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RATINGS: 3213   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Belgian White Ale" (North America) / "North American Craft Beer" (UK)
Brewed with oats for creaminess and spiced with the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander.
An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition for an uncommonly smooth taste.
Gold medalist (white beer) at 1995 World Beer Championships, silver medalist (white beer) at 1996 and 1997 World Beer Championships. 171 calories per 12-ounce serving and 5.4% abv.
Editors Note: Much of this beers production now comes from the Molson brewery in Toronto. A small portion of Denver draught production comes from the SandLot brewery. Still other product may continue to hail from Golden. 7/19/08.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 oh its very very smooth. it tastes just right. easily keeps the night going with no fuss, just sweet smooth creamy beer. lite n lemony. keep em going. perfect session beer, esp. if its cheap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Pretty good, but Ive had far better whites. a bit too much spice in this one. If theres a contest between this, Bud, and Miller, certainly go for Blue Moon.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Hazy gold with medium white head. Light citrus aroma. Clean tasting, again with predominate citrus flavors. Slightly acidic astringent finish. Thirst quenching, but not particularly distinguished.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Tap at Holy Grail in Cincinnati. Pours like any other wit, except for the orange slice in it ... silly bartender. Anyway, this was my first foray into white beers back in the day, and man, has it been left in the dust. I mean, its decent and drinkable, but boring. Theres the requisite wheat and lemon citrus, but none of the spice. I guess cutting corners is what to expect from mass brewed beers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 I would swear something changed in the taste and feel of this beer since its introduction. What seemed to be a mild imitation of a Belgian White now seems like a flat-tasting very average American light beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Wonderful, surprising beer. Beautiful golden cloudy color. Extremely smooth drinking, feels thicker than it really is at first. Try both with and without the traditional slice of orange. Great easy to find beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Shining cloudy gold with a solid white cover. Straightforward lemon and coriander nose does not feel too up front, rather well integrated in fact, so is the vanilla. Fairly malty in mouth, it remains quite sweet, but the balancing acidity has the sufficient force to avoid stickiness. A textbook example.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Had this on tap at the maryland renaissance faire. Little to no taste really. There were some hop charasteristics. I could definently tell that they had attempted to make a witbier, the palate was just too subdued for me to care. Really....dont buy this. Dont damn yourself to the purgatory between micro and macro.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2005
For a beer from a major brewer and highly accessible, this is remarkably above-average; I was pleasantly surprised. This truly defines "light session" beer, the kind of thing one would go after to quench ones thirst without an insult to ones palate. At the corner supermarket with a pretty general selection, mostly of macros, this is in the far-and-away top three along with SNPA (a superior but not as much a session beer) and Sam Adams.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KKebea (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005 does not count
Pours a hazy yellowish color. Head disolves rather quickly. Mild Citrus and floral taste and aroma. This was my first Belgian white beer and while its not the best out there, It sparked in interest for me ito try many others in the style.


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