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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pale yellow, small white head. Standard blah wheat ale - semi sour, grainy, some sour feet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Vir4030 (561) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Sour aroma in a sample at oak park. Watery sour flavor. Yuck. Package contained bobcat. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3513) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12oz bottle 8/2/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-33° in Shaker-Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a big white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, honey, and spices. Taste of coriander, wheat, and spices. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but lacking a bit for a Wit but still tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhsiung (1099) - USA - JUL 31, 2011
only 7 reviews in 8 months? maybe we’ll see more now that lettuce entertain you has picked it up. had it at the reel club in oak brook. fuller-bodied than most wits, which i liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Had this one bottled thanks to my dad. Pour is hazy, medium yellow with a dense, thick white head. Nose is slightly sweet -- maybe honey? and slightly spicy. I’m detecting pepper. Flavor continues the citrus, the spice and sweetness of a typical witbier. The finish is a bit drier than I like. Overall, a nice and simple witbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2011
Thanks to Pawola22 for sharing this bottle. This is a new brewery for me. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the coriander and wheat, with a little bit of lemon and orange notes mixed in. The flavor is more basic and is only made up of wheat and coriander. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a hazed, yellow-gold colored body with an inch thick, dense and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is grainy, lightly sweetened honey and pale wheat malts with a distinct coriander, yeasty spice, light lemon-grass, and bread. Flavor is spicy coriander, yeast, herbs, lemon-grass, honey-bread, wheat, and grains. Finishes dry with a nice, light-moderate, grassy and herbal peppery bitterness alongside some lemony citruses, coriander, and honey malts before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium, creamier body and soft, medium-high, somewhat creamy and lively carbonation. Overall, a solid witbier. Well spiced with a good amount of coriander, a nice grassy bitterness, a balanced lemony citrus, and a soft honey-wheat pale maltiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
bottle, thanks to pawola22 in trade, cloudy orange with lasting very frothy foam, aroma is nice yeasty coriander and lemon, flavor is soft herbs, mild bitter citrus rinds, nice wit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12 oz bottle. Cool Chicago label which is really what caught my attention. Pours a slightly cloudy pale orange with a a small creamy white head. Aroma of soft grainy malts, a touch astringent with the grain being a bit musty and old, some grassiness with some sweet honey and spice notes. Flavor starts with a slightly sweet honey and malt note, but quickly goes south with an old grainy nasty metal character. This continues with a bit of a nasty old orange and light citric note. Finishes bland a overly bitter. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. An odd beer, with some nasty flavor characters that don’t sit right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Got at the County Market in Southern View. Didn’t quite have the same spice profile as some other Witbiers I’ve tried. It was a bit sweeter and a bit thinner as well. I noticed a quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle maybe next time I’ll re-suspend more of it in the beer on a second trying to see how that changes things. To me it was OK, nothing I would go out of my way for but the missus liked it. Serving: Bottle

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