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RATINGS: 310   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!


JMerritt's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottled. Hazy oranged-yellow with a large, bright-white head that is mostly lasting, leaving thin yet tight lacing. Orange peel nose dominates and the grains of paradise is noticeable but (thankfully) subdued. I canít help but pick up a bit of bile in the nose as well - something about the acidity of the citrus fruits, I suspect. Brightly sweet flavor with spicy black pepper undertones. Clean, wheaty finish. Overall, a pretty standard wit.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerScout49 (27) - - 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 (4709) - 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 (6114) - 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 (858) - 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 (335) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
THOUGHTS: A slight tweak on a classic style. Itís OK, but was it really necessary? This was at least the fourth variation of a wit that Sam Adams has made. Sometimes it seems their only focus is crating as many brands and variations as they possibly can. And itís not even the best example. This one was a little on the sweet side and nearly cloying by the end. The building acidity was the only thing keeping the sweetness from getting out of control. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/10/2013. Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with a small, nearly white head. The aroma contained light to moderate wheat; light to moderate yeast; light tangerine; and light spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and acidic. There was Tangerine, coriander and pepper. The light to medium body was creamy with a rather fizzy head and a lightly astringent finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (151) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Purchased as part of a 12 pack from a Publix grocery store in Savannah, GA. Appearance- this witbier is a cloudy golden orange . Large white head that stayed with the beer for some time. Smell- sharp citrus aroma, that I personally enjoy. Taste- could definitely taste the citrus and wheat, not a bad combo at all. This is a very enjoyable summer brew that I would drink again. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and slightly tart. Overall: A decent light wheat ale with some nice citrus and coriander notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-16-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance- Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a two finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is of wheat and coriander mixed with some citrus of orange and lemon. Along with these aromas are notes of yeast as well as a light banana smell, giving it a rather classic wit aroma. Taste Ė The taste is as how the nose would predict. It begins with a wheaty and citrus taste of orange up front. As the taste advances lemon comes to the tongue bittering the taste very lightly. This lemon is accompanied by a yeasty taste as well as some light spice notes of coriander. As the taste advances to the end the spices get stronger in nature, eventually leaving a wheaty and yeasty spiced flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was average to just above average. Both are very appropriate for the style, complementing well the wheat and citrus flavors as well as for making a quite easy drinking brew. Overall- A pretty nice version of a witbier, but nothing to exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
bottled from summer variety case - pretty good concoction. Has a nice, refreshing, summery taste. An interesting mix of spices - goes good with a buffalo chicken cheesesteak (I know because I just had 1)!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Shock Top Wietbier glass. The color is a hazy/cloudy yellow with a tint of orange and three fingers of foamy white head that left a slight of lacing on the glass. The smell is pretty tangy with a big orange and tangerine aroma. There is a slight lemongrass aroma there as well that adds to the spicy citrus twang. The taste has more of a wheat presence then the aroma. The bready flavor is the big factor here with some tangerine or orange rind toward the back. There is a slight bitterness in the back but does not impart much to the flavor. The feel of this beer is light bodied and goes down pretty easy. There is a nice slight crisp feel and is nice and smooth going down.


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