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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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An artisan white ale brewed in the classic biere blanche tradition. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderful dry finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a hazy pale golden color with an almost Duvel sized white head that fades agonizingly slow. There’s a thick rocky cap left that leaves as well as tons of lacing after the head fades. Impressive. Smell; slightly sweet to start, with some lemon and orange zest. There’s a bit of a peppery spiciness with some vanilla, and just a hint of hay. Taste; initiialy the citric flavors really stand out with the lemon and orange. After a few sips a bit of vanilla and a woody presence show up, with a nice drying spiciness in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp, with plenty of carbonation. This is one refreshing beer that is very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle, from Julio’s. Sharp yeasty. Lemon, corriander, I thought I was getting a corn thing, maybe it was the yeast. I don’t know. Clean yellowy gold color, nice head and lacing. Soft tart flavor, like aroma. Lemon in the forefront, spice too. Medium body, lite crisp mouthfeel, bitter lemony mouthfeel. Kind of nice, easy to drink, I’m just not a witbier kind of beer drinker.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Big thanks to TAR for this one! Very hazy medium yellow, great soft, pillowy head. Aroma was coriander spice and lemon. Flavor was very lemony, with balancing, not bitter coriander. Finish was a big surprise, very, very tart. I’d almost think something a bit bacterial was going on here. Very enjoyable, and the sour finish was a refreshing and unique take on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Cloudy yellow pour with attractive white, foamy head. Spicy aroma and flavor with hints of wheat. Notes of coriander, clove, nutmeg and cinamon. A bit of banana is hidden below the spice. Thin body and crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Light yellow with champagne like bubbles. Yeasty, earthy aroma is also slightly fruity. The body is good, but thin. Mostly apple throughout. Just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2006
750 ml bottle. Sparkling golden yellow on the pour with a large, long lasting head. Scents of citrus and wheat on the nose. Refreshing tart citrus flavors with banana and spice in the back. Ending with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Tangerine Coloring with White Head. Wheaty and Yeasty Notes on the Nose....Bit of the Same on the Tongue...Along With a Overripe Banana Flavor...Coriander Tastes Past its Prime as Well. Overall a bit Stale. Rerated 4-9-07: Light Hazed Yellow. Light Ctirus Aroma. Coriander and Citrus Notes..Sweet Malt Flavor..Dry Bittering Aftertaste. Almost a Vegetable Bitter Feel to It. Certainly an Interesting Take on a White, but Perhaps a ’Love it or Hate it’ Take.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Straw colored, cloudy, with a white head. Some banana sweetness and cloves in the nose. Flavor is medium sweet, unpleasantly sulphury, with some banana and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was slightly hazy and yellow in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild malt floral . Its mouth feel is initially tingly crisp mild bubbly hop malt with a lingering tingly clean crisp palate. Its flavor contained malty hoppy grassy notes and was tasty. A nice brew indeed. Good to see Jolly Pumpkin still making decent beers!.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Light yellow in color with a very lively bubbly head. Aroma was citrisy with lots of herbal and flowery notes following up with some spice. Flavor was spicey with plenty of lemon and orange finishing tart and peppery. Lots of carbonation in the mouth with a light body. Very flavorful and very champagne like. I thought it was very enjoyable and may even attempt to make mamosas with it.


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