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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is a variation on the classic Belgian Witbier style, but aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels

Brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and corriander (sic).
Triple fermented - first in the tank with Belgian yeast, second in french oak Chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Noam. Pours pale yellow with a small head, aroma of brett, wine, grape juice, flavor of brett, wine, grape juice, brett, wood, medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
not really sure id call it a wit, at least flavor-wise. really was more like a saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Scarcely resembles a witbier, more like a tart American saison with some light spiciness, a bit of bretty funk, lively carbonation, and the aforementioned light tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Very pale blonde pour with a soft haze and two fingers of crackling white head. Nose is very nice funky and earthy upfront with a nice acidity and yeasty quality. Light acidity in the flavor that presents itself as a pleasant tartness at the front of the mouth. Yeasty with an earthy malt character and rustic note. Light and dry with a very soft carbonation and tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (176) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle in Florida. Wheat, floral aroma. Witbier flavor & pour but bit too much lemon. Mediocrity at its finest for the genre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from the Syb Pig in Boca. Pours a nice hazy straw color with a thick head. Aroma is citrus with lemon and orange zest, brett, slight oak barrel, and some pepper spices. The taste is front end very citrus and then the brett and pepper come on the end. I had a tough time finding the coriander, but that was fine. Heavily carbed, clean, refreshing, somewhat tart finish for the style. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is brett funk, orange peel, peach, hint of oak. Light bodied, tart on the palate with a fruity sweet finish. Taste is orange blossom, lemon peel, brett funk, coriander.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of pineapple, quite spicy, 5 spice, chipolata, winegums. Quite herbal flavour, wheat, malts, fruity, light bitter, hint of soap. Herbal finish, wheat, peel, spicy, citrus, apricot and winegum. Interesting brew.
(from 66cL bottle @ Joris’ & Judy’s Dinner Party. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Noam. Batch #2, 3/12. Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of wood, brett, white wine, fruits and a bit of spiciness. Sourish flavor, vinous, woody, with fruits (quite citric), brett, some spiciness and some bitterness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (321) - Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
A hazed light, sunny yellow body sits beneath a fading half inch frothy-tight white head falling to a solid ring with a few dots of lace

Initially, the adjuncts merge with the yeast and barrel to create a dominate stanky-cheesy funk note, which at times gives way to cleaner, brighter notes of lemon peel, spices, bright earthy barn, and chardonnay with smooth transitions on a creamy, mildly carbonated medium-light body offering a clean, vinous, lemony-tart residual

750ml cork and cage Batch #3 2014 served at 45º and warming into Orrefors Beer Taster



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