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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Slightly higher in alcohol content than traditional Wits, ours is brewed using wheat, oats, authentic Belgian yeast, malts and just a sprinkle of hops. Spices include coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel and grains of paradise.

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3.6
Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. I rolled my bottle and plenty of dark sediment mixed making the pour cloudy. It was kind of white gold and sported a nice white head. This had an aroma of wheat, and coriander. The flavor was very nice and it was a generally sweet beer. Pepper grew throughout and oranges were pleasant. Belgian yeast was very light as were the spices in general. This was a perfect beer on a hot summer day after a hot day at work and then golf. But it was a quality offering regardless of what i did today. Nicely done.

3.8
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber, Release #14. Poured cloudy medium golden with an easily-resuscitated white head. The aroma picked up sweet and tangy orange notes over soft bready malts.. spicy clove and banana accents.. a touch hoppy for the style, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found bread and pale malts at the core, with banana, white pepper, and tangy orange zest around.. finished crisp with spicy, engaging yeast and complementary malty backing. Light-medium bodied with a very good feel and flow through the palate.. very good stuff!

3.6
wlajwl (7012) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Aroma is complex spices and an undercurrent of citrus. The flavor is spices/mild heat, wheat, citrus and a mildly sour finish.

3.6
ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
22 oz bottle, batch 33, purchased at the Denver Taproom. Hazy golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of lemon peel, bread, light earth, toasted grain, light floral notes and a light peppery spice. Similar flavor, adding hints of coriander and orange zest. Mild hop bitterness backed by a light malt sweetness. Light to medium body with a nice crisp feel. A nice quaffer and reasonably priced at $3.99

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty straw, very thick and hazy, moderate to large foamy white head, nice lacing.   Heavy spiced nose, lots of grains of paradise and coriander.   Spicy and spritzy on the tongue.   Wheaty, thankfully not all that mealy either.   Perhaps a touch at the very finish.   Much spicier and thicker than most.   That’s a nice change.   Strong spiciness, but not bright (if that makes sense).   Becomes more mealy as it warms.   More body than most.   Very respectable, and better than most that’s for sure.


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Patrickctenchi (6693) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is floral, lemony. Taste is wheat, spice, lemon, coriander. Ok....just a little less than smooth.

3.4
obguthr (6594) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Surprisingly floral bouquet of lillies, rosehips, clover honey, and the obligatory coriander. Clear yellow, headless. Drinks like it smells, somewhat perfumey but the hops and spices compliment each other quite well. I’m told that "white IPAs" may be the new trend as several high profile breweries have one under development. This beer certainly be considered one. Avant garde.

3.7
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of oranges, coriander, light lemon peel, and a touch of lemon grass. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, dull yellow with a two finger yellow tinged white head that leaves some sporadic webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus with a hint of banana. The finish has light-moderate coriander, light lemon grass, lemon peel, and pepper. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

4.2
jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Deep hazy golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall microfoam whtie head - this IS exactly what a belgie white should look like, complete with a zillion small bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of pale malt, wheat, coriander seed, curacao and a ton of yeast - this is a great smelling beer as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a ton of spice flavours at first, fading almost immediately to a yeast and wheat kick, then showing some alcohol, a hint of caster sugar sweetness and a nice complex, dry hay flavour. Overall, a very nice Wit, probably one of the best I’ve had in the style for some time, not sure how they could improve this one. I sampled this 65 cL bottle (batch #11, 5.4% abv) purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-November-2012.

3.5
reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy straw color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is coriander and orange zest with some hints of cereal grains. Taste is a orange zest bitterness with a bit of coriander and a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with generous carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, a very full flavored witbier that is nicely balanced and highly recommended.


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