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Kooinda Karaka Belgian Witbier


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Brewed by Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Rosanna, Vic, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This delicate, easy drinking beer is a traditional Belgian Witbier with a berry twist. The beer is crafted with coriander and sweet orange peel late in the brewing process. Then racked onto fresh raspberries & secondary fermented for seven days. The beer is reracked onto karaka berries for another week.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 28, 2013
bottle at Taps - Kuala Lumpur. pours clear gold until yeast sediment added, then a hazy, yellowish gold with lasting, frothy white head. mellow Belgian yeast aromas. light body with moderate mouthfeel. nice wheaty flavor, even dry/sweet flavor balance. clean. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours rose-tinted amber with a small fading head. Nose shows doughy wheat, soft raspberry and faint spicy notes. Not all that interesting. Flavours jazz things up a bit, with a bold tartness from the berries, some well-integrated raspberry notes and soft wheat underneath. Body seems a bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3678) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2012
On tap at Archive. Grapefruit pink in colour with a slight white head. Unusual looking beer. Tart flavour cleanses the palate and refreshes the mouth. Not sure I could drink too many of these.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light golden pinkish orange with smallish white head. Wheat aromas with some yeast character and a feint sweet beery type aromas. Flavours are fairly typical of the style with lots of wheat character and a little spiciness. Perhaps slightly over carbonated. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2011
Misty orange pour neat frothy head medium carbonation aromas lemon coriander orange the raspberry is mild to start but picks up flavour orange strong raspberry yeasty banana light coriander smooth ale good effort by Kowinda tangy hoppy sweet fruity aftertaste the berries have a mild touch good ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 11, 2011
These guys are doing some good stuff. Tap.Fairly strong wheaty nose. Not too much berry. Fairly full body. Well made wit with a little berry on the finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (416) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2011
Hazy amber colour, quite a bit of sediment in the liquid. Definite wheat to the aroma, no where near as fruity on the nose as other fruit beers. Tart, but quite light.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
Karaka berries are apparently some sort of hybrid Kiwi blackberry. Bottle. Hazy gold with a very slight pink tinge, white head that fades to a good coat. Almost glows. Fruity aroma with orange, blackberries, raspberries, vanilla, coriander. Taste has lots of lovely just sweet berries but they donít overwhelm the beer. A little wheaty sourness and quite spicy at the end - quite like the recent Chevalier Saison le Printemps with the focus just a little more on fruit. The karakaberries seem to add a middle to the sweetness and tartness of the raspberries. They donít seem as intense as blackberries and lack that Ribeena element. A gentle acidity creeps in at the end too. Elegant.


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