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Brewed by Colonial Brewing Company
Style: Witbier
Melbourne, Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Formerly known as Back Breaker Summer Ale
A cloudy, spiced wheat beer brewed with almost no hops, instead leaving coriander and dried curacao orange peel to lend bitterness.

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jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
Tap. Light aroma. Pale cloudy yellow, white lace Earl grey and wit spices on a light mealy base. Quick citric finish.

mkel07 (6405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar. Pale yellow in colour with some lemon rind aroma. Coriander comes through in the finish.

varanid99 (1345) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Light yellow cloudy pour, puffy white head. Citrus, a little spice on the nose. A little sourness, but taste was a bit bland, faded to nothing very quickly. My least favorite of what was on offer

Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2012
Not a fantastic beer. Felt like a watered down wheat beer. Flavour of wheat and yeast but over all a weak beverage

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
On tap at Lucky Coq. Malt-driven wheat beer. Aroma of citrus, with a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, cloudy, with a frothy head.

ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
Tasting from Mar’ 2008.
Tasted on draught at the brewery. Produces a pastel, lemony yellow in body and cloudy with a sloppy, dollop of snow-white cream atop that daubs foam down the glass in its wake. Sourish lemon and lemon grass nose with just a touch of plasticy phenols and coriander stems. Initial though on taste was that of fresh, whipping cream and it has a similar, thick, gluggy mouthfeel. Sour, wheat and palest malts poke through, as does some nasty sulphur. Drabby, awkward mouthfeel, has little flavour yet doesn’t seem watery. A distant hint of orange peel in the aftertaste not enough to save it. I did not like this one at all despite my general dislike of Witbiers. Ugh!

BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
Colonial has a good range and quality of beers. Has lemon sweet touches. Easy drinking.

eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2007
all the beers at colonial were well made but this one is the only one that could be accused of being on the bland side (even the koelsch has flavour!). appropriately grey and hazy with a fluffy white head. perhaps served too cold for me to taste it properly, but i couldn’t pick out any spices. i hoped some phenols or sourness might zing things up at least but no, it just faded out. nice fluffy mouthfeel at least. drinking this beer was like watching tv static while somebody gradually turns the brightness down.

bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2005
The last day of summer was two days prior to tasting this witbier so this could have been the bottom of the barrell as it was the turn for the autumn seasonal beer to be on tap, the witbier was ok just not that flash. The colour of the body came across slightly hazy pale lemon, a fairly compact head and some initial wisps of lacing. Aroma was of soft lemon, it had a light to medium body and you could pick out the orange just a little too much as it made it a little bit harsh in my opinion. Still in the middle of a Margaret River summer’s day this could be quite the treat.

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