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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Belgian style white ales have a long history of unique ingredients, as brewers experimented with spices discovered during the spice trade. For our hazy brew we found a refreshing combination of crisp wheat, the tangy sweetness of tangerine & orange peel, and the subtle spiciness of coriander & grains of paradise. Cheers!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - JUN 30, 2013
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with nice head that lingered. Aroma is fruit with sweet orange, spices and a little lemon. Taste followed and added a little yeast and more sweetness. Palate was a little rough.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4004) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
From a bottle smells a little soapy. Taste is spiced white beer, but not over the top. Not bad I guess. Yes, a little more spicey than yer typical white beer. Finish has a tad of that mild ale bitteness on the back of the throat.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1099) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Nose is mostly citrus, but there’s an odd and discordant floral undertone -- almost like roses? Pours hazy gold with a high, lacy white head. Round and sweet on the front of the palate, but I’m still getting that weird rosy thing; it reminds me of scented toilet paper, for gods’ sake. Please don’t squeeze the witbier? Finishes long and that floral note hangs around and makes itself comfortable. Can’t get into this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Answer to blue moon, took them long enough. It is less offensive than blue moon, actually not a bad take on the style, but it is completely unimaginative.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1131) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Yellowish-Orange hazy color with 1-finger head. I dig the orange and tangerine peel flavor. Oily mouth feel. Coriander in the nose with orange rind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Whiter colored pour with a white head on it. Nose is spicy with plenty of orange and coriander. Taste is sweet and smooth, easy drinking, crisp, no real hop presence, but still very good and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Hazy Light Orange, Huge bubbly Head, Some Lacing. Nice Orange Aroma. Wheat Sour, Orange, Citrus. Although I like the style and this brew was OK, for some reason this and other recent Sam Adams Beers seem to be bland and Subdued. Not sure it that is how they come out or if that is how they are made to appeal to the masses. Wish they had more character and sharper notes. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nice aroma of citrus, banana, clove, cereal grains. The appearance is hazy red/orange, white head. The flavor is sweet, citrus, banana, cereal grains. The finish is citrus, spicy, Medium in body. Not bad, good for this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (159) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Sweet, orangey aroma, comes threw on the taste a little much. A decent White beer but defenitely beer Whites out there to enjoy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Williamsport. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Slight orange note on the nose. The spices and orange peel do come across on the tongue but as others have noted its a tad overbearing. Has a bit of the orange peel on the finish as well. Not my favorite of the style.


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