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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).

hawthorne00's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, - OCT 12, 2012
Gold with a fading white head. Doesn’t look like a wit, but smells like one: orange zest, wheat, coriander. Thin and sweet with oranges and and spices. Simple but refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by: 11SEP11 A: pours a honey ale with no head formation (unusual as these are usually bursting at the seam). Sediment is suspended in this hazy beer. No lace. S: Banana, clove, yogurt (?). Sweet grains. Meh. T: Sweet, banana cream, kinda tart. M: medium bodied, sparkler carb. Slight slick. O: Well, better than the others, but still not worth the buck ist cost. Serving type: bottle 08-18-2011

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (2380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle pour. Slight sweet nose with a hint of spice. Almost white grape sweetness with minimal spice. Not horrible, but not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is clear orange with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Old bread, toasted cereal, grain, skunky aroma, maybe orange peel? Taste is stale and old, toffee, grainy, hint of fruity esters, orange, and more stale shit. Medium body with medium carbonation. Tastes really old and moldy, bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1479) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
With so many inexpensive belgian whites to choose from, and the perfect environment for drinking them in (Southern California) the competition for that spot in your fridge for light, drinkable brews is intense. Whoever gets that spot is awarded with a coveted and prestigious position. Sometimes. Sometimes a cheater sneaks in there, and tarnishes the good name of all those beers that came before it. That infamous brew in my refrigerator is the Kirkland White Ale. Flat, with an insipid flavor and a dull, lifeless take on the wheat flavor I usually nearly and dearly love, this is a beer firmly below in the median in my survey of belgian white brews, even below Blue Moon and Shock Top. There’s nothing to recommend it above those, and I suspect it’d be hard pressed to be marketable if it wasn’t bundled in with Kirkland’s other capable beer staples. Still, avoid this if you can - much better can be done with the style at the same price point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12oz bottle pours nearly clear deep gold to copper with off white head. The aroma offers up modest levels of yeasty Belgian spices and sugary malt sweetened floral hops. The taste is pretty crisp and refreshing with a mild yeasty Belgian spiciness to go along with sugary sweet malts, some floral hops and a sweet apple like esteriness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 8, 2012
bottle from costco. cloudy odd orange color with small head. orange jelly beans aroma. grainy with a blueberry note and spices. lots of coriander. light to medium body. tastes a lot like blue moon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
My house on July 13, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. About one finger of head, which dissipated almost immediately. Flat out caramel color. Light lacing on the sides. No retention. Lots of bubbles. Smelled caramel, toffee and candy sugary sweets. Seemed to be light cocoa notes as well. Also wheat and grass. Tasted like the toned-down smell. Got the same caramel, toffee and sugary candy notes. Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Normal finish. Somewhat refreshing. Surprisingly a good beer, despite me drinking it not as cold as it could have been. Not what I would call a Belgian White, but it hit the spot.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL at a party on a roofdeck. Low haze straw pour with no head retention. Puppy breath nose. Taste is sugary and soapy to the max. Slick corn syrup gives the beer a ton of thick density unwanted in style. Heavy dough. Moves to artificial peach flavor and canned peach juice. Very dense from the sugar. Certainly in the cloying category. Needless to say, the remainder of the beer was tossed off the roofdeck. Sorry bystanders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
I think everyone just wants to talk smack b/c it is a Costco beer. Is it really craft? I don’t know but I will rate it poor just in case. It is pretty good for the style. Witbier really isn’t my taste anymore but all the components are here-sweet citrus, little bit of spiciness, some body from the wheat. Could squeeze some more coriander in there though and get more flavor but I always thought the style in general is that way.

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