Brewery Vivant Belgian Wit
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A traditional Belgian wit made with white wheat and barley. The addition of Spanish orange peels gives this beer a spicy and slightly acidic finish. Very refreshing, light-medium bodied beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2012
At the brewery, pale yellow and cloudy pour with a white head, aroma is yeasty and lemony with a nice back end, refreshing and good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (662) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Canned. Pours clear deep tinged yellow, of course, big white head. Brian yeast, esters, clove, banana, wheat. Flavor is lemon, clove, wheat. Pretty crisp and dry. Nice. Not spectacular but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Can: Pours nearly clear, pale, yellow-gold with a soapy white head. Lemon zest, wheaty aroma. Taste is lemon/orange, wheat malt..light spicing. Fairly solid, but not as bright as I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (843) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
From a can into a wine glass. Slightly cloudy pale orange yellow color with very bubbly head that quickly disappears. Nose has lots of oranges, some lemon, hints of coriander. Light body, sweet, lots of carbonation, slight hints of sourness and bitterness. Almost champagne like, easy to drink, delicate flavors, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Sampler flight on tap at the brewery (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a nice glowing deep golden yellow hue, firm glow, bright and vibrant with a mellow haziness that grows. Frothy offwhite head stays as a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas present gentle flaked wheat, mellow bready and straw element. A twist of orange, mellow yeast, faint coriander. Clean and enjoyable. Initial is lighter bodied, a gentle orange element, light lemon, touch of grass. Mellow bready and crisp feel, clean light malt body. Gentle citrus, some dryness, gentle straw. A bit of fruit, some gentle coriander into the middle and backend. Mellow straw, some dough, some crisp cereal elements. The orange comes and goes, mellow but a good compliment. More clean and sessionable at it’s pleasant 4.7 ABV. Mellow citrusy vibe throughout, not heavily spiced like a lot of overdone wits. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. A bit of a different simplistic vibe. I dig this though. It’s not a spice and coriander bomb. The citrus is there, but I’d like a touch more. Pretty damn clean. Solid. But not as memorable for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Draft - part of sampler flight at Brewery Vivant taproom. Pours a light yellow. Mild banana aroma. Flavors of banana, cloves, and ditrus. Don’t usually get excited about wits these days, but this one is pretty nice. Very enjoyable and would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft at Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids. Cloudy light yellow-brown body, medium dense creamy off-white head. Nose of banana and light spice, estery. Caky, estery, light body with light spice, but mostly banana and citrus peel, subtle yet refreshing. A nice session wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drdisque (685) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy light yellow. Flavor is very muted and almost flat. Hints of citrus but again, they came off very flat. I like this style but I feel this was a poor execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Hazy golden with small head. Lots of coriander. Dry hoppy bite in the finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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Growler: The aroma consists of light spice, banana, and lemon peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger white head with decent retention. The flavor starts a quick dose of banana. The finish had lemon peel, lemon grass, and some spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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