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Wig & Pen Belgian Blonde Witbier

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Brewed by Wig & Pen Brewery
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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An easy drinking pale wheat beer. The use of raw wheat, a Belgian yeast, dried orange peel and ground coriander contribute to witbiers unique spicy flavour and thirst quenching qualities.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1199) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Old notes 11/2/09 Draught at Brewery, Canberra Hazy looking straw coloured beer. Holds a small white cap. Spice evident on the aroma, that earthy/woody, slightly sweetish coriander seed character, with a whiff of citrus. Faint hint of husky cereal in the background. Reasonable carbonation, somewhat light and fluffy on the palate, drying towards the finish. More spice on the body, seems slightly dominant, lingering on the finish. Get a bit of milled grain character and citrus as it warms. Low bitterness. Lacking the complexity and balance of a good example, still a passable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Very nice heffe. Aromas of bubblegum and banana. Taste is sweet, with a hint of sourness. Palate is oily, and thin-to-medium bodied. Pale, cloudy, with a frothy head.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Didnít think much of this, even though I donít like Witís, so I really wasnít a fan. the wheat, coriander combination turned me off having my half pint at the midway point. Spices in the aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Tap. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a lingering head. Aroma of sulphur. Pretty standard wit flavour, but fairly subdued. Light bodied, lively carbonation and a short finish. Was asked if Iíd ever had a wit before when I complained about the sulphur.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
...on the tap at the place. Didnít look impressive at first, untill I had a whiff. Nice balanced nose of citrus, dusty wheat, with a small hint of yeast and ginger. The lacing was great, body a little thin, but hey it is a Wit, not a blonde. Flavors of corriander and slight spice to liven it up, finishes dry, clan, and citrus. Nice beer, good effort.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2009
Tap. Average white head over a hazy pale yellow body. Floral-citrus aroma and nice citrus-coriander taste. Probably lacks the tartness of some of the better witbiers, but a refreshing and tasty beer nevertheless.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2009
Draught at Wig & Pen, Canberra. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, clove, coriander and ginger. Same flavour. Quite thin for a wit. OK bitterness in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2008
Tried on tap at the Wig and Pen Canberra. Pale body with short head. Dull looking. Witbier flavours are there but donít stand out too much.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2007
On tap. Fairly disappointing. Quite muddy and indistinct. Initial aroma is full of empty promises, a lot more than is eventually delivered to the tastebuds.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2006
28 Mar 2006 - Light sweet orange citrus aroma. Cloudy light yellow colour, good head and suds lacing. Sweet orange, wheat and lightly spiced hops flavour. Orange hoppy finish and a lingering light hop aftertaste.


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