Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Witbier
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A true summer thirst quencher! This refreshing Wheat Beer is styled after the famous "wit bier" or white beer of Belgium and similar to the German "wiess biers". It is a hazy light yellow in colour, and during fermentation takes on a white appearance. Holgate White Ale is based on a special combination of wheat and barley malts, lightly hopped and loaded with a delicate combination of fresh Orange Peel and ground corriander seeds - all combining to make a refreshing and easy drinking Ale, perfect for summer conditions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
330 ml bottle. Pale yellow, cloudy beer with a thick lasting white head. Massive coriander and orange peel aroma. Some bubble gum and some candyish sweetness as well. Flavour is quite juicy. Big coriander and citrus flavours. Wheaty dryness and spice on the finish along with some dusty yeast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2005
9 May 2005 - A very light fruit & hop aroma. Cloudy yellow-orange colour and suds sheet lacing. Banana & bubblegum and heaps of lolly/candy hit over the head flavours. A weird mix of tastes but a bit of a mish-mash of flavours. Thinnish mouthfeel, with a strange hop finish. Overall - Dissapointing.....and where are the aroma hops....a bit of a grab bag of flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
Pale hazy yellow, fizzy head. Thin body, generally an unremarkable example of the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
Aroma: a touch of hop. Appearance: orange to brown slightly hazy white head with some lacing. Flavour: buttery, some malt and watery. Palate: thin with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2005
unusual aroma. Couldnt detect anything? Cloudy yellow colour with good head and lacing. Light bland hop flavour. Fizzy palate. Would have expected better from the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Very good attempt at a white ale. Bursting with coriander and citrus flavours. Poor head retention. Very, very refreshing on a warm day in the beer garden of the Holgate Brewhouse. One of my real favourites. For an Australian attempt at a white ale, this is probably as good as your gonna get in this country.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle-conditioned Australian wheat beer. Looked like frothy lemon barley water and the head didnt hang around. The nose is promising - sweet malts, some citrus and coriander notes. The palate is light, summery and quenching. Spritzy mouthfeel. Citric hop notes and some spices. Spoiled by the abrupt finish and lack of body. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thealeman (6) - Carlton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2004 does not count
Cloudy off white color on pouring. Plenty of flavour and left a clean aftertaste. I think I could drink this all afternoon...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
It looks about right, off white yellow colour, big white head that lasts, but to taste it was, well not much really. A bit tart I guess, a bit sweet sort of, but the aftertaste is most certainly a bit tart, I dont think I could drink another one, but I was able to drink the one. It didnt really taste of much really, just like a not so great wit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2004
Rocky white head, cloudy yellow. Aroma is spicy, herby and of dry citrus. Once tasted, a dry spicy brick smacks you in the face, cumin, ginger, coriander and tumeric, sink pour.

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