Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed in the style of a mid-19th century English Festival Ale, this unfiltered wheat beer displays a translucent orange color topped with a creamy, white head. Wheat enhances the mouthfeel of the beer and produces pleasant bread-like notes while Michigan honey provides a caramelized sweetness in the flavor profile. This beer is spiced with orange peel and coriander and small amounts of three hop varieties pleasantly counterbalances the sweetness.

Gurst's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2009
A nice spiciness is the first thing I noticed. Porridge, citrus, black pepper, and pot herbs all there. Some green apple in there too. Sweet acid finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2622) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, grain, light hops, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, yeast, some floral hops, and citrus; Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2868) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight peachy. Mild malty, light fruity and mild citric flavoured. Lingering fruity. Light citrusy. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (5078) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn tap: pours light orange with a white head. Atoma is orange and spice and wheat beer whatever. Taste is lightly spiced. It be a bit sweet. Would not know that it has as much alcohol as it does. Not a bad beer but uninspired. A relic of a bygone era.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (713) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Draught at NYC Craft beer festival clear yellow white head Aroma of sweet citrus taste bitter citrus, flat taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2966) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Can at NYC Craft beer festival. Pours hazy yellow. Malty aroma. Taste of sweet fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1382) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle served in a weizen glass- poured a transparent brown/orange color, no head, lively medium carbonation. Aroma of orange and some wheat. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt tastes like it was basted with way too much honey (and sugar), middle holds up well, finish is rather non descrept. Meh to ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pour on tap at Arcadia, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sweet honey, fruit, some slight grass, biscuit, touch of orange peel, slight bready notes with a touch of yeast. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, hints of honey into a bit of yeast, touch of sweet honey, fruity notes, orange peel, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
This has some sweet orange and bitter aroma. I made my own wheat beer with orange peel and coriander in the past so I wanted to see how this compared. Iíd say itís better than my effort, and I think the honey added the kick it needed to pass mine, and there is a hint of spice that adds to the character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3012) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy orange with very small white head. Aroma is orange, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bread, orange, some coriander, some honey, and some herbal hops/bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPolenz (1648) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Iíve never been a fan of pale wheat ales because they tend to be pretty bland and boring. Thatís understandable for a fairly light beer with a simple palette. But in the case of Arcadia Whitsun itís a beer that should rather complex considering its ingredients and potency. This is disappointing.

I poured a 12oz can into a weizen glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.70 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark orange hue; very cloudy but carbonation can be seen rising quickly within. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which quickly and completely evaporates without any lacing.

Smell: Very mild orange juice smell. No yeast esters or spices.

Taste: Thereís a difference between bad and boring and this beer is a good example of the latter. Thereís nothing inherently off about this palette, but thereís an obvious lack of appeal. This tastes like a homebrew extract kit: direct, simple and a bit twangy. I do not pick up on the coriander supposedly contained within but I do get some orange flavor on the back end. Though itís actually a bit of a juicy flavor rather than orangepeel spice. This beer is not particularly sweet despite the use of honey (which Iím sure was mostly gobbled up by the yeast to boost the ABV and does little for the taste). No hop bitterness or flavor to speak of nor malt distinctiveness for that matter. Shrug.

Drinkability: I was surprised to see 6.2% ABV on the label. This is clearly a summer seasonal Ė why such a high alcohol content? For that weight, I want way more complexity than what Iím getting here. And the delivery itself is underwhelming: tepid body from beginning to end with a bit of a watery sensation and texture. For such relatively low alcohol, I can actually taste it and feel a warming sensation. This is not my idea of a summer beer.

Score: 4/10

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