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Wolaver’s Ben Gleason’s 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 Ben’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Pours hazy gold with a half inch bubbly white head. Aroma of linoleum paste. Which probably means citrus/coriander, spice and a hint of banana. Near medium body with lively carbonation. Flavor is yeast spice, citrus and a hint of banana. Finishes clean and lightly spicey. Pretty decent wit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2009
(draft) Small white head atop cloudy grapefruit juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, sugar, some clove, light seltzer. Light-medium body, some crisp tartness, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
12oz bottle–pours 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11784) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. 5/20/10. Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow color with a thin head. Fair head retention and no sign of lacing. Aroma of spice, caramel, bread and banana. The taste is bread, caramel, spice (cinnamon, coriander), a bit of toastiness. Medium bodied. A little on the weird side, but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle… Pours hazy and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Yeasty, spicy, citrusy aroma – white bread, coriander, clove and orange peel. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with mild carbonation. Well-balanced, lightly spicy, bready flavor. Short, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. The aroma is spicy and citric, with other fruity hints. The flavor has a nice balance of sweeter citrus fruits and spicy coriander. Pretty good.

   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 12/20
blankboy (7227) - 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 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.

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