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RATINGS: 762   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
pours a cloudy sunshine yellow, with lots of carbonation, and a small white head. smell is of wheat, citrus, and a little banana. taste is a bit tangy, wheat, nice citrus, and a touch of spice. ends refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (195) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
good wit aroma with yeast honey banana and some big woody spiciness -- flavor has same characteristics with good clean malt presence smooth yeastiness and woodiness- palate is clean full and short lived - not radical or barnyardy but a deliciously solid wit

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1429) - - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty much all wheat. Taste adds some citrus and floral notes. Thin, prickly carb and short finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is of wheat, yeast, light lemon, straw. Taste is of straw, wheat, coriander, spices, and light citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coriander, orange peel, spicy wheat malt, earthy yeast spices and black pepper. Flavor is coriander, medium wheat malt, orange peel, and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. The look is golden in color, thin white head, and it has a slight haze. The smell is wheat, fruits, spice, perfume, floral, malt, and yeast. The taste the same with some juiciness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours very slightly whitish blond with low white head. Aroma is of grain, wheat, citrus, coriander. Taste is of grain, wheat, sugar. Palate: Medium-high carbonation. Light-medium body. Overall: A tad bland adn too straight-forward. Appearance lacking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matty (196) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with almost no white head. Plenty of carbonation though. Aroma of yeast and a touch of sourness along with some bready malt. Taste is almost the same without the sour notes. Fairly clean finish - some sweetness comes. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 2 Jul 2011 -- Tasted at a sampling. This, in my opinion, is exactly as a Belgian Wit should be. Classic example.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from the Victory summer box. Weakest of the lot IMO. Pours yellow-gold with some haze and very little carb. Aroma is Belgian yeast, wheat, coriander, a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is more of the same with cereal / grains. Drinks easy but a bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
This is a pretty good take on style, I’d say. It is yellow and a bit hazy with a short lived head of fine bubbles. It’s nose is popcorn graininess, some pleasant floral notes and a pleasant bready yeast character. This is lightly sweet but dried out by creamy and vigorous carbonation and is medium bodied. That sweetness seems to punctuate the Cap’n Crunch cereal graininess in the nose which is something I have always liked but is not exactly traditional to the style here. It finishes w/ some lingering floral tones and a touch of citrus that brings to mind coriander. Definitely a tasty beer but probably I would call it a Belgian single or something rather than a witbier. It just doesn’t have the full yet light palate of a good wit or really the same flavor profile at all. That doesn’t make it a bad beer though.


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