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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A swirling dynamo of flavor, with a steady calm of satisfaction at its heart, that's Whirlwind Witbier. Offering a tamed tempest of flavors both spicy and sublime, this softly fermented ale greets the nose and tingles the tongue. Imported Belgian yeast charges Whirlwind with an energy all its own. It is a refreshing interpretation of the classic, Belgian 'white beer' style.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (490) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Date tasted: July 5, 2013... Glassware: Rare Vos shaker... Occasion: camp week #1 in the books, and reviewing an old friend....Appearance: pale straw haze; thin off-white head that stills quickly; appears easy-drinking but not overly attractive ... Aroma: tart citric bouquet, with orange and lemon scents softly against some pepper--more intriguing combination than the average summer wit... Palate: a soft yet firm mouthfeel, smooth at the teeth and lacking all (any?) presence at the throat--mega-refreshing, as recalled... Taste: a bit of pepper sneaks in, but far and away a doughy, orange twist that easily sifts down the throat; not complex, but enough profile to compel... Overall: An old friend indeed--this was the first beer I found that fit the easy-drinking summer plan once out of college; surprised I had not reviewed it yet, I had to go back to it; for better (or worse), a case of this could vanish in a mere day or two; better than the sum of its parts....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2642) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle (12). Enjoy by 09 may 2015. Courtesy of Minderbinder, thanks! Clear golden with a small disappearing white head and little lacing. Aroma is gentle with light spiciness (mostly coriander), hints of citrus, some belgiumness and cereals. Taste is mild with coriander, light citrus, hints of acitity and light breadied cereals. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Decent Witber. Mild and drinkable. Balance isn’t bad and spices aren’t overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma is spices, medium/strong orange peel and wheat. The flavor is spices, citrus, wheat, malts/grains and a mildly tart/sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (363) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast. The taste follows suit adding orange peel. High carb. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (773) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours light golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of wheat malt, yeast, banana, citrus and spices. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, spices, candy sugar, banana fill the mouth. Finish is medium, semi-dry. Taste more like Hefe than Wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have wheat malts, lemon citrus, mild spices, and yeast. Pretty basic with nothing that really stands out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (893) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle pours hazy yellow with big head. Aroma is light pale malt with some classic belgian wit esters. Taste is similar with a spicy dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (697) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A cloudy yellow color. Balanced and crisp summer session brew. Comes through with spices, coriander, peppercorns, yeast, lemon zest, wheat, grass. Actually a tad bitter on the back end. Flavor tapers off and finishes quite dry. Medium carbonation. One of the good wits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2527) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Hazy straw-orange colored body, medium sized white head and soapy lacing. Orange zest, some wheat notes, light yeast spice. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, moderately sweet, rounded finish. Solid beer. Nice to see this coming back after its hiatus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1853) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On tap at Victory Brewing Company brewpub in Downingtown, PA. Clear, pale yellow with a near-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of yeast, wheat.m, lemony citrus, light fruit and mild spiciness. Taste of yeast, wheat, cloves, lemony citrus, light fruit and sweet malt. Light/medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a hazy orange-yellow color with a big white head. The head faded very fast giving very light lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy and yeasty with a nice wheaty backbone. A bit of lemon and some spice of clove and pepper is mixed throughout. Very classic witbier. Taste – Wheaty up front with a nice yeastiness mixed in. Some spices are present up front but actually rather light. More toward the end the lemon in the nose becomes more pronounced in flavor and leaves a slightly bitter flavor in the mouth. Mouthfeel – It is a medium bodied brew with a slightly higher than normal carbonation level. This coupled to its lighter body and lower abv make it very drinkable. Overall - As with most witbier in my opinion, it is good for a good session brew while sitting and drinking outside on a nice warm sunny day.

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