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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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What can we say about this one? A bit of luck meets years of homebrewing experience? When it came time to test out our brewing system for the first time, we needed something that we wouldn’t feel too bad about dumping if we had equipment troubles. One of our brewers had enough malt in his homebrew stock, which unfortunately wasn’t being used due to all his spare time being spent helping get Six Row started, for a batch. However, it was a bit of a motley collection of ten (yes, ten!) malts, everything from wheat to pale to crystal to aromatic to our namesake. With a little supplemental malt from the local homebrew store, some Cascade and Goldings hops and a blend of US ale yeasts, the Whale (wheat/pale) ale was born. Pale copper in color, this is an interesting beer that has already been enjoyed by many. Let us know how you would describe it.

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3.3
bhensonb (16110) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours light golden amber with a 2 finger white creamy/fizzy head. Aromas of hop over light malt, but I can’t distinguish the particular aroma. Seems mixed. Med minus body. Flavor is wheaty/bready with some mildly spicy hop. Each drink starts with sour citrus, goes to wheatness, and ends up astringent with some peppery spice notes. Pretty good for a wheat beer. But it’s a wheat beer.

3.4
Dogbrick (14388) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear copper color with a medium fluffly off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, pale malt and hops. Medium, smooth body with a rich malt base and fruit and tangy hops flavors. The finish is clean and malty with a wheaty aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
on tap-tight white-yellow. A-grain, some spice hops. T-some spice/herbal hops, grain/lt malt.

3.5
shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Lactic lemon and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with moderate head. Tart lemon, lactic acid and wheat malt flavor with a mild bitter herbal hops finish. Interesting - a bit like a Berliner Weisse but hoppier.

3.1
BVery (11491) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Tap at Six Row. Very slightly hazy yellow pour with a white clingy head. Wheat and soft apple in this. Semi sweet and very slightly tart. Not bad.

2.8
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Gold pour with a white head. Bubblegum, banana, clove, spice cake, very light hops.Drinkable...

3.4
phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Draft pint at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a finger-thick bone white head that is resilient but leaves no lace. Aroma of pale and sweet malts, wheat, peppery spices, lemon citrus, and light hops. Flavor is malty, with sweet, pale, and caramel malt flavors, wheat, Cascade hops, and some light spices. Medium-bodied, with a malty, wheaty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty nice wheat ale.

3.6
cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro. Clear, hazy golden orange appearance with an off white head. Bitter orange, citrusy, tangy, lightly spicy, wheat malty aroma. Fairly spicy, wheat malty, somewhat grassy, bitter hoppy flavor. Pretty good American Wheat Ale.

3.3
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12oz bottle, picked up from Lukas Liquor in Missouri during RBSG. Shared with b3shine. Pretty cloudy kinda darker orange color. Thin ring of slightly off-white head. Leaves decent ridge of lace. Uhhh... In the nose, I get citrus and brett aromas... And in the flavor, definite straight up brettanomyces. Well, that’s kind of unfortunate that we’re tasting an infected bottle and we don’t know what the intended product is supposed to be like, but hey at least it’s brett and not diacetyl or something. Brett works for a pale ale, and it works for me here. I choose to rate the beer in front of me as if it’s an intentional brett pale ale... Good orange citrus, mild grapefruit aroma. Light spiciness. A nice wheat base that almost reminds me of a berliner. Light to moderate tart taste, light to moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet. Some solid zestiness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly effervescent lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Solid, enjoyable bretted wheat-pale to have a small sample of, but after my rate finishes it kind of becomes uninteresting.

3.1
b3shine (9338) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a slightly hazy orange with white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells mildly hoppy and bretty with a bit of orange. Tastes like it smells with a fairly dry, medium-bodied mouthfeel. This would score higher from me if I knew there was supposed to be some brett in this...


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