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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.
Editor’s 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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2007
One whiff and I was a believer. Coriander, Orange Peel. Just like the label boasts, its all there! Incredibly balanced! Great mouthfeel! Some sweet notes blended seemlessly with bitter hop notes. I took a non craft beer enthusiast and made him a believer with just a sip of this powerful formula. Very thick and heavy. I loved the Belgian Wit notes. I would buy this again, if I can find it. Highly recommended!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Tap. Ultra hazed and candy grapefruit in color with yellow gold highlights and a spawning, expansive pinhead pocked pillow white head. Aroma is prophetic and perfect. Bananas, vanilla, honey rose and orange peel join gloriously with a vanilla cola sweetness ala cardamom. A sweet, steady spiced substance harmoniously weaves through the nose channels for a cola, clover and vanilla scented sweetness that’s unrivaled in the industry. Flavor is the tangible manifestation of all that was promised in the nose. Bananas team with creamy oranges and spiced lemon rind and orange peel. Caramel sweetness interlaces throughout to produce an intensely sweet, smooth and balanced substance that provides a hefty bill upon the palate but finishes dry and hoppy all the while. Starts creamy upon the tongue tip and then slides back for a dry ecumenical balance for the ages. A hint of honey and vanilla spiced angel food cake creates a milky citric sweetness that encapsulates it all. White pepper and clover serve to further the sweetened spicy deal. What a batch, what a beer, what a year.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head. Has a lot of yeast sediment in the bottom of the glass. Nice spicy aroma of coriander, yeast, hops, and honey. It has the typical Wit beer flavors just much thicker and stronger. Really spicy and well balanced. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hiroshige (8) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
Discretly seasoned and sweetened. Smells and tastes of finely-chopped milk chocolate with a nice touch of oranges. Vanilla and light red berries are also to be found.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
This brew pours a beautiful hazed apricot color w/ a medium sized, creamy froth. Head retention is good and reduces to a slky canopy and a fluffy ring. Aromas of fresh fruit nectar w/ cinnimon and clove spice. Nice! Full nectar w/ ample creamy residual effers. This is one nice specimen. Huge fresh fruit flavors dominate w/ a defined Belgian style spicey character.I taste everything from citrus and banana cream to vanilla, peach, red apple, and allspice. All this at only a mild sweetnes factor tempered by a strict peachpit bittering component. The finish is long and fruity w/ a nice bittering leaving the palate clean for the next sip. Overall: Perfectly balanced. This is totally Belgian but it has a soft texture that you just want to feel on your girlfriend. Like a silky teddy or something. The peachpit finish clocks in a little on the robust side. Highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Pours a very hazy almost creamed orange blossom honey orange with a tiny white head that quickely dissappears. Super dense orange, banana, corriander, an almost whote pepper like allspice, and a good dose of belgian yeasty spiciness. Super full creamy mouthfeel, with a nice touch of floral and citrusy hops on the finish. Nice dose of orange peel, light alcohol, and white pepper. wow this is fanfrickingtastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2007 I think this is one of my new favorite beers. Aroma is a slight vanilla, with some banana. Flavor is out of this world, for the most part. Vanilla, spice, and slight banana. It’s pretty smooth, and the alcohol is only slightly noticeable at 9%.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Blankboy’s bottle (thanks for sharing!). Great appearance - wonderful hazy orange, I do not think I have seen this exact colour on a beer before. Great aroma - yeasty, malt, floral, spice, orange zest. Taste is also very good - soft tingly mouthfeel, lots of zest, lemon, floral spiciness - stunning. Quenching. Like a strong saison. Just about perfect.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (6110) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
bottle via trade with Tytoanderso . Absolutely loved this one. Golden orange pour with lots of seed casings or some type of floaters. Aromas of coriander, orange, marmalade, honey. Great mouthfeel & taste. Again with the orange & marmalade. Very well put together. WOW. Possiblly top 10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
I like to think of this as an amped up turbo charged version of Oberon Fun beer to drink.


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