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RATINGS: 293   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Absolutely without a doubt topnotch superb wit. Orange peels, coriander, Belgian yeast. Heaven.
Earlier Rating: 2/4/2004 Total Score: 3.4
They got this one pretty much right. Spicy, aromatic, a little creamy. Nice year-round. And a nice way to drink in honor of my favorite beer store!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Well, since this beer is now brewed by Millstream I should rate this too. I have had this beer a few more times since the original rating and I still enjoy this beer quite a bit. I usually have it with tacos, and I think it is a good match. A great beer, the best example of a great witbier.
Earlier Rating: 2/20/2004 Total Score: 4
One of the finest examples of a belgian white I have ever experiened. Bought it with tacos, probably not the best combination, but still not bad. Great citris and coriander smell, great smoky beige in color, very well balanced. Great all-around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2006
this is a surprise, the mailman kicks ass today..great smell, maybe alittle dusty near the end...big foamy head..ok lacing...spritzy...a very tasty beer...you can smell the orange peel and coriander, good....one very well made witbier and a joy to drink, and from IA!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChronoSquall14 (6) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2008 does not count
Out of the bottle. Very soft golden-yellow color, taste bears not only citrus but a hint of smooth banana as well. A clean, pleasing experience that anyone should be able to enjoy for a lighter flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Botte. A - Hazy light gold with a touch of orange color. Large smooth, creamy, foamy white head with good retention and a nice sticky layer of lace. S - Quite spicy with a lot of coriander, orange rind, some pepper and a bit of clove as well. A touch of breadiness as well. Good example of the style. T - Nice bready and grainy malt taste make up the backbone. A lot of spices come out with coriander, orange and lemon rind, some pepper, some clove, and some lemongrass. Citrus, spice and bread flavors mix in and out very nicely. M - Somewhere between light and medium body with a lot of carbonation. Very zesty, spritzy, and refreshing feel. D - Very easy to drink beer that is extraordinarily crisp and refreshing. Spiced, bready, citrus flavors are great on the tongue and mix well together. Notes: A very good witbier with a great amount and balance of flavors you would expect from the style. So easy to drink and enjoyable and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Very interesting. My first impression when this poured was ’Did they mean for it to be this color and clarity?’ An obviously unpasteurized gray Belgian Wit, I took one whiff and knew it was gonna be good. Real good. Spicy, very yeasty in all the right ways. Doesn’t have the heavy orange peel and coriander of some, but it delights in its differences. Great malty body. Great beer. Seek this one out. If John’s ships again, I’ll buy this by the boatload. Kevin, great call!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Pours a light amber color with a slight haze. The head is large and rocky and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is fruity (bubblegum and citrus) and spicy with an earthy background. Mouthfeel is light; crisp, and effervescent with a light hop finish. Flavor is light and sweet with fruit overtones and a well paced light hop finish. Damn good. A pleasant surprise.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1855) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Johns. Very pale cloudy yellow orange with lasting dense head and lace. Fresh aromas of tangy wheat orange and coriander. Very refreshing light orange lemon sweetness with mildly bitter herbal dry tangy clean finish. Refreshing light body with nice carbo. An excellent wit. I could easily drink the whole thing in one quaff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (629) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours cloudy yellow gold with very little head. Nose and taste are lemon with some coriander. Nice wit.


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