RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This refreshing Belgian Style White Ale is brewed with the perfect balance of oats, wheat, and barley malt. Coriander and orange peel are added to create a delicious citrus aroma. Seasoned with hops fresh from Yakima Valley in Washington State, this unfiltered what beer is a classic Belgian Style "witbier". Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

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KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Malty, bready, slightly buttery aroma, with coriander and orange. Lacks the tart wheat character of the best. Rather deep gold, cloudy, with a fine, low head. Very sweet, malty, lacking any tartness, some diacetyl, orange and coriander. Cloying and heavy. Not a very good example of the style. Seems hastily thrown together.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL at a party on a roofdeck. Low haze straw pour with no head retention. Puppy breath nose. Taste is sugary and soapy to the max. Slick corn syrup gives the beer a ton of thick density unwanted in style. Heavy dough. Moves to artificial peach flavor and canned peach juice. Very dense from the sugar. Certainly in the cloying category. Needless to say, the remainder of the beer was tossed off the roofdeck. Sorry bystanders.

Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12oz bottle pours nearly clear deep gold to copper with off white head. The aroma offers up modest levels of yeasty Belgian spices and sugary malt sweetened floral hops. The taste is pretty crisp and refreshing with a mild yeasty Belgian spiciness to go along with sugary sweet malts, some floral hops and a sweet apple like esteriness. Nice.

PorterPounder (8078) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Costco (where else) - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium orange, slightly murky with a thin, spotty white head. Aroma has some buttery notes, a hint of grassiness. Flavor is a but muddled, but not unpleasant. Pick up some faint bubble gum, a bit of spiciness and some lemon tanginess. Mouthfeel has a crisp bite to it. Decent for the price - $19 for a case variety pack.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, strong carbonation, large foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Its also a little hazy.   Not very pale for a Witbier.   Soft wheaty nose, subtle citrus and other spices.   Hard to discern because they are so soft.   Very much like an American Wheat on the tongue, spices are subtle.   For an American Wheat its not bad, but as a Witbier, its not too spicy.   It would appeal to someone on an entry level perhaps, but its just not strong enough.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, and smooth.   Semi- sweet wheatiness lingers.   Hard to tell what kind of sweetness as its only lightly spiced.

jgb9348 (6324) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Hazy orange coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh malt, wheat, curacao, nutmeg, alcohol and a ton of yeast. Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal flavours up front with an odd orange sweetness, stronger than just the peel with a hint of earth and spice but a rather smooth and sweet finish. Aftertaste has mostly curacao and real orange juice flavour with a hint of the wheat and yeast at the end. Overall, a deep flavoured, but otherwise flawed beer, but nothing horrible. Drinkable, surely, and with the prices from Costco, not a horrible choice. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle given to me from a twenty-four pack available at Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia sampled at home here on 05-June-2012.

dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
This was a true disappointment. First sip was very disconcerting, but I drank it all because of the location I was at. Tasted a bit lactic and overall much worse than even the other Kirkland beers.

JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Hazy yellow pour, foamy white head. Sweet, wheat, light coriander, yeast and light citrus. Not very good, I have not had blue moon for a long time, but this reminds me of it. Might be okay on a hot day with orange.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Golden yellow, hazy with a thin white head. Nice Belgian white ale. Citrus aroma and flavors this finishes dry and quite nice.

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 The aroma is like dirty dish water with wheat and citrus. The appearance is hazy amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a citrus malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is disappointment even for a generic beer.

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