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Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Classic Belgian style Blonde Wheat Beer. It is bottle conditioned and naturally cloudy using Australia's premium barley, wheat and coriander. Hints of luscious citrus seep through what is believed to be Australia's most delicious blonde head.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (3738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Never had an Aussie Wheat beer before. Brown 330ml bottle from Boothís Supermarket chain, best before June 2011, drank and reviewed June 2010. Poured, sediment and all into Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass. The beer was a clear blonde until I allowed the sediment to gush out into the glass, it then turned into the cloudy murky off orange colour I was half expecting. Next to no head, just a wisp or two and a thin collar. The smell was wheaty and orangey, the taste a dry orange flavour, and flat almost, poor condition in my eyes anyway. Lacked sparkle and life in general to be honest, not impressed at all. It has travelled a long way to be slated, but this didnít do the business at all for me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011

Draught @ White Horse on Parsons Green, 1-3 Parsons Green, London, Greater London England SW6 4UL.

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate yeasty, fruity, apricot, pineapple. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity - tropical fruit, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20101229]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours cloudy pale amber with a small head. Nose shows doughy wheat, lemon, soft phenols, subtle spicy hops and coriander. Hints of banana surface as a flavour alongside the doughy wheat. Finishes with a slightly metallic bitterness. Underwhelming. Carbonation is perhaps a little on the high side. Body feels a little watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 22/3/2011. Pours a cloudy straw colour with a reasonable head. Has a slight aroma of lemons and yeast. There is more lemon in the taste, along with oranges, and a slightly sour spiciness in the finish. A curious little wheat beer which is decent if not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2428) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle, 4.5%ABV. Hazy orange with a modest white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon pudding, coriander seed. Thinnish body. (Over) mild sweetness, some lemon tartness, orange peel and a spicy drying finish. Pleasant and thirst quenching. The low sweetness makes it less interesting but I could drink more of this than many Wits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
On tap. Not very interesting. Aromas of citrus and leaves. Taste is sweet and dry, with a hint of sourness, and average length. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow, with a persistent head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Fairly cloudy. Very drinkable with nice hints of orange peel. 4.5% not 4.9% as stated here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Clody gold-amber beer. No head. Light dry and crisp palate. Very dry palate!!! Mildly spicy malt. Crisp but tame hops, traces of grapefruit and orange. An okay beer but really too bloody dry mate!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle. Left-overs from Beer Fest Asia 2010. Having tried a few very uninspiring beers from Grand Ridge, I canít say I was going into this beer with an open mind. Turns out itís actually a fairly decent wit. The spices are alright, got some coriander going, the yeast is a bit AWOL but nothing unexpected. Not good enough to warrant a revisit though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1022) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with a thin head. The aroma has notes of sweet lime and coriander. The initial flavour is mildly bitter, with hints of pear and spice. This moves into a slightly sweet finish, with hints of banana. A good witbier, from a fantastic Australian brewery. Another Grand Ridge classic.


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