What type of beer is Are Wheat There Yet?
This is an American Wheat beer.
An American wheat beer will have some differences form the classic German ones. The American ones just have to have at least 30% wheat and will be more hoppy than the German ones. Additionally a German wheat beer has a distinctive banana and clove taste from the weizen yeast strain which the American ones don’t use.
Are Wheat There Yet Ingredients
You will not be surprised to see wheat here but what else are they going to use to produce this beer.
Are Wheat There Yet has…
- Orange Peel
Water, hops, yeast, grains, blah blah, coriander and orange peel… what?
I don’t think i’ve seen these two listed in a beer before. Now i am something of a purist and like beers to be made from traditional beer ingredients but i am willing to give this a try.
One of my most hated flavours is fresh coriander tho, i dont mind the seeds in spices but not the soapy leaf!
Are Wheat There Yet Nutrition
Lowtide don’t often actually tell you their beers nutrition. They aren’t on the bottle and usually not on the website.
In the past when you cant find any Lowtide nutrition data, like Atomic Blond, which is flavoured with apricot, you know it is because they are high in sugar and calories.
I would suggest the only reason these are published is they are likely to be very very good.
NEIPA The Cosmic Turtle’s nutrition stats are…
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Low and behold that nutrition stats are amazing. No surprise that Lowtide are publishing them then. You can be if the calorie count was coming in at 40kcal and sugars at 3.5g you wouldn’t be able to find it anywhere.
These are the exact same stats as for NEIPA The Cosmic Turtle and part of me doesn’t trust them. You cant just selectively tell us when a beer has great stats and not all the rest.
For a full article on the calories, carbs and sugar in non alcoholic beers then read my article on it here
Is Are Wheat There Yet really alcohol free?
The UK Gov state that only beers with an ABV of <0.05% can be called alcohol free but here is Lowtide calling this beer alcohol free at 0.5%. I would guess they are using EU laws that allow up to 0.5% to be called alcohol free and not just merely non alcoholic. Clear as mud, eh?
Anything 0.5% ABV and below is definitely non alcoholic tho in whatever language.
A glass of orange juice will likely have a higher ABV so i wouldn’t get overly worked up over 0.05% vs 0.5%
You can read my entire article on how to tell how much alcohol is in a non alcoholic beer here
If you would like to find out why breweries like this go for a 0.5% beer rather than a 0.0% beer then read my full article on that here
Great can art. Looks like a scene from Route 66 down the SoCal coast in an iconic convertible
The beer is very pale but produced a decent but short lived head
This has a lot to smell. One of the most pungent non alcoholic beers ive tried.
There is a distinctive wheat smell with something approaching citrus but also a strange sort of acidic yogurt type smell.
Strange is the word here.
It really isn’t like the big German wheat beers. They are big bold and taste like a wheat beer. This has as strange but very hard to place flavour. Is it the coriander? Because I hate coriander.
I get some bitter orange from the peel and that make it finish a bit too bitter for me. You cant accuse this of lacking flavour, it is just a personal choice if you like the said flavours or not.
I think if you are expecting a typical wheat beer you aren’t going to get that.
This is supposed to be half pale ale and half wheat beer and when I start to think of it like that I can just about taste the 2 different beers that are in there. For my money they should probably have stayed 2 different beers and I don’t think this works.
I do think that a sizable amount of folks will love this tho but it isn’t for me.
Just too many big competing flavours and aren’t in balance. Half IPA, half wheat beer does add up to great whole beer
5.5/10 – Just doesn’t work for my taste buds but if you like it I dare say you will love it.
Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page
Where to buy
You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer
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Is Are Wheat There Yet Gluten Free?
Are Wheat There Yet is not gluten free
I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.
Is Are Wheat There Yet Vegan?
Are Wheat There Yet is vegan, the company state all their beers are vegan (even the ones with lactose in them somehow)
For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.
ust doesn’t work for my taste buds but if you like it I dare say you will love it.