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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This refreshing Belgian Style White Ale is brewed with the perfect balance of oats, wheat, and barley malt. Coriander and orange peel are added to create a delicious citrus aroma. Seasoned with hops fresh from Yakima Valley in Washington State, this unfiltered what beer is a classic Belgian Style "witbier". Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Iím always jealous that some Costco branches have far, far better beer than North Durhamís. But I canít kvetch too much since my neighbor Jeff delivered the goods gratis and multiple ticks were had. I actually found Kirklandís wit to be a little more palatable than some others, because instead of laying in the clove and spices super heavily, this one had a dry, bitter, lemony quality to it that went over well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. You can smell oranges and a hint of coriander. Pours a hazy orange with no head and a lively carbonation. Citrus dominates the flavor with some notes of spice. However, it is too watered down. Better than their other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdrinker79 (2034) - Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a one finger head that dissipates to a collar, aroma is orange rind, and a little coriander, not bad. The taste is orange rind, mildly bitter, a little tangy. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. I liked this slightly better than the IPA, although this has kind of a sour tangy taste, kind of unappealing, but still not horrible. Halfway through the glass, the beer looks bad, the head has almost disappeared, downgrading from a 3 to a 2, and the taste from a 6 to a 5.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (2285) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz bottle into Hoegaarden tumbler. Pours a hazy orange with a fast disappearing medium white head; leaves a fine blanket of foam. Aromas include grain, gym bag, cheese, orange rind--smells a bit off. Taste is sweet and umami, and again, a little off. Carbonation is medium and the mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy. Overall, itís not bad, itís just, one more time, say it with me, a little off. The Kirkland IPA was weird, too. Addendum: beer goes downhill in a major way towards the end of the glass, lowering the score considerably. Also, if I was rating completely to style, the score would be even lower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Mild orange aroma. Orange color, light white head, cloudy. Taste is a little off, not sweet. Finish is unpleasant. Overall just so-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5406) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Hazy yellow pour, foamy white head. Sweet, wheat, light coriander, yeast and light citrus. Not very good, I have not had blue moon for a long time, but this reminds me of it. Might be okay on a hot day with orange.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Thin, golden brown, light, sweet, wheaty. Unremarkable, but really decent and drinkable. Wouldnít be ashamed to serve this Costco brand beer at my home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Golden yellow, hazy with a thin white head. Nice Belgian white ale. Citrus aroma and flavors this finishes dry and quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2139) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Thanks to beastiefan2k for this "bad homebrew".
Appearance : Hazy amber with small head that doesnít stay around long.
Aroma : Coriander and grain with light yeast. Light peachy fruits. Wheat.
Taste : Wheat with grain. Light coriander and very light hops. Finish wheat and coriander. Light yeast. Weak finish.
Palate : Rather thin and watery. Soft carbonation. Too soft.
Overall : Quite boring. I tried pouring the yeast and got a few chunks... Flavor profile gained a little more depth but itís still pretty boring. Light notes of banana bread appeared on nose and taste. A bad example of Witbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2011
12oz bottle, brewed at Matt Brewing in Utica, This is a bad Wit. Its like cold coriander iced tea with some watery cereal. Not much else to add, its like bad homebrew.

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