28/11. 12oz bottle. Barely cloudy light orange pour with floating chunks and a small khaki head that fades. Very plain and light aroma that hints at lemon peel. Very plain grainy flavor with a weird herbal aspect, almost like Italian food, with a touch of lemon peel. This is almost like a horrible saison for some reason. Blech.


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