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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Translucent golden yellow body that pours with rather thick, creamy white head. Head slowly fades to a nice thick creamy collar and plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. Beautiful yeast clouds circle their way around in this one. S- Its a classic witbier smell. A nice balance of coriander, citrus (mostly orange), and lots of yeast. Hints of soft hops too. T- Lots of citrus upfront with a big, full, yeasty backbone. Coriander along with some hop flavor really comes out for the finish pushing the citrus and yeast temporarily in the background. Alcohol is pretty heavy on the swallow. Citrus, coriander, and yeast linger with equal potency leaving a sweet yet semi-spicy bready flavor. These characters are wrapped in a blanket of alcohol warmth. P- Low-Medium carbonation and full yeasty body. Smooth and creamy. O- This is a nice limited edition beer. I am very glad I was able to try it. I would buy it again if it were readily available. Anyway-the 9.0% ABV surely does not hide and makes its presence known, knocking the drinkability of this one down a little bit. Not sure whether this is more of an imperial wit or BSPA...either way I love both and this is a pretty solid example of either. Well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-26-2007 01:50:46

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a fading head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of honey, celery, citrus and cumin, floral. Taste is sweet, tea, bitter and spice. Light bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2010
bottle thanks to JCapriotti! Pours murky orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is strong citrus, orange marmalade, some honey. Flavor is smooth honey and spice. Lots of rich orange peel character with some light coriander notes and a floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2010
355 ml bottle. Dark orange body with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and almost a fruity kind of bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! Pours orange with a small off white head. The aroma is spicy with honey dominating and has malt and floral notes in the back ground. The taste is malty but again the honey flavor dominates. Flowers, spice, yeast in the back ground. Not bad, just tastes a little tired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle, thanks to piscator34, Thanks Kris! Shared with hobbersr. Pours amber, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is orange preserves, slight yeastiness, mild spiciness. Palate is broad and mouthfilling, sticky and juicy, huge honey character, nice bitterness towards the finish. Tasty, but I think I got to this too late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from Styles. Thanks for this retiree. Pours a slightly hazy light copper, with a nice off-white head. Strong citrus/yeast/spice aromas. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is citrus and wheat. More sweet than not. Iíll buy this one as a Belgian Strong Ale. Iíd have said Belgian, if I hadnít read the description above. Itís really very nice. Sad it will soon be gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
A: Pours a nice golden yellow color. Everything is yellow about this beer even the head. Itís mildly cloudy, but not too bad. There is an ever constant stream of bubbles that feeds the head for quite some time. S: The aroma is very unique, to be honest like nothing I have ever smelled before. When I smelled it inside the bottle it was less than plesant letís just say. Once poured it is actually very nice in an odd kind of way. There are notes of banana, and a good deal of corriander. What dominates is some odd floral medicinal aroma. T: The taste is quite like the smell different and kind of hard to pin down. The beer has a sweetness about it, I guess it is quite possibly the honey. There is also a nice spiceiness to it. The corriander is noted as is pepper. There is another strange taste that tended to grow on me, I guess that may be the Paradise Seed (whatever in the hell that may be). The alcohol was noted, but unlike other I could still pick out the individual flavors. It is one of those beers that you donít necessarily like on the first sip, but for some reason it kind of grew on me. M: Medium to light in body, crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2009
From some old rating notes I recently found (was probably a couple years ago I tried it): hazy orange-gold pour with a medium off-white head that disappears quickly. orange, citrus and spice in the aroma. sweet fruity taste that covers the alcohol well. lots of spices. medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2009
(Bottle at Akkurat on 2009-12-19) Poured amber with floating bits. There wasnít really any head. Aroma was sweet with clear honey and some coriander notes. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, raisin, fruitiness, hops, coriander and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. I suppose the beer has been quite a lot different as fresh one. Now it resembled a tripel.

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