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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This unfiltered American Wheat Ale is light in color, body and bitterness, with the delicious finish of wheat malt. Available on draft and in bottles.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I like the creamy texture, and the lacing as well. Donít know why, but I find it a bit more attractive than the typical hefeweizen, even if the head lacks staying power. S: Itís more of a regular APWA than anything. The most notable element is some earthy, zesty hops. No real sense of banana, clove, or bubblegum esters here. T: This is not much of a hefeweizen. The wheat flavors and finishing, lemony hop qualities are pleasant...but the lack of notable esters really hurt this one. In general, itís not really flavorful. Good hop profile, though. M: Too heavy for the lack of flavor presented on the palate. This should go down much easier than it does...though to be fair, most of it *is* due to the boring flavor. Carbonation is strong like expected. O: Meh. Not a bad generic wheat ale, but itís not a hefeweizen. Iíd be a lot more forgiving of it had it not been called that - yet alas, since itís advertised as such, I have to compare it to the ones from SN, Troegs, or Weihenstephaner. And it just fails in that regard.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (611) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Aroma is some malts. Taste is hints of wheat, but far from one of the better wheat beers. Overall not a great hefeweizen.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light citrus with a smooth dry finish.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AbbeyRoade (399) - Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Just really bad. Very watery, bitter, flavorless. Not a wheaty, yeasty, clove-y brew like a Hefe should be. Donít bother with this one!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UrbanCaveman (73) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12 oz can, poured into a bell glass at approximately 40 degrees F. A: Poured very, very pale, like water with a hint of an echo of the shadow of a yellowish tinge. In the glass, it takes on a little more color, turning a polished gold hue. It looks more like a dark cider than a hefeweizen, forming a minimal head that dies away quickly and appearing more hazy than cloudy. It does leave some scattered patches of persistent lacing on the glass. S: The aroma is primarily wheat and grain fields, with a few hints of clove and something slightly bubble-gum-esque. Not much in the way of fruit odors. T: With all respects to Douglas Adams, the taste is not almost, but not quite, exactly unlike a hefeweizen. This drinks more like a yellow lager, with the same sort of hop profile - wheaten and grassy, with a slight citrus tang. None of the clove or bubblegum from the nose appears, and none of the fruity esters one would expect from a hefeweizen seem to be present. M: Watery, but with rather active carbonation. O: There are many better examples of the hefeweizen style out there. This seems almost mislabeled, more like a pale wheat ale.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1356) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance: lightly hazy light yellow, short creamy white head quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma: extremely light aroma, almost nonexistent, with a bit of pepper and banana. Taste: light banana, hint of citrus and mineral water, a bit of pepper, and some skunky notes. Finish: lingering diacetyl and some creamed corn. Notes: The rare miss from St Louis Brewing. Not good at all. Tasted skunked, but only bottled six months ago.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft - average size foamy head, hazy light gold color, mild banana and spice aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, pretty easy to drink and refreshing, not the strong true German hefe kick of flavors, but not bad overall

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (501) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Just a pretty average hefeweizen. Really weak aroma and lacking in taste. I am thrilled it comes in cans for concerts in the park.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a hazy cloudy golden woth white head. Grain, wheat, funk, and some light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with funk.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass. The aromas consist of banana, wheat, and a damp basement funk. It pours a hazy yellow with a white soapy head. It reduces down to a medium thick ring with a light surface dusting and leaves behind a light lacing. Itís a medium light sweet and a light bitter. The thin, oily texture has a light, soft carbonation, medium body and finishes with bread and wheat grain notes and just a touch of fruit. The aftertaste is mostly clean with just some grain character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap @ Schlafly Tap Room, Lambert Airport edition. Hazed pale straw pour with a tall white head. Mostly just bread on the nose. A touch of soap and floral hops, maybe some yeast, too. Kind of lemony as well. Flavor is slightly tart, but as with the nose, is dominated by bread/malt. Fairly sweet, with a light peppery bitterness. Sort of yeasty. Could take it or leave it.


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