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RATINGS: 2932   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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"Belgian White Ale" (North America) / "North American Craft Beer" (UK)
Brewed with oats for creaminess and spiced with the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander.
An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition for an uncommonly smooth taste.
Gold medalist (white beer) at 1995 World Beer Championships, silver medalist (white beer) at 1996 and 1997 World Beer Championships. 171 calories per 12-ounce serving and 5.4% abv.
Editor’s Note: Much of this beer’s production now comes from the Molson brewery in Toronto. A small portion of Denver draught production comes from the SandLot brewery. Still other product may continue to hail from Golden. 7/19/08.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (47) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
I still remember the first time I encountered this beer in the heat of Memphis Tennesee in the summer of 2013. Served icecold and with a slice of orange, it really gave me a favourable impression that has lasted as I have had it since both bottled and on tap. The mix of coriander and orange augments the wheat nicely keeping the alcohol in check. Very well balanced and to me a beer all of its own. Have not been able to find it here in Denmark, but would definitely buy it if it turns up. It would be interesting to see if it also travels well

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
It’s an alright white ale - It’s a lot better than most of the mass manufactured white ales on the market. It pours with about a 1 inch white head with a golden orange body. It has hints of orange which contrasts nicely with the bitter flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (482) - - FEB 11, 2015
Blue Moon is kind of a classic for the style, but plenty of others are doing the style better now.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
George468 (1) - waverly, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
Had a great combination of coriander and orange. It s wonderful wheat beer. Is a bit cloudy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mentalmind (43) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow. No head. aroma has some yeasty and earthy tones. nice coriander bite and in overall quite enjoyable wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (123) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast and faint spices. Malt forward. Creamier than a typical witbier. Not overly spicy. Hints of coriander and orange peel. Little hop taste. All in all very enjoyable, interesting and extremely drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (279) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1" white sudsy head that drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is hazy golden/orange. Aroma: mild grassiness, coriander, and orange. Mouthfeel: light to medium, soda like with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: malt breadiness, wheat grass, orange, and some coriander and other spices. Overall: decent, no off flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1067) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 25/1/2015. Pours a cloudy pale golden with a medium white head which disappears quickly. Has a pleasant light spicy, wheaty nose with some doughy yeast in the mix. The flavour is refreshing with lots of orange, a hint of banana, and more light spices, including coriander. Has a fullish body and average carbonation. I have no doubt this gets punished a bit on here ratings wise simply because it made by Coors, but this is actually a rather good Belgian wit, which is a style not that many brewers manage to nail. Nice work.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle pour hazy gold. Nose slightly sour wheat, hint of spice. Taste watered down throughout but if I think about it, maybe some spice and grainy malt after the initial sweet. Not all that bad for a macrobrew, but certainly not great for style.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (120) - USA - JAN 15, 2015
Little to zero aroma. Tastes like diluted wheat beer. Terrible but for a buck per bottle not too bad.


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