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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A true Bavarian wheat yeast, sixty percent wheat malt, and German hops make Santa Fe Wheat Beer as true to the style as any American rendition can be. German Wheat Beer, with its hints of banana and clove, its delectable, spicy, hops, and its pale golden color, is becoming increasingly popular in America’s craft brewing world, and with good reason: wheat beers are both light enough to please light beer drinkers, and complex enough to please true micro-brew connoisseurs. To mimic a classic German Hefeweisen, after pouring your Santa Fe Wheat Beer into a glass, swirl the last few drops in the bottle to loosen the yeast from the bottom, then pour the yeast over the top of your beer. Malts: Wheat, 2-row pale Hops: Hallertau, Cluster

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Drank at a local Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe historic district. This was poured from a bottle. I found this wheat to be weak and somewhat bland next to the weissbiers from Germany. The aroma and flavor were so weak that they were hard to judge. Maybe my senses were dulled by the hot sauce. I hope to try other Santa Fe Brews to see if I can find a winner, this one however was not.

dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
This is a light, weak tasting beer. It has that nice white, wheat appearance, with the internal bubbles, but it has a weak head and is overall lacking in taste and character.

slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
notes: Has the adequate banana clove aspect to the nose and flavor, but is a little too light on the palate to be that great. An ok sessionable brew, nothing more.

dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Hazy gold pour with a fairly small white head. Not much happening beyond sweet, wheat and citrus but not bad at all.

GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pours deep gold with no head and very little lacing. Notes of wheat and citrus. Balanced taste with a slightly acrid finish. Crisp.

SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
In the bottle at the 2008 Crescent Moon Summer Beer Fest. Pours hazy gold with a large white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Nice clean wheat and lemon taste. If you search hard you can discern a slight banana ester but there’s not much of that. Pretty good on a hot day.

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy light orange with a one finger snow white head. The nose is sour wheat and light citrus. The taste is wheat, grain and light lemon zest. Medium, semi-prickly mouthfeel. Kinda boring, but nothing offensive about it. Refreshing yardwork beer.

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Clear golden yellow. Thin white head. Sweet wheat malt aroma. Heavenly floral hop aroma. Flavor is a bold wheat malt character. Dry and thirst quenching. Some lemon zest. Some banana. Just a touch of clove. Very well done. What I’d expect a Wheat Ale should build up to be. Very enjoyable.
23 may 09

ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Appearance: Lightly hazy, yellow body with a frothy, white head. Smell: Very faint nose with only small notes of malted wheat, and even lesser touches of banana and spice. Taste: Lightly tangy malted wheat taste with a fair amount of sweetness gives way to flavors of banana cream pie filling, light lemon, and even lighter spice. Subtly spicy, lightly bitter hops. A few more hints of banana cream, though more cream than banana and a dull, earthy spice accent. Smooth, drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Reasonably decent, but it comes up waaay short in the nose. I was going to say it’s a treat to beat the Santa Fe heat, but at 65°F it’s cooler there than it is in Georgia. So, I guess it’s a decent wheat to indulge in on a fairly pleasant, lightly breezy Wednesday afternoon.

milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Basic wheat. Aroma of wheat with faint hints of citrus. Flavor is similar. Nothing to really distinguish it from other beers.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: hazy pale orange, scant white head
Aroma: light wheat aroma, touch of sweetness, touch of spicyness
Flavor: light spicy wheat flavor, nice balancing sweetness to the spicyness, light floral hops, touch of citrus fruityness, well balanced all around
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

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