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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
dfinney23 (3305) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with a thinnish white head. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus, banana and spices but the taste loses much of the spice.

3.1
madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2013
Another old-ass (June 2012) beer from Huntington Beach Total Wine...shame on me for not checking the batch number first! - Pours lightly hazy gold with a huge creamy off-white head. Nose is fruity and lightly spicy, with cardamom, coriander and lemon in the forefront. Dry malt with mineral notes. Taste drops off considerably from the surprisingly zesty nose. It’s soapy and a bit sharp and astringent, with alcohol notes and bitter citrus peel. The spiciness is there but not overbearing, and the citrus is prominent throughout. The same dry/mineral malt is in the backbone, but it’s overpowered by the sharpness. Body is fairly thin with biting carbonation. Seems like this would have been a pretty nice beer that was likely ruined by sitting on a warm shelf for 8-9 months.

3.5
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Heavily spiced coriander nose with light citrus. Light to moderate sweetness, very lightly bitter, some honey, light cotton candy, fruity yeast. Decent.

3.3
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
From a bottle poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Light spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.8
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Golden/milky pour with a nice ivory cap. Banana, coriander, orange peel, candied citrus, dough, yeast, and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Solid.

3.4
malrubius (2902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from from red wine and brew pale cloudy yellowish with lasting head and lace. Herbal orange and coriander aroma. medium fruity sweet with pineapple mango with citrus and overly assertive Herbal finish. slightly too heavy and definitely to herbal otherwise very good

3.4
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle. The aroma and flavor are overloaded with coriander. Malt notes are mild. A thin body with mild carbonation. Not much going on with this beer.

3.1
Itzjerm (2871) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
It sounds great it just isn't. Not much flavor to thin on the tongue. Not a prominent yeast. Not what I would want from a wit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Batch 16: Whitened blonde. Tightly-packed frothy white foam exhibits superb retention. Clean and elegant aromas of cardamom, lemongrass, white pepper, sugar cookie/ginger bread. Faint whiff of airy phenols and flowers. Fine and creamy carbonation. Initially well rounded and slippery with grassy wheat and lemongrass accompanying a pronounced saliva-inducing lactic tartness. Subdued, predominantly floral hops take a backseat to the artful spice medley. Despite their intensity, the tastefully incorporated spices never overwhelm and perfectly compensate for what would otherwise seem like a hollow center. As the tartness gives way to the continuously unfolding spicy richness, a phenolic burst cleanses the palate with a stiff dryness. Highly quaffable due to the sparkling clean attenuation and plethora of elegant subtleties. Wheat-derived twang prevails throughout, though a dainty pils malt toastiness breaks the monotony as it scratches at the tongue and beautifully contrasts with the slicker textures. Some starchiness creeps in as well to augment the body. Finishes potently spicy yet dry and clean as a whistle, with a hint of sugar cookie and lemongrass swirled with a flowery hop signature. It’s always difficult to find a witbier that excites. Most breweries attempting this style tend to cover up the uninspired base beer with excessive spices and foul yeastiness. But this has the huge spice component AND the base beer is rich with detail, nuances, and is cleanly attenuated. And at a very reasonable price of $4 a bomber (not a smashing deal by any means, but much fairer than the vast majority of bombers out there these days), I’ll be quaffing this by the boatload. A positively memorable rendition.

4
jonno (2762) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Excellent wit. Fresh tasting. A hint of tangerine. Smooth and very wheaty. Back palate is light and refreshing. World class for the style.


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