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

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RATINGS: 143   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?


gyllenbock's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at Bishops Folkis, February 2013. An interesting hybrid this one. Hazy golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of orange, citrus, wheat and some light spices. Also some yeast. Descent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexmate (34) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Looks - cloudy, dark yellow with a creamy thick white head. Aroma - some banana, nutmeg, coriander, orange and tropic fruits, citrus possibly grapefruit. Taste: The banana and orange is present. Has a surprisingly bitter citrus\grassy aftertaste which overpowers it. Price paid: £2.59

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Can 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy golden. T: Wheat, banana, citrus, yeast, hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at Patrick’s. An almost clear one, with a small, dense off-white head. Citrusy, lightly yeasty and spiced nose with some malts. It’s medium bodied and quite smooth on the palate, with a nice bitterness. Sort of boring flavor though, with yeast and spice notes, and some pale malts. Mostly on the fruity side, also in the finish. Sort of buttery and fatty. Rather weird this one. Not my kind of beer. 160716

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (818) - Elche, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2016
Pours a hazy deep orange color with medium off-white head. Aroma has banana, citrus and spiciness, with white pepper and coriander standing out. Taste follows the aroma, riped banana, medium spiciness, lemon and slightly grapefruit, finishing with a moderae bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10928) - 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 (1309) - 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 (753) - 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 (9677) - 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 (165) - 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.


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