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RATINGS: 875   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 cereal, hay, floral, citrus, golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, astringent,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2005 Bottle. Poured cloudy yellow with scents of lemon, wheat, citrus , orange and lime. Taste is very lemony and sour. I am struggling to get into this style. That being said this is the best example so far for my taste.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Hazy straw. Minimal white foam. Phenolic aroma, alongside butter, leaf, straw, heavy yeast notes, and faint pepper traces. Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Starts fairly interesting with light leafy hop notes, followed by notes of mint. Beautiful transition to a long pronounced pale malt, buttery, and coriander finish. Stunningly good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 2005 bottle provided by and shared with Muzzlehatch, 5/20/2005. Perfect appearance in my book: huge white head, which lasts forever and provides for tons of lace. Intense, tiny bubbles, cloudy, goldenrod appearance. Aroma of coriander, lemon puffs, Belgian yeast, starfruit. Flavor is coriander bitterness, Belgian yeast, floral hops, lemons, sugar cookies with moderate acidity on the end. Juicy tangerine finish with a good dose of bubble gum esters. Fluffy, tingly unfiltered mouthfeel. A touch of wheat sourness on the end. Wow. I approached this and rated it as a witbier (a big witbier).

As an addendum, maybe it wasnt the 2005 bottle that I had. Whatever year it was, it wasnt the garbage Saratoga contract brewed crap. It was the real, corked stuff brewed by Phil.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2006
22 oz Bottle-Beer swap 2.0 trade-Pours a very cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head. Strong citrus, floral, doughy aroma. Sweet, citrus, orange, lemon, spicy, flavor w/a lot of carbonation. Has a good kick to it, a lot of character, thick, chewy. Long, long finish. Iíd have to say this is the best wheat Iíve ever had!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS RATING FOR THE kick-ass 750ml bottle. Not the shitty 12oz bottles that I beleive are contracted outside the brewpub
In short: Best Witbier ever, period.
How: Many times from bottles. This rating is for a tap at at Holy Smoke BBQ, Mahopac, NY
The look: Very cloudy yellow body with a long-lasting medium white head.
In long: I had it many times from a bottle and it was always great Ɣ.0 great). But that time I had it on tap at Holy Smoke was just unreal. You could smell it 10 feet away. Coriander, fruity yeast esters and everything. Mouthfeel was ultra-full and ultra-pillowy. Bananas, citrus and quite a bit of lemon. Spices. Vanilla. Ice-cream. Fluffy and melts in your mouth. So intense that this is almost a sipper. Probably the best Witbier I ever had. The type of White supremacy I can support.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
On tap. I had this last night after a darker ale and the pint I got was golden-yellow with a modest head. Its spicy aroma announced its yeast and citrus tastes as the first taste was just outstanding with a refreshing change from the same old thing. Like other Wit styles, I noted the elements of banana and wheat, though the orange peel was very strong.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bomber: Pours a cloudy orange with millions of tiny floaties and a fluffy white head, aroma has oranges, rich spices, lemons, starts and ends lightly bitter, velvet body, lightly sweet. The best witbier I have had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
POP!, goes the cork, and away we pour....cloudy golden hue, beneath a majestic helping of snowy froth, leisurely collapsing to a more modest dimension. Nose perfectly captures the soul of the wit, the light, breezy nature, mixed with delicate spice, and accompanying citric zest vapors. Easily matches the uplifting aromas of the very best witbiers Iíve ever known. Tangy tartness starts off the taste, giving a cause to pucker and sliding lemony flavor down the tongue. It returns with each additional congress between cup and lip, and each time delivers a serious, even juicy, blast of flavor. Still, lightness remains, and refreshment is the order of the day. Light in body, but with a long, fruity finish, and a uncompromising commitment to flavor. I admire more and more the insistence of the citric feel on the tongue and back down the throat the further I get into this full-size bottle, and the spices are better regarded too, the more I partake. Other whites/wits Iíve had deliver, then peter out, but not this one, it stays strong from the start and never quits. The flavor is almost palpable, and urges every sip onward. (I had an undesired ale before this, and relish the act of enjoying every taste, rather than plodding through an unexceptionable bore of a beer.) Magnificent, really. Wish I had more than the one sample, (thanks to sulldaddy!), so I could share among others at picnics, park benches, drive-in movies, motorcycle rallies, kite-flying expeditions, Crimean War re-enactments, Klingon weddings, voodoo ceremonies, hammock testings, effigy burnings...any time really...good beer, perfect for good people, wherever they may be found.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Poured a soft creamy orange creamsicile color and left a pillow white head that laced the Wheat glass I was drinking from. The smell was sweet dew, canteloupe, melons, were very present in the nose of this brew. A slight hoppy presence was detected as I breathed through my mouth. The appearance of this brew is very cloudy due to the unfiltered process but makes the body look mysterious and inviting. As I tasted this ale the wheat flavors massaged my palate and the sweetness from the honey, and spice flavors from what tastes like cloves, orange peels, and a hint of vanilla all give this ale a fantastic finish.


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