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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Belgian Style Witbier brewed w/ brettanomyces.

Straw color, jasmine and clove aroma, sweet lychee flavor, light body


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours clr straw yellow no head. Nose tart white grape, lychee fruit, flavors of brett horse, white grape, lemons, buttery, spritzy finish. Like calabaza,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a straw yellow hue, almost like champagne or Reisling. A light yellow glow with a decent brighter white head that dies to a thicker ring. Laces ok. Aromas are a healthy straw and funky brett feel, a good dustiness to it with oranges and banane, faint coriander. The brett isnít powerful, but takes the lead with flaked wheat and bread dough, touches of fruit behind it. Faint spice. Dry and dusty brett. Initial is light bodied and bready, flaked wheat and touches of dry and dusty brett, straw, apples and a touch of cider. Light spiciness with touches of clove, faint tartness in a light fruity form. The brett doesnít assert into a huge strong funky essence, instead remaining a touch spicy and tart fruit, yeasty bread dough and tart apples and lychee. Finish is lingering spice and light dry brettiness, touch of tartness, bready malts. An interesting and "crushable" bretty wheat for the summer months yet offering some complexity that I found striking. I liked it, hope to see a full glass soon. This was placed as a Wild beer because the act of brewing the beer with Brett is specifically a Wild beer. I felt that wild nature came through, but the funkiness wasnít the focal point, instead the tart lychee and spice seemed to dominate (though itís still a lighter quaffable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhsiung (766) - USA - JUN 20, 2011
weerd beer. as sour as matilda, its style should be witbier, like the commercial description says. yet, despite its name, it didnít have the orange peel/coriander spiciness i expect from a witbier. like i said, a wierd bier. on tap at clybourn.


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