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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En hybrid mellem en Red Ale og en Wit Bier, tilsat en masse amerikansk humle og bitter tropisk appelsinskal.

English: A hybrid between a Red Ale and Wit Bier, added a lot of American hops and bitter tropical orange peel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Thanks GT2. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Crisp nectar fruits and dough with spicy hints lead to lemon and wheat. Medium body with low coronation and a dry crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4677) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at Orsted Olbar. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, pineapple, curacao. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, a bit cloying, light wheat tartness, curacao, mandarines, bitter fruity hoppy finish. Medium bodied. A bit weird, not bad but not exactly to my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draught at Churchkey. Hazy amber pour with a smallish bubbly white head. Nose holds an interesting combination of citrus hops, grass, and molasses malt that melds with certainly prevalent orange peel and coriander spice; definitely an interesting combo. Flavor is much of the same; the blend of American strong and Belgian wit styles doesn’t necessarily work, but it is fairly complex and intriguing if nothing else. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5384) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2011
ambrata bella schiuma persitente naso luppolato agrumato frutta esotica un tocco fruttato spezie poco percettibili piuttosto secca alcol ben nascosto

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma with hint of caramel and dried fruit. Pine and citrus hop flavors with a spiced, yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6168) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012
75 cl bottle. BBE 15.08.2018.
Slightly hazy copper color with lacy foam. Lots of floral hops, lemony fruits and spice notes on the nose, some orange zest and yeast also. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits, some toffee and spice notes and yeast. Smooth, velvety palate with a spicy kick. No mentionable differences compared to the more manly-sized bottle.
1.5 l bottle. BBE 15.09.2019. 2009 vintage.
Pours hazy copper colour with a huge head. Aroma of crisp hoppy fruits, mild caramel malts, grass, some floral and herbal notes. Flavour of toffee, ripe fruits, caramel, grass, mild spices, yeast and earth notes. Very nice.
6425

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5661) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012
150 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, BBE 15.09.2019
Foaming stuff. Sweetish aroma with strawberries and hints of raspberries. Also some exotic fruits from hops. Lots of CO2 on palate. Flavour is sweetish with exotic fruits, some strawberries and hints of sugar. Rather far from witbier, but nice still.

75 cl bottle @ home, BBE 22.08.2018
Had to have a fresh bottle too. And it was rather strong on american hops – and a nice one too. Score estimate: 3.8‐3.9.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Originally rated on 3.12.2011. 1500ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma has notes of fruits and berries with mild notes of spices. Taste is quite spicy with notes of malts and berries. Finish is slightly spicy and dry. Okay, but probably not quite as good as it would be fresh. 7-3-7-3-14 = 3.4

Re-rated on 24.12.2012, 750ml bottle from Alko. BBE 22/08/18

Pours dark reddish orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of strong stingy floral hops, caramel, toffee, spices and some gooseberries. Taste is strong and hoppy with some caramely notes, spices and malts. Finish is warming and slightly spicy with a strong hoppy bite. Completely different than the previous stuff, this one has a lot more hops, malts and less spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
1500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. BBE 19.9.2019.
Pours a copper orange colour with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee and grassy hops. Flavour of caramel malts, sweet berries, toffee and quite diminished hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a smooth, malty, caramel and bitter hops. This has transformed into a tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap pours orange amber, light white head. Smell is sweet and grainy but piney and flowery. Taste is smooth and somewhat simple. A bit of a double ipa character, with creamy feel up front and a solid grain bill, but plenty of pine resins and and grapefruit and lemon citrus kick from hops. Not really crazy just a great solid beer. The finish is grainy and a touch dry with a lasting citrus bitter and fresh pine.


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