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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Thanks fordest for this yummy brew. Golden pour with huge white head that looks like a topographical map surface. Aroma is quite fruity, with light nectar fruits, orange and spices. Coriander, flowers, honey, and vanilla come through subtly as well. Flavor is very herbal and flowery with spices such as coriander and tarragon making there way in there. Citrus makes up the backbone of the fruit profile, complementing the spicy notes quite well. Palate is pillowy due to its high carbonation, with a light drinkable body that finishes quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle shared by JW77. Hazy gold pour. Big white head. Very spicy aroma with lots of yeast and honey notes. Flavor is heavy on the coriander, yeast, honey, orange and some apple notes as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Pour was cloudy light golden with a full fluffy white head. Aroma was lightly sweet with a medium ester profile. Flavors were well blended with light orange, wheat, and a lot of floral characters. Maybe was a little over carbonated but overall a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
750ml bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged to larger sized white head. Aromas of a bunch of different spices (coriander, ginger, and more), citrus, and wheat. Tastes of the same spices, citrus, wheat, and honey. Lively and fizzy body that left with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coriander, cardamom, orange peel, citrus fruits, vanilla, toast, and honey. Taste of vanilla, citrus fruits, coriander, orange peel, honey, tart wheat, and a dry, yeasty finish, with a little alcohol as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2009
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a small bubbly white head that went away to nothing quickly. Aroma of perfume, touch of ginger, wheat, honey and spicy peppery notes. Flavor was earthy, honey, corriander, orange notes, other various spices, floral and wheat. Lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
In short: A problematic very ferrous/rusty blonde ale. Certainly a bad bottle. Too bad
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh immediately after receiving it through Kegbear. Thanks Craig.
The look: Almost clear dark blonde body topped by a small off-white head quickly receding to nothing at all
In long: Nose has floral notes, some coriander and rust. Flavourless crisp hay/cereals, a little sugary honey and a spicy touch are the only non-problematic flavours. Now come the problems. This bottle is incredibly ferrous/rusty, this is beyond oxidation. Like old water that spent days in a rusty pot. A strong mineral sensation. And with the aggressive soda-pop carbonation I felt like I was drinking mineral water with a few spices thrown in. The spiciness had a salty character. ouch! The beer is so lacking in body that the 7.7% is apparent. After being blown away by some of The Bruery offerings this is pretty obvious that I was bad lucky and got a bad bottle. That sucks cause this was a limited release I likely won’t get to try it again. Just my luck, I’m the kind of lucky guy who can find the proverbial needle in the haystack, prick myself with it and bleed to death.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (911) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle, sampled at Woodshop Quad. Pours a clear gold with a huge foamy white head. Spicy aroma, of wheat, malt, and yeast. Taste also has a lot of spices, with malt, lemon, yeast. Lingering spiciness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Draft at the brewery. lots of spices on the aromas. Wheat and malty on the flavor. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Kegbear: Poured a cloudy light orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by dry coriander and huge wheat malt. Taste is also a nice mix between some dry coriander with loads of wheat malt with light cloves ester and a dry slightly hoppy finish. Full body with limited filtration and great carbonation with no signs of alcohol. I thought this was very interesting if maybe a tad over spiced.

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