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Ommegang 2013 Belgian Independence Day Double White

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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Belgian White or Wit beers area a traditional classic of Belgium. This iconic style was once almost completely forgotten until brewer Pierre Celis revitalized the style in the mid-1960s. Traditionally brewed with a moderate ABV and spiced with coriander, we have decided to put a twist on a classic for this special occasion. Hazy, golden-yellow hue supports a rocky white head. Aroma offers balanced fruitiness and notes of clove with a backbone of pale malts. Body is enhanced by elevated ABV and raw and unmalted wheat, yet the beer remains light on the tongue. Taste is pleasantly sweet and refreshing with spicy yeast character and silky mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and slightly tart with lingering notes of spice. Brewed for Belgian Independence Day on July 21. Available for a limited time in 1/6 BBL.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4077) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Hazy golden with a thin foamy head. Nose has some sweet white wheat notes and a bit of bittersweet orange peel. The flavor is nice and full and rounded, with balancing wheaty bread malts and coriander and dusty orange peel, light booze tones and a dry semi bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Tap. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, lemon, grain and light spice. Flavors are the same being more on the sweet side. Light bodied, crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap. Golden color with a decent white head. Aroma is of booze, light citrus, coriander and banana. Taste is the same with clove and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (502) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Sample pour..golden color..reminded me of shampton dwhite while drinking this..medium bodied with a very refreshing clean finish..nice abv level that is just right..very well crafted..glad to try..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1885) - USA - SEP 19, 2013
Hazy straw yellow in color... Aroma of orange zest, citrus, coriander... Flavor is extremely crisp and citrusy, wheat mouthfeel... Light bitterness on palate... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3993) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Lexington Fest of Ales. Orange body. Honey. Sugar. Bit of apple. This is a pretty sweet beer in a Belgian Triplel way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Yellow pour with a white head. Sweet bread, sugar, and fruity esters. Banana, pear, and a bit of apple. Spicy coriander, some yeast, and orange peel. White pepper and alcohol, too. The flavor is quite sweet and a bit boozy. Pepper, coriander, bread, and sugar. Yeast, citrus peel, and a bit of banana and pear.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3388) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Associated Supermarket, Bushwick growler ($expensive): Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spice, gentle fruitiness. At first, it is not the most impressive of beers, but it gets better as you sip along. The complexity of the yeast better manifests itself and the subtlety is where it is really at. Mellow light hoppiness throughout. Somewhat sweet into the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Charlottesville, Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops, white wine, spice, wheat. The taste is wheat, spice,citrus, apples and some tannins. Light-medium bodied, delicate texture, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Starts with that bready sweetness that accented with powdered sugar and yeast extract. Its middle palate introduces white wine, coriander and citrus notes while its playful acidity begins to dissolve the sweetness. a spicy white pepper and herbal hop bitter array round out its finish as the sweetness continue to fade into a snappy aftertaste.


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