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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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Brewed with wheat, malt, and a hint of spice, Just beneath its smooth, soft surface lies a beer with a shot of real personality.

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3.1
vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours blonde with a small white head that leaves fairly quickly. The aroma has a rich quality either from the white or orange - it doesn’t list orange on the label, but it seems to have some. Medium / light body with some sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with nectarine flavor that has some plastic to it. The some spiciness enters that goes through to the finish. There is also some light astringency that comes through. Not a bad beer, but much better of the style out there.

3.4
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12oz - Aroma is appealing. Yeasty bubblegum, banana, lemon, and spice. Pours transparent gold with a quickly dissapating medium head and great lacing. Flavor is mostly ginger and other spices with the yeasty banana and bubblegum follow up. Palate is smooth and a little tart. Overall, it was better than I expected since the lable says blonde.

3.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2006
I almost subtracted points for appearance, since this poured such a clear straw color. With a one-fingered head. Quite an aromatic nose, soft wheat, oranges, a hint of banana and bubblegum (?), a dash of corriander, and some other spices at work. Soft and smooth in the mouth. The wheat/banana/bubblegum/orange blend continues in the flavor along with corriander, clove, and other spices. It finishes on a mildly lemon-tart note. If I was rating purely for style, I’d subtract points, fur shoor, but I found this to be a refreshing, tasty brew, even if it is a hefeweizen/wit hybrid. Good fare for the warm weather that’s just passed for the year.

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3.4
shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Fruity orange-banana aroma with a hint of clove. Clear orange-yellow color with small head. An orange-banana blast of flavor with slight hops finish. A nice tasting summer beer.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Thanks to Hippie4beer for the trade on some barley island stuff. Pours a light hazy gold with a fluffy lasting white head. Aroma reminds me of victory whirlwind with a bit more malt profile. Phenolic lemony and bubblegum. Flavor is lightly wheaty, more bubblegum phenols, light clove spiciness, and some citrus notes. Smooth body but carbonation is a bit low for the style, although I did swirl the bottle to get some yeast so that may have decreased the carbonation. Honestly better than expected. Good wit.

3.1
Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 12oz bottle- A slightly hazy golden in color with a head that dissipates very quickly into a small white lace around the glass. An aroma of spice and wheat. Has an initial taste that it is going to be a nice tasting belgian(more like a hefe) then the taste drops in the middle but comes back on the back end. Has potential.

3.8
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Poured to a hazy golden color with thick white head that diminished quickly, and good lacing. Strong wheat aroma, but the flavor was dominated by spices, mostly corriander, clove and cinnamon. Actually much better than I expected, and the spices left a good finish. The spices may become overwhelmiong if drinking several of these at once, but a very good tasting beer for sipping.

3.1
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is full of citrus, coriander and a bit of malt. The taste is very sweet, with just a touch of coriander, but mainly citrus, with a slightly tart finish. Start up the lawn mowers, because this beer is perfect for summer sipping.

2.9
Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
Hazy blonde colour. Aroma of lemon, coriander, light maltiness. Sweet and soft with a flowery, honeyish nature and nutmeggy accent.

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DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
(22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) For a Belgian style wheat ale, this beer tastes awfully sweet and has a very clear presence of clove. The usual assortment of witbier flavors, the wheat, the coriander, the orange peel are all here, but lag behind the sweetness and the clove by a fair amount. There is a slight bitterness extending the finish, helping to offset the sweetness. The nose still shows plenty of clove, but is less sweet and more balanced, with funk and wheat having more interplay with the spices. Light-medium bodied, gently carbonated, soft and easy on the palate. Half an inch of white, tightly-knit head sits atop the hazy, light golden body. Highly unusual for the style, sweet, clovy, minimizing the coriander, it seems like a girlie version of witbier, no offense to the girls who like a more classic examples of the style. That said, it’s still pleasant enough to be an easy quaffer.


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