Great Divide Whitewater Wheat (-2009)

 
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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered and easy-drinking, our wheat beer is graced with a lively mouthfeel, light body and delicate citrus character. Rapidly refreshing.

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2.5
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Acidic flavour of fruits and spices.

1.6
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Unclear, orangey golden with a tiny off-white head. Very neutral aroma. Light-bodied with a tuch of acidity. No hops, no malty feel. I hope this isn’t how it was intended to taste like. 270106

2.7
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
(12 oz bottle: The Cellars in Roseville, MN) Heavy carbonation in this beer. Lots of carbonation release when the cap was popped, and the pour resulted in a glass that was mostly foam and took 10 minutes to settle down enough to get the rest of the beer in the glass. So with a large, off-white head topping the beer, it smells sweet but very soapy. The first taste is mostly sucking up some of the head, and yikes, it tastes like a tin can. But once I can actually just take a sip of beer, no more tin can flavor. Fruity, sweet, light wheat malts, gently bitter hops, but it still tastes pretty soapy, just as the nose predicted. But there’s also a modest spiciness in the that is reminiscent of Belgian yeast. The medium body is very good for an American Wheat. Medium golden color and somewhat cloudy, but almost all the yeast in the bottle is caked on the bottom. The tall, bubbly head never really settles past a quarter-inch in height, but it’s all large bubbles so it’s not an especially pretty heady. And I’ve noticed that the head just slides down the glass like water off a duck’s back, never able to stick in any way. Might not have been a bad wheat beer, especially with that Belgian character I’m getting, but the soapiness is just too overpowering to completely ignore.

2.2
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Yellow Coloring with White Skin. Light Wheat, Sweet Malt Aroma. Malty and Wheaty with Dry Aftertaste. Drinkable but Uninteresting.

2.4
Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet wheat combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet wheaty combined with notes of banana, leading to a dry finish. A boring wheat beer.

1.8
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Very clear for an unfiltered( even American) wheat. Golden with a thin creamy head. Tangy aroma with citrus and yeast. Whoa. Very sour. I think this one is past it’s pull date. The label says the second week of January was the bottle date. I notice that this one is retired. I wonder what year it was bottled.

3.4
raymow (1789) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Very good wheat beer. I’m surprised to see the rating at a somewhat low 2.55. Great taste, slightly sweet and very refreshing, with more than a slight malt character. Decent color and aroma. A quality beer.

3
badgerben (5327) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
Golden color with no head. No aroma to speak of. Spicy wheat taste. This struck me as almost saison-esque with it’s spicy barn flavors, but is a more watery and subdued version of one.

2
StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
Color is mostly clear, yellow/orange. Little to no head. Yeasty, clove and lemon traces in aroma. Sour ing and watery taste - lemons and apples most prevalent. Thin body, and skimpy on the malts. "Balance" is a word that should be the furthest thing associated with this beer. Lacks the yeasty taste – and sweetening - that wheat beers are supposed to deliver. Watered, sour, very sub par.

3.3
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Not much to describe the flavor other than old grapefruit, orange candy and milk. Strange it seems, a light and creamy texture with a sour citrus and wheat finish. Overall very sweet with a lingering flavor of orange cream.


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