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RATINGS: 3222   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.
Editor’s Note: Much of this beer’s 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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KennethJ17 (18) - Bethalto, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. For a heavier beer it is very refreshing on a hot day due to the orange citrus flavors. I would definitely recommend this to others. Best from tap in my opinion but still does the trick from the bottle.


3
brewer1688 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Sometimes I have a craving for this beer. Any other times it’s IPAs , stouts ect. Once in awhile it’s satisfying.

2.8
kaserov (741) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2017
Color anaranjado, turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa y ligeramente efervescente. Aroma a naranja, especias (cilantro, básicamente), grano y ligeros toques como de perfume. Sabor a naranja y cilantro, con ese toque de perfume que está en aroma más remarcado. Postgusto escaso. Se puede beber pero no me aporta demasiado.

3.5
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle at a wedding. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt, orange, coriander and slight esters. Orange, malt and coriander flavor with a refreshing orange finish. Let the macro haters dis this one all they want; as someone who doesn’t like a strong banana yeast character in Belgian styles and enjoys witbiers that offer a healthy amount of orange and coriander, this one is for me.

2.3
nathanvc (493) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2017
At Glacier Grill & Pizza, Coram. Served with an orange slice on the glass rim, a habit that has struck me in the U.S. to which I cannot get used. Pours cloudy yellow with a diminishing, foamy, white head. The aroma has orange peel, citrus, wheat, some light banana and dough. It tastes light sour, very light bitter and medium sweet with lingering orange in the finish. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Not that good.

3.1
JoshuaJGroom (1) - - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
A good beer that one could find almost as commonly as a bud light or equivalent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle from a small supermaket in Paddington, London. Misty golden body, small fizzy white head. Sweet caramel and banana smell and flavor. Whatever wit character it was brewed with is long gone. Not a great beer.

3.5
JuanCC (116) - Valencia, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2017
Cítrica en nariz y compleja en boca, con anís, naranja y clavo. Especiada y muy original. Muy recomendable.

4.6
KWayne (2) - - JUL 7, 2017 does not count
Some of the ’hard’ raters should really try this one from the tap. Just the right amount of citrus, not overbearing. Topped with an orange slice to enhance the aroma. Definitely a crafted ale. Smooth, Effective, and a personal go to favorite at local bars. Highly recommended.

2.8
tfontana (974) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Hannaford. Appearance is cloudy dark yellow/orange with greenish tinge, fair sparkle, quickly disappearing ring of fizzy white head and no lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander and mix of champagne- and cheesy yeast. Taste is wheat, coriander. Palate is smooth, medium bodied with thick texture, average-to-lively carbonation and finish as taste with a pasty mouthfeel. Overall, not a strong flavor and not very complex. Ho hum.

2.9
beskid (133) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Had to try it as it was omnipresent in Sacramento. Sweet aroma with oranges, but not very pleasant. Taste is malts, orange, coriander, somehow artificial. Still better than expected.


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