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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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!


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/16/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a one finger eggshell shade with a very even, uniform texture. Lacing on the glass is somewhat low. S: Quite grainy in its aroma - Iíd surmise that the earthy qualities of the grains of paradise overpower the coriander spiciness and citrus qualities. The malts come off as being biscuity. As it warms up, the earthy grain quality subsides in favor of the traditional witbier elements. T: It starts off with a strong lemon note to it, almost like lemon cake in a way. Earthy, slightly herbal spiciness finishes the profile off fairly well. I want to say there are slight touches of ginger and nutmeg hovering on the aftertaste, also. Itís not complex nor particularly interesting, but itís quite solid. M: At first, it starts off with a clean dryness; but the finish will gradually become slick and coating. Carbonation is high, but appropriately so. The body itself is full and semi-creamy. O: Iím a bit pleasantly surprised here - I came in expecting to dislike it as much as I do the Summer Ale, but itís actually decent. I donít think Iíd buy a 6 pack of it should they be made available, though.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (653) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Very similar to their Cold Snap..only with added citrus..just ok..nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (984) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy golden with a small white head that didnít stay long. Aroma of spices, citrus fruit combined with grain. Taste of citrus fruit, grain, some banana notes and some spices. Easy to drink, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.75 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is good and a moderate amount of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Mountain stream freshness is the first thing that comes to mind. Next comes coriander and possibly some orange peel. Neutral wheatiness with light pepper from the yeast. Overall quite pleasant. 3.75 T: The taste takes the nose and adds a powerful citrus component. Orange, lemon, and even some mango and pineapple enter the fray. Again a neutral wheat, coriander, orange peel, and pepper. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderate creaminess that goes down quite well. 4.0 D: Pretty good beer with no real faults. DavoleBomb, Jun 01, 2013

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013. A: Cloudy orange with a 1/2 finger head. S: Orange, tangerine, spice. T: Follows the nose. O: I feel that there are better wits out there, but this one is ok. The orange and tangerine go together nicely. The spice isnít as strong as it is in others.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
A bit boring, and nothing fun....but I drank it, and would do it again if it was presented to me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 15, 2014
Not the best example if a Belgian ale. A bit flat and not inviting. After a few sips, dumped it out. In a pinch OK but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Cloudy dark amber. Fizzy shrinking white head. Sharp spice scent. Weird flavour; vanilla, soap, yeast and mild pepper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Not bad. I think the grains of paradise make this juuuuust a bit better than average. otherwise, why another wit? nothing to get excited about, but reasonably crisp, clean and refreshing..."

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1030) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I kind of enjoy this, even though I donít love Belgian wheat beers. Itís a little floral, but not so much that I canít drink it. Also it has a flavor of lemon drop candies also, which is a good idea always. Overall, it isnít bad for sure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (445) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Highly refreshing with a mild wheat character and hints of citrus and spices. Not a lot of flavor but a good thirst-quencher.


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