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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Oaked imperial wit.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
It was a good oak aged imperial wit, but wasn't up to what I really expected. Just fell slightly short of great in all areas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M82 (296) - Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Hazed, sunny amber body beneath a slowly fading smooth head with frothy accents, which creates dots and a few connected islands of lace

A sluggish, somewhat muted aroma opens up with traditional whit esters overlaid with slightly spicy, alcoholic oak barrel, ramped up flavors follow suit with a creamy, subdued grain sweetness accented with melon and light fruit, flowers, and light pepper, spice, and herb on a creamy-smooth, somewhat buttery, lightly carbonated, medium body finishing with a building sweet tact and clearing white pepper, some light earthy notes

22oz bottle from KC roll-out, served at 50º and warming into 21oz Stölzle Grandezza snifter


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
interesting wit. heavier body than is normal but it works. not overly sweet but has a fruity sweetness to it that the light belgian yeast doesn’t quite cut through. I’d love to have a non-oaked version to see what exactly the oak imparts. good brew."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of mandarin orange. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber shared by the folks at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a slight white head. Aroma of subdued citrus zest. Flavor is like a zesty imperial alt. Very smooth and tasty. Oak flows lightly through it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Hazy very pale, a bit yeasty nose, touch of alcohol. A mess of alcohol, limey-fruity esters and yeastiness. Not getting into this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy woody flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy weak woody finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ River North. Cloudy golden straw pour with a white head. Aromas of orange juice, banana, and sweet sugar. Some golden raisins and yeast notes. Mild oak and spice. Flavor is sweet sugar, banana, and orange. Mild twang, some oak, and coriander. Perhaps a hint of white pepper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap at Brewery. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, honey, candy, sweet, hint of oak and alcohol. Flavor is fruity, banana, wheat, cereal, honey, floral, and citrus finish. Slight coriander, finish with a hint of oak. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and a mildly dry finish. A tasty brew, though I didn’t realize it was supposed to be witbier until I looked it up.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swholub (20) - - AUG 30, 2013
What’s not to love about this Oaked Imperial Wit. Drank on draft; this beer is very easy drinking coming in at 8.5%. Not the biggest fan of this style but this beer is brewed to perfection. Notes of clove, orange peel and zest with a beautiful lacing of off-white tan head. Fantastic beer & wish it was year round.


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