Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Witbier
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A classic Belgian style blonde wheat beer. It is naturally cloudy using Australia’s premium wheat, malt, and coriander. Natural orange peel used in the brewing process lets luscious hints of citrus seep through what is believed to be Australia’s most delicious blonde head. Awarded 2 medals at the Australian and International beer awards 2002. Winner of Australia’s best wheat beer in 2002 and 2003. In 2003 it won 4 medals including worlds best draught wheat beer and more in 2005 -2011. A great accompaniment to Thai food, curries, barbeques and an exceptional balcony beer. Worlds best wheat beer 2010 UK Beer Awards.

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CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Mostly it's got a bit of a false,plasticy aftertaste. That kinda killed it for me. It has the promise of a decent wheat beer with a quality aroma... but fails to deliver that alcoholic warmth. It's smooth, lemon,very bubbly and a bit sweet. Keep trying Austrlia.

mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2003
Very pale and clear, good head retention and HEAPS of bubbles. Aroma is dominated by coriander with some sickly phenolics. Doesn't smell very good at all. Tastes completely different - beautiful sweet orange flavours with a really great refreshing acidity. Really quite fizzy but it works well. Really hit the spot after being out in the sun! Easily my favourite Grand Ridge beer.

farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 This suits my palate perfectly. I could go a six-pack of this on a warm night or equally on a cold evening watching the footy. If it weren’t so expensive I’d drink it more often, but I often choose this if I’m having a traveller on the way home from work. UPDATE: Tried this on tap at the Rookery Nook Hotel in Wye River and while being a pleasant brew to sip on a nice day, I must say I was quite disappointed. Had no oomph to it and I felt very let down.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
Pours very cloudy yellow, with large chunks of yeast. Medium short lasted white head. Yeasty grainy aroma with a hint of banana and citrus. Thin watery mouthfeel. Sweet grainy flavour with a slightly tart finish. Subtle lemon-like citrus notes in flavour too. Not bad stuff, a little bland overall though. And the huge chunks of yeast were a tad offputting.

bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2003
Cloudy orangey straw colour with small floating particles, banana and orange peel aroma, taste is ok but not a lot there.

winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2003
Hummm, my notes from the Brisbane Festival of Beers simply says "Good", must have been late in the day. I can recall it as a fair attempt at a Belgian White though.

maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2003
This not a bad beer but in the style of Grand Ridge, can be hit and miss. This is a lovely light, belgian wit style with some lovely wheat notes and the tast of clean malt. Can be great.

Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2003
Slight Belgian wit type nose but not too prominent. Quite dark on the pour with an orange rather than pale colour. Quite acidic and small amount of the coriander and orange peel noted. Too fizzy as well, but to be fair this is being tasted in winter. It may be much better on a hot summer's day so I will revisit this then.

Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Some lemon, coriander and bubblegum in the aroma. Mild, mainly (wheat) malt driven palate with a slightly zesty finish. Nicely rounded, smooth, malty mouthfeel. Could handle a bit more carbonation and more agressive wheat characteristics.

eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2003
like kaya says, tastes like a cross between a german and a belgian wit. super wheaty, grainy, tart flavour, with only a hint of coriander. very lemony - like melted down lemon icecream. touch of banana too. original and tasty.

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