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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, our spiced wheat ale has notes of cardamom, grains of paradise, coriander, and long peppers.

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3.3
ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle, a lovely gift. Date looks like 02 15 2017, but again, smudged. Nose spicy right from crown removal, a strong herbal-spruce character followed by coriander, wheat, faint clove, faint black pepper. Pour rich, cloudy golden with a short, soapy white head. Taste light-medium sweet with low bitterness, clove-and-wheat-slime slickness with sprucey spikes, lemony, prickles of black pepper and a little vegetal (OK, nice rounding) match the very crisp medium-full body; beautiful bready resolution that dominates a long aftertaste. Clean, relatively balanced, and thankfully not coriander soup. Clean, fresh and lively, better-executed than most native Dutch witbiers I’ve tried and should be considered an improvement on the likes of Sammy’s Summer Ale, which I rather looked forward to buying in bulk. [2017.06.28: 3.3]

3.4
JoeSaturday (17) - - JUN 17, 2017
Not a lot of depth but easily drinkable. Not at all heavy like a lot if spiced ales and not nexessarily a winter drink. More suitable for summer or fall at the latest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Panzerfaust (849) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 31, 2016
12 fl.oz. bottle, gift from Eduardo Ruiz-Tagle. Pours a light hazy golden color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is clearly spice-driven. Not much malt, mostly neutral bready and grainy, and not much hops either, with a little citrusy trace and noble-hop-like hints. Seems like the cardamom and coriander are making up for what’s missing from the Reinheitsgebot ingredients. Taste is fairly good, a bit too neutral and wheaty, with moderate sweet hints, touches of lemon and balanced spiced overtones. Fairly drinkable, well balanced. Medium carbonation, quick finish. A bit watery. Drank it back to back with a Hoeegaarden and it paled badly in comparison. Although that’s likely unfair.

2.5
CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Mother-in-law brought back a bottle after a visit to Colonial Willamsburg. Hardly noticeable aroma. Watery, with slight spice and hints of coriander. An average summer day drinking brew.

3.1
Luvystypotables (1963) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Aroma of coriander, spice and lemon. Pours a slightly cloudy honey color with no head and light carbonation. Pleasant spice taste with medium body and a lemony finish.

3.4
kidobutai (689) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. No head or lacing, cloudy golden yellow. Alot of carbonation. Crisp and clean citrus aroma. Spices don’t hit you until the taste.

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hopscotch (11084) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a fleeting, white head. There’s no aroma here, but at least it’s not offensive. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The sweet, biscuit and toffee flavor is flanked by a thin, watery, sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.2
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, gold color. medium head. Aroma is cinnamon and slightly soapy. Taste is weak, spicy not too bad. A little lemony and honey.

3.4
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12oz bottle pours cloudy pale toasted orange with tiny head. Nose is bready orange and citrus, grains, dough, spices. Taste is a little thick, spiced orange candy and dough, lemon, peach. Finish is doughy orange muffin, spice, citrus, zest.

3.5
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle received as a gift from family who recently visited Williamsburg. Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow with just the tiniest head that immediately disappears to nothing. Zero lacing along the glass. Looks almost like a pale apple cider due to the lack of head. Aroma is nice and inviting with an abundance of spice notes. Flavor is quite nice with the mixture of spices and some sweetness. Overall an interesting and unique beer.


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