RateBeer
overall
71
85
style
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale is brewed in the traditional Belgian style, using Czech Saaz hops, unmalted wheat and a special Belgian yeast. Unique flavor comes from the addition of coriander and two types of orange peel. The balance creates a clean, light body and a refreshing flavor.


aleman2004's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleman2004 (8) - USA - FEB 18, 2004
Beer chosen Best of Show in 2003 Las Vegas Beer Festival and I can see why. It is one of the best represented versions of an American style of this beer you can find anywhere. Hops were very evident in both aroma and taste, but not over powering.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft sample. Pours hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus spice and yeast aroma. Medium body to a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet citrus finish of an average duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Hazy gold with a white fluffy head. A nice wheaty, orange fruit, and Belgian yeast nose. It has flavors of yeast, orange, coriander, wheat, and malts. This is nice and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Cloudy yellow beer. Very interesting taste. It’s a lot like a Hoegaarden/Blue moon mix. Lots of lemon, and orange peel. I could drink a ton of these. Very refreshing and probably my favorite by Nimbus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Sampled on tap at Nimbus July 2008
Appropriately cloudy, pale gold color. From the tap it has no real head just a bit of wispy, white froth. Spicy smelling with orange zest and coriander dominating. Flavor has same spiciness and the coriander is nice and clean, without the overly sharp, earthy spice notes that are found in many examples of coriander’d beers. This has a significant tartness to it that when coupled with the very light body makes this an incredibly refreshing brew and the perfect quaffer on this 100ºF / 38ºC day. Quite nice.

Sampled on tap at Nimbus; August 2003
The nose of this beer smells of orange and coriander, though neither is overpowering, which is good because I hate when breweries overdo the coriander in a Wit. The beer tastes of coriander and some phenolic / burnt plastic after taste. This is certainly not at its best (I’ll have to re-rate when I get a chance). Other than this it is lightly sweet, with a light body and it would be refreshing if not for the phenolics.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
had on tap at Jim’s and Bill’s place, this one was a pleasant suprise to me, it had a wonderful nose and the citrus infusion works really well to peel away the hops and taste the yeast and the juicy middle and end of this tight little ale, super well done, hope they have one when you visit!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Lightly spicy; more fruit driven. Easy drinking with a hint of sweetness as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Lemon malty smell. No head or lacing. Pours a very hazy golden color with a light body. Citrus and light banana flavors. Very crisp and clean. No after taste. Very good palate cleansing beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Tap @ Brewery. Aromas of grass and grain. Hazy yellow body with white head. Flavor was grainy, yeasty bread notes and some sourness. Light bodied easy to drink but where were my oranges. Alright brew but this stlye is either I like it alot or it’s in the eye of the beholder.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Back on tap at Nimbus - Pours a hazy straw color with a small white head. Has a light wheat, grassy, ester aroma. Flavor is very smooth with light esters and spice. What I like about the flavor is there isn’t alot of yeast flavor in the aftertaste. Light body. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2004
tap at tucson beer fest-pours a nice cloudy yellow hue like a good belgian wit would be like. aromas were banana and clove, but not very strong. flavors were similar but the balance wasn’t all there. not bad, but not great.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50