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Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Cosmic

Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Close your eyes. The delicate aroma, flavor, texture of this beer whisper “witbier”. Now open your eyes. The color is deceiving. You take another sip. Yes, witbier … but black as night. It is something quite peculiar—BuT it is brilliant—something shimmering and

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pitch black coloured body with a nice brown glow at the bottom and a thin tan head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, coriander seed, roasted malt and a bit of sweet sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt, nuts, coriander seed, curacao, lemons and a touch of caramel sweetness - very nice, albeit hard to describe and lump into a single style. Aftertaste is quite complex with a lot of deep flavours and some strong malt tastes. Overall, a nice and very interesting beer that shows a lot of character. Great to try if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Dimond Center), Alaska on 18-June-2011 sampled from my cabin in Denali, Alaska on 20-June-2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
bottle thanks to americanbrew. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was coffee, dark roast, and chocolate. flavor was fruity with a light and fizzy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle:   This one seems to be somewhat of a ginger kid.   Its definitely dark, black in color, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   I dont get much witbier aroma or flavor, moreso just a wheatish aspect, slightly toasty.   Very faint dark pitted fruit.   Almost more inline with a really really watered down Dubbel, at least in my view.   Yeah, not terribly interesting this one.   Not bad, just for a Wit Noire like beer, nope, doesn’t stand up.   Meh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(22oz bomber bottled in October thanks to AmEricanbrew) clear rich espresso/ruby with few tan bubbles. Nose of herbs, fudge, cherry, coriander and orange. Taste is spicy, herbs, metal, coriander. Thin body, well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a mahogany body with a small khaki head. Aroma of banana, wheat, florals, roasted malt, and citrus. Flavor of coriander, light cocoa, orange peel, roasted malt, and wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is toffee, brown sugar and some leather notes. I also get quite a bit of yeast in the aroma. The flavor is toffee, grass and wheat, with a little bit of yeast. I don’t get any of the citrus or coriander that you get in a regular Belgian White. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
bottle, thanks to Americanbrew, amber colored pour with yeast , roast notes and berries on the aroma, flavors of wheat , yeast , berries, cocoa powder, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a big off-white/khaki colored head. S: Slightly sweet wheat bread on the nose with some definite chocolate/cocoa powder going on. Overall, though, it’s fairly bland and does not have much of the spice that the style usually does. T: Very highly carbonated, too much so, which gives the beer a strong taste of CO2. Some decent chocolate flavor and perhaps a hint of coriander underneath, but not very easily noticed. I also get a moderate chocolate flavor and roasted malt. M: The body is medium with a pretty darn high level of carbonation. D: Easy enough to drink, but not really that great in terms of the flavors that are actually there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bomber, courtesy Americanbrew. This one pours a dark mahogany color that is almost black and crowned by a small head of tan colored foam. The head fades away quickly and rejoins the body. The aroma is based in dark roasted grain and black patent malt to go with notes of citrus fruit, some tartness, and a dry, belgian yeast. Notes of cocoa powder add an earthy character as well. The flavor follows these same lines with the dry cocoa powder and black patent malt to go with the citrus fruit tartness,and dry belgian yeast. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation and not much life that leads to a semi dry finish. Definitely an interesting concept, but nothing to go crazy about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bomber. A dark mahogany brown body appears almost black at first glance, holding up a small, fizzy, beige tinted head. Wet spots make a brief appearance on the glass, but quickly rejoin the body, leaving no true lacing behind. The nose is based in watered down black patent malt and darkly toasted grain, but things get a bit strange from there. Notes of grapes and citrus peel esters are unexpected, suggesting wisps of tartness, while dry Belgian yeast and a touch of dry cocoa offer an earthy side to things. Flavors largely follow suit, again showing dry cocoa and black patent malts, with a bright, fruity, citrusy tartness and a dry, clean, bready yeast profile. Medium bodied and semi dry, the palate seems a little papery and dull. Overall, it’s an interesting concept and a decent brew, but I wasn’t blown away.

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