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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Today’s forecast...Windy! A Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with honey and spices, a great beer for quenching the thirst of Chicago. Windy City Wheat swirls in the mouth with a pleasant sweetness and a zesty, orange-citrusy fruitness settling nicely into the honey tones.

Chi-Town Windy City Wheat "90 Points" & Gold Medal from the World Beer Championships (Wit Category)

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2.9
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Had this in Norwood, warm. Nicew white ale with great hints of honey. Not bad but might be better if cold.

2.8
drywallman (364) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
Obtained this one from the Binny’s build your own 6er rack, so it might be a little bit older (not the freshest). It had a dark yellow almost amber color with a fast disappearing white head. Notes of bread/cereal malt, a little grainy followed by not the most citrusy hops. This one was a little average. By the way, mine says it was brewed in Stevens Point (contracted out to Point?)

3.1
wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
Aroma is citrus/orange, wheat grain and spices. The flavor is yeast, wheat and mild sweetness balanced by the spices. Not nasty in flavor, this was a decent witbier.

2.6
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Light-hazed golden body under a fast white head. Aroma is lemon zest atop pale malt and sourdough yeast. Bready flavor with toasted nuts and a sour finish. Feels like someone threw some ingredients together then picked a style when it was done rather than setting out to create a solid Wit. Chicago shouldn’t have to fess-up to this lackluster product (which was actually brewed in Wisconsin). ~~~~~~ 6 pk./12 oz., Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL

2.5
DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle from Binny’s $10 build-a-6er rack. Slightly hazy gold pour, thin layer of foam with some coating on the glass. Spicy wit smell, perhaps a bit too much spice when they should have trusted a wit yeast to do the job. Taste has some wheat beer quality to it. But there’s just a hint of soap at first. Then a standard wheat beer taste that just sits there. Well, I won’t give up hope, I just hope they can tune this better once they have their own brewery.

3
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pale yellow pour with ahead that disappeared during the pour. Aroma was wheat and a little lemon. Taste was wheat, lemon and a little watery.

3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up orange peel and wheat over a honey and bready base.. not all that interesting, but no complaints. The flavor found honey and lighter fruity notes at the core, with orange zest, dry wheaty notes, and black pepper around.. finished dry and a little scratchy, with more wheat character. Light-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. grainy and a little sour.. solid feel and flow.. this was very drinkable.

2.7
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow with no head or lacing. I couldn’t smell anything. Very sweet citrus taste with a sweet finish.

2.9
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
From the bottle it pours a slightly hazy, deep golden color with a modest white head with some staying power. Aroma has some light lemon citrus notes, mild spicy notes from the yeast with a touch of honey and finishes with mild wheat presence. Flavor overall okay. Lemon and orange notes hit first with some watered down clove spiciness, light honey sweetness and a slight wheaty ending. Body is light with a good amount of carbonation to provide a bit of a sharpness to it. Overall a decent brew to have a couple of while doing yard work or lounging around the house but just not too flavorful.

2.5
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very light clear golden, not really Belgian-wit color. Aroma is lightly floral, vanilla, coriander. Flavor follows, orange peel, vanilla, finishes gritty with a pale lager like malt quality. As it warms and airs that honey is noticeable in the finish.


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