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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The conception and naming of this beer happened in one fell swoop. Unsure whether to offer a light session beer or a fun ball-buster as our warm weather seasonal, we decided on a beer that would be “a big, fatty boombalatty” version of a Belgian white. And away we went, taking a recipe for a white beer and ramping up the grain bill by 50%; we dropped the amount of wheat by 75% to keep the beer rough around the edges. We bucked tradition by steering the bitterness in the direction of a pale ale, and coupling hops with coriander in the fermenter. The resulting beer gives you all the bubblegum goodness of a big Belgian, with enough crispness to cut through the sweet profile, thus making you want to sip it again and again. Dangerous, indeed!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Chalice. Appearance: Very cloudy orange with bubbly white head and lacing. Aroma: Strong banana and bubblegum, with light clove, coriander and wheat. Some alcohol. Taste: Sweet upfront with a dominant banana and bubblegum flavor. Dries up and turns spicy and hoppy at the end, with pepper, clove, coriander and a nice bitter bite. Despite everything happening at the finish, the banana still lingers. Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. A little bit warming. Overall: Very nice complex and refreshing... something. Not a typical Belgian at all, as it resembles a Hefeweizen more than the claimed base Witbier. Regardless, it is delicious, and perfect when a stronger Summer seasonal is desired.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Poured a orange goldish color with a dissipating head. Big aroma of banana belgium yeast bubblegum hues. Med sweetness, light bitter. Med bodied, above ave carbonation. Nice strains of banana yeast and orange. are in this one. Ends somewhat dry and slightly bitter. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is spicey, citrus, earthy and yeasty. Some faint florals as it warmed. Taste is sweet and spicey. Very dry finish, yet refreshing. It works well. I like Furthermores peppery aaspects in the few beers ive had from them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at the Tipsy Cow in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a hazy gold color with no head. Aroma of banana, green banana, spices and yeast. The taste is tart stone fruits, banana and leafy hops. The spiciness lingers. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Date: July 30, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Sweeney’s, St. Paul, MN Appearance: Cloudy orange with thin white head. Aroma: Citrus and yeast. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dan. Cloudy orange. White head. Nose/taste of wheat, Belgian yeast, hops, coriander and orange peel. Medium body. Slightly bitter coriander and dry orange peel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Poured medium orange with a thin filmy head. Aroma of strong banana, Belgian yeast, and spices. Nice even flavor with some balancing bitterness. Kind of fizzy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a cloudy amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly spicy and floral with some grainy wheat and bubble gum Belgian yeast. A good amount of coriander, citrus, grass, some pepper, and apricots. Flavor is better. A bit more malt forward, but still maintains a good amount of yeasty spice and hop bitterness. Wheat up front with a bunch of florals and coriander. Citrus peels, apricot, bubble gum, Belgian yeast, pepper, and grass. Finishes dry with a somewhat warming spiciness and a medium-light bitterness. Crisp wheat helps this dry as well with a nice mix of spices and hops. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty Belgian ale. Crisp wheats, coriander, and Belgian yeast spices along with a pleasant hopping. Hides the alcohol well and drinks nicely. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours hazy golden-orange with white head. Aroma with citrus, coriander, belgian yeast, and wheat. Maybe some faint piney hops in the background. Similar flavors. Kinda like a more hoppy belgian wit. I really enjoy this one.


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