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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a nearly clear, golden-orange body with a smallish, tepid, white head. Smell: Weak whiffs of malted wheat, tart citrus fruits, and some stray ginger particles. Pretty plain all around. Taste: Uber-light pale malts and a soft taste of wheat, faintly sweet, and with a light underlying tartness. A bit flat in the hop department, with only the merest hints of spicy and citrus. Very low bitterness. The ginger doesn’t add much, if any flavor, really, but does imparts a tiny bit of that characteristic ginger sting. Thinning, watery finish that goes beyond being simply clean. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Surely being a light and refreshing wheat beer doesn’t also guarantee blandness. Surely?! And the ginger-- they added a flavoring agent and the beer still comes up way, waaayy short.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a retaining tight white head with trailing lace and yellow color. Aroma is wheat, slight light fruit, musty. Taste is spice/fruit hop zip, wheat. Light body with good flavor. OK effervescence.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, wheat, some apple, light spicy. Taste is medium sweet, apple, some wheat, light orange. Light body. Rather bland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
Pression @ OTH. Dorée, mousse épaisse blanche. Arôme de blé, levure et de moût. Goût, léger au palais, douce avec un aspect sucré, note de céréale; blé assez faible et un palais trop liquide avec qcq nuances de fruits. Qcq notes de pelure d’orange (bonbon),mais avec un fini terreux et de citronnelle suivit de fine amertume, sucre brun? laisse une impression de bonbon acidulé. Pas mauvaise, juste très légère.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a filmy, creamy white head. Aroma has wheat and some spices, perhaps nutmeg. Flavor is sweet, wheaty, with faint bitterness and slight metal. Light to medium in body with fine, tingly carbonation. Finish is sweet and malty. Decent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
944play (340) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Draft at Sweet Spot. Clear gold with foamy white head. Aroma of white toast and puke. Mostly inoffensive delicate malt and cracker plus a touch of soupy vegetative flavor. Pleasantly rich body but slightly curdling finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of pale malt, biscuit, cookie, light herbs, lemongrass, chamomile, pear. Medium bodied, lightly sticky with lively carbonation. Interesting take on the style, malt forward and spicy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3120) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
pours a hazed golden with a small white head. aroma of bready lemons, some musty soap. light corn starchy note to it. flavor is light lemon grass and faded wheat. light, refreshing. but seemed a bit off. some soapy character i didn’t care for.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
12 oz bottle with a pretty label and served in my Ayinger glass: Clean golden filtered hue topped by a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of banana and bubblegum, very sparse clove, wheat and pale malts, with a noticeable plastic off-tone. The taste is quite pedestrian to say the least, some light lemony twang, wheat husks and grainy earthiness. Sadly there is also a distinct minerally and soapy overtone that is not appropriate in this style of beer. Whatever that "special ingredient" is, it sure does not work. The mouth feel is vastly over carbonated and fizzy, watery and with it’s lack of complexity and crispness, it is not very refreshing either. A wheat beer for people who do not like beer... who put a pale lager in my wheat ale?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a yellow color with a slight haze and a small white head. Notes of wheat and citrus in the aroma. The flavor profile is quite muted. Wheat malts, cereal, citrus, esters and light spices throughout. Watery to say the least. Not to say this is an bad beer, but it is pretty damn boring and bland.


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