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Thirsty Bear Valencia Wheat
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our wheat beer brewed in the belgian-wit tradition, including unmalted wheat and spiced with coriander and orange peel. Added complexity provided by our house belgian yeast blend after its characteristic high fermentation temperatures.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a cloudy yellow appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is cilantro, green leaves, dull citrus. Dull carbonation. Periphery/green coriander flavor. Fairly sweet. Pass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft Flight 3/23/05 (Brewery)-Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with a decent white head. Aroma of wheat, orange, and coriander. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew was not bad but a bit weak.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (874) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Good for people who don't like beer. Pours a nice cloudy yellow. Smells a bit like citrus. Taste is like orangina, with some orange peel and a nice finish. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Sampler at ThirstBear, very much a Belgian white, fruity aroma, coriander balances the banana yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of wheat and grains with some weak floral notes. Flavour of wheat, yeast, strong grassy hops and strong orange notes. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Good bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Cloudy pale straw color with a white head. A strong spice aroma of clove and pepper. A light fruit note and some interesting tartness. Weird soapy note, too. The flavor is sour and soapy. A little bit of fruit, some wheat, and bread. A definite spice note, some grass, and a hint of yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing, San Francisco. Rated on 19.07.2012
Aroma is light with citrus and wheat. Flavour has citrus, some fruity hops, wheat, yeast and hints of spices. Refreshing!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (856) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
tap @ Thirsty Bear cloudy yellow, small white head. lemon and coriander in the aroma but somehow a bit musky. same in the flavor, not as refreshing as expected

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Yellow hazy pour, quickly diminished head. Aroma is malty, lemony, and a lot coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, finish is lightly sweet. Too much coriander for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2816) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
According to my bar tender, this was freshly transferred right before I sampled it so it was yellow orange in color but very, very cloudy. Maybe it is not fair to mark off for this but that is how they served it so that’s how I’ll rate it. This was at its own brewpub. There is a bit of citrus in the nose and more in the flavor w/ some grapefruit rind bitterness. There’s not a lot of yeast character (though there is a lot of yeast in it still) but nice and light and very drinkable w/ heavy orange notes.


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