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Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat

Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
As Old St. Louis continued to grow in the 1800s, there was the need for a more productive way of bringing fresh water to the population of the city. A steam-driven system was used to push water throughout the city, which in turn could create massive buildups of pressure. Standpipe towers were built throughout the city in an attempt to let the water pressure stabilize. Water towers were built around these standpipes as they were more pleasing to the eye than an iron pipe. The Compton Hill Tower, The Grand Avenue, or White Water Tower, and the Bissell Water Tower all continued to dot the St. Louis skyline over 120 years after their construction. All it takes is a close look at these ornate structures to imagine how different things were back in Old St. Louis.

Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat is a traditional European-style Hefeweizen with a light color and smooth finish, perfect for unwinding after a hard day’s work or play.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Sent to me in a trade. Pours from the 12 oz bottle a gold color with a large white head. No retention as it did not last long. Nose of banana, some clove, and citrus. Light in body. Flavor is citrus, with the banana in the background, Finish a bit tart. t

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle via in-person STL trade. Pours a totally clear, bright golden color with an inch-thick fizzy white head that fizzes out instantly, settling into a tiny ring and some rising carbonation bubbles. Aroma of banana, lemon, sweet malts, florals, and some lighter phenols. Flavor of lemon, banana, sweet malts, minerals, and a bit of a metallic note. More lemon than expected. Light-bodied, with an almost tart, apple juice-like mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Kind of a whiff for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finhead (1630) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Hazy, yellow-orange with virtually no head. The aroma sweet with mostly wheat. It has a light, slick texture with lively carbonation. The taste is very tart all the way through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is kinda clovey and spice. Flavor is way sour and butter bomb. Yea this is infected. At least I hope so. Maybe I’ll give it another try with another single but maybe not.

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