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Old 03-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default SWMBO likes "wheaty" beer . . . . but not wheat beers!

So I've been working (HARD) to find a beer that will really please my wife. She likes beer and I consider her a "beer girl", but most of what I bring home is "just okay" to her.

I know by now that she's not a big hop fan and prefers lagers or really lighter ales (But NOT BMC, thanks goodness!).

She's always bringing up a "wheaty aftertaste", which I take to be a malty back-palette quality. However, I'll buy something that looks promising, but it doesn't resonnate with her. She likes hefes and other weat beers all right, but they don't hit the "wheatiness" she's looking for. So I know that's not the correct term, but it's all she has in her vocabulary.

We'll be out somewhere and get something that she likes and I'll forget what it was. Or I don't really pick out what she's picking out, so I can't remember it.

I don't think this is a style thing, becasue we've hit a range of style. So now I'm looking at specific malt profiles. I suspect what she's looking for is "bready", "toasty" or "biscuity". What commercial beers cna I look for that are good candidates for that? Once I find one of those, I'll work on developing a homebrew recipe that features that, to keep her happy.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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She's always bringing up a "wheaty aftertaste", which I take to be a malty back-palette quality. However, I'll buy something that looks promising, but it doesn't resonnate with her. She likes hefes and other weat beers all right, but they don't hit the "wheatiness" she's looking for. So I know that's not the correct term, but it's all she has in her vocabulary.
Add some Wheaties to the beer?

Seriously though, maybe try a Dunkelweizen?
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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everybody loves sierra nevada

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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everybody loves sierra nevada
She must not be part of everyone then.

She's definitely not a fan of SNIPA.

I really thought SN Tumbler would be her kind of beer. But it didn't pass her test.

@jerryalan hmmm. I'm not sure we found one of those.

I even thought Shiner 102, a filteres DOUBLE Wheat ale would be the ticket, but no go.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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She sounds real picky. She better be hot.

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Dead guy has a malty profile. Any commercial Maiboch, or Doppleboch will certainly be malty.
Also try a Red Hook Esb.
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WW, Cool. I will keep those in mind.

And, Acoma, that's the mother of my child you're talking about. She wouldn't be if she wasn't hot.

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Do you guys get flying fish down in Baltimore? Their ESB might also be one to try

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Do you guys get flying fish down in Baltimore? Their ESB might also be one to try
Yeah. I think I've seen it around here.

Now that I think of it, I tried a local ESB from a brewpub that was pretty "toasty". Maybe that would go in the right direction. Unfortunately, they only serve. I do'nt think they even do growlers. Plus, I'd have to haul it home on the train from DC.

I'll look for Flying Fish or Red Hook at home.

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Have you tried Hoegarden? or Paulaner Hefeweizen

My wife loves both of those beers. Other Wheats she is not big on but will drink them. But those two are her favorites right now.

Kellerweisse is good by Sierra Nevada.

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Golden Monkey by Victory my wife likes and it gets her loaded...LOL Tripel does you good.

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