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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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3.1
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
About two fingers of white head. Pretty pale yellow. Not as murky as most Wheat beers, you can see through this one. Could be mistaken for a light lager by appearance alone. Decent head retention and carbonation though. Very subtle smell. Smells sweet but not that strong. Taste is also mild, semi-sweet, a bit citrusy. Nothing special, and unless it’s local for you, probably not worth picking up. It’s a decent beer though.

3.4
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2011
22. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a loose white head and bits of drippy lace. Big florally citric nose, showing lots of tangy sharp orange with some nice spice behind that. Creamy medium body with very reserved carb. Tangy from the oranges, almost lemony, with some very soft peppery spice. Sweet tart orangey finish.

3.2
RD400F (233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Aroma: Peaches and cream scent. Smells like orange floor polish, very sweet but with a citrus bite. Estery smells similar to a hefe and quite fruity overall. Appearance: Bottle into Chimay glass. Pale, hazy golden yellow, nice big, dense head on pour...bright white and very foamy. Taste: A bit bland but definitely not horrible. Malts are slightly too subtle, taste is of orange peel, grass and wheat. I think the taste is too orangey/citrusy, but I’m not familiar with the style so I can’t comment there. Palate: Low CO2 and not very complex, but it’s balanced....very important. I hate beers that have one ugly thing to throw it all off. Overall: I rarely buy local stuff (thanks Trappistes Rochefort) but wanted something cheap and new to try so I thought I’d give this a go. Not bad, but I was underwhelmed.

3.1
blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle 650 ml. Pours cloudy, hay-colored, decent white head. Nose picks up wheat, coriander, some citrus, flowers. Coriander dominates the taste in this one, with some orange and spices in the background. It tastes a little bit to...clean? Would really like some more yeast character, also a little less choriander. Not in the same league as the better belgian Wits.

2.9
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a fine white head. Aroma of fungus and wheat. Flavour is the same, seeming quite stale. Low complexity and a little thin.

3.2
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
July 18, 2010. 660ml bottle shared by blankboy with me, jerc & mabel. Very pale, almost greenish yellow, with a hug fluffy white head. Light citrus aroma, definite coriander, lemon grass - very lightly sweet, like heather or honey. The taste follows - definite lemon grass and coriander, with a little zing of citrus zest and a light herbal/floral bitterness - not my thing, but it’s clean. Light body, a little dryly acidic, with a quick dry finish - coriander in the linger.

3
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Very hazy light yellow, thick lacy head. Aroma is very sweaty, lots of wet dog, a little underlying spice. Thankfully the flavours are much better-- light citrus-kissed wheaty palate with nice coriander seedspice and a slightly tart finish. A great summer brew, if summer would only hurry its ass up and get here!

3.2
manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
650ml bottle from BC Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a surprisingly clear very piss light yellow, high carbonation, thick white head. Aroma has some coriander but I don’t get the orange peel. More like a whiff of burnt hair. Taste is better; bubble gum, coriander, some citrus notes. Chewy mouthfeel. Decent finish. It grew on me.

2.8
EPH (9) - CANADA - MAR 15, 2011 does not count
Cloudy, nice head. Aroma reminded me of standing at a deli counter - salami; also slight aroma of kippers. Taste of coriander came through loudly and clearly. A very pleasant sipping beer in the summertime with a slice of orange.

2.8
DeanF (2527) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Okay foggy yellow body, small head on top. Soft aroma of lemon and fermented orange juice. Flavour is a decent wheatbier mix with a slight detergent finish. Not bad; in the middle of the pack for this style.


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