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Portsmouth Belgian Style White Ale

Portsmouth Belgian Style White Ale
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
White ale, also called "wit," gets its name from the hazy appearance caused by the use of unmalted wheat in the mash which creates proteins that can not break down in fermentation. Our white ale is light bodied, very low in hops and is spiced with curacao orange peels and coriander seeds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Opaque straw pour with a white head. Orange peel bouquet. Quite a bit of flavor for a wit. The coriander and orange peel really come through. This gives way to that bitter wheat note so common prevalent in the style. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft @ the source on 24 April, 2014. Hazy gold in color with lasting head retention. Aroma is what you find in any Wit beer. Lemon and orange citrus, coriander and wheat.

Flavor matches the aroma with sweet fruits and Belgian yeast upfront leading to a lightly spicy coriander and pepper. Thankfully the spice is not over done. The body is in the medium range with a yeasty chewy texture. Some citrus zest or rind is in the finish to help cut the sweetness giving a pith like tartness. Overall pretty well made and was a refreshing finish to my meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
bottle from retail store. pours hazy golden with a white head, some retention and lacing. coriander upfront, sweet toasted malts, some honey and pepper, very floral and spicy, belgiumness, some soap too. lively carbonation, light body - oily, citrusy-spicy finish. more than decent but i’m not a wit guy..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On draft at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet citrus, lemon peel, sugar, and slight coriander. Flavor is similar with lots of sweetness, lemon, and mild pepper/ coriander. Light to medium in body and very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Fluffy white head tophats and very slowly recedes leaving clump lacing. Orange, wheat and coriander aromas. Sweet yeast and citrus front to back. Mild coriander bitterness in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth brewpub. Pours out a light straw color topped with a small white head. Aroma was of light citrus, bread, and some spice. Taste was about the same with a good amount of spice and lots of orange zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours lightly cloudy, glwing gold with a mild, white head. Clove and banana aroma with some yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet with notes of yeast, booze, metal and fruit. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and some warmth. Finishes sweet with bread, fruit and a bit more metal. Not bad save for a few minor things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pale golden color, the head existed in distinct chunks on the beer (is that bad?). Aroma is fruity and spicey. The flavor is mild and subdued, but enjoyable. Lots of orange flavor, very fruity. Kind of reminds me of Oberon, but with Belgian spicing and yeast. Pretty good...even better as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (997) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours cloudy and pale yellow. Small soapy head. Aroma is a bit spicy with coriander, yeast, lots of citrus. Mouthfeel is a tad light but nicely carbonated. Good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Light gold in color and hazy with a decent sized head. Aroma is of citrus, yeast and light spices. Taste is of yeast, citrus, dough, a little honey andgood carbonation.

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