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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A Wheat Ale brewed with American Wheat and a proprietary blend of Hefe and classic Belgian-style yeasts. A refreshing winter alternative created from the subtle fusion of two classic flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Properly cloudy copper, nice cap of white head that fades fairly quickly. Green grapeskin aroma. Kind of tart but fairly clean quality that is reminscent of lemon and corriander. Subsequent aromas reveal grainy malt and earthy, dill hop character. Sourdough bread flavor, mild but noticable hop bitterness. Fine, gentle carbonation. A bit thicker than I expect for the style, and for the low ABV. Not exactly the sparkly bright stuff I expect from a witbier. Maybe that is on purpose--part of the reason for calling it a Winter White? Or maybe itís just The Power of Suggestion...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
12 oz bottle batch #6727- Pours golden with a short white head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is of wheat, yeast, bannana and a little clove. Flavor is mostkly bannana and clove. Somewhat spicey finish. Palate is light and airy as Iíd expect a belgian wit to be. Pretty tasty and an interesting beer to release in the winter. Seems this would be better released in the summer months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle from kramer17801. Pours on the copperish side of white. Low carbonation. Yeast and corriander in the nose. Light, yeasty flavors with notes of banana, clove and possibly even a bit of pineapple. Tastes thin. Slightly dry, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
london1o1 (14) - USA - OCT 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with little head. Smells of citrus and yeast. Tastes of wheat with strong citrus undertones. Excellent job of making a usually summer style appropriate for winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6527) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden straw color with minimal head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, yeast, banana. Spicy notes as well. Nice crisp wheat flavor, with a background of soft hops, finish is fruity and yeasty. Hints of yeast, coriander, and cloves. Great drinkable beer, and a nice change-up from the usual heavy hitting malt monsters of winter. Medium bodied with good soft carbonation. I could certainly drink this all evening and not get tired of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Apple juice colour with a diminishing head, Sweet fruity, pineapple, bananna, and well rounded with the characteristic coriander bite of a good witbier. Very wheaty, grassy, more like a summer brew than a winter one. A good hoppy spicy kick towards the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Well it is a great tasting beer, but one essential element I usually find plenty of in these winter brews is not in quite as abundant quantity as Iíd lke to see in this beer. You guessed it, alcohol. Itís only 4.5%, and usually these have more like 6-9 percent, which admittedly sometimes ruins the flavor. But it tastes so good, I can just drink more to compensate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2005
This is good. Phenolic yeast aroma, citrusy as well. Nice wit character, with slight banana/clove taste as well. Refreshing,delicious. One of Bellís best pale beers, better than Oberon easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
At first taste... one of the best beers Iíve had. Lemony and wheaty and very refreshing. Almost like a summer beer except for the icey, fresh mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Pours to a meringue white head with a hazy straw gold body. Tons of visible carbonation. The aroma is huge. Wheat, clove, yeast, spices. The flavor is wheat and reminds me of a Hacker Pshorr. There is pineapple and spicy yeastiness. Overall, a well made beer. Not experimental enough, however. It needs to be more spicy. It is a winter beer...

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