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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American wheat ale, spiced with lemon grass, grains of paradise, and bitter orange peel. Elba is the first member-owner designed Black Star Co-op beer!

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3.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, lemongrass, grains of paradise, and earth. Flavor of grain, lemongrass, earth, wheat, orange peel, and grains of paradise.

3.3
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at the brewpub, served with a cucumber. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of sweet grains, honey, light fruits and a hint of spice. Flavor starts with light fruit and flora but finishes with sweet grains and honey.

3.4
Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Tap at the pub. Served with a slice of cucumber. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dry, wheaty, some lemon notes. The cucumber slice really comes through. Flavor is crisp, with a wheaty flavor, cucumber freshness, herbal and light. Different take but it works.

3.1
dnstone (3482) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Light fresh malt aroma. Hazy gold with a hint of white head. Light refreshing wheat beer with slight spiced notes.

2.8
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
On tap at Black Star Coop in Austin, TX. This was served with a cucumber wedge, which was a novel and charming touch, but which seriously dampened my ability to discern the beer’s aroma. What I can say? It smelled like a cucumber. That said, the palate was just right for a wheat beer, as it was light easily guzzled in the Texas heat. Flavors included banana, spring water, and, of course, cucumber. I really hope that someone else comes along and rates this, and I further hope that person likes wheat beers more than I do. I feel vaguely guilty for giving these enterprising folks such a low score.


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