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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Slightly hazed yellow. Thin white head. Funky nose of nice fresh leather and cow dung with some splashes of citrus. Flavors are very light with the brett taking a low key stance here but still exhibiting its pineapple/green apple spritzy refreshing character. Not much spice coming through thankfully, but the wine barrell and brett make for a nicely refreshing beer. Big props for making a belgian wit taste good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2011
bottle poured a bright golden in color with a thin but fluffy white head. aroma has some chardonnay from the barrels, pepper, yeast, and a nice sweet golden malted base. mouth feel brings on some brett, pepper, lemon skins, big chardonnay grapes, light spiciness, and a nice dry finish. interesting combination of grapes and barrel against the brett and yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2011
750ml bottle from New Beer shared with James, Streets and Andy. Hazy, yellow-green pour with soapy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is lemon zest, yeast, and funk. Taste is very funky - almost a saison. Not tart, but a little sugary. High carbonation. I like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle split with B, A, and Sts. Pours a clear yellow body with light haze and white foamy head. Aroma is funky notes, citrus fruits, zest, and wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with nice carbonation and notes of funky brett, lemon, wheat, and maybe some french oak in the background.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Sampled on 10/15/2011. This witbier pours a slightly hazy light yellow color from a 22oz corked and caged bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is cereal, spicy, fruity, yeasty and sweet. A medium bodied wit. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and floral. Lively carbonation. A touch of yeast and nice spicy throughout. A touch of brett and some funk as well. Finish is extremely dry after starting out on the sweet side. Excellent wit. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Brendan. Light and crisp wheat beer... Some spice and sugars notes.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle via savnac-thanks again Ira. Hazy golden color/ white head. Awesome sharp brett, earthy, woody oak, tart lemon, white wine, peppercorn aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Bready pale wheat base brew with lemon, oak tannin, light chardonnay, peppercorn flavors--much more than a Wit beer here--excellent----& 10 2013 update--batch 2, now a year later is even better than the first batch.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Yellow in colour with a bit of haze and medium carbonation. The bretty funk hits the nose immediately, followed up by some flaked wheat and a faint floral note. The brett character dominates in the mouth as well, but is backed by some herbal notes, lemon peel, and chardonnay barrel. Moderate bodied with a snappy finish. Reminds me a bit of Russian Riverís Temptation, but with some mild spices added and minus the sourness from the lacto and pedio. Very interesting and very tasty, and unlike any witbier Iíve ever tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Hazy yellow color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, coriander, chardonnay, citrus fruits, vanilla, leather, and hay. Taste of citrus, spices, vanilla, hay, chardonnay, and a wild finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1125) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Poured a very pale slightly yellow color with a medium-large foamy white head. Aroma is very funky and tart with lots of yeast and lemons. Definitely doesnít smell like any other Witbier Iíve had. Taste is slightly creamy with lemons and wheat. Taste also has more tartness with some cheese in the finish. The combination of flavors is really interesting, and definitely not like anything Iíve had before. Aftertaste is mostly cheese with some rotten eggs. Overall very nice.


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