Barons Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Great Southern Brewing

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Woollahra, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed for Barons Brewing by Great Southern

Barons Lemon Myrtle Witbier is the real Australian version of Belgian-style white beer. Flavoured by native Australian Lemon Myrtle, this beer is a perfect balance of zesty lemon rind and ripe citrus fruit flavours. Being bottle-conditioned, this cloudy ale is lively on the palate yet surprisingly smooth.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours cloudy gold with very active head formation; foamy, fizzy white with lacing. Pleasant notes of wheat and lemon; makes one think of a summer day. Well balanced taste; hint of lemon rind instead of strong lemon presence. Crisp, refreshing, sessionable.

tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Faint wheat/citrus nose. Cloudy pale amber beer with thin film on top. Medium carbonation. Zingy and watery in the mouth. Taste is lightly citric with some malt present. Finish is a little floral, touch of musk sticks perhaps. It’s just a bit too polite, needs a bit of body.

Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. This was a fairly old bottle, so this probably isn’t a fair rating, but even if it was fresh I don’t think I would have liked it, just not my thing.

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Strong citrus aroma. Cloudy golden colour with excellent head. Strong lemon flavor throughout. Very light body with low carbonation.

jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
330ml bottle. i’m just updating my records. A very enjoyable, a unique and refreshing beer.

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle 330ml from K&G. Too much like a soft drink. Aromas of citrus and bubblegum. Taste is sweet. a bit tart, and short-lived. Carbonation is high, and the body is oily. Yellow, bubbly, with a thin head.

ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2012
Tasting from 2009, from notes alone.
Pours with little enthusiasm, a cloudy, straw yellow liquor with intermittent carbonation and no head. Well pronounced smell of the Aussie bush. Lemon myrtle, musk, tree bark and eucalyptus with just a little pear drop. Musky, overpowering lemon myrtle flavour on the palate, a little sherbet and citrus. Feather weight in body, a little watery and oddly tingling for carbonation. Faint wheat malt mid-palate before becoming sour and a little puckering. The notes don’t say it but it is actually really refreshing. Finish is crisp, drawn and very, very short. If they could ramp up the body on it it might be a decent quaffer. (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Guildford)

SDalkoholic (2431) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from Keg N Bottle #2:Created a thick and fluffy head that fizzed out in a matter of minutes while the liquid was a golden blonde color and appeared as if this were a pale lager instead of a witbier. My nose is instantly gratified by a lemon zest with a minor presence of green plant and coriander. The flavor has a lot of citrus and has a strong lime flavor and a note of lemon peel shavings.

SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Hazy gold pour with a foamy head. Aroma and flavor is grain, lemon, and light spice. A bit sweet, but not much going on here.

Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
One of the brews shipped by Susan Tapper from Australia – thank you – this is a mid-range beer that’s drinkable, with an alcoholic content suitable for sessioning. If it can be found in quantity. Similar to many Belgian white ales (exemplars would be Blue Moon or the older Celis White), this pours a cloudy pale gold, with a herby, yeasty nose that has just a touch of that lemon myrtle noted on the label. Slightly muddy taste of citrus and spice, mildly sweet.

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