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Today’s forecast...Windy! A Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with honey and spices, a great beer for quenching the thirst of Chicago. Windy City Wheat swirls in the mouth with a pleasant sweetness and a zesty, orange-citrusy fruitness settling nicely into the honey tones.

Chi-Town Windy City Wheat "90 Points" & Gold Medal from the World Beer Championships (Wit Category)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1097) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a hazy yellow with small white head that doesn’t last long. Smells like a Belgian White should. Aroma has lemon, grass, honey, and light spices (coriander?). Body is light to medium, with very little carbonation. Tastes sweet but mouthfeel is flat. Not bad, but I won’t seek this again. Stevens Point brews some better ones under their own name for less $

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of wheat, spices and some clove. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Wheat, clove and baking spices with a little herbal hops. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation but a very short finish. Overall, not bad. I’ll drink it, but i wont seek it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
12 oz bottle from Binnys (Naperville, IL). Split with the missus. Pours a stark yellow hue, gentle haze with touches of orange in the body, glow, some frothy white head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are straw and dough, flaked wheat, kiss of estery fruit, gentle coriander and touches of orange oils. Mellow, more grainy malt character, a touch stale, some fruit. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some apple, pear, kiss of banana and citrus meet bready and grainy malts, straw, gentle coriander. Some orange rind/oils with gentle spice, yeast, more coriander. Apples, bread,a touch papery. A bit underbodied, backend offers some spice and apples, some cidery elements, coriander, oranges, flaked wheat, paper. Nose is a bit odd, a bit underbodied and an odd cidery feel at times. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at Kellehers in Peoria. Hazy yellow pour with a frothy white head. Coriander, lemon, and pretty flat. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle bought at Binney’s in Bolling Brook, poured a light cloudy hay yellow color, aromas of squeezed lemon, wheat, and light banana. Flavors are clean wheat, some lemon, light banana, with a touch of soap after taste, light and nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Banana, citrus, wheat, coriander. Cloudy yellow with a moderate white head. Yeasty wheat and citrus flavor with coriander and bitterness in the finish. Light carbonated body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours cloudy, lemonade/gold with a tall white head. Scent is wheat, spice, citrus... Taste is sweet but sharp lemon/orange. Wheat. Slightly tart to sour as it goes. Ok...but a little too little of everything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruckus232 (1) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
Refreshing with a good taste but a little mild and could use a little more flavor. Would probably have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Orange zest, coriander, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow color with small head. Slightly sweet lemon, coriander and light wheat malt flavor. Light body. Not bad but wish it had more malt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
QuezXLV (411) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Had this in Norwood, warm. Nicew white ale with great hints of honey. Not bad but might be better if cold.

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