Caledonian Flying Dutchman Wit Bier (Bottle)

Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Witbier
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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In order ro create this unique beer, Henk Oexman, innovation brewer for Heineken, travelled from the Netherlands over the North Sea to Edinburghs Caledonian Brewery. THis inspired interpretation of a Belgian Wit Bier is the result of a combination of Henks 30 years of brewing experience with over 140 years of brewing heritage at Caledonian.
It is brewed with pale malt and malted wheat in the grist to give it a light body. Its refreshing characteristics are further enhanced by the addition of coriander, orange peel and the "secret ingredient" liquorice which complement the subtle hop flavour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is butterscotch, taste is light fruit, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5204) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Yellow-orange appearance. Small head with low carbonation. Wheat dominates-there is nothing else there. Pleasant but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from Home Bargains, Longton. Not a typical wheat beer, more of a English style bitter in taste. I enjoyed this though, hints of caramel, coriander and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (1069) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
4.5% deep gold colour with a nice head, spicy aroma, yeast and coriander in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Pours an orange color that I was not expecting of a Wit Beer. Not much of a head either and what there was did not last. Smelled pretty good, got the orange peel and the spicy yeast all up in the nose. The taste lacked a lot of what was good about the smell. the orange was there but the zesty yeast was overpowered by a Lagerish flavor which I do not mind but wanted something closer to a Wit. Very dry on the back end which was nice in a way and wish the yeasty zest was there to accompany it. Palate was light dry and airy, nothing to brag about but the carbonation could have been better, smaller bubbles and a smoother feel would have been nice. Overall not one I really liked but was glad to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalmicky (2) - - APR 16, 2012 does not count
Bought from a home bargains store not a wheat beer tastes more like an odd IPA in style flat head no lacing loads of nose tangy orange aftertaste a very unusual beer not sure where the Dutch influence is all in all ok Beer but forgettable .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6796) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle: Sep 2011. Poured into two half pint UK sleeves: clear golden colour, lager like in all ways (no cloudiness or haze), including a white head that didnt stay. The beer had something about it, not very Witbier maybe but certainly not as lager like as it looked. It had a different feel, some butterscotch and all spice it there somewhere. Fairly thin in the body depth, no matter what style it sits in. I however quiet liked the tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottle from Sainsburys. Oaty resin aroma. Golden amber colour, good head. Spicy resin grain flavour. Sharp with slightly sour aftertaste. Not a typical Belgian Wit or Caledonian beer but still not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (2058) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
This is more like a golden ale than a wit bier, the flavours I got were of wheat, coriander and subtle hops, overall quite a nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottled. An orangey gold coloured beer with a tiny pool of off-white head. A perfumed beer. Sweet and orangey in the nose. emphasis on curacao. Its the same in the mouth. A very fruity Belgian Wit type beer with little to no spicing. High on sweetness and friendliness. Late on you do get some pepper. Pleasant.

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