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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Boulevard’s summer seasonal is our interpretation of a classic Belgian witbier. ZŌN (Flemish for “sun”) combines the subtle flavors of coriander and orange peel with other traditional ingredients to create a delightful, refreshing summertime brew. 2009 GABF gold medal winner in Belgian-Style Witbier category.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2003
I'm a Boulevard fan to the core, but I can't get excited about this one. Give me back the Tenpenny.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Light, refreshing, subtle flavor of citrus. Almost champagne-like effervescence. Not a bad thing IMO. My favorite very refreshing summer brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Very authentic looking wit.Very cloudy,fizzy, with a pillowy,white head. Decent aroma,light spice,citrus.Moutfeel is modestly carbonated. Sweet malty flavors,balanced nicely with the spices,light yeasty flavors,with little acidity. Finish is crisp.Very drinkable and respectable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
A unique beer, slightly sweet, opaque yellow, pleasing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Sweeter than other wits, the coriander is not as strong in Zon, so the flavors seem to balance the citrus sweet with the yeast taste better. It’s almost expected to lack complexity, but it’s a perfect beer to go with a light summer meal.

Rerate, 2004 version - seems to have lost some spark... more dull and boring now, lacking the fruit punch of previous batches. Really sad to see this one go downhill like the wheat.

2007 version rocks. Numbers back up again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 A very odd beer. Had this one a few months ago but had several, so I remember. Very spicy and orangey; seems more like something you'd sip in the early Fall. In fact, there is more bitterness from the orange than from the hops. Has a sort of leafy, tea-like taste that isn't very appealing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Unfiltered golden with healthy white head. Coriander and a light orange aroma, quite fragrant. Flavor is light, slightly sweet and some sourness, but not much to it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2002
An absolutely beautiful wit. I had been avoiding this ever since I tried Hoeggarden. IMHO much less watery and a more pronounced citrus flavor. Excellent interpretation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Definitely top 3 American Wits in my good sized Wit book, along with Victory and Stone City. I agree with AustinPowers that this is very similar to Victory’s offering; super dry finish, but I don’t find it acidic. Nicely spiced. Great body for a Wit...fits style as well as any. A little less bold that some of my all time favorite wits, but not by alot. A winner sent to me by PhilyBeer2112. Thanks, Dan!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Very hazy yellow. Not much of a head. Nose of oranges, banana, coriander and others. Typical wit aroma. Light bodied, lush feel with oranges and coriander dominating with perfumy hints waving in and out. Nice yeasty presence to provide a bit of dryness and slight sourness to cut through some of the sweetness. A well made wit but never a style that has lit a fire under my ass.


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