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RATINGS: 2882   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2004
Nice simmering cloud in the glass. Served to me on tap with a lemon, which suffused beautifully through the top of the beer as I went down the glass. Mild spices that compliment the citrus well. Had at Daisy Buchanan's in Boston, my only regret is that their glasses seemed a bit small. Beer has a bit of radiance to it as well. Distinctive, but doesn't necessarly make an impression if you're looking to hit on people in a bar, I'd imagine.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Blink (8) - USA - APR 5, 2004 does not count
THe beer was a beautiful golden brown with a nice aroma but the aftertaste left something to be desired, to say the least.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2004
Hazy golden body with orange highlights and some sediment, quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is wheaty with hints of fruit and spices. Mouthfeel is very bubbly, like seltzer. Somewhat bland on the palate, this beer has lots of understated fruit flavors. Finishes with a pleasing sweetness. Decent wheat ale but nothing like a Belgian Witbier.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2004
Good smell and initial taste, but the aftertaste is very chemical. Not my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2004 a wonderful american version of a belgian withbier. Pours a light orange in color with a thick white head. Flavors of beglian yeast, slight citrus, and a little honey. Very smooth going down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 I think this beer would be rated higher if people did not know it was a Coors product. That said, there are a number of wit beers out there that are better.I have had this beer a number of times both draft and bottle. The draft is a bit better but this rating is for the bottle. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a tan - orange color with a small white head that quickly fades. The aroma is sweet, tangy and has a hint of orange. The flavor is relatively light with hints of citrus and spice. Pretty pleasant despite being the wrong color. A decent beer especially in placed that do not have much in the way of good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Medium white head atop a cloudy yellow brew. Citrus-spice aromas. Good, smooth mouthfeel and citrusy flavor. Has the distinctness of a wheat beer without the yeasty bread overtones of an in-bottle fermentation. -Had on tap-

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Poured a small white head with a pineapple juice like body. Had a citris and spiced aroma. The flavor was orangey, spicy, light hint of hops, little to no malty flavor. The texture is very bubbley, and slightly watery. Not my favorite, but interesting enough to get a good rating because it never gets old.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Not much a smell to this, for a belgian style, or a wheat ale, let alone both. Decent look to it, but nothing exciting either. Flavor was a tad on the sweet side, with not much wheat to it. Palate just wasnt to my liking either, it was nice, but it sure could use a little kick to it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours a hazy orange with creamy white head. Smells okay with some fruity, spicy notes. The taste is sweet and mild but really lacks depth. Supposedly modeled after Hoegardenn but falls very flat. The mouthfeel is smooth but thin and its drinkability is hurt by the fact that it is uninteresting. note: A year and a half ago I would have said this is one of the best beers ever, but what did I know then, nothing. However this beer showed me then that there were more out there than AB, Miller, and Coors (I found out later that coors made this). So I think this is the one that helped me bridge the gap from nothing to something. Although I'll admit I wasn't old enough to be drinking it and shouldn't have known better. side note: I'm now a bartender and wonder what the fascination with the orange slice in this beer is. I know it makes it cool but...nevermind


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