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RATINGS: 1313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A truly authentic Belgian style wheat or "white" ale, this Rascal is unfiltered (yup, that’s yeast on the bottom) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly fruity thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2004
I enjoyed this wit beer, but it is a little on the lighter side, I wish it was a bit more spice, but I still enjoyed it very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Pale yellow to white with a thick white head, yeast sediment on the bottom. Wonderful wheat aroma with a faint citrus nose. Flavor is wheat, roasted malt and yeast. Palate is medium and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Much lighter on the spices than other wits. Tastes more like a hefe at some points. Very white appearance, cloudy and bright. The flavor is again on the mild side with the spices, but with a heavy fruitiness from the yeast. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Not a favorite style and yet wanted to try it as this brewer has performed with other brews. I found it to be reasonably true to type and a decent effort by an American brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a classic cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head. Aroma has some spiciness and lemon. The taste has more of the same along with notes of clove, yeast, banana, orange peel and a great hop presence. Perfect level of sweetness. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Good head retention. Witbiers aren’t my favorite style but I really enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Hazy light gold, pretty, thick creamy head. Nose nicely spicy, some lemon, some yeasts. Very good witbier flavor, zippy and spicy, clove and lemon, good stuff. Nice hop bite at the end. Full and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - - SEP 23, 2004
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a beautiful pale white / yellowish color, with a huge frothy, white, meringue-like head. It slowly slid back to a generous matting of lace on top of the beer, and all down the sides. Aromas are of fresh malts, slight lemon, cloves, bananas, yeasty bread, spicy coriander, and orange peels. Tastes are great, with a very balanced flavor profile. Nothing stands out above anything else. Exceptional flavors leave you wanting more. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. An extremely well made wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2004 does not count
I just can’t tell with this beer. You have to be in the right mood for a wheat beer like this. Tonight I am, last night I wasn’t and it was a chore to drink the whole glass. Very flavorful ale, worth savoring before swallowing. Certainly fruity, but you can taste the hops in there too (imported from Czech). Definitely an occasion beer, rather than one to keep stocked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 ReRate: 03/22/05 – So, I’m the Brewery Rep, and I go to bars and drink the beers I sell them. Well… I’ve seriously taking a liking to this beer, especially on draft. Very floral with orange peel… notes of marigold flowers… lightly tart.. I’m really digging it all of a sudden!

For some strange reason, Witt is just not a style that I have yet come to really love. This Rascal poured a foggy golden straw colored body and a whipped white capped head. There were dense sheets of lacing draped all along the glass. The aroma and flavor bring a soft with notes of lemon, wheat, touch of orange zest, coriander, clove, rotting banana … the usual Belgian Witt ingredients. I don’t know what it is about Whitt that I just don’t care for… too yeasty? Too Tart and spicy? Too musty and doughy? For what it’s worth, this one was far better than many I’ve had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Cloudy, light golden appearance, thin spritzy white head. Fresh, floral aroma with a little bit of fruit; nectarines perhaps. Tart, crisp flavor, notes hints of coriander and lemon. Mouthfeel is a bit dry, kind of makes you pucker. Very thirst quenching though after a morning’s hike along the Ninichik River in Alaska. Finishes strong.

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