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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Different wheat and spices than the Wit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Beachwood Seal Beach. Weaker foam on cloudy white looking slightly golden. Webby white lace. Nose is intense apple and pear, big esters. Something dessert like- apple ice cream, pie. Taste is tangy, fresh pear and vanilla. Light mouthfeel. Truly refreshing. Moderate vanilla cream oiliness. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jpb (1) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Very good white beer. Tasty, easy, wheat body. It’s not trying to make a splash, it’s trying to be the best beer in its style. It’s not LeBron James, it’s Kevin Durant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
A: The pour is hazy gold with a tall white head. S: Lots of pepper and other spices, especially a fair amount of coriander. There is a nice bread and malt sweetness. Light honey and floral notes, which are pleasant. T: The sweet bread and malts are prominent with a bit of spice to the flavor, too. Lots of coriander and a bit of orange peel. A hint of pepper, but not as strong as on the nose. There is a slight bitterness and a light honey flavor. M: The body and carbonation are both what I would call medium. O: I thought this was a pretty nice witbier. Good flavors and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft at Stone Bistro. Cloudy yellow/orange, white head. Banana, sweet wheat malt, lots of coriander, yeasty, floral perfume, small amount of orange, and clove. Almost tastes like a spiced fruit smoothie. Very good for the style, but I am not a big witbier fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Hazy golden pour. Aroma is esters, banana, orange peel, lemon grass, coriander, clove. Flavor is citrus, wheat, bananas. Crisp and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of clove, banana, florals, and coriander. Flavor of banana, clove, coriander, citrus, florals, and wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours with a murky pale yellow covered by a huge, creamy white head. Aroma is intense with tons of coriander, florals and spiciness. Taste is coriander, orange, honey, jasmine and herbal. Medium carbonation, light bubbles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s. Hazy deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Orange and banana with clove and corriander aroma. Lively palate. Rich orange and spice taste with a great semi-sweet dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer sits a pale, quite hazy, gold color in my pint glass. It is topped by a thin white head that is typical of a draught product. The aroma has a nice, pronounced spiciness to it. There are definitely the typical citrus-orange note, in fact the orange character seems a bit fresher and vibrant than might be found in a typical Wit. There is a bit of coriander in the nose as well, and it should be noted that it seems he used some quality coriander (or at least no much of the low quality stuff), because the coriander note is quite clean and without that earthy vegetal quality.

The taste is nice and sharp, it really has a lightly acidic quality to it that makes this beer quite refreshing to drink. Just as a good Wit should be. The orange peel is quite evident with a zippy citrus flavor that is perhaps not quite as noticeable as in the nose. The coriander is here as well, and even has some earthy spice notes to it. This is really quite a good example of a Wit; it really strikes a wonderful balance between ample flavor and quenching refreshment. I am always a sucker for a good Wit.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
(Draft: Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA) Lightly sweet orange citrus, moderate coriander, but not overly spicy or bitter. Smells like a classic witbier, spicy, coriander, orange citrus. Light-to-medium body, long lasting flavor, but a very clean finish and refreshing on the palate. Dark straw color, almost fully cloudy with a full whitish head on the pour. Kind of looks like the Heavenly Hefe actually, just a bit less cloudy. The head gradually fades to a broken sheen, but leaves plenty of patchy lace. Again, like the Heavenly Hefe, this is a well crafted beer, nothing out of balance, lots of finesse. I’m not a big fan of witbier, but this is pretty nice.


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