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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.4
cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks! Cloudy, brownish-orange appearance with no head and little carbonation. Sweet caramel malty, dull fruity, lightly spicy aroma. Somewhat spicy, caramel, Belgian yeasty, light citrusy, lightly tart, dull spicy flavor with some oxidation. This baby’s peaked but I’m still glad I got to try it...

3.5
Ktwse (4897) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 A fun and very enjoyable but not great, beer. Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. There’s bread, toffee, spices, belgian yeast and malt on the nose. Taste is sweet, but also with a lot of sourness. It actually starts off with sweet caramel, then turns into a balanced bitterness before again turning sweet in the fairly long finish. Body was medium with quite a bit of carbonation.

3.3
phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with dbsdelight a while back- thanks, Dan! Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small white head. Aroma of paper, wheat, citrus, peppery spices, and sweet malts. Flavor of butterscotch, sweet malts, spices, and citrus peel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a spicy, sweet mouthfeel. Some oxidation has set in and I imagine this would be better in its original form, but it’s still all right.

3.4
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with hints of belgium yeast. Flavor is spices, malts and hints of wheat. Overall a decent beer.

3.3
Koelschtrinker (20419) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Hefiger, etwas süßer Geruch. Vollmunidger Antrunk, alkoholisch, nur leicht hefig. Das Bier ist in Teilen mild, wirkt aber dennoch ausreichend aromatisch, was auch durch den Hopfen erreicht wird. Dieser blüht im Mittelteil auf und ist im Nachgeschmack zusammen mit leichter Herbe führend. Einuntertöniger Gewürzton tut sein Übriges. Minimal brennend. Danke an den Doppelbock für die Besorgung des Bieres. -/11/10/11/-/11

3.1
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. darker orange color. The orange come through in both smell and taste. After that there’s not much left in this beer. Old wheat flavor, spices, and slight bitterness from the old hops. Gotta say this has turned into a novelty beer.

3.3
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Thanks to Ryan for this extra, hoping the high alcohol has helped this stay decent. 12oz bottle poured into my Narke glass....Pours a medium clear copper, deeper brown in the center. The head is a watery whispy ugly off white. No retention, just doesn’t look appealing...The aroma is like a wit barleywine. Strong alcoholic honey, orange peel, coriander, lots of wheat, a hoppy finish. Seems like it would be ok, doesn’t really work for me though. Spices are too strong...The taste is more subdued, most of the harsh spice and alcohol notes are gone. Tastes like a alcoholic witbier that has some sweet honey notes. Not bad, not great, slightly above average...Mouthfeel is glassy and warm...Its easy to drink but I’m not in love with it, so I’m struggling to finish this. I can’t recommend this now, however its held up better than I would have thought.

4
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Batch 8k pours a burnt orange color with an off-white head almost an orange color. Moderate retention rate; decent lacing. There are some sour tones in the aroma as well as, honey, clove, a slight amount of citrus, yeasty esters, and a hint of banana bread. Tastes is pleasant, spices up front, mostly clove and nutmeg, with some anise. Some citrus flavors also roll around the tongue blended with some honey. Slightly bitter/sour. Mouthfeel is smooth and effervescent. Very nice carbonation level. It is very drinkable brew, almost reminds me of a less carbonated La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue, with a lot more flavor.

2.8
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by arminjewell. Clear orange pour, no carbonation and an aroma of orange and spices. Althought the aroma was decent, the flavor was stale malt and herbs. Would have liked to try this fresh, as this was past its prime.

3.4
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle pour to snifter. Amber pour with a off white collar. Aroma is sugary wheat and some faint fruit. Taste is more sugar and wheat with a mutled fruity finish. Palate is medium feel and finishes sticky and chaulky.


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