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Wolaverís Ben Gleasonís White Ale

Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Witbier
Middlebury, Vermont USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.34%
Ben Gleason has been growing organic wheat for twenty eight years at his farm in Bridport, Vermont, just ten miles from our brewery. Our brewers have combined Benís organic raw wheat, organic rolled oats, and organic 2-row malted barley. The resulting golden brew is then mildly spiced with organic coriander and orange peel and fermented with an authentic Belgian yeast to create this complex and refreshing white ale. A fitting salute to Ben Gleason. Available in 6 pks, cases, and draft for the summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4313) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear straw pour. Some skunky scents. Spiced scents. Tastes of skunk and spice with an unflavored feeling of sadness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle from mar/thirdeye11. Pours with a pale golden body and a white head. Aroma of grass, coriander and just bad. Taste is the same with some perfumey notes. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aquilo (628) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pours cloudy yellow with some thin white fizz on top. Smells like pork sausages. I donít know why, it just does. Coriander and basil notes. No flavor. Pork sausages with coriander and basil notes in the finish. Overall, this beer isnít bad, itís just boring. They even came up with a boring label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle [12oz] shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a bit of sediment and a small diminishing white head. Aroma is slightly sweet along with some grain, corn, citrus fruit, wheat and some hints of sulfur and herbs. Flavour of citrus, grain, wheat and herbs -- refreshing enough on a warm day. Average bodied. Better then expected, not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
12oz bottleĖpours a white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is coriander/spice, wheat. Taste is spiece/coriander/pepper, wheat, orange/lemon. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle, pours a nice cloudy yellow with lasting white foam and lace, tasty bubblegum and clove aroma and flavor, nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 23, 2009
bottle 355 ml
Appearance: pours as thick orange amber brew with mid light top. 2+.
Nose: sweet base , wheat , spice on banana , grainy wheat sourness . Good.
Flavor/Palate : light bodied , thin sweet malts underlying. Some tartness follows. Mellow mild lighter wheat with trace of citrus. Average , thirst quenching beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle ( 12 oz ). Shared with blankboy. Hazy gold, average white head, many tiny tiny black suspended particles. Rich oily grain / pear / grassy / spicy aroma - not bad. Taste - grainy, sweet, some orange or lemon zest, not as crisp as the aroma indicated, a little cloying, but the coriander dries it out nicely. Thick, lightly carbonated, nice spiciness, no harshness or ugliness at all. Quite a surprise after my previous experiences from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy straw gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is mild and grainy with hints of spice and very mild coriander. Flavor is sweet and spicy at the beginning with a good citrus and coriander backbone. Finishes dry and sour with a lingering spicy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
ྫྷoz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of sulfur fumes, wheat, coriander, and some citrus notes. Flavor of coriander, wheat, toasted grain, and orange peel.

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