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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Batch 8000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our Batch 8000 is a special recipe to be brewed only once. It is a wheat ale spiced with Coriander, Orange Peel, and Paradise Seed. Best consumed fresh.
Editor’s Note. 9% is far above the abv range of a Belgian Wit Bier. Because we do not have the style "Imperial/Double Belgian Wit", this more closely fits as a Belgian Strong Ale.

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3.5
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a clear ruby red to orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of a barley wine. Some orange, maybe. No "spices". Tastes a bit like grape skins and honey with a caramel aftertaste. Quite interesting after all this time. I'm sure this was way better fresh though.

4.4
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
I like to think of this as an amped up turbo charged version of Oberon Fun beer to drink.

3.7
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2nd April 2012
Hazy deep amber beer with a good off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with a soft edge. Creamy malt, tasting a touch oxidised. Nice tangy orange and other generic fruits - kind of sweet and sour. Smooth finish. Nicely joined up.

3.1
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff), pours a murky orangey brown with a quickly-dissipating fizzy beige head, with huge chunks of sediment. Nose immediately shows hints of oxidation, Belgian yeast, candied sugar and some spices. Flavour of Belgian yeast, some orangey fruitiness, a bit of candied sugar and lots of oxidation. This is clearly past its prime, but I doubt it would’ve been that enjoyable fresh. Low complexity, with average drinkability. Decent beer, with a slightly bumped up rating to counteract the less-than-stellar freshness.

3.7
jsquire (4492) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a short lived white head. big boozy nose of alcohol (that became more prevelant as it warmed) honey and bitter orange peel. Big belgian yeast tastes with lots of hot alcohol, corriander and bitter orange peel. Lots of citrus notes, honey sweetness, and a warm alcohol sense in the finish. Still a very nice beer, but I would drink them if you got them.

3.9
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Enjoyed via a bottle from the cellar on a Sunday evening. Pours a cloudy bronze with a medium cream head that clings to the glass. Smell is of apple cider and grapefruit. The taste is of apple and pear with mild carbonation and an an after taste best described as how it smells outside after a rain. Mild hops and dryness on the aftertaste.

3.8
laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
35,5 cl bottle. Rated on 05.01.2011
Aroma is sweet with malt and some raisins – feels like an aged American Barley Wine. Flavour is also sweet with malt, raisins, some sugar and ripe fruits. Good and well aged, although a bit too sweet for me still.

3.5
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
Old notes, no date. Pours an amber orange with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, citrus, and bubble gum. Aroma matches well, but just doesn’t have the complexity I was hoping for.

3.9
olio (10289) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110105.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits and some sugar. Flavor of candy sugar, yeast, caramel malts and ripe fruits.

2.8
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
The beer is hazy orange in color with a small white head. Strong aromas of orange peel and coriander come through. It’s decently bready, but also fairly stale. Really not much left to the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor. Stale sugar and bread with a hint of toast. The orange peel and coriander are really the only saving graces to this beer. Sort of lifeless in terms of the mouthfeel as well.


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