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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux hold themselves to a higher standard. So when they challenged us to create a beer that transcends all others, our brewers blended Old World tradition with modern-day mastery to deliver the perfect expression of Belgian witbier worthy of a goblet but comfortable in a pint.

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3.4
balloonbuffoon (650) - - DEC 1, 2017
12floz bottle, BOD: 04.24.2017, $1.75 unit cost, tulip glass. Appears a hazy neon yellow color with a thin layer of white head. Smells like a flowering herb garden. Taste matches the aroma with the addition of breadiness (coriander and floral qualities noted as such in the nose). Feel is medium in body and is soft in carbonation. Finish is on the rougher side. A pretty good wit without the zest.

3.8
JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy gold with a white head of foam. Great head retention. The aroma has huge dough and floral qualities. The floral aspects have nuances of bubblegum. Decent complexity in this beer. Sweet and floral taste. The doughy aspects create pleasant bready nuances throughout the beer. The bubblegum esters are nice in the finish to accompany the light doughy notes. Lighter body and high carbonation. Effervescent. Really good, to style witbier.

3.8
The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey White Ale'. Vibrant yellow, hazy and opaque, foamy off-white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is airy, minty air freshener, little sherbety. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary, light malt, really clean flavour, spicy yeast, crisp finish with a spiced biscuit linger. Crisp and clean. Good. (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)

3.8
ajnepple (7172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Clear golden colored appearance with slight haze and a lingering, fluffy white head. The aroma is clean and smooth with light herbs, zesty citrus fruits, floral notes and a bit of peppery spice. Fluffy, soft mouth feel with a light to medium body. Balanced flavor, refreshing and easy to drink with a touch of coriander at the finish. An excellent witbier overall.

3.6
rdixon77 (3064) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Tasty well spiced wit. Good citrus aspect. Soft wheaty backbone. Excellent example of style.

3.7
sirzekel (71) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Ryan M brought back from Sierra Asheville. Good white. Nice touch with the Orange peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2017
bottle. hazy pale golden with one finger head. witbiers are a very hit or miss style, so many are terrible, but the few that are good are really outstanding. this is in the latter camp. light body, wheat, yeast, coriander, spice. nothing overdone, but lots of flavor. one of the best new beers i've had this year.

3.7
mkel07 (6434) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle from Malt Traders on 3 November 2017. Witbier with a Belgian Abbey twist - I like it as it gives the beer a bit more get up and go. Looked like a witbier but smelt and tasted like an Dubbel. Trace of peppery spice in the finish.

3
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a typically carbonated body transparent weak yellow white colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malty and grassy. The mouthfeel was tingly at the start and at the finish grassy aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of mild spice chamomile grass coriander and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.9
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Lightly hazed, straw colored liquid. Large off-white head. Aromas of pale malt and spices. Very traditional white/wit scent, with coriander and orange. Light sweet start, with pale malt. Spices work their way in with coriander and star anise. Mild zest mild to late quaff. Hint of yeast late. Very balanced and drinkable. Easily compares to the better Belgian Wits.


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