Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
A wheat brew that is average. Not the greatest, but not the worst either. Smooth with a golden color. Distinctive citrus flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goblincat (395) - 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. I’d say it’s 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 (2370) - 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
Chad9976 (1468) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
I’ve never been a fan of pale wheat ales because they tend to be pretty bland and boring. That’s understandable for a fairly light beer with a simple palette. But in the case of Arcadia Whitsun it’s 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: There’s a difference between bad and boring and this beer is a good example of the latter. There’s nothing inherently off about this palette, but there’s 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 it’s actually a bit of a juicy flavor rather than orangepeel spice. This beer is not particularly sweet despite the use of honey (which I’m 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 – why such a high alcohol content? For that weight, I want way more complexity than what I’m 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft at walnut grove. Dark golden color with medium head that stayed. Honey notes with some coriander and spice. Subtle spice notes. Slight lemon and orange slice notes. Nice texture. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1144) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Can at home. A full bodied, viscous wheat ale. Kinda bright orange pour. Aroma is wheat and orange. Bready with heavy malts, wheat bread, orange zest. Dry finish. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Tastes a little like tangerine and sun. Wheat was Belgium style with light American flavor. Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4784) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma is wheat/wheat bread and mild notes of fruit and spices. The flavor is wheat/wheat bread, fruit, light citrus and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (359) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2015
Wheat ale. Easy to drink. Tastes like orange peelings. Not much head. Kinda astringent not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lord_Mandrake__ (2) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
This beer was average start to finish. Nothing great to say about it. Would drink again though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
For a Wit it is very heavy with little head or lacing. Pour is like a apple cider color. Aroma is as of a sour ale. Very bland astringent taste. Pass.

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