Category Archives: American Pale Wheat Ale

Carbon Brews Zesty Feelings

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.9%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Wheat, Oats and Carapils. Hops – Citra and Cryo loral. Yeast – Chico. Fruit – Grapefruit and Lemon Zest. Experience – Fruity, citrus, smashable

Brewer Description: (from can) Citrus wheat.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 5th September 2020. Poured into a Spiegelau wheat glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw blonde colour with an uncontrollable more than five finger white head that had fairly good retention, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, lemon zest, lemon rind, and a floral character.
Taste: Light citrusy lemon zest, lemon rind, bready malt, wheat, and a splash of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very light and crushable, but didn’t leave any sort of impression on me.

Abnormal Pink Lemonade

Brewery: Abnormal Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.8%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: Fruited Wheat Ale. Adjuncts – Lemon zest and raspberry

Brewer Description: (from can) The name says it all! This beer tastes just like the iconic summer thirst quencher. We take our base wheat ale and add an abundance of fresh lemon zest, and red raspberry puree. The result is a well balanced, sweet and slightly tart, pink beverage that is so close to the real thing you may not go back. This beer will be released throughout the summer and then again in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Beer 4 Boobs, a fantastic organization supporting breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy orange pinkish red colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Like fruited tea. Sweet-ish, tea, raspberry and lemon zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet, floral tea, raspberry and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Loved the aroma which was completely my thing. However the taste seemed to be something else as I felt that it was way too floral. It’s also missing some tartness which I think would have balanced it better.

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.

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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