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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Batch 8000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our Batch 8000 is a special recipe to be brewed only once. It is a wheat ale spiced with Coriander, Orange Peel, and Paradise Seed. Best consumed fresh.
Editorís Note. 9% is far above the abv range of a Belgian Wit Bier. Because we do not have the style "Imperial/Double Belgian Wit", this more closely fits as a Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a short lived white head. big boozy nose of alcohol (that became more prevelant as it warmed) honey and bitter orange peel. Big belgian yeast tastes with lots of hot alcohol, corriander and bitter orange peel. Lots of citrus notes, honey sweetness, and a warm alcohol sense in the finish. Still a very nice beer, but I would drink them if you got them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Enjoyed via a bottle from the cellar on a Sunday evening. Pours a cloudy bronze with a medium cream head that clings to the glass. Smell is of apple cider and grapefruit. The taste is of apple and pear with mild carbonation and an an after taste best described as how it smells outside after a rain. Mild hops and dryness on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
35,5 cl bottle. Rated on 05.01.2011
Aroma is sweet with malt and some raisins Ė feels like an aged American Barley Wine. Flavour is also sweet with malt, raisins, some sugar and ripe fruits. Good and well aged, although a bit too sweet for me still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
Old notes, no date. Pours an amber orange with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, citrus, and bubble gum. Aroma matches well, but just doesnít have the complexity I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110105.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits and some sugar. Flavor of candy sugar, yeast, caramel malts and ripe fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
The beer is hazy orange in color with a small white head. Strong aromas of orange peel and coriander come through. Itís decently bready, but also fairly stale. Really not much left to the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor. Stale sugar and bread with a hint of toast. The orange peel and coriander are really the only saving graces to this beer. Sort of lifeless in terms of the mouthfeel as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks! Cloudy, brownish-orange appearance with no head and little carbonation. Sweet caramel malty, dull fruity, lightly spicy aroma. Somewhat spicy, caramel, Belgian yeasty, light citrusy, lightly tart, dull spicy flavor with some oxidation. This babyís peaked but Iím still glad I got to try it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2210) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 A fun and very enjoyable but not great, beer. Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. Thereís bread, toffee, spices, belgian yeast and malt on the nose. Taste is sweet, but also with a lot of sourness. It actually starts off with sweet caramel, then turns into a balanced bitterness before again turning sweet in the fairly long finish. Body was medium with quite a bit of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with dbsdelight a while back- thanks, Dan! Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small white head. Aroma of paper, wheat, citrus, peppery spices, and sweet malts. Flavor of butterscotch, sweet malts, spices, and citrus peel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a spicy, sweet mouthfeel. Some oxidation has set in and I imagine this would be better in its original form, but itís still all right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with hints of belgium yeast. Flavor is spices, malts and hints of wheat. Overall a decent beer.

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