Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

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Brewed by Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

St. Louis, MO, United States

Style:  Witbier

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2006) – For adults ready to celebrate the end of the winter chill and toast the arrival of spring, Anheuser-Busch is introducing its newest seasonal offering – Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. Available today through May, this specialty ale is ideal for beer enthusiasts seeking a flavorful beer that quenches the thirst and pleases the eye. Spring Heat Spiced Wheat is an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale, which is naturally cloudy. Brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels; the spice of coriander; two-row barley and wheat malts; as well as a blend of domestic Cascade and Willamette hops and imported Hallertau hops, this beer is memorably aromatic and has a smooth, complex taste. “With its light golden color and citrus flavor, Spring Heat Spiced Wheat embodies what’s best about spring – an exciting time for something new. We’re pleased to add a wheat ale to our seasonal draught program because it’s really the ideal complement to the season,” said Florian Kuplent, brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “Whether having dinner with friends or hanging out at your favorite bar, this beer will fit nicely into a variety of occasions this spring.” Spring Heat Spiced Wheat is best enjoyed when served in a tall glass with a wide opening, allowing the beer’s aroma to funnel straight to the nose. This golden wheat ale is also a great accompaniment to casual and fine dining. “Beer pairs beautifully with food, and Spring Heat Spiced Wheat goes exceptionally well with fresh salads, chicken dishes and Asian cuisine,” said Kuplent. “Garnishing the rim of the glass with an orange peel or cilantro leaf is also a fun way to enhance the meal.” Sold exclusively on draught in on-premise accounts, contemporary adults who visit bars, taverns, pubs and restaurants this spring will be greeted by the beer’s eye-catching tap marker – a brightly colored, sunglasses-wearing orange that sports a spiked-wheat hairstyle. Brewed at Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins, Colo., brewery, Spring Heat Spiced Wheat contains 5.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and is the third specialty beer in Anheuser-Busch’s series of successful seasonal draughts, following Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale and Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale.

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Overall Rank19722
Overall Percentile58.3
Style Rank234 of 750
Style Percentile68.8
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.300
Weighted Score3.188
Standard Deviation0.620

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  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 2.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Aroma is spicy with some average coriander as well as orange peel coming through and very typical stylistically speaking and nothing special. Appearance is a cloudy light-yellow in color with a full head on top that is well-carbonated and remains on top and is bleach-white in color. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with not much in the way of complexity or balance with a palate that is wet-like and smooth. Flavor is grainy with some corn coming through with faint coriander coming through with very light orange peel with an aftertaste that is clean and crisp and a finish that is very "swill-like". Overall, not a very good example of the style here but will go over well with the uneducated Bud drinkers for sure; poor quality here...

  • HEDDYMUGGZ 135 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Thank you, Anheuser-Busch! What a refreshing and tasty brew!The orange-gold pour is surprisingly opaque. The citrus flavor comes through immediately . The spice is subtle but present and offers some complexity. it lacks the fullness common in wheat beer, but it is so refreshing, I really didnt miss that. And with temperatures nearing 100 degrees, it most certainly hits the spot for me! The packaging intentionally mimics a microbrewery offering, I am sure. The AB name is so hidden, I almost couldnt find it. When I found it, I almost did not buy it. I am glad I changed my mind! :o)

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    "This was a really unique beer. It sort of resembled the flavor of Fruit Loops cereal. This is definetely a summer beer and wouldnt mind having this one again."

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A nice way to transition into different seasons by tasting this cloudy orange scented brew. Coriander is evident, as mentioned earlier, and its a very pleasent light bodied taste. the head was beautiful with a sweet aroma. I think its AB's attempt to lure microbrew fans over slowly. I guess its a smart way to start with a witbier.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Interesting name got me intrigued during my night out with some friends, after a few stouts I wanted to end the night on a lighter note. This beer was served in a large glass. Fruity aroma with spicy notes it smelled wonderful. A nice vibrant yellow color with a splash of orange, there was a medium sized head that actually left decent lacing, strong carbonation rounded out a good appearance. Solid on the palate this wasn't thin and a crisp finish really capped this one. The flavor is mild and good. Lots of citrus and spice flavors. Not top of the line but it was a good find on draft. Surprisingly enough I had no clue that this is brewed by Anheuser-Busch, hats off to expanding your horizons beyond undrinkable swill.

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