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RATINGS: 311   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma is citrus/orange, spices and fruit. The flavor is spices, citrus, wheat and a tangy/mildly tart finish. Best Sam Adams Witbier.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3923) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Lemon lime and coriander nose. Hazy golden, medium head. Fizzy . Stale malt and unmalted barley flavor, wheat bread crust, lemon, coriander. Spicier and fruitier than Shock Top, maltier than Blue Moon, eerily similar quality though. I have defended Boston Beer’s craft brewery status for years against those who suggest they should no longer be considered craft. Despite it’s size, Boston Beer has continued to make quality beer in a variety of interesting styles. This beer, however, makes me at least consider if they haven’t sold out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
10th July 2014 bottle from a mixed Samuel Adams pack my son-in-law bought because I like ’different beers’. It was hot and I wanted something to cool me down, this did so without testing my taste buds too greatly. Misty yellow body with a full white head. Subdued aroma and flavours of the usual ’Witbier’ style, orangey, wheaty and spicy. This was OK, but it is not my sort of brew and although I have tried a few over the years I struggle to really enjoy them: scored objectively.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Slightly hazed straw yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is faint and floral with coriander, lemon and toasted malt. Taste is sweet and spicy with citrus, lemon peel, pale malt and grains.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3826) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Cloudy orange with an average sized white head. Aroma is of orange, lemon, yeast wheat. Taste is of orange tang, tangerine, wheat, coriander, oranges, with a lingering tangerine finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3815) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a tall, white head. Zesty orange-lemon aroma. Taste is spiced wheat, orange. Crisp, strongly fruit-sweet. Pleasant, but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3808) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3790) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Is it just me? or is sam adams actually getting markedly better at their special releases? Clearish golden pour with decent ring of white head. Nose is a little muddled, mainly orange peel. Flavor is more of a blend of coriander, and orange, and even a little banana hint. Spiciness is hiding in the background. Very smooth and big chewy creamy body. I’d pick this over a blue moon, but not over an authentic belgian witbeir. tasty though.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3788) - - FEB 23, 2013
bottle. lightly hazy glowing gold under a medium, fluffy, fizzy white head. easy citrus with a meringue aroma. flavor is also merinque like with hints of vanilla and graininess. soft carbonation level gives the beer a full body and easily drinkable texture. this is good stuff. one of the best belgian whites to come around for a long time.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nearbeer (3781) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12 oz. Hazy topaz with a large head that settles to a lasting disc. Aroma is citric acid, coriander, yeasty bread dough and crackers. Taste is way too much citrus peel for me, with some faint spicy bread showing in the aftertaste. It seems to be the tangerine peel that’s over the top. Near-medium body is balanced, with medium carbonation and finishes acidic-dry.


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