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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Witbier
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the addition of freshly-ground coriander and Curacao orange peel. Citrus and floral aromas outshine the hops and dominate the nose of this dry and quaffable beer, while the use of raw wheat adds cloudiness and enhances its mouthfeel.

Malts: Pilsner, Raw Wheat
Hops: Hallertauer

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3.3
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours hazy to clear pale yellow, moderate white head with respectable retention, strong musty nose that presents a great deal of coriander. Flavour is very sweet, plenty of coriander and orange here too, thin body with fizzy mouthfeel. Not a bad first effort from these guys though it’d be nice to see the spice and fruit backed up with some hops. Could be richer of mouthfeel and much drier of flavour.

3.1
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
Strong spicy orange character in the nose rather overwhelms any wheat character. Very light haziness to the pale golden body topped by a fizzy white head that disappears quickly leaving a fine partial cover with minimal lacing. Vanilla-like sweetness blends well with the orange character and lightly tart wheat in the fairly simple flavour. Medium light body with prickly effervescence. Perhaps a bit astringent. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle. Brewery Creek. Dec-08.

3.2
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2008
(650ml Bottle) 5%. A need season from the new guys? Great! Pours a lasting thin foamy head atop a highly carbonated, very clear, golden body. I cannot believe that this is unfiltered - it looks like a macro pale lager. Good spicy nose, coriander and orange rind. Fairly clean, mild nutty mid-palate but its got a pleasant Belgian yeast finish. A good alternative to those Hoegaarden fans but nothing too wowing for a snob like me. 6/2/7/3/14

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mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Pours a crystal clear nearly colourless liquid - closest to water I’ve seen in a beer - with a decent head with poor retention and nice lacing. Tonnes of coriander in the aroma, and very little of anything else. Tastes very strongly of coriander, with just a touch of tartness. Aaaand... that’s it. Body is thin but lightly creamy with decent carbonation. What a let down, really - no orange, way too much coriander, no hops for miles. Definitely like their Ale better.


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