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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A "double strength" version of classic Belgian-style "white" ale. A deceptively light ale spiced with Curacao Orange Peel and coriander seed.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
hazy yellow. lemon/lime aroma with coriander, pepper and yeast. tart citrus, yeast, pepper, and wheaty malt in the flavour. quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle: pours gold and cloudy with no real head to speak of. Smells of bananas and oranges. Taste is orangey with a lot of spice on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Hazy light gold, fizzy white head. Pleasant fresh belgian white... orange, banana aroma. Grassy lemon and sweet buttery wheat. Nice and full of good flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden-yellow in colour. Aroma was quite spicy with lots of coriander, wheat, lemons and oranges. Spices dominated the flavour, coriander, pepper and citrus all battled to get noticed as well. A rather yeasty mouthfeel, medium body and high carbonation. Finishes with a lingering peppery bitterness. I thought this was a witbier. It was just a bit too over the top with coriander for my liking but I at least respected itís quality.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Wheaty, grainy aroma with lemon / orange citrus flesh and equally light coriander. Syrupy-sweet pale malt. Pretty simple flavor, a sweeter bolder wit with a stronger citrus element. Good mouthfeel. Thanks to Jason for hauling this back from NY!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pale gold with a slight haze and bubbly white head. Aroma is super sweet whole kernel corn and the traditional Belgian Wit characteristics (lemon, coriander, pepper, etc.) Flavor reaffirms most aroma suspicions, drawing out lemon, orange zest, coriander, cloves, sourdough, pepper and vanilla. Itís like they hit on all the elements that ring my bell with this style. Bright on the palate; very lemony citric and effervescent. Cloves, indeed. Slick and sweet. Very citrusy. Big thanks to JCapriotti for sharing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2005 bottle. yellow golden color and mostly clear. thin creamy white head that goes fairly quickly. aromas of raisins, sweet bready malt, a little spice and orange peel. yeasty aroma too. flavor is dry and spicy. kind of like a lightweight tripel. a little bit of cuacao flavor, almost lemony too. mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is fizzy. quite refreshing on a hot summer early evening. finish is dry and tart like a white wine. nice white peninsulas of lacing on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Pale yellow color, not to cloudy as the yeast had settled. Nice white head. Aroma is malty, sweet and spicy. Some clove and lemon notes. I think I also picked up a little barnyard. Flavor was much like the aroma, a sweet lemon grass with a spice twist. Dry finish, felt really good on the palate. Thanks to JCapriotti for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
pours a very light champagne looking w/ lots of carbonation and a big frothy well laced white head. Smells odd wierdly sour and yeasty w/ a touch of dough. Palate is a little light well coated and lightly carbonated. Flavor is a touch wour a wierd yeast taste hints of an odd light fruit sweetness and a light touch of alcohol. Overall pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
muddy yellow pour with a thin white halo of a head. Straw-like & grassy aroma with evident yeast & pineapple notes & subtle white grape & banana cream and lingering wheatiness. Tart & lactic characteristics surround grassy & yeasty flavors. Subtle spicing remains mostly hidden in the tart and yeasty shadows. Impressive mouthfeel..creamy & full with a lingering tartness and straw-like bitterness. Quite dry. Pretty straight forward wit IMO.


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