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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Brakel, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2012
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ De Graal brewery (Brakel) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: VI/14 (2012-1092)

Clear blond orange beer, small aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of orange peel, coriander, bit spicy, sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit spicy, some caramel, bit of candi sugar, lots of coriander, orange peel, little bitter, spicy. A bit too sweet for a witbier, and not sour enough, for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
750 ml. Hazy deep golden body. Frothy off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma of clove, honey, peach, orange. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Sweet orange and banana taste followed by hints of lemon citrus. Clove and spice help balance the honey notes and sweet fruits. Some pepper in the finish along with a muted lingering bitterness. Not as zippy and refreshing as other wits and a bit sweet, but still an enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with lots of floating sediment. The large white head lasts well, but does not leave much lacing. Bizarrely enough, the main aroma is of methode champenoise cider, with some doughy yeast notes and maybe a touch of coriander. There is some spicy coriander up front, with some tangy orange peel in the mix. There is a tad too much yeast in the middle, but a nice coriander and apple finish redeems it somewhat. Not the best witbier out there, but passable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9802) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, pear, light banana and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light fruittiness and light spice with a smooth wheat finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours pale gold, thick head with large bubbles sinks pretty quick. Strong bread and banana on the nose. Aroma isn’t as deep as most belgian style beers are. Bready, thick, some spice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Appearance: bright orange pour, thick with haze, and a creamy, fluffy white head. Aroma: white bread fresh from the oven, cloves, and scads of citrus. Taste: wheaty, with notes of dough and pie crust; tons of orange; additional notes of clove, yeast, and banana. Finish: creamy, tingly, with a slight zing. Notes: Now, I love a good Belgian wit. This was a great Belgian wit. Thick and creamy, but the carbonation, yeast, and citrus keep it light. Split it three ways, unfortunately, as I’d have liked to drink the whole darn thing. Fresh bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
bottled, cloudy golden yellow colored pour with tall white foam, aroma is yeasty wheat with a nice sweet yeast and grainy wheat flavor, finish is sweet hot

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
330ml Bottle (King’s Head, Göteborg) - Amber in colour. Ginger, peach and malt in the aroma. Sweet and fruity taste with peach, spice and sultanas detected. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1048) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Hazy golden orange pour with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is banana, citrus, spice, wheat, and some bubble gum. Taste is spice, banana, and some bread. Very dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 330 ml bottle at Kings Head, Göteborg, on July 29, 2012. As "De Graal Blond Bitch Beer".
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, spicy, banana, alcohol scent. Banana, sweet, fresh, a bit bitter and grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sort of grainy aftertaste.


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