Wheat Ale – Steamworks Brewing Co. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Wheat Ale – Steamworks Brewing Company, 5% ABV – 8 IBU, 650 ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)


Ingredients: Pilsner, wheat, oats, mt hood hops, coriander, orange peel.

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  • Style: (flavoured – coriander, orange peel) Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Thin/weak sweet barley malt light wheat rough finish
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $6 CAD (after 10% off) – 650ml., September 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: what?

Visual: (Cellared for 4 years). Pours clear pale orange with a small 1mm dissipating head, ringed retention and a hazy layer of micro bubbles, , lots of singular steady streams.

Nose: low sweetness filtered apple juice, lager barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite

Mid-palate: tingly-fizzy, pils barley malt, red apple, (lvl-4-sweetness), background light wheat malt

Finish: wheat malt and coriander dry palate roughness, thin finish.

Summary: Crisp and clean, that’s about it. Thin-bodied, weak wheat malt profile, not much going on here to be honest. Disappointing.

Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat – Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA, USA)

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Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat Ale – Sierra Nevada Brewing, 4.8% ABV, 650ml, (Chico, CA, USA)

printed on front label on the neck:

“Our Bavarian-style wheat beer is complex with flavors reminiscent of banana bread and spicy clove. This hazy-golden beer glows with suspended yeast, creating a velvety texture and refreshing finish.”

on the back label:

“Kellerweis is one of the few wheat beers made using the traditional Bavarian method of open fermentation, which allows the ingredients to shine and creates vast depth and charater in this hazy-golden beer. To serve, pour two-thirds into a glass, swirl the bottle and add the rest.”

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  • Style: Bavarian-style Hefeweizen
  • Taste: Mild pukey dry banana-pineapple fruity crisp wheat malt
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $16.43 – 6×12 fl.oz., August 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: pretty good

Visual: Pours cloudy luminescent yellow with a smallish dissipating head, thin hazy layer of retention, some lacing, lots of slow and steady micro streams.

Nose: fruity pineapple banana wheat malts. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: super crisp, minor palate-rough dry wheat malt

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-soft sweetness, tangy, light pukey, (MAIN) pineapple, banana, wheat malts

Finish: dry bitter bite hops, clove & banana wheat malt dry finish.

Summary: Excellent drinkability along with fantastic crisp texture. A different wheat beer with some tangy and added funk, though some may not like the dry finish.