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Spinnakers Happy New Year Beer

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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Witbier
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This is possibly Spinnakers’ most local beer made to date. Happy New Beer is a Belgian style Witbier, brewed with Mike Doehnel’s malted wheat & barley from the Saanich Peninsula, Saanich grown coriander, Cliff Leir’s (Fol Epi bakery) bran and Silk Road Tea’s Chamomile tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
650ml bottle pours a light blonde color with a small white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and grains with some hints of coriander. Taste is a light fruit and malt sweetness with a light citrus hop bitterness and some coriander spice finishing with a light dry yeasty finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A very light and easy drinking brew. I would have expected a more full bodied beer for the New Year, perhaps a doppelbock or a winter warmer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Easton70 (20) - - DEC 25, 2012
I bought this in bottle in Spirit of Seymour It’s a very light beer like lager has a light, slightly malty flavour similar to a summer ale. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
(Draught) Pint sampled at the brewpub on December 21, 2010. Pours a grassy yellow body with a thin, white frothy head. Nose of lemon and vanilla. Some coriander amongst a pleasant citrus base. A decent beer.

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