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RATINGS: 873   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 April 2005. 750 ml corked and caged. This is the version prior to it being contract brewed. Very hazy cloudy yellow. Lots of citurs and banana. Bigger than a regular white. Deliciously smooth flavor. Very nice from Southampton. 7/4/8/3/17

June 2006 - 22oz bottle. It is my understanding that this is the contract brewed version. Clear yellow with nice bubbles. Mild aroma of spices, banana, cloves and a bit of alcohol. Not quite as good as I remember. 7/2/6/3/16

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Opaque gold colour. Slight barnyard hint to the bready malt aroma. A funky take on the style - got to like that. Appley esters and dusty yeastiness along with that slight leathery note. I actually didnít get much spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Huge yeast aroma, some citrus and plenty of corriander. Hazy yellow, fair sized white head. Flavour is malt, orange, yeast and corriander for days. Well carbonated, light bodied, very drinkable. Delicious! Thank You Shadey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours a very cloudy yellow gold, with a small white head. Aroma is lemon, spice, and some sour malt. Flavor is lemony, somewhat sour, with yeast as well. Body is a little heavier than expected, but thsat doesnít take away from it at all. The white/wheat style is not my favorite, but this really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Yellow white in color, white head. Aroma of lemon and spice, light wheat. Also fairly yeasty. Mild tartness. Light to medium body works well with this beer. Itís ok. Thanks Shadey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Cloudy yellow-white w/ generous, bright white head. Light, effervescent aroma of yeast, wheat, lemon, orange peel, & coriander. Light, grainy, spritzy feel. Flavour is yeasty & slightly tart w/ sweet, malty & spicy notes. Quite refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. hazy white body, generous white head. citrus sour aroma. a fruity, spicey, sour flavourful ale. nice stuff and my first from the brewer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
this is overated. It was a fresh bottle, thanks to Shadey had at Radekfest 05, sample 21. Its sour! On the plus side is the yeasty aroma and cloudy white appearance. But this brewer should have the skill to control sourness. I donít like over-the-top corriander.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Thanks to Shadey for this one. Yeasty orange/citrus wheat. The sourness surprised me at first but I grew to like it. Well spiced with a tart finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Looked and smelled very similar to a belgian white except the body was fuller and after a whole bottle you feel buzzed. Creamy white long lasting head on a hazy golden yellow body. Moderate to high carbonation. Aroma of spices, orange, coriander, and lots of phenolics. Hints of bubblegum as well. Aroma is slightly similar to thier saison. Full flavor of smooth wheat, and malt with only a hint of hops in the end for bittering. Very smooth aftertaste and refreshing for such a strong beer.


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