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BIIR White IPA

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BIIR
Brewed at Brouwerij Anders

Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Barcelona, Spain
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gold Medal in Brussels Beer Challenge 2013, in collaboration with Gunther Bensch from Browerij Montaigu (Belgium), is a beer with the touch of Barcelona. It has a cosmopolitan, innovative and creative spirit, as does the city.

BIIR’s recipe combines the tradition of Belgian Witbier and the innovation of American IPAs.

A large amount of barley and wheat malt from Central Europe provides body and alcohol content above what is usual in Wit. From Australian and North American hops it obtains fruity aromas and flavors, with the precise dose of bitterness that also turns BIIR into a refreshing beer. Three different types of organic orange peel and coriander brings out the aromatic flavors of Mediterranean.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bodega95 (52) - - MAR 23, 2015
En botella. Amarillo turbio, con espuma blnca. Hierba fresca, algo de fruta. Seca, carbonatación medio alta. Muy agradable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Hazy pale white golden colour, white head. Aroma of wheat, light hops, malts, coriander seeds. Malty flavour, hops, light bitter, orange peel, coriander. Finish wheat and yeast notes. Above average witbier.
(from draught @ ZBF 2014, Leuven)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
’Tarwedubbel’ inspired by IPA, in fact a hybrid between the two, is claimed on the label. Hazy golden blonde under a moussy, lacing, fairly stable, egg-white head. Aroma is very ’Belgian’ (fruity esters), which in itself is far from a bad thing, but admittedly I had expected (a lot) more C-hops; I get impressions of mango, orange, lime juice and perhaps milk gone sour, some canned tomato, bell pepper, banana, tulips, mandarin liqueur, red apple peel, raspberries, raw rhubarb (acetaldehyde), freshly cut grass and, unfortunately, a faint touch of sewer water which - luckily - fades away completely after a while. Estery taste, a bit soapy, banana cream, apple, sour white grapes, candied orange, vanilla, medium and minerally carbo, smooth mouthfeel, sweetish with clear wheaty and yoghurty sourishness, bready malt backbone underneath, phenolic spiciness retronasally, drying finish more from persisting carbonation than anything else, yeasty and combining sweetness from the fruity esters with wheaty sourishness, with an emphasis on the first; hop bitterishness is there, but remains very limited and ’basic’ and not IPA-like in the least; in fact, the initial sweetness, though not cloying at all and remaining restrained, is the last impression. A lingering estery and soapy sweetishness dominates the finish. I had a few American ’white IPAs’: this is nowhere close to it. This is another Belgian ale, not the worst in its kind at all, but nowhere near the (if any) standard I’d expect from something which calls itself a ’white IPA’. This is not a hybrid between witbier and IPA: this is a witbier with slightly above average ABV and slightly above average hop dosage, something which has been in existence for a few decades and should be labelled ’tarwedubbel’, nothing more, nothing less. Bit disappointed, actually.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1225) - - MAR 20, 2015
Hazy yellow color with huge head. Aroma is citrus, yeast. Flavor is coriander, yeast, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3767) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
33cl bottle. Bbe 02/06/2016. Pours cloudy golden, thick creamy white head. Perfume, yeasty, floral aroma. Grapefruity bitter flavor , orange, Belgian yeast. Dry finish. Refreshing brew indeed. High drinkability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerardgathier (509) - - MAR 8, 2015
Veel minder dan verwacht, gek bittertje, beetje zeperig, Saison achtig. Niet slecht maar ook niet goed

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Yellow, clear. Quickly receding head. Strong hoppy aroma. Piney and citrusy. Fairly thick texture. Hoppy and bitter with some herbal undertones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10794) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Blonde. Soft spicy citric perfumed aroma. Lots of coreander in the grassy citric soft hopbitter flavor. Lots of flavor, buit somewhat out of balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (412) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle, pours hazy light yellow with a white head. Aroma: grass, coriander, orange peel. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, spices. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (1630) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle, BBE 02/10/16. Pours a hale yellow with a large, thick, white head. Aroma is lemon, lime, strong coriander. Taste is a huge wallop of fruit: Lime, grapefruit, lemon. Especially grapefruit is very strong. Sweet and fresh fruit. Delicious. Fairly full with fairly strong carbonation. Gorgeous.


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