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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Arcadia Whitsun is a modern interpretation of a mid-19th century English spring and summer festival ale. It is light golden in color with a rich, creamy head, full bodied and has a lightly toasted caramel flavor. The addition of Michigan star thistle honey contributes a uniquely smooth drinkability to this unfiltered wheat ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
I had tried this on the first hot night of summer, it hit the spot but failed to overcome the other Michigan summer wheats, Oberon, Weizenbier & Zoomer. The appearance was pretty good, rich orange/yellow with some good sediment. Nothing really jumps out of the aroma. The flavor is pretty malty at first the gets a little sweeter with hints of banana and orange. Then it has this strange tart cherry aftertaste that didn't exactly leave me thirsting for the next sip. All in all not bad but not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Typical on the pour (cloudy yellow-orange), with a hint of orange peel in the aroma. Unfortunately, the flavor was dominated by a bitter tang that luckily subsided as the beer warmed. I'll work this into the "palate" rating instead of docking the flavor, which finished smooth and strong. Whitsun seems like a hybrid witbier/American Wheat.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Nice refreshing white beer. Orangey yellow liquid with a neat head. Good aroma slightly astringent with some fruit. Good malty flavor. Nice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Very refreshing and smooth! The sweet falvor combined with the aroma hops is a definite winner. Great beer for a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
This beer poured a cloudy amber gold color and formed a nice foamy white head that left some nice lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. A slight aroma of hops and grain/bread. A flavor of hops, malt, lightly of caramel and some cirtus. The finish was light with a touch of sweetness to it. I agree that this is not really a Belgian Wit or a German Wheat. It is something sort of in the middle. A good beer, but kind of hard to place what style it is trying to be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Bottle: Hazy amber hue with some head and fair lacing. Powerful orange zest, honey, spice, and banana aroma. More Wit than Wheat. Refreshing sweet/sour taste with spice and soft hop undertones. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel, a hybrid winner whose sum is better than the parts. Will enjoy more of these a summer's lazy hazy days are upon us.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Decent, I'm not too much of a fan of the american wheat though. Nice and cloudy with a fairly bland body to it. Nothing special, nothing bad

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 2003 and 2004 bottles. Extra cloudy and even more orange than most wheats. Had a nice moderate sized head that wasnt too bubbly. Aroma was lacking however. Initial taste is crisp and less full (than Oberon, sorry but I couldnt help comparing them). I am definitely tasting a good hops flavor here, especially the hallertau. The yeast is also very apparent here. There is a slightly sweet flavor towards the middle (honey and some malt), with ample lemon and some light coriander. The carbonation in the bottle is almost, but not quite, a problem, as there is more here than in most wheats ive tried. It seems to lessen the body, and is not pleasant. Overall not as much strong wheat/fruit/yeast flavor as Oberon (which I enjoy), but that might be ok for you, if you like a less full bodied wheat a bit more on the hoppy side. Carbonation content needs to be lessened in any case.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Odd beer. An amber color with a small head. Aroma of soap and English malts. A caramel malt taste with a hop background. Refreshing, in a way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Cloudy orange with a floral nose but no head. The taste reminds me of clover honey in its sweetness. There is a faint spice taste and lots of yeast. Okay I guess but not that interesting.


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