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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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!


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
caramel, dough, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, lively, malty after taste that is sweet, second go round with this one, which means i odo enjoy it

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a murky golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, spice and grain. Flavor is sweet, lemon and orange, wheaty notes, and a little spice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle->SA. Hazy gold with medium white head. Aroma is sweet with banana and spice. Taste has spices, citrus. Sweet. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (969) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
~Subtle sweetness in aroma with a zesty pow of corriander and citrus. Light vanilla and bready grain. ~pours a hazy orange with small lasting creamy white head. ~Orangesicle like flavor with breadiness and corriander spice. ~medium light bodied with medium high CO2, sweet citrusy lingering spice finish. ~Enjoyable witbier. Wish I could get some vanilla in the flavor to help round it out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
What blue moon wishes it could be... and I really enjoy blue moon! An over the top Belgian wit .. lots of citrus in the nose and taste,a bit prickly, and finishes with a bit of sweetness. Excellent new addition to Sam’s lineup

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Hazy dark yellow-orange with a short sparse head. Short retention and minimal lacing. Artificial lemony wit aroma and flavor. Light body, creamy texture, and a light wheat finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a medium, dense white head. Aroma is spicy with lots of citrus zest, orange and grains. Taste is mostly sweet with soft lemon candy, candied orange, wheat notes yeast and light spices. Body is medium with a dense, prickly carbonation. Ends with more spices, sweet malt notes, grains, yeast and candied citrus fruit. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Ashley. Pours a light golden yellow color with a gentle foamy head. Aroma is nice. Big citrus aroma with pepper and slight funk. Flavor is also big citrus with some tang on the finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (142) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Unfiltered taste with a hint of the texture of the kind of orange juice you can buy with the bits still in or a dash of pepper, with the sweet taste of wheat, orange, tangerine, with smooth light tasting malt. Belgian Whit a notch above the "macro" whit brands (Blue Moon, Shock Top) with more flavor and no adjunct lager back end taste. Still, made to go down nice and easy, very thirst quenching. Some speculation was that this was going to simply be a repackaging of the Sam Adams White Ale from years past, but the tangerine notes mean it isn’t- plus it seems bit less full bodied and spice mix is a bit different. Still, these are kissing cousins- similar in many respects in terms of the taste and ingredients used, plus I would suspect the same yeast. If you like that, you’ll probably like this. The tangerine at the same time makes it interesting to have as part of the mix pack, but less of a draw as a potential 6er- something that’s a fun thing to have in there to try, but I think one would get sick of fast. Labeling and name isn’t bad- a lot less bland than "White Ale", but not overdone or obnoxious, keeping it classy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arone12 (906) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a light hazy yellowish orange color. Smells and tastes a bit of lemon peel. Maybe some grapefruit in the flavor as well. Okay beer. Could use some more wheat!


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