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Capitol City Plum Crazy Belgian Wheat

Capitol City Plum Crazy Belgian Wheat
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This Belgian style wheat ale has about 25 percent unmalted wheat along with a little bit of crystal and aromatic malts to add depth and body. After fermentation, over 200 pounds of plumm puree was added, giving it a definite but not over-powering fruit flavor. Light bodied and low hop presence makes this the perfect beer for the waning summer days.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the Shirlington location. Slightly hazy light orange pour with a spotty head. Lighter palate, some yeast, bread, and plum. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
20 oz. draft; cloudy orange/amber body with small, tight white head that disappeared quickly but left good lacing. There's no strong aroma, although I picked up some bread and grain and, perhaps a hint of yeast, but very little of the plum purée adjunct. Palate entry on the sweet side, but this a smooth drinking wheat beer. Plum flavors are prominent, but well-balanced with the fruity banana and citrus esters that peak through mid-palate along with an appropriate compliment of energizing CO2. There's also a refreshing and clean finish. Good. Advertised as "Plum Wit." ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2721) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2007
(Draft, Capitol hill) Orange amber colour with a decent head, autumn fruit aroma with a citrus-plum flavour. An enjoyable brew indeed.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2007
(draft, Cap Hill) Off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon plum, some apricot. Taste is medium sweet, cardamom, light plum, orange. Slightly dry finish. Light-medium body with some creaminess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Dense and electric orange pour. Nose of coriander and sweet vanilla with a great, jammy dark fruit character. Quiet spiciness diffuses through this, pairing with a bit of sweet malt for a fruitcake tone, fit for something darker. The sugary plum mash dominates the flavor while a dull remnant of wheat sparkles in the background. There’s a touch of tart red apple and cinnamon. Altogether a quite interesting marriage of tastes, its pitted-fruit sweetness playing wistfully with the bright crispness underneath. Palate is similarly weighted a bit more heavily. Definitely a bit too tilted, but interesting. Nice.


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