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RATINGS: 907   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.


DrGonzo's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2006
Hazy straw yellow with a huge rocky white head. Spicy aroma, coriander, lemon. The lemon flavor dominates the flavor here, though it could just be this bottle is past its prime. Thin and watery at times as well.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1097) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
To call this one foamy is an understatement. Slightly hazy golden colour. I find the aroma sort of mute and quiet, with light esters, some spice and nutmeg like quality and some citrus. On the palate it is light tasting, sporting some zesty citrus character and some sweet tang like flavour as well as those yeasty and wheaty notes. Decent stuff but not sure if it is one of the better representations i’ve had from this style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
A cloudy straw gold with a big soapy looking white head. A slow gusher. Yeasty spicy clove aroma with light banana. The beer has a medium body with a bit of viscous mouthfeel. Tangy wheat, wine like with light witbier notes. I was expecting more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy golden yellow with a huge frothy white head. Flavors are coriander, lemon peel, lemon juice, oak hay and funk with herbal and cheesy notes. Dry finish, nice lemony tartness. Light body, lively carbonation, slick texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2378) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with frothy persistence to the soft white head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was an expressive but smooth presentation of floral notes, coriander, orange zest, and a hint of bubblegum. Light bodied, the taste was dry & tart, but offered a spritzy, seltzery effervescence that was almost a bit too lively, as it interrupted my enjoyment with some necessary burping. Otherwise, quite tasty & refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1862) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
750 mL bottle. Gushed upon opening. Settles down eventually. Almost impossible to pour. Hazy gold with a huge, fluffy, white head. The aroma isn’t too far off the norm. Maybe more herbal. Smells like Coke would smell if Coke were golden instead of brown. If that makes sense. The flavour is a little further from the middle of the road. Quite tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours cloudy straw-golden with a large white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of coriander, orange peel, tart citrus, wheat, oak and a touch of Brett. The flavour is surprisingly dry throughout with a subtle tart fruitiness, wheat, coriander, orange peel, green apple, oak and Brett notes. The finish is long and dry with tart fruity notes. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and intense carbonation. Overall, a very nice witbier with elegant Brett notes. It is a fair bit drier than I would have expected, but also nicely tart. A nice refreshing summer brew. 2014-08-06

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Percy’s. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a decent glossed over yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and just kind of went all over. The smell was tart and had some light orange and orange peel, light coriander, light lemon and ends with just a tad of yeastiness. The taste was sweet and yeasty with a decent bitter to tart conglomeration of the lemon and orange peel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair carbonation to allow a decent sessionability about it. Overall, good witbier I’d probably have again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1166) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Lys strågul farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrus, gjær og krydder. Smak av grapefrukt, sitrus, gjær og krydder. Melkebaren.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1336) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Fin duft av hvete, sitron og høy. Dunkel gul farge. Tykt hvitt skum. Frisk syrlig smak av citron og noe hvete. godt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (364) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Jaune paille, un peu voilée avec une mousse assez timide au départ, mais qui ne décolle jamais. Le nez est assez funky à cause des levures sauvages et très fruité (citrons, oranges). Le citron est à l’honneur en bouche, et est jumelé à des notes épicées bien évidentes. L’acidité franche de cette bière rend le tout très agréable à boire et la finale est assez sèche et presque saline. Délicieuse bière de soif.


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