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RATINGS: 2772   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.
Editorís Note: Much of this beerís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Heavy, very tasty, try it with an orange wedge (thatís how we drank it in Champaign-Urbana, at least.) I love the wheat ales, even though this is pretending to be something it is not, itís the best macrobrewed White Ale out there.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heresiarch99 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2002 does not count
Tasty summer beer! Not overly hoppy. Fairly light and drinkable, yet full of unfiltered yummy flavorfulness. They seem to be tweaking the recipe lately - seems a little sweeter (with a hint of maple?) than it used to. Still, real nice and (thanks to its faux-microbrew status) competitively priced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2002
This beer was a cloudy straw color, which formed little head and left a little lace, but not much. It had a citrus, hops aroma. A definate citrus taste with some hops. Not as good as other beers of this style, but for a summer beer, better than getting some other macros off the tap.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2002
This beer suprised me when I found out it wasnít a micro brew. It is very very mellow, very palatable. Goes excelent with food, especially refreshing with buffalo wings, or as a stand alone. It is a wheat beer, which is cloudy by nature, but donít let that fool you, it is well worth the trip to the liquor store.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
Itís OK, but I donít think it was actually brewed by Coors -- I think it was contracted out.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Itís an above average wit. I recommend giving it a try. Also, itís readily available in my part of the country.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 Pours a cloudy, hazy pale orange color, light fruity and yeasty aromas, small white foamy head that doesn't last too long. Spicy wheat and orange flavors, very sweet and tart for the style, medium body with a soft mouthfeel finishes sweet, a bit better than I expected, just a little sweeter than I like.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VTIrishman99 (64) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2002
Its too damn showy, and its made by Coors, so I think a lot of people are fooled into thinking this is a micro. I had it for the first time when I was 16 and thought it tasted pretty nasty -- I had some recently and thought of it as being a bit better, but nothing I would spend that much on, however.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
barflybetty99 (14) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2002

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Citrus aroma. I tasted a ginger-like bite in the finish. Nice flavors overall, but too watery compared to some of the other domestic wheat beers.


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