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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Witbier
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Authentic Belgian Wheat Ale


KajII's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a pale straw yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a thin film with a small collar thus producing fair spotty lacing. The aroma was of a light grain malt and a moldy Belgian yeast with notes of banana, citrus (lemon), wheat and coriander. The taste was very lightly sweet with a strong wheat presence and a touch of banana from the start and possessed a slight citrus note and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor was short lived with a mild citrusy wheat finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a mellow carbonation. Overall this is a pretty basic Witbier. Tasty, refreshing and very drinkable, which along with the somewhat low ABV makes it the perfect brew for a hot summer’s day...


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Can acquired from an aunt as part of a Haskell’s beer sampler basket as a Christmas present. Poured into a snifter glass. Very light yellow in color with a healthy white head that quickly disappears from the party. Little bit of effervescence. Nose is grassy and light with lemony citrus characteristics. Taste is very light and unremarkable. There are wheat notes but muted. There are citrus notes but tame. There are elements of coriander and spices but limited. Everything seems to have been done erring on the side of not pushing the envelope in any sort of direction. It also seems to have been done in an effort to create a drinkable summery option and, in that endeavor, they have achieved a tempered level of success. This one also feels like it’s a slightly old rendition as there is a distinct metallic quality coming through reminding me of the can that now sits at the bottom of my recycling. There was a time in my life when I first starting drinking beer when this would have been right up my alley. Now, not so much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (2783) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Can. Very lemonym with notes of pineapple juice. Only subtle coriander, hence the flavour is more fruity-refreshing and less spicy. The oatmeal-induced slickness adds to the enjoyment. Very good wit.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1307) - HONG KONG - DEC 28, 2015


330ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Cloudy hazy very pale straw pear juice colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Good sticky lacing and fizzy slight carbonation; Weak aroma of malt, with wheat, light tartness, strong coriander, light orange, light sugar, bread, earth, yeast and light citrus; Close to light sweet taste of light malt, with moderate wheat, fair tartness, coriander, traces of orange, light molasses, light spices, biscuits, yeast, thin lemon, light bitter hops and ligt herbal grass; Mid to light body, Quite dry and crisp palate; Mouth feel is lightweight standard Belgian White - light maltyness, light wheat and tartness. Otherwise herbal coriander spiceness is quite apparent. Low sweet, yeasty and a touch of citrus to round. Just okay… Hoppiness is light orange, earth and light citrus in nose and same in taste with herbal grass. Bitterness is very low for an abrupt, low-fi herbal wheaty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy and crisp to mouth.

Comments: This one tastes more like an American Wheat Ale than Belgian White. It’s really light in aroma, malt and wheat is quite shallow but the coriander, herb and spices come through with every sips. Drinkable but really unspectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4945) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Light spicy and yeasty. Smells like any wit. Similar taste. Light pale bread. High carbonation. Rereshing.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (341) - - NOV 16, 2015
Lovely citrussy aroma. Light in taste. Simple but very refreshing light sourness. Perfect for food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - semi fuzzy golden yellow pour. Aroma and taste is fruity and malty, light spices, ok ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, wheat, fruit and spice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Wheat ales are a very crowed field and this one while solid enough its easily forgettable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Een beetje zoals Bavik pils, weinig smaak wel een goede kleur. Niet echt iets voor mij.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amlemus (11) - - SEP 21, 2015
Really crisp witbier. Errs on the lighter side as far as aroma (pale gold) and palate (light and thin) are concerned.


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