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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Choos (604) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Some hop and spice notes come through the aroma though banana was dominant. Cloudy yellow. Hoppy with some spicey notes. A bit thin.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 Light cloudy yellow and a fluffy white head. Wheat and citrus come through in the aroma, nice and tart some spicyness. Its quite dry on the palate with tart wheat and citrus. Banana, cloves and coriander are also present.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
Has that cloudy refreshing look about it. Head died fairly quickly and had that great "drink more" lacing. Nice tart smell not that complex though. Taste is also fairly simple and clean. Strong citrus. I am giving it some extra karma due to the nature of it being "made here" which I always respect and support if it is a good try. Although pricing it at the same level as the imports I don't approve of.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
That was better, than the other we tasted from GrandRidge. It was tasty and had a citrus after taste involved somewhere. I liked this one best out of all the brews this brewer has done so far. Remember though I am not a dark beer drinker so they may be good at that! I don't profess to know.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 tart, wheaty aroma, slightly winey/cidery. cloudy, light golden colour with small/medium head, high carbonation. tart/sour wheat and lightly biscuity slightly winey finishing with light cascade hop flavour. sour, dry and tart.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Mostly it's got a bit of a false,plasticy aftertaste. That kinda killed it for me. It has the promise of a decent wheat beer with a quality aroma... but fails to deliver that alcoholic warmth. It's smooth, lemon,very bubbly and a bit sweet. Keep trying Austrlia.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2003
Very pale and clear, good head retention and HEAPS of bubbles. Aroma is dominated by coriander with some sickly phenolics. Doesn't smell very good at all. Tastes completely different - beautiful sweet orange flavours with a really great refreshing acidity. Really quite fizzy but it works well. Really hit the spot after being out in the sun! Easily my favourite Grand Ridge beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 This suits my palate perfectly. I could go a six-pack of this on a warm night or equally on a cold evening watching the footy. If it werent so expensive Id drink it more often, but I often choose this if Im having a traveller on the way home from work. UPDATE: Tried this on tap at the Rookery Nook Hotel in Wye River and while being a pleasant brew to sip on a nice day, I must say I was quite disappointed. Had no oomph to it and I felt very let down.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
Pours very cloudy yellow, with large chunks of yeast. Medium short lasted white head. Yeasty grainy aroma with a hint of banana and citrus. Thin watery mouthfeel. Sweet grainy flavour with a slightly tart finish. Subtle lemon-like citrus notes in flavour too. Not bad stuff, a little bland overall though. And the huge chunks of yeast were a tad offputting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2003
Cloudy orangey straw colour with small floating particles, banana and orange peel aroma, taste is ok but not a lot there.


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