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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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’Zingari’ is Italian for gypsies, and this name perfectly captures Wandering Star’s take on the Belgian Wit style. Brewed with 50% six-row barley and 50% malted and unmalted wheat, the beer is subtly spiced with lemongrass, cardamom, fenugreek, and coriander. The result is a refreshing 5% ABV beer with a zingy citrus zest. RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Asian dishes, seafood, salads, berries-and-cream desserts such as strawberry shortcake, milk or white chocolate.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Draft at taproom 307. Hazy straw yellow in color with a little white head. Spicy, fruity aroma. Coriander orange peel flavor. Fruity peppery notes. Very drinkable. Spicy finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8002) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sample at Rattle N Hum. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, spices and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of citrus, spiced wheat and mild grassy hops. The finish is sweet with a lemony and spicy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2095) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Tap at the Stags Head. Pours light hazy yellow with white head. Nose of citrus and wheat. tastes of wheat, lemony, cloves, banana, and a little All Purpose cleaning spray. light palate

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
On tap @ Rattle & Hum, New York. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet with fruity yeast, peach, and light spices, as well as orange peel and lychee. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with orange peel and spices.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mowatson49 (4) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Not a bad beer. It was being offered on tap at Tanglewood Mass as their craft beer. Has a nice lemony taste which bode well with the Tanglewood wine clientele. The $7 price was high for a solo cup but considering it was Tanglewood... I would have it again provided the price and conditions were nice. ---rated by Mowatson49

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
I think it’s an understatement to call this "subtly spiced." I’d choose the adjective "aggressive" instead. Lemongrass and coriander especially. Too much to make this sessionable. Tried in NYC in 2013.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle in NYC. Pours a slightly hazy, dull yellow with a small, white foam head. Aroma is lovely, all fresh lemongrass and coriander. Medium sweet flavor with tasty, doughy malts, lemon, yeast, dough, some very mild herbal bitterness, touches of lime and orange. Light bodied with massaging carbonation. Sweet crisp finish, all doughy malts, lemon grass, mild bitterness, juicy lemon citrus. Easily one of the best witbiers I can remember drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at Beer Authority. Pours a faintly hazed gold with a medium to large creamy white head. Lemon and coriander on the nose, some gentle musk. Medium bodied, lemony sweetness, soft musk, wheat, light ginger and almost coriander. Yeast, a touch of sweetness on the finish. Easy drinking, almost shandy like lemon notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Growler to go directly from the brewery. Pours into a wheat 23oz glass. Pours a pale yellow with medium head that withstands the ride. Aroma of lemongrass, citrus, wheat, grass, and organic lavender. Taste is refreshing citrus, melon, orange, lemon, slight pine, all with a spiced theme that carries on throughout. An excellent session beer and perfect for the season.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft @ Taproom 307 NYC. Poured a hazy golden color with citrusy, fruity aroma. Great malt/wheat balance, citrus, almost ginger flavor. A super refreshing beer on a hot day that finishes crisp and clean! If you can locate this Wandering Gypsy...hold it down! ---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"


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