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RATINGS: 3001   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
This beer clearly has its fans -- just take a look at some of the reviews here -- but I don't get it. Pours a dark golden yellow which isn't unappealing by itself, but doesn't seem to suit the style (which is presumably a Belgian Wit, which is presumably lighter.) The head vanishes very quickly. Nose of cooked grain, a little citrus, a little corn/fritos, maybe a touch of spice but that's stretching it -- really not much more than say a Yuengling with some lemon juice in it. Mouthfeel is odd, rather thick and gummy to my taste. Not much by way of flavor, does have a sharp finish that isn't unpleasant but I can't taste much of anything in the beer itself, certainly nothing I'd normally associate with a Belgian White. Best described as a Belgian Wit made by a company that never actually tried one -- just read a little bit about them in other books. Like if the Cold War was going on and Romania tried to brew one, based soley on reputation and what they could discover in libraries. It's kiinndda in the style, but it's a really bad stab at it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Prolitariat777 (52) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Dirty laundry soapy Hefeweizen. Phenolic with gym sock taste and aroma. The orange garnish is the best part of this barely drinkable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yamato (33) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2015
Not bitter at all. Tastes like orange juice. Heavily hazy bright orange color. Not bad for when you want to try something different.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Helsdon (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
I’m getting me a t-shirt "My parents visited the States and all they brought me was this lousy beer." It looks like a wit, cloudy slightly-orange yellow with white head. Mild doughy wheat with a barely a hint of coriander and orange. Straight malt taste, how can there not be barley in this, sweet, mild orange, a hint of coriander. Malt bitterness to finishing with a lingering Tang sweetness. Not much of a wit.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Keg at Poundpub, Leek. A cloudy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of orange, slight wheat, some yeast, medicine and grass. Taste of light yeast, some wheat, slight orange, brown sugar, apple, cardboard and grassy hops. Light bodied but a fuzzy carbonation. A bittersweet, orange then cardboard finish. For £1.50 a pint its drinkable, but it’s a dull, no spice and coriander as promised. Mass produced rubbish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlowxxx (77) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle at home .... and very welcome Nice hazy golden yellow ... way tooo fizzy destroys any flavour in its fizz slightly medicinal yeasty bubble gum ... drinkable even plesent but not really me. have a try

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kjoannak (29) - - JUL 17, 2015
One of the best witbeer :) very nice etiquette :) delicate sweet aftertaste...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mircoas (219) - ITALY - JUL 16, 2015
33cl @ Bottle. Mah, non sembra manco una blanche questa wit americana. Sarà che i belgi abituano troppo bene, ma non vedo grosse differenze con una lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1365) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy bright orange with small white creamy head, orange peel aroma, high carbonation, orange flavored sweetish taste, abrupt finish. Nice and easy to drink, could not discern the coriander though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (170) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 pours hazy light orange with a small white head and some lacing. sour yeasty aroma. flavour salt, cardboard. dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (185) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Simple wheat beer. Nothing really to discuss. Overall very basic and lack luster.


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