Caledonian Flying Dutchman Wit Bier (Cask)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Spring. Originally a Special for the April 2009 JD Wetherspoon beer festival. Scheduled to reappear as a Spring seasonal from March to May 2010.
Brewed by Henk Oexman (Heineken) from the Netherlands.
After 30 years’ brewing lager and working on research and innovation at the Heineken Brewery, Henk has come over to brew his first cask ale at the Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh, especially for this JDW beer festival. This light pale bitter has a refreshing character, enhanced by the addition of coriander and orange peel, adding a spicy bite. The lightness of the body and bitter hop flavour is perfectly offset by the smoothness of the malt and sweetness from the inclusion of liquorice, making this the most refreshing of beer styles.
Hops used: Fuggles, Northdown

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john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Cask. Pale Gold in colour. Very Fruity; very citrus-orange, orange peel/marmalade. Spicy; coriander. Hoppy; floral hops. Malty; toasty malts, buttery caramel, and (apparently) liquorice. Mildly bitter hoppy and very fruity throughout. Tangy. Refreshing. Liked it. Nice beer! (2009)

Brandman (2954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
Cask. Just comments and numerals due to social interaction. Spice, fruits, some toast.

teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is spicy and herbal with some green tea, thyme and sage. Taste is sweet fruity herbal and spicy, with more sage, thyme, green tea, strawberries and peaches. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, not a spice herbal fan, but the fruity sweetness here complements them well, nicely done.

Stuu666 (13631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask at the Foot of the walk. Pours amber, nose is banana, spices, taste is light fruit.

SilkTork (5752) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Granville, Rochester. Spicy. Chocolate. Aniseed. Corriander. Licorice. Interesting more than tasty.

justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Cask at Olde Dog, Herongate. Pours a pale gold with a thin white head. Licorice, aniseed and orange peel on the nose, thin and light on the palate. An initial licorice and coriander seed kick has an orange oil edge to it. Quite a dry licorice wood aftertaste with a citrus echo. Not entirely to my taste.

Cunningham (8070) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 On tap at The Philarmonic in Liverpool, England. Golden colour with a small white head. Floral hoppy nose and light fruity. Strange brew if they mean it is a witbier. But ok, it is really good. Frutiy and cictic hoppy flavour, with some caramel in the background.

tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in March 2010. Cask, handpump dispence. Crystal clear pale amber with a thin white head. Superb Del Monte aroma with fragrant tropical fruit notes. Thin refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt base leads to a juicy plethora of fruit notes with honeydew melon, cherry, lychees and pineapple. Slight bitter tang of hops which enhance the fruity malt component in the refreshing aftertaste. Finish has sweet syrupy fruity overtones. Good summer session ale.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Chester 29/04/2011 Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a little orange fruit flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a slightly spicy finish.

bhensonb (15342) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Cask at The Black Friar, London. Pours copper with a white head. Light citrus spice aromas. Flavor is mild, mild spice and light fruit. Not very bitter. Mellow.

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