Indie Alehouse Crush
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Brewed by Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
Style: Witbier
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
A Blood Orange Imperial Wit collaboration beer for Beer4Boobs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1231) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
(On tap at the brewpub, Mar 18 2014) Pours a deep burnt orange colour, lightly hazy with a loose bubbly white head. Aroma is dominated by sweet, sugary blood orange flesh/rind, also some spices (coriander/clove/ginger?), a little bit more malt than a standard wit and limited esters. Flavour again dominated by sweet orange pulp and rind at first along with a little malt, but a bit drier from the middle on with some spice notes, slight grain, orange becomes a little more bitter and rind-like as well. Finish is fairly dry, slightly bitter, detectable alcohol but with a clean sweet fruity core lingering as well. Body medium, carb very effervescent, booze not completely hidden. Didn’t have last years, but compared to some reviews maybe this year’s is a bit fruitier? Intersting wit, surprisingly good, but a bit too much fruit to want more than one at a time. Would be great on a sunny early spring day outside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5200-20130407] Tap. Ginger cleaner and fragrant herb aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Fruity fresh ginger continues in the flavour with a strange strong floral herb note. Medium body. Really odd but not in a bad way. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(B4B @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Tap at the brewery, pours a cloudy yellow, aroma was nice and citrusy and so was the flavour, pretty bitter as well overall drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
At the Rhino - very interesting, refreshing and also strong. Would love to have this bottle conditioned or on a patio in the summer. Complex ann citrus base that has many layers and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2013
This beer brings me over my general dislike of the style. There’s a lot to appreciate here. Smells of coriander and light citrus. Very well-balanced. Pours golden with ok head and decent lacing. Almost in the realm of triple in overall feel. Finishes perfumy sweet and well-done. Nice soft carbonation. On tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
2013-04-07. Dark orange body is lightly hazy with a very small beige head. 3+ Strong spicey aroma of chamomile or coriander like character and mild fruit. 5++ Flavour has similar spice character, fruit, fairly bitter overall impression. Average plus to medium bodied palate is quite nice. Decent but the spice grows significantly as it warms, limiting my own enjoyment of it. More orange and less spice would be more to my own tastes. On tap at Beer4Boobs 2013, Rhino, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Another surprisingly good Beer4Boobs, on tap at The Rhino. Orange right there. Not the edge of the Bellwoods, but still nicely distinct and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
A hazed golden wit with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet orange pulp mixed with banana esters, cloves, woody notes. In mouth, a sweet banana and orange, with root extract phenolics, and loads of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Indie Alehouse. Slightly hazy appearance with a lazy head. The aroma is quite juicy and fruity. Tropical and fruity with a lot of kiwi and gooseberry aroma. A little bit of coriander citrus but most of the spiciness is yeast derived. Fruity hoppiness. Really lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a murky orange-amber with a spare diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, the oranges really come through, along with some sugary sweetness, a bit of grain, more fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is a bit sweet, but never cloying, along with blood oranges, wheat and/or grain and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. Interesting and quite good.

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