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RATINGS: 926   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
From bottle. Nice orange color and the aroma has some farmhouse funk and citrus. Nice carbonation with orange and spice and barnyard and sweet/tart finish that ends dry. Really nice white ale.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (377) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
750 ml Bottle. Hazy gold-straw yellow pour with a huge white that sticks around forever and leaves oh so much lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast and a bit of funk. Light wheat body, fairly effervescent carbonation. Taste of lemon, citrus, apple, orange, coriander, yeast, spice and again a bit of funk. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (71) - - DEC 18, 2014
Doux arômes de levures sauvages et d’orange. Très grosse effervescence. La sensation en bouche est intense mais brève. Très sour avec traces de coriandre et d’agrumes. Le vieillissement en barrique de chêne est plutôt absent au gout. Aucune amertume. Très rafraichissante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
(750ml bottle from the LCBO) Pours hazy straw gold with a big bubbly white head that fades reasonably quickly for its size leaving lace. Aroma has sour apples, herbs, touch of tart citrus, a bit of dusty yeast, light-moderate Brett funk, a little acidic. On the palate, quite tart but not as sour as the nose suggests. Some apple, lemon and orange peel, a bit dusty and almost mineral with a bit of yeast. Slightly woody and dry and bitter in to the finish and lingering after, quite herbal and floral, and lightly spicy. A tartness lingers around the corner of the mouth and citrus peels persist a bit til the end. Bit of stone in the aftertaste. Light body with a fairly aggressive carb of big, effervescent bubbles. Definitely not your run of the mill wit, twisted a bit with the JB lightly sour/tart/funky/woody character. A little light as their beers seem to be. Would make a nice table beer on a hot summer afternoon I think, but maybe slightly underpowered as a pure sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1138) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Hazy straw pour with a white head. Tart citrus aroma with light spice and dough. Taste is lemon, orange peel, wheat, light spice and funk. Light dry palate. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours the colour of cloudy piss with the most abundant white head I’ve ever seen. Mild aroma of orange and vinegar. Tastes of orange, coriander and vinegar. Not the best wit I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (551) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow light orange color with a big fizzy white head. Aroma is moderately tart, dry, oak, belgian wit spice, touch of orange zest. Flavor is a dry mild tart with a definite wit base. Tart fades extremely fast into a dry spicy finish. Decent, very drinkable, but Jolly Pumpkin definitely has some better options.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
Quite a unique one, pleasantly melts in your mouth like wheat champagne, nice lemony touch, some tart, hints of spice, dry finish. Love it or hate it, this is nothing like any other witbier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
Pours an hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of brett, peach, and lemon with some spices. Flavor is wheaty and acidic, some lemon and grain.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
pours hazy pale lime juice color. floral aroma with notes of sour lime, sour cranberry, sour apple and peach. taste is tart but juicy with lots of lime, and coriander. finish is medium. quite lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (416) - CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours hazy pale straw with an explosive three fingers of rocky white head great retention, moderate lacing (4/5) Nose is Belgian funk, citrus peel, coriander, wheat, green apple. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong tart. (9/10) Light body, prickly carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5) When I say “explosive” head, I mean it. Straight out of the cellar, no agitation at all, gently opened and immediately overflowed. Have a bucket ready. Sustained carbonation, tartness, and apple tones in the finish invite obvious cider comparisons. Unlike any witbier I’ve ever had: only the mildest of wheat flavour fades in comparison to the barnyard funk and green apple tartness. After struggling for a bit for comparisons, I’ll amend my comment: unlike pretty much any other beer I’ve ever had - though the De Ranke XX Bitter or Cuvée de Ranke might be close. If anything, it’s more like a light, sour saison. I’d like to vertical this new and following a year’s cellaring, to see how much of the funk and carbonation is due to ageing, and what it’s like new. Really good. (18/20)


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