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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.
Editorís 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a nice golden-orange color with white head and pleasant lacing after head dissipates. Subtle taste of orange and coriander with a nice finish. I bought a 6 pack of this and had 3 almost immediately and 3 about two months after initial purchase. I felt the first three I had were overly hopped and masked the flavoring. Apparently two months of aging was what was needed, as the second set of three were amazing and the full flavor came through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3344) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz bottle shared with Jason and Brian. The pour is a light ambery gold with a decent murky appearance. There is a tiny collar of white head and no lacing. The aroma smells like apple pie filling. There is a little cinnamon and some strong apple. There is a light malt and some light coriander. Maybe a light Belgian malt and a nice yeast. The flavor is somewhat apple pie filling as well. There is a nice fruitiness and a good cinnamon to accompany the yeast and malt. It's really solid. The mouthfeel is good. There is a nice thickness and a good carbonation and a lingeringly malty appley finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3449) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
355ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty, malty and hoppy aroma, spicy, coriander, citrusy fruity, banana too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6539) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle drunk fresh back in 2007
Large frothy white head tops a very slightly-hazed deep golden-yellow body. Moderate retention.
Very dry wheat and spicy phenols in the nose are at odds with the acidic, strong fruit esters showing overripe peaches and apricots. A lot spice apparancey, but thatís pretty expected this young. Moderate strength of aroma, some sweetness certainly grows as it warms and the alcohol is quite rampant after a while.
The problems from the nose are of course manifested in the flavor. Itís very malty and sweet, yet extremely estery, phenolic and spicy. Quite a hot mess, as young Batch X000ís always are.
A second bottle, aged a year proves much more enjoyable, with some of the sweetness knocked down a notch. Very estery still, with less spice. The alcohol is still rather firm, however. Very authentic Belgian yeast is written all over this beer, thereís just way too much of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
vertical tasting provided by alexsdad06. Bottle pour light copper. Nose sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Taste some peppery spice, hint of wheat, toffee malt, but mostly faded. Probably better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Probably faded a bit, but still solid. Murky orange pour, decent spices and some hops. Enjoyable but not where it was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2960) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Greg at The Hoffís - slightly hazy amber pour. Malty and sweet nose. Sweet taste as well - easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle - thanks Greg! Slightly murky orange pour. Aroma has turned to vegetable soup. Smooth palate. Rich dark fruit taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
12oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a very small white head. this held up pretty well. spicy belgian taste with a dried up fruit taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

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