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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Witbier
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A decidedly light hearted take on a European classic. An extra pale body and subtle bitterness set the tone letting the speciality Belgian yeast shine, while Curacao Orange and Coriander add fruity, spicy notes. True to form we decided to clown around with sack loads of our favourite US hops in the hop back and in cold conditioning. The result is a beer to lift the spirits and make you smile, not one for the purists maybe but whoever took a Clown seriously?


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oidi (23) - - JUL 12, 2012
On draft, very fresh and prefect for summer. Wheat notes very well integrated with the hops and bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at HopYard, Mathallen. Bright golden body. Diminishing white head, leaving crocheted lacing behind. Bread and banana caramel nose. Banana, wheat, caramel and lemon to the taste buds backed by Belgian yeasty fruitiness. Bittersweet finish. Fine bodied. A nice one (Oslo 16.06.2016).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1293) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head which soon recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is mango, peach and banana Taste is banana, vanilla, peach sweet, slight grassy bitterness, coriander spice bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (715) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with a thin head. God I love the aroma, like banana custard with a hint of oranges. Quite a lot more bitter than any wheat beer I’ve had before, hoppy with hints of yeast and quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9604) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Hazy orange gold with a white head. Wheat and yeast with oranges. Spicy with hints of banana and coriander. Creamy with a dry finish. Hot alcohol. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodbod (166) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Can from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. This is a right fruity number, with a pleasantly creamy texture. Plenty of hops, a deft use of coriander, and tasty Belgian yeasty notes. Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (143) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Covers a fair amount of bases. Belgian wit style that borrows a little from German weizen style. Coriander on nose that almost comes on like banana esters, but it has not quite got that farmyard funky. Nose also has waxy lemon and orange zest, and possibly pineapple hops too? Key lime pie? Any number of fruits in the taste – longish lemon-y finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6066) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
330ml can. Murky, yellow-ish golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Peppery spicy yeasty aroma, hints of brine, white and green pepper, mustard seed, coriander, salami. Taste is slightly sweet wheaty, fruity, notes of apricot, hints of orange, mandarine, peppery spicy overtones of coriander, white and green pepper, a touch of mustard seed; bitter hints of orange zest in the finish. Full body, soft, minimally sticky palate, refreshing, average to lively carbonation. Quite beefy for a Wit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JackMandarin (166) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Can from Beets, Leith. Pours slightly hazy. Pale gold. Fluffy white head with staying power. Aroma has plenty of spiced, yeast character. Over-ripe banana. A whaft of farmyard and wet straw. A nice dunt of dank from the hops. However, the hopping is more restrained than I would have personally liked. Some candy-like tropicality. Smooth as can be on first taste. Beautifully textured. Fine, creamy carbonation. Syrupy sweet oranges to start. Banana bread malting. Good, full bitterness that really spreads across the mouth. Long, juicy finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3099) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Orange milkshake, other citrus fruits, caramel and bread malts, wheat, yeast. Hazy, pale gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Caramel, bread malts, molasses, sweet orange, pine, yeast, soft carbonation, bitter, grassy finish. Very nice Witbier, excellent aroma and palate. Can from We brought Beer, Clapham Junction.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (786) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Can. Nose is banana, hints of lime, banana ice cream, cloves, orange, spice. Taste is banana, cream, lime and pinapple from the US hops with a hint of bitter, leading to a dry, cloves, corriander and spice finish. Lots of corriander and herbal in the finish as it breaths. Clearly a beer which divides, but I loved this as a man who enjoys a good wit.


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