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The Bruery Imperial Orchard White

The Bruery Imperial Orchard White
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Witbier
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Every Bruery Beer Tasting. Massively overcarbonated beer, even five or six years later. A clear golden pour with a ton of white foam. Not surprisingly, it’s quite oxidized. Super sweet apple juice and honey on the nose. Some lemon zest and a bit of a soapy lavender thing going on. Kinda grassy. Flavor is also just sweet and sugary. Some tart flowers and lemon rind. A bit of spices, I guess. But kind of dusty and old tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
my main complaint about original Orchard White was the overuse of lavender, which is better here. herbal and fragrant, but not so overpowering. i rarely like imperial witbiers but this is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear yellow gold color with an average to fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty spicy and herbs aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium herbal sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Coriander, wheat, lemon aroma. Wheat, lemon, coriander flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Hazy amber color with white head. Bready pale wheat, coriander, orange peel aromas. Medium bodied. Coriander, orange peel, tart pale wheat, herb garden flavors--good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday! 7% abv written with a Sharpie is the only way to distinguish this bottle from Orchard White, other than drinking of course...which is what I did. This beer appears a hazy yellow straw hue and has a decent head and fair amount of lacing. The aromas are many, including coriander, misc. other spices, pear, hay, and lemon zest. The taste follows suit, and has an ample offering of everything described in the aroma. This is a very complex beer, and well done. The mouthfeel is decent. With all that is going on here, and the use of so many spices and ingredients, my palate can only handle so much of this. A fun beer and one I’d be happy to drink again. However, one glass was plenty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2012
A bit of a gusher, be warned! Pour is bright golden hazy amber with a thick white head that goes away quickly. Some lacing. Nose is pineapple and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is nice and gets more fruit as the temp increases. Some odd lingering taste at the end that I could take or leave, almost a bit of alcohol heat? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours hazy yellow with a wispy white head. Orange peel and coriander on the nose, with some light yeast, but a really clear plastic note. Yech.Taste is really sharp citrus rind, light spicing, and the same lightly sweet malt and yeast. Real smooth and light in the mouth. Overall it’s too sharp--I’d rather have my wits be a little light--I suppose this is an imperial wit, but still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Dull straw, a little dark and hazy, thin spritzy white head, sparce lacing.   Apple skin, citrus peel, and strong fireweed honey on the nose.   On the tongue there is quite a bit of honey and cinnamon, well at least enough to be noticed.   Not too much in this resembles a Witbier, however it still is tasty and certainly unique.   Has a champagne yeast component as well.   Very spritzy on the tongue... *BURP*   Lingering honey infused with cinnamon.   This is a really unique brew.   Reminds me more of a spicy Saison than a Witbier.   Regardless, still quite tasty and *very* unique.   Thanks Tim for this unexpected surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle @ LA party. Blonde with scant head. Aroma of flowers and bones with lemon ice. Strong, and rather thin for its strength, but not bad. Some lemon sugar persists in the nice, rounded flavors. Finishes dry. Interesting but not outstanding.

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