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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
ours a cloudy golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus peel, yeast, hay, and some coriander. Flavors of coriander, a little vegatal, and some nice barrel. Tart beautiful wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrMeadMan (73) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Pours with a nice white foamy head. Belgian yeast aroma as expected. The Brett and oak flavors are not pronounced but are present. A tasty brew but not what I personally would call a standout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4809) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, jan-16: klar, svært lys strågul med flott skum som varer. Luftig, lett og elegant i uttrykket, både i aroma og smak. Sitrongress, pepper, dill, koriander er noen av ordene som går rundt i panelet. Kan humlen være Soraci Ace? Superelegant, reneste champagnen, stor begeistring hos alle. Superb palate. Ovesen ønsker seg bare et smørbrød med gravlaks til denne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2872) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 18.01.16. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. Bright white head and lacing. Aroma of lemongrass and dill. Similar taste, with lemon and lime marmalade. Also some grass and chives. Complex and elegant. Lively carbonation. Dry. Very quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours hazy straw with a small white head.. Inviting aroma, herbal and spicy with distinct dill. Lively and crisp mouthfeel. Taste is fresh and crisp, dry weak spicy, with champagne qualities, very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Shared bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light golden with white head. Aroma of bananas, ethanol, effervescent powder, white wine. Sweet and dry with a little sourness. High carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Estery, brett, spicy, citrus aromas. Brett, spicy, write wine, wheat, slight citrus flavors. Really good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750ml bottle - $15.00 at Tasty Beverage Company in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow body with noted clarity and a near nil, thin white head.

Smell: Harbors a scent of shredded crustless bread, old lemons-n-limes for a soft citrus nature and a fair amount of buttery white wine with a vein of mild, salty funk.

Taste: Very minor maltiness, only hinting a little hay-hewn cracked grains. Very minimal sweetness. A little lemon, a little lime and a sip of white wine giving a bit of buttery oakiness and subtly minerality. Slight albeit growing spiciness settles on the tongue, hinting at the peppercorns and earthy coriander. A bit more floral, citrus on the back-half. Drying, floral with a touch of orange juice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: An easy-drinking, albeit less than typical witbier. Though, for one’s money, you’d be just a well served by a Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Thx Tom10101. Pours hazy blond with low white head. No lacing. Aroma is of bretts, rusticity, herbs, spices. Taste is of sourness, acidity, bretts. Palate: Light body. Very soft/low carbonation. Overall: Good. Sourness is not overdone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Split 3-ways. Hazy yellow-golden with no head and no lacing. Aroma is weirdly very lambic-like with a pretty nice funk, some white winey and grapey notes, hints of vinegar and mild peppery presence. Taste definitely have something Belgian but no way I would be able to say it’s a "Wit" in a blind tasting. Acidity is moderate, again it’s quite lambic-like, the white wine is definitely noticeable but never overpowering, citrus notes and mild peppery presence. Medium body. Very soft carbonation, pretty close to being flat. Winey mouthfeel. Oaky. Dry and a bit puckering finish. It’s tasty and flavorful but the lack of carbonation is certainly hindering drinkability and enjoyability. The bottle we had was much closer to unblended lambic than to a tradtionnal Wit. Tasty .


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