Brewed by The Alchemist
Style: Witbier
Stowe, Vermont USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
This double white ale is brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, plenty of coriander and curacao orange peel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyHigh420 (12) - USA - MAR 22, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub Feb09. Cloudy golden color with a smell of lemony citrus and spice. tastes of wheaty spice with a citrus background. Very nice and refreshing after a hard day on the slopes and and even better summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (2027) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the Alchemist. Served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a thick white head. Aroma is very fruity with scents of orange, pear & apricot as well as wheat and coriander spice. Flavor follows the aroma to the tee. Moderate in the mouth with prickly carbonation on the tongue. This one was loaded with flavor and character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Cask at Brewpub: Ample white head, golden cloudy color with a citrus/spice aroma. Taste of citrus,wheat and spice. This is a gold medal winner from the GABF and this batch is even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4938) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2004
12 oz at the brewpub. Light yellow-gold, green-tinged, smoothly translucent. Lemony-orangy yeasty nose; lemon-banana, dry red wine in the intitial flavor; very sweet, mild alcohol presence, a bit Mountain-Dew like late, well carbonated, warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Draft - Pours a golden yellow in color with a relatively thin white head. Nicely laced. Yeasty aroma with hints of the coriander and orange. Slightly sweet but with a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is present. Easy to see why this beer was awarded a gold medal at the Great American Brewfest this year. A very good witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 The Lure:
Its perfume is boastful and colourful, with tons of curaao, coriander, lavender and rose allusions. Really fruity and vibrant.

The Festivities:
Biscuity and bready malts withstand the devoted spices. Curaao, coriander, orange pulp and cereal sweetness team up to offer assertive flavors. The big body is very comfortable, while clearly stating that this is not your typical, quenching Witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2017
Surprised this rates low (for an Alchemist). Its a nice take on a witbier using a different type of orange (I think) than what is more typical. Yeasty. Raw. Dry. Thx Patrick, this was a nice surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
On draught at the brewpub, 4/16/2005. A lovely white-gold color with plenty of straw yellow highlights, quite hazy with a one-finger white head, low retention. Aroma of oranges, chewy malt and bubblegum, light sugar and angel food cake. Flavor of vanilla, lemon-poppyseed muffins and light curacao. Soft, but evident carbonation adds a pleasant texture, while the malt sweetness stays strong to the end. Not exactly a delicate example of the style (not that its supposed to be). Ample yeast flavor definitely signifies that these guys can make a real Belgian ale, but when comparing this to TIj Schaarel Wit (which I can not help but do), this one comes off as very juvenile and undignified. Could stand a bit more tangerine-like flavors and a finer-bubbled carbonation could add a more delicate feel to it. Still, a wonderful beer, especially considering its American descent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Can - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of banana, orange peel, toasted wheat - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Can from opening day at the new Alchemist brewery. Light and fruity, with a big orange and grain aroma thats followed by a surprisingly restrained flavor. Lots of fruit aromas, though, which make it great for a summer evening (although the 7.3% ABV means its tough to have too many of these).

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