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RATINGS: 2969   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.

elizabethrich's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elizabethrich (10) - Iowa City, USA - NOV 24, 2012
citrus, orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (51) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
apperance - cloudy, a bit darker than white. Aroma - some banana, some other vague fruit. Taste - also non-specific fruits, a pleasantly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is good. There are better witbiers out there at this price, but this is a not unpleasant choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (204) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
First Belgium white for me pours cloudy with small silky head tastesnorange peel with a pepper finish quite a smooth beer with flavours in the background nice beer but much prefer the German wheat beers with the sweeter taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (410) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2015
Pours cloudy gold with quickly disappearing head. Aroma is slightly citrusy, bready, grassy. Has a somewhat artificial tasting citrus flavor, very light, with a sort of musty flavor that comes up through the nose. Great for an American macro, not particularly good compared to other beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kirasuke (5) - - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
Some strong stuff. I had this my first time drinking beer, with Bud Light, SA Boston lager and coors light. First one i finished. Kind of strong and for a first time drinker will sit you on your ass. May not seem right for a beer. But it isnt the fact its super strong albeit its 5.4. Its a sneaky kind of beer where it only hits you when you stand up... Ah. good times. Blue moon was my first ale, and i like it and it has a high nostalgia feeling for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gildnerk (167) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
So I'm giving the beer an 11 because, all in all, it's rather drinkable. Pours a hazy medium orange-gold with a short-lasting white head. Aromas of orange peel and grain. Taste is overwhelmingly orange peel with some salty notes. Unfortunately, a rather thin body and not very much character -- tastes like a less-sweet Orange Crush sometimes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2985) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
Belgian style witbier from Denver, from a craft brewery which has apparently been taken over by Coors. Thin, lightly moussy, off-white head breaking open quickly but retaining around the edges, over a completely cloudy peach blonde beer with a ’fog’ of yeast in the middle. Aroma very wheaty and soapy, impressions of green apple peel, fabric softener, freshly cut sorrel, unripe mango, hint of lime, fresh fish, coriander seed, sourdough, something vaguely sulphuric (H2S?), celery, hint of dried orange peel, chalk. Fruity taste, peach, pear, apple, fairly strong and tingling carbo, dull sourish wheat, soft velvety mouthfeel (oats), sweetish touch of banana and peach, bit honeyish pairing well with the grainy wheat sourishness, fairly strong bready yeastiness but still rather refreshing, citrussy touch but more so, a drying coriander effect, though it stays relatively soft in comparison with many Belgian witbiers; not too unpleasant finish (at least for this style) of lingering ’breadiness’ with persisting wheat sourishness, with the drying, resinous coriander effect remaining relatively subtle but also a powder sugar-like, somewhat honeyish sweetness; rather thinnish body. Witbier is not my favorite style I’m afraid, but this is not a truly bad example of it, albeit a dull one, smelling too much of fish and soap, which did put me off a bit. In all, still acceptable introduction to the style I suppose, but underachieving if compared with the best Belgian witbiers - and those are not the many copies of Hoegaarden, to my personal taste. In fact, I’d even have a Hoegaarden over this; the fact that adding a slice of orange to it is even explicitly advertized on the back label, should have made me more suspicious, I guess.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beersmithbacon (77) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bad wheat,stinky cardboard and locker room. Watery cloudy dirty ice machine smell on end. Bleck!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
paolo71 (91) - Alviano, ITALY - MAY 8, 2015
White, frothy, fairly persistent head. Straw yellow, cloudy. Poor at nose. Honey, citrus, wheat. Medium carbonated. Balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
szeli (17) - GERMANY - MAY 7, 2015
Insgesamt ein passables, aber kein wirklich gutes Bier. Das Orangenaroma kommt sehr gut raus, der Koriander hingegen weniger. Insofern natürlich nicht zu vergleiche mit den Vorbildern aus Belgien. Dadurch ist es etwas zu süß geraten, die Erfrischung bleibt völlig aus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (38) - - MAY 6, 2015
Orange rind and wheat aroma. Taste is charred wheat, orange rind, and a tad bit of sweet brown sugar in the after taste.

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