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RATINGS: 317   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared by judyvv @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy pale yellow color, small foamy white head that diminishes very quick. Very nice aroma of fruits, lemon, lemonpeel, lightly brett. Taste is lovely: again very fruity, lightly brett, lemonpeel. Superb balance, smooth and suitable body, tickling carbonation. Oh this is a lovely beer indeed! Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1423) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Pours an yellow slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sour, fruity. Tastes fruity, sour. Cant say much about it. Fizzy carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2037) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Head Ring, No Lacing S: Lemons, Brett, Champagne Yeast, Mild Belgian Yeast T: Brett, Lemon Rind, Champagne Yeast M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Funky, Mildly Watery Overall, for a brett beer, this one was just way under carbonated and watery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, grapes, yeast, a tad funky, some red fruits and malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Very pleasant mouthfeel, thin but not too thin. Medium body with average carbonation. Another great beer from Anchorage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Relativ klar im aussehen, leichte säure im aroma, angenehme rezenz, würzig, pfeffer im abgang nachklang angenehm spürbar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (736) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 23, 2013
From 9/22 notes. Pours hazy light pale yellow gold into tulip. Nose is oak, funk, grapes, hint of tartness. Mouthfeel is bright, crisp and carbonated. Taste is woody, big barrel notes, grains, hay, citrus, lemon, buttery, oak, funk, white wine, grape, cheese. Finish is biscuity, nilla wafers, oak barrels. Super complex, the flavors in this can turn on a dime. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
pours brilliant gold with a large white head that quickly fades away. Aroma is a nice blend of sweet malt & brett funk. Flavor is really brett forward. Very tart & funky with almost no malt character with a crisp clean finish. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4387) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Cloudy pale yellow color with medium white head. lambic tartness, wheat, spices, earthy notes in aroma. Taste. wheat, lemon, earthy brett, notes, grapes, light bitterness, coriander. Sour bitter finish. Lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
750 ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. Golden cloudy with a smaller head than some wits. This smells strongly sweet, fruity and delicious and the taste has some tart citrus to balance the sweetness, though the finish is short and a tad watery. Above average wit but not quite Premier League.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
My Bottom Line :
This amazingly complex and agreeable Barrel-Aged Witbier shares floral and peppery notes onto white grape fruitiness, with wood and citrus fruit taking care of the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops shiny pale yellow.
-This is one of those rare super aromatic brews which is not sticky and overwhelming in the flavor profile and finish. Bravo!
-You could almost say this is quenching!
-This guy can do no wrong, it seems.

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