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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of a mid-19th century English Festival Ale, this unfiltered wheat beer displays a translucent orange color topped with a creamy, white head. Wheat enhances the mouthfeel of the beer and produces pleasant bread-like notes while Michigan honey provides a caramelized sweetness in the flavor profile. This beer is spiced with orange peel and coriander and small amounts of three hop varieties pleasantly counterbalances the sweetness.

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2.8
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Mainly light caramel sweetness with some spiciness, perhaps coriander. A touch of grassiness/citrus/ and banana. Also a floral note, perhaps from the extremely light hopping. Nothing exciting here.

3.3
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of DenverLogan (who mentioned this bottle may have been ~2 years old). Poured a medium golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of orange peels, yeast, and lemony. Tastes of some wheat, oranges, and light spices. Tastes were on the sweeter side. Lively body.

3.4
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Thanks to Logan. Murky, dark wheat-colored body with a tight sudsy white head that left some notable lace. Aroma of oranges, floral honey and yeasty spice. Sweet wheat and orange peel flavor with some spice notes and wood stem flavor and bitterness. Low acidity. Decent and refreshing.

3.7
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Thanks to Denverlogan (nice to meet you). Pours a hazy orange with a medium bubbly slighty lacing head. Aroma of orange, wheat, light spices. Flavor was slightly sour, various citrus but still solid. Very carbonated.

2.7
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Poured with a fairly dark gold and orange body. The head was slightly off white. I could see yeast in the bottle, but none came out. The aroma was apple cobbler along with some caramel. The taste was tart with some light lemons and a little bit of toffee. Actually, this is a decent American wheat that is not like any other I have had. It got more tart as I went through the glass.

3
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Opaque Yellow/Orange Coloring with White Skin. Pungent Dry Citrus/Wheat. Seemed a Bit Stale...Bottle Probably Didn’t Fare Well..but It Still Has Hints that it Could be a Potentially Refreshing Summer Brew.

3.1
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 19, 2005
The aroma is lightly fruity. Whitsun pours a cloudy yellow with a large, long lasting, frothy, white head. The flavor is somewhat fruity sweet with a light bitter finish.

3.1
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Hazy gold color with a medium head. Holy corriander! That spice makes a head on appearance in the aroma and taste. More orange flavor, but something like rotten wheat finished it out. An unfortunate end.

2.9
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Sully, thanks Mike) Massive carbonation release when opening the bottle, a glass full of very bubbly head, and dozens of steady streams of quickly-moving carbonation bubbles, so this is going to take awhile to settle down. Light orange in color and fully cloudy, I can’t believe how long this show is lasting, will the bubbles ever subside? At least they are doing a great job of mixing in the final few yeasty drops from the bottle. Well, the beer smells more like a witbier than an American wheat, but it’s not exactly a coriander smell either. It smells lightly sweet, fairly herbal, and somewhat floral. The flavor tastes similar to a witbier as well, some orange citrus perhaps, rather herbal, a little like coriander, but not spicy per se. Surprising for a wheat beer, but I’m also picking up a fair amount of sweet, caramely maltiness in the background. Nevertheless, the herbal character is easily the most prominent aspect of the flavor. Body is medium (or maybe just slightly less than medium), so it’s heavier than just about every American wheat I’ve tried. Overall, it’s an interesting take on the style, and I certainly welcome the variation from what is normally a boring and unpleasant beer style, but in the end, it’s not really grabbing me either.

2.5
JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sweet malty aroma. Orange. Very light banana flavor, as well as heather. I taste no hops at all. Some yeast. A full bodied American wheat, and one of the few worth trying.


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