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Valley Brew Asparagus Wheat Ale

Valley Brew Asparagus Wheat Ale
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Yes, that’s right, asparagus. This beer was developed for the Stockton Asparagus Festival held each April in Stockton. An infusion of fresh Asparagus juice is created and then blended into a Pale Wheat Ale. The flavor is quite clean and refreshing. The beer is served with a stalk of Asparagus in each glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Hop and soft vegetal nose with a touch of honey. More hop presence than expected possibly brought out by the natural bitterness imparted by the asparagus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Tasted on tap at brewpub. This wheat ale pours a medium gold color from tap. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruit, cereal and sweet. Medium bodied veggie/wheat beer. Malts are cereal and grainy. There is a touch of vegetable flavor here and is quite subtle. This really tastes like a decent wheat ale with a little more solid body and mouthfeel, without that grainy sharpness that is typical in a wheat. Nice carbonation. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Interesting beer. Perhaps a novelty, but it works. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
What can ya say about this beer? It’s made with asparagus. Okay, so that sounds a bit odd. It’s actually very clean, quite refreshing and little to no asparagus character to it at all. Aroma is lightly hopped, light cracker notes too. Appearance is a hazy light yellow color, white head. Flavor is light cracker, a little bitter and a clean finish. I can see this going down nicely while sitting in the hot sun at the Ass-pa-Ragus fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
Clean light hop nose. No Asparagus nose unless u count the asparagus spear garnish sticking out of the glass and poking your nose. Hey what can I say its a good wheat beer with a very very slight hint of asparagas which is good cuz any more and it would wreck the beer. Good execution of a novelty beer.

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