Category Archives: American Pale Wheat Ale

Pasteur Street Passionfruit Wheat

Brewery: Pasteur Street Brewing Co.
Country: Vietnam
ABV: 4%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: Ale made with passionfruit

Brewer Description: (from can) Passionfruit Wheat is a classic American style wheat beer made with fresh squeezed passionfruit from Đà Lạt, Việt Nam. We have sourced the finest passionfruit from VN farmers and infused it at the peak of freshness. PSBC uses only 100% fresh juice, no extracts or flavorings.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 21st July 2017. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, fruit forward passionfruit, peach and apricot with hints of lychee here and there.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with tart juicy passionfruit, peach and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high prickly carbonation.
Overall: Although it lacks complexity, it is still very easy to drink and would be refreshing on a hot day.

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Young Master My Blueberry Days

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 3%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: 10 IBUs. Blueberry Wheat Beer. Fruity, creamy, refreshing

Brewer Description: (from website) Inspired by Wong Kar-wai’s movie, “My Blueberry Nights”, My Blueberry Days is a session wheat beer fermented with fresh blueberry purée and lightly sweetened with milk sugar. A subtle, grainy note from a light malt base brings out the ripened blueberry flavor nuance. Combination of juicy fruit sweetness and a creamy texture makes this beer as tasty as a piece of blueberry pie, ‘Wait! I want a piece.’

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.37
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 946ml crowler, filled on 11th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy, moderately dark, watery reddish purple colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Blueberry muffin and those blueberry hard candies.
Taste: Sweet, blueberry candy flavours, maybe a bit artificial, with a hint of milky vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I really enjoyed the aromas in this one as ‘blueberry muffin’ was as accurate a description as I could get. The flavours on the other hand though were a little artificial for my liking and perhaps a little too sweet.

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 4.2%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: 18 IBUs, unfiltered

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Hazy straw color, light lemon aroma.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.7

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with a best before date of 26th July 2017, poured into a Spiegelau American wheat beer glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy golden straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quite quickly and left pretty much no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, grainy, cereal and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Bready, light sweet apple, corn, grain and lemon.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: I understand when people say that it’s a refreshing summer beer, but even so, there’s nothing interesting in its aroma or taste. Unfortunately, this one is not for me.

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Yeastie Boys White Noise

Brewery: Yeastie Boys
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 4.4%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: Brewed for Yeastie Boys at Invercargill Brewery.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A delicate session-strength beer with hints of orange blossom, coconut, vanilla and a refreshingly clean finish.

My rating: 1
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle from batch 6 with a best before date of June 2016 and poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy golden straw colour with minimal white head with some stringy lacing.
Aroma: Light aromas of orange and peach with maybe a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Orange and floral tea with coconut in the background followed by some vanilla towards the end. However, the coconut mixed with the vanilla for some reason gave me a plastic-ey taste that wasn’t too pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: It was kind of fine until the vanilla came out. That mixed with the coconut really didn’t work here for me unfortunately.

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Modern Times Fortunate Islands with Grapefruit Zest

Brewery: Modern Times Beer
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: 46 IBUs. Hops – Citra and Amarillo. Malts – Wheat, Two Row and Caramel Vienna.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fortunate Islands is the citrusy, Citra-loaded, bomb-diggity hoppy wheat beer that we brew year round. This marvelously grapefruity variation on it came about when we made a few one-off kegs with intemperate quantities of grapefruit zest back in July 2013. The results were so painfully refreshing & agonizingly awesome that we knew we had to make more. So here it is: a special release that tastes like summer and goes with everything. Enjoy!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 22 oz bomber with no visible bottled on date, poured into a Spiegelau American wheat beer glass.
Appearance: It poured a very nice clear golden colour with a 2 finger puffy white head with pretty good retention that eventually settles to a thin layer and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong grapefruit zest with some flowery and grassy notes. Tropicalness creeps in every now and then with mango and peach.
Taste: Much like the aromas, very strong grapefruit and grapefruit zest with a hint of mango. There is some mandarin sweetness and wheat flavours towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp, light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: I have not tried the base beer, but this was very nice. Being light and crisp, it goes down very easy and could easily be an everyday beer for me. I would definitely buy more if I could, except that I can’t find this in Hong Kong…

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