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Country Shwheat Imperial Wheat Ale
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Three Heads Brewing
Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale
Are you ready people? The Country Shwheat Imperial Wheat is about to drop! This 7.6%, 46 IBU monster is set to delight your tastebuds with wondrous notes of tropical fruits thanks to the generous use of Caliente hops! Look for it on draft to kick off Rochester Beer Week, then bombers a little later on throughout our distribution network. SHWHEEEATT!
(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 06-19-2013)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheBrewo:
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a dimpled house mug showing a golden honey coloring. It held a one finger head of tight white cream, showing nice retention. Patterned sheets of lacing were left around the glass as it went. A quick chill haze was noted, but no sediment was appreciated. Carbonation appeared to be mild. The aroma was hugely fresh and fruity, with black raspberry fruitiness, orange and watermelon sorbet creaminess, wheaty and pale malt toast, citric and floral hops, white sugar grit, baker’s yeast, pine, and green plant stems. Our first impression was similar to that of the nose, in that it was just as fresh, fruity, and drinkable. As we sipped, the taste opened with foamy plastics, orange and lemon fruitiness, muddy wheatiness, crisp pale toast, soured grassiness, dried hay, lemon bitterness, and walnut oils. The middle peaked with more fresh and wet wheatiness, soured lemon bite, grassy and floral hops, orange sorbet sugars, lactics, and clean tannin teas. The ending wash came with soured black raspberry bite, black cherry and orange sorbet creaminess, black currant jelly, grassy hops, orange peel, caramel and cereal grain, toasted corn, oat powder, and tree sap resins. The aftertaste breathed of wheat, white sugar, tangerine fruitiness, bitter grassiness, oat, adjuncty metallics, green grass hoppiness, booze, lactics, and powdery yeast. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave good slurp, smack, and finishing pop, with decent cream and froth. The mouth was left crisply dry following an initial coating creaminess. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugged easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its refreshing flavoring and huge drinkability. Through both the nose and the flavoring this guy showcased beautifully fresh and zesty citric hops to blend with fresh grassiness of the pales and the massive sugary sweetness that was imparted by the wheaty base. The latter gave big creaminess and sweetness, mimicking the aromatics and sugariness of a fruit sorbet. This helped to keep things straight and flowing, while imparting a curious satisfaction across the board. That said, it was never cloying or overbearing, but rather helped fill that side of the blend. Country Shwheat is just the next in line of a great series of beers from a fantastic local brewery. This is one of their best all-around brews in a while, and as always, we can’t wait to try this again, and see what they’ve got in store for us next. This is a definite winner.
Serving type: on-tap
06-19-2013 22:26:45 |
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 22oz can into a mug glass.
A: The beer is a light amber color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, wheat, some citrus and some hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then there’s some sweetness that comes in from flavors of caramel and citrus followed by a mild alcohol sting. The hops presence is mild but decent for the style however there is very little balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, not the best representation of style. I like imperial beers. I like wheat beers. However, the two usually don’t mix well, case in point.
Serving type: bottle
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a orange yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades to a thin cap within a minute, leaving thick lacing in its wake
S: Lightly wheaty and grainy with a fair share of fruitiness and husk. Some earthy and herbal notes from the hops begin to perk up as it warms a bit
T: Follows the nose. Grainy and husky malt shows up first and goes through the whole profile. Some fruitiness and herbal hop notes make their presence mid-way through but are overcome by the grain and husk. Bitter into the finish, which doesn't go all that well with the husk
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: Good for what it is, but I really don't think I'll be eager to get on the imperial wheat wagon any time soon if there is one. The hops and graininess/husk clash quite a bit and don't become nearly as cohesive as they could be if the bitterness from the hops was toned down a little. It could be aged in order to bring the bitterness down a notch, but I'm not sure wheat ales age all that well. Check it out if you're into the style, but be sure you enjoy hop bitterness with your grains
Serving type: bottle
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look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
A - Looks like half beer, half muddy swamp poured into a glass. No lacing whatsoever and a thick, sludgy consistency.
S - Smells like a cross between a farmhouse ale and an IPA, though the funkier characteristics of the farmhouse are more prevalent. A bit of a sour nose follows the yeasty whiff.
T - Unfortunately, this is one of the worst beers I have ever had the displeasure of tasting. Perhaps it was due to the casking that drained the beer of its carbonation but I usually love casked beers and thus rate them higher. This beer tasted like the name describes: poor and sweaty. It was an indescribable combination of unbridled sourness and unfinished yeast.
M - Due to the casking it was light in carbonation but was still much thicker than it should have been.
O - One of the worst beers I have ever had. It had the unfortunate acknowledgement as the first bar drainpour I have ever had. Fully paid for at the bar yet left 2/3 full is never a good sign for an experienced beer drinker that has endured more than his share of swill.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light copper color with only a moderate haze. The white foam cap on this beer laces the pint well. Sweet fruity aroma with a bit of toffee and butterscotch. In the taste, wheat, caramel, toffee, lots of malts. Herbal, mildly citrus hop. Grows a little bitter and astringent midway, and there is a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied well carbonated. Overall this is interesting. Like a small wheat barleywine. Glad I got to try it.
Serving type: on-tap
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, peach, pineapple, pear, honey, wheat, floral, grass, light pine, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, peach, pineapple, pear, honey, wheat, light pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, peach, pineapple, pear, wheat, honey, light pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with bread/honey malt balance; with a great hop/malt sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial hoppy wheat ale. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
At Harry's Burger Bar, Providence RI
Dark gold with a proud peacock mashed 'tater scoop head. Retention strings a foamy ladder down my glass.
Juicy Fruit gum, apple juice caramel and bread aroma. Tastes thick and doughy up front but then a deluge of tropical fruit crashes in. An IPAs worth of grapefruit in back.
Nice. I wasn't expecting an IPA but I'm not disappointed. Good stuff.
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