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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A Belgian witbeer brewed especially for John's Grocery of Iowa City, IA.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2004
12oz Bottle notched AprilPouerd a slightly hazy gold with a snow white head that settles quickly. Fantastic aroma of orange peel. coriander and pepper. Some yeast also in the aroma. Body is light, crisp and refreshing. Flavor is also light and refreshing. Citrusy and slightly sweet with a spicy yeasty citrusy blend of flavors that is completely tasty. Overall one of the best American Witbiers I’ve had in recent memory.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Acquired via trade. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a thick and rocky off-white head that fizzed away slowly. Thin lacing toward the top of the glass and less as it was consumed. The aroma is well-spiced, along with citrus and wheat. Crisp, light body with a great flavor profile. Spice and herbs (coriander, clove) are predominant, plus citrus, malt and hops. The finish is creamy and wheaty, making for a great beer overall. This is definitely one of the better Wits I have tried.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Lemon juice yellow, same thickness too, thin starch white head, minimal lacing in spots. Aroma is all citris peels, lots of ’em, quite tart and souring thick lemon & orange juices with a nice display on top of clove, corriander, and a bit of yeasty barnyard funk even. Impressive nose. Taste has a nice firm character, nothing to sour or overwhelming which the nose led me to believe it would be. Dull orange and lemon juices darted with a soft sugary appeal, and slipping in around ever corner is very tame corriander and peppery spices that make for a nice little mixuture. Nice feel thats smooth yet grabbing with its character, effective amounts of sourness along the citrus and mild enough spice over it to keep it from being overbearing. Medium body with a bit of quickness to it at first, but as it warmed the malts gained some composure overall and the finish began to grow with left over orange peel and bits of spice. A nicely crafted brew from Iowa, who would have thought? Millstream did, and pulled it off well I think.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Wowzer, this is an excellent brew. I bought a bottle on a whim at a local retailer who allows "mix & match" six packs. Pours a cloudy gold with a respectable head. Aroma is faintly spicy & fruity. First taste is mild, followed by a somewhat sharp citrusy flavor. It almost reminds me of tangerines. More hopping than I would have expected--but this is a plus. Very full & well-rounded mouthfeel. This will definitely become a regular in my beer drinking rotation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Thanks go to heemer77 for this bottle. Pours a wonderful hazy wit gold, decent little head stays on top for a long time. Lacing is initially very thick, but slides down the glass pretty quickly. Nose is of lemon, coriander, wheat, and almost a maple-like aroma. Flavor is very tangy and citrusy, more so than the typical wit, with the more common banana and spices backing it up. Palate is average for style. A very good representation of a style that gets cheapened by too many brewers. But not here, this is quality.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Pours gold/organge with a substantial head. Aroma is of citrus and spices, with orange and coriander most apparent. Stays on the palate for a while, with lots of orange in the flavor. I think this is a very good summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Very cloudy yellow color with lots of sediment, and a thin white head. Had a nice citrusy aroma, oranges and lemons mostly. LIght lemony taste, with a good balance between being sweet and bitter. Well done. Thanks to Hey_Kevin for this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Peachy gold, no head. Nice spicy nose, rather significant Christmas-esque feel to it. Nice flavor, zippy and spicy, plenty of yeasts. Reasonable amount of toasty malts. Palate is a bit thicker than expected for a wit, cidery and a mite full.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2002 Total Score: 4.2
I love witbiers, and this is a good one. Loads of banana in this one, lovely zippy yeasts. Very spicy. Pretty nose, very redolent and full. Good malts. Would love to have a case of this one for hot Virginia summer days.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Much better than the Stone City version. Pours from the tap with a cloudy deep gold color. On tap it is fairly clear for a wit. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma and the flavor. The wheat flavors are very subtle and masked by the citrus. Largely a one trick pony, but it’s a very good trick. I have had this in the bottle and on tap many times and am fairly impressed.
Earlier Rating: 4/22/2004 Total Score: 3.3
A pale, hazy pour with no head. this looks like grapefruit juice. Aroma is slight orange with coriander and some ginger. The taste is subtle with orange peel and a peppery finish in the mouth. Too sour! I hope that the Millstream version of this beer is better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Tap at the brewery. A golden cloud with a small, white fluffy head. Citrus and spice in the nose. On the tongue, orange both sweet and bitter and a subtle sweetness. The wheat provides mouthfeel and haze. Get a keg for the summer


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