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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This Belgian White Ale combines a complex malt character with sweet orange peel, coriander and a secret spice. Challenge your taste buds and see if you can guess our secret spice. The end result is a crisp refreshing wheat beer that can be enjoyed all year long.
O.G. 13.5


MattShizzle's rating

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very pale color and very cloudy. Bland US-style wheat beer aroma. Flavor is also a very bland US wheat beer style. Not good.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
DRAFT at Ten Penny in Pittsburgh. Mislabeled as an IPA on the menu...not the brewery’s fault. Decent but not excellent Belgian...some funk but not too much....good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (71) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
A blue moon knockoff. Not bad. But I could just as easily get a BM. If anything, it has more of a bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - SEP 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-9-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades very fast leaving on a light fizzy foam on the top of the brew and almost no lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma smells heaviest of candied sugar and lots of wheat. Mixed with these are some yeasty smell which bring with them some orange peel and a decent showing of some spice of clove and nutmeg. Rounding out the aromas is a nice Belgian malt aroma, producing a rather enjoyable smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with bready and wheaty taste upfront with a nice presence of yeastiness. The yeastiness gets more potent as the flavors advance, being joined by orange and candied sugar as the flavor advances. Along with these flavors come spice with a clove and grains of paradise flavor coming to the tongue. A sour lemon flavor as well as some very light grassy hop tastes comes to the tongue leaving a sweet, wheaty and lightly hopped and lemony flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to lighter side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly better, but overall it was rather appropriate for the flavor profile. Overall – A decent wit and one that is well worth a try, but don’t expect something super out of the ordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1918) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
355 mL bottle. Looks fairly typical, although the head is small, and smells fairly typical. But the flavour is quite impressive. It’s big, for the style. Not complex, but full of flavour. The spice, orange, and malt are balanced nicely, with nothing overwhelming anything else. A very tasty, drinkable wit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5011) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle best by DEC 2014. Nose is sweet, slimy wheat with lemon, orange, coriander, herbal character, and a little stale tire air. Pours pale light yellow that’s still cloudy, avg carb, ephemeral head. Crisp medium body with a bready finish, has lemon and vanilla, yeasty character very reminiscent of a Hefeweizen, and some complementary banana esters. There are signs of some raging fermentation here, but nothing too wild. Slimy wheat character persists but overall refreshing, sweet without cloying, very low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Cloudy yellow with rimming white head; semi citrusy aroma hint of yeast and spice; Flava is citrusy but not tart notes of grain yeast hint of bananna; feels light and zingy fizzy foamy; finishes dry semi tart hint of lemon

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of spices and light malt. Flavor of malts and light citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Clear yellow with a small white head. Light spice aroma with some coriander. It has a light body with slightly oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy, light yellow with a small white head. Mild, orange malt, spicy lemon, wheat aroma. Taste is sweet/tart lemon/orange, coriander, Belgian yeast.... Very nice...crisp and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (597) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma is a nice blend of spices. Taste is very similar to Hoegaarden with lots of spice and sweetness, but just a step behind. Overall very refreshing, but not the best.


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