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Royal Oak Summer Wit
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   ABV: -
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Nothing says summer like the Belgian Witbier style, and our offering is no exception. Pilsner and Wheat malts are combined with a generous portion of raw (unmalted) wheat to create a soft malt character. Hop additions are kept to a minimum to make way for a unique set of flavors imparted to the beer through generous doses of fresh ground coriander and dried Spanish orange peel. Crisp and refreshing, this beer is served unfiltered in the classic style.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Cloudy dark tan – the darker than normal colour comes from the use of red wheat. Huge aroma showing coriander, bubblegummy phenols, kaffir lime leaf, kumquats and biscuits. Slight fizziness is the biggest negative I could find – the flavour is lemon-limey (like that Stone Brewing beer from a couple years ago), and spicy in character. Nicely balanced. A lovely find at the Michigan Brewer’s Festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9009) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
On tap at the Royal Oak Brew Pub. On the board as the "Summer Zest" beer listed @ 5% abv. Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of spices, bananas, and light lemons. Tastes of wheat, spices, bananans, and light bubble gum. Lacing left on the glass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a hazy yellow color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, wheat and spices. Light body with flavors of zesty citrus, coriander, wheat and malt. The finish is fruity with a short sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Good-looking cloudy golden, white cover has adequate lacing. Indeed zesty, smelling a ripe orange skin, lightly bitter at that and rather floral. Fruity palate, bitter and zesty, curacao reminiscent. Dry altogether, slightly plasticy almost. Heavy carbonation, firm light-medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 AT MBG Summer fest: Darker than most witbiers, a fizzy light head. Nice spicy and malty aroma, very traditional I think. Wow, interesting taste combo. Tangy and lemony, spicey and peppery, malty and sweet. Very complex for the style and very balanced. Before this post, I had no idea the others enjoyed it so, I fully concur, a wonderful find from a brewery I have never heard of before.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Lemon citrus, herbal aroma is lightly spicy. Opaque yellow straw-coloured body with low, white, fizzy head that recedes to partial cover and ring with some patchy lacing. Lightly tart wheat with a lemony character and gentle herbal spiciness is subdued but enjoyable. Medium-light body and creamy mouthfeel with fair carbonation that seems a bit low for the style. Sampled at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival 2005.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On tap at ROB. Murky yellow-brown body, thin off-white head. I could have mistaken it for urine if the contents smelled differently. Tangy body with bready wheat and strong coriander notes. Sweet and estery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
As "Summer Zest" at MBG 06. Orange peel / yeast aroma - nice. Cloudy yellow, small white head. Real nice "zesty taste - perfume, floral, yeast, orange peel, spicy - wow, a nice change of pace at the fest and very quenching. Almost like a Fantome or something similar. A really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2003
MIBG Fest: Slight cloudy red-gold colour with a large, quickly disappearing head. Aroma of herbs, clove and fresh tobacco. Flavour is spicey and piney - it's almost like a Pale Ale crossed with a Wit. A very tasty and interesting take on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
MIBG Fest: Delicious rendition, long long lasting flavors. Brightish orange, wonderful head retention, great orange peel and spiciness in the aroma. The polish of this, the melding of wheaty tang and spices, was excellent.


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