Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft at Taproom No307. Pour is hazy light amber. Taste is full bodied, wheat and husk... some funky tang. It’s very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 14, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: cloudy orange, pillowly white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, candy orange sweetness, lots of spicyness, light citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, lots of complex yeasty spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2011
From a bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Pleasant aroma, some yeast, some sage, some fruit. Similar taste, very well balanced, yeast eaters, orange notes and a nice amount of sage. Perfectly dry on the palate, finishes nicely. A faultless beer with very interesting and unique qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Hazy yellowish-orange pour with a champagne-like bubbly white head. Aroma of light banana and citrus peel. Great flavor that by no surprise from the aroma showcases the citrus. Light bubblegum is also noticeable but the orange and lemon notes steal the show. This does not stray too far from what a standard witbier normally tastes like but it does set the bar high. The only deterrent is the price vs. other beers in the category but aside from that this is at the top of the class. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle at home, from my Maudite glass, shared with Cole. Pours cloudy orange, thick white head, very persistent, lovely lacing. A really sharp looking beer. Nose is very funky and the sage really comes through; funk, wheat, citrus, sage, salty lemons. Flavours are big, yet surprisingly drinkable; more sage, earthy cheese, funk, grass, some hop bitterness here too. Overall a very impressive and thoroughly enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HstoutNH (7) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
Very strong sage aroma, hazy golden color, a nice heavy head. A very clean taste despite the sage smell and taste. An abrupt sage taste that is washed away from the hints of circus, finishing with a nice clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 11, 2011
(750 ml bottle from Oak St. Provisions) Pours hazy light amber-gold, cloudy deep into bottle. Large off-white head. Aroma of bread, spice and citrus. Mouthfeel light but full, smooth, refreshing. Flavor of light citrus over bread and caramel with spiciness building on back end. Some alcohol burn. Nice spice character and solid big witbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Cloudy gold pour (clear at the start of the pour and downright opaque by the finish) with a tall, stiff white head which fades slowly and leaves a heavy lace. Initial nose is citrus hops and later there is a bit of funkiness, but less than with many saisons. Medium body and surprisingly moderate, fine carbonation. Apple, light caramel, light funk, tangerine, lemon zest and berries. Finish is short, crisp and niicely balanced. A lovely beer which I could drink every day because it’s so pleasant, well-balanced and quite complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
bottle from sprdv 5/1/11. hazy. pale orange yellow with a big white head. the bubbles of the foam are frikken huge. aromas of bubble gum, peppercorns, pale malt, pineapple, CO2, straw, some dank and candied hoppiness. the palate is malty but not sweet. the flavor is similar to the aroma only it has cement and stainless steel notes along with pronounced pineapple. it is medium/full bodied.... certainly thicker than i’d like for a saison (this is a wit?). 6/4/6/3/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours pale amber with tons of haze, 3 fingers of billowing head, visible effervescence, looks like a mimosa. Aroma is herbal sage, spicy wheat, pepper, grass, esters. Taste is lemon peel, orange peel, sage, pepper, grass, hint of berries, some wheat. Body is llght, super frothy, effervecent, peppery dry finish. Overall, very interesting and delicious.

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