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RATINGS: 912   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Thanks Mike. Golden clear yellow in color with a nice fluffy white head. Spicey aroma with notes of coriander. Tart. Flavor is spicey. Refreshing. Finish is dry. Drinkable and enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2085) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 17, 2005
cloudy infected looking dark yellow pour with a lasting white head. aroma is pound cake with a moonshine taste. biting earthy flavor with vanilla, biting lemon zest. finish is sour. wheatyness does not hold this together. lingering tinfoil finish that reminds me of bad bananas and zinc. thanks for sharing this fly.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Hope I can convey both my enjoyment of this beer and that of it being an example of why I feel larger samples help let one truly know what theyíre sampling. If I could only post a graph that plotted my sensations and their evolution throughout tasting this. Split a 750 and initially was enamored by the earthy aroma and spiciness. The feeling proceeded to surge for a bit and then it seemed as if the carbonation had increased and the pleasure diminished to the point that I was almost getting bored with this. I feel bad saying this as it was a LONG week and perhaps itís related to my exhausted state, but thatís my honest assessment. I would however welcome another chance to try it. THANK YOU MATT(A)!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle. Pale yellow color with a big foamy, fizzy white head. Nose is lots of peppery spicyness with some lemon. taste is peppery and spicy, bites the tongue a bit, lemon mixes in and brings some light sour fun sour notes. Finished with a nice refreshing bitterness and leaves your mouth lemony.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Somewhat of a tough category for me to rate, since I find Wits the be very one sided and boring. Still, this wasnt a bad brew. A hazy gold color, with copious white fluffy head. Notes of oak and yeast are prominent. Taste is rather nice, yeasty and citrusy, that finishes with a perppery sweetness and good bubbling on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle. Hazy straw color with a large rocky white head that was lasting. Good complex citrus and spice. Medium body with complex texture. Light sweet malt and complex spice flavor and a long finish. Very interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pale straw yellow, slightly cloudy and with a decent white head fed by active carbonation. Aroma is yeasty and spiced. Clove and bananna are present. Sweet malts also make an apperance. The flavor is nice and fairly complex. Malt sweetness and a light tangyness. Bananna and clove spice is a noticable characteristic. Itís fruity and quite active on the palate with a wonderful tangy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Very nice pour, a pale apricot body filled with vivacious bubbles that continually reinforce a dense, fizzy, cream colored head. The aroma is all orange, both the juice and the peel. Itís quite alive in the mouth, the lively carbonationation seeking to build a new head all the way through the gullet and into the stomach. The flavor is more complex, a light Wheaties taste with orange zest, caramel, coriander, and soft spices. It finishes on a mildly tart note. This is good for a warm Summer day, or a warm October day like today.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Fresh orange peel and coriander aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color, bubbly white head that dissipated quickly. Light crisp flavor, classic citrus/coriander, plus a unique vanilla-oak note. Mdium light body, crisp and refreshing, perfect summer beer. A classic witbier with an added complexity from some time on the oak. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Contented smiles around the table, our favorite beer of the evening. Long lasting white head on top of a hazy yellow core surrounded by sparkling golden brew. Corriander, pepper, lemon, summer fruits and spice aromas, thereís a bit of hop in there too! Body is soft and smooth, light but not prickly carbonation. Taste is surprisingly floral with plenty of citrus, followed by a light hop and then the dry oaky finish - then the sweet summer fruits, citrus and sweets come back for an encore. Fantastic.


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