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Sierra Nevada Old Chico Brand Crystal Wheat

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Brewed using 65% wheat malt and 35% barley malt. This filtered wheat beer is light blonde in color, light bodied and has a wonderfully clean finish. This is a great choice for craft brew novices and beer aficionados alike.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
On tap at some place in Redding CA. Nice easy drinker. Slightly sweet and easy on the palate, but not much too it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (668) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours golden yellow color with a white head. Wheat, grain, malt and light hop aroma. Wheat, grain, grass, light hop, bubblegum and malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Light wheat finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1468) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz can- Pours mostly clear with a two finger bone white head, cobwebby lace. Aroma is wheat, coriander, pepper, clove. The taste is light and smooth, wheat, barley, peppercorns, clove. Very sessionable, could drink a case of this, much better than I was anticipating.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
tap at the Chico brewpub Aug 2013 - Pours clear gold with a lingering off-white head. It has a mild aroma of citrus and wheat. The light flavor is refreshing with mild hops bitterness. It’s light bodied and really good, especially for a style that’s not generally my favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (296) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Similar to a macro lager with wheat. Straw color, soapy head. Very light in flavor, with the toasty wheat coming through. Somewhat bitter finish. Maybe a hint of banana.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours clear blonde with a decent white head that doesn’t last long and a floral aroma. There is a refreshing wheat flavor with a little banana ester and dry slightly bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled around 01DEC11 A: pours a brilliant straw ale with a finger of fine, white foam. This falls to a sheet of the same leaving soapy lace. S: Wheat, grain, dust, some earthy crispness. It seems to have a decent pilsner tone with subdued earthen hops. T: Some sweet cereal flavors with a bit of crispy pizzazz that provides a slight peppery flavor. I can dig. M: thin with hi carb and a dry finish. O: Really a drinkable beer. I wouldn’t got too far outta my way to drink it, but if it were 100F outside, I’d be happy to split a pitcher. Serving type: bottle 12-27-2011

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1067) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from safeway, san francisco. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is yeast, lemon notes and some wheat. Taste is also wheat, lemon notes, yeast. Body is quite light but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2541) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Tap at Sierra Nevada Taproom, Berkeley. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Wheat, some hops, sweetness, fruits and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Clear golden pour with a white head. Grape, bread, and grass on the nose. Quite dry. Some toast, wheat, and grain. Flavor is lightly sweet with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Lots of grape, wheat, bread, and cracker. A bit grainy. Meh.


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