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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cloudy because of the raw wheat used and yeast in suspension. This beer is light, refreshing, and a little bit tart, spiced with coriander, curacao, orange peel, and a top secret brewing spice. This is our rendition of a Belgian witte perfect on a hot summer day or with a bowl of mussels. 20 IBUs


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, and lemon zest. Flavor of coriander, wheat, orange peel, and clove.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop murky grapefruit juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, orange blossom, coriander, light clove. Taste is medium sweet, orange, light clove, pepper, lemon. Watery light body, faint creaminess, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
on tap-pours a lumpy/blotchy white head that laces and cloudy yellow/orange color. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, raw back fill comes thru occasionally. It was nice to see the write up that referenced raw wheat. Taste is strong banana, spices, clove, wheat, yeast, citrus. OK carbonation. Occasional.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, citrus, pepper and light coriander. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, pepper, light citrus and light coriander with a smooth lingering peppery finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a nice blend of fruitiness and Belgian spiciness – apple, pear, bitter orange peel and coriander. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is both crisp and lightly fruity with a mild bready component. Finishes clean and refreshing. Thanks go out to growler for setting me up with this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a lighter and slightly hazy yellow color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of lemons, coriander (and other spices), yeast, and some wheat. Tastes of lemons, orange peels, wheat, and spices. Has a nice and enjoyable tartness to it. This one took me by surprise!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
A tantalizing spice mix grabs onto the nose and doesn’t want to let go; coriander seeds, orange peel, cumin, white pepper, allspice, etc. The lightly citrusy wheatiness and its doughy yeast counterpart team up to support this dazzling spice display and an impressive estival quencher of a Witbier is created.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam dips into the cloudy beige.
-This beer begs for a good Indian curry.
-The body is lean and well-built; this is not just a pile of spices thrown into an average brew.
-This is already very good in this tap form, but as many Belgian-style ales, I think it might work even better bottle-conditioned. I’ll have to pick a bottle up to see!
-The end result is very drinkable as the spices know when to let up and make you long for more.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Gigantic frothy and foamy white head elevates over the pale golde hue. Heavy spice nose, focusing on coriander, but having this overall malt-yeast spice balance that few achieve. Dry and tart palate, it’s been a while since I’ve met a wit with such fresh flavors. Lively fruits and fresh spices meet the soft maltiness with the head high. Biting peppery yeast add a new level. heavy carbonation, light, pretty thin body makes for the only weakness. Exceptional wit!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2009
In short: A standard but superior witbier (wheat, bananas, coriander, lemonyetc.)
How: Tap at brewpub + 12 oz bottles
The look: Opaque dark yellow body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose of classic old-school Belgian witbier (Hoegaarden-ish) with coriander, orange peels, a little lemony. Taste is refreshing, wheaty, yeasty, orange peels, some bananas, lemony tartness of medium intensity, light spiciness, etc. I have described the same assortment of flavours so many times but this one has a pleasantly full body while remaining highly refreshing. Witbiers are what they are (beer lemonade) but this is one superiorly crafted. This Whittier White is just plain bettier than the competition. I got to drink a lot of them because my girlfriend thinks it is the best witbier ever and she bought a bunch. I personally don’t think it is the best witbier ever but the only way to get the last word in an argument with her is to say “you’re right honey.”

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Tap (Haverhill, MA). Arôme: Odeur de coriandre et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de coriandre et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de cinq épices (?) en arrière goût. (Rating #1691)


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