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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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
nuplastikk (6358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2017
12oz bottle. Filtered yellow-tan body. Medium bodied, very clean. Wheat, coriander, orange peel, mild vanilla. A pinch too herbal for my liking. All the higher standard talk is a turn off when the end product is pretty average.

3.9
ttoadee (1533) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Cloudy light yellow pour, finger of white foam. Nose is wheat and herbs. Middle is soft sweet malt, light citrus, earthy herbal hint in the background. Finish is soothing, but has a nice bittersweet snap.

3.4
Scopey (15260) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at BE. It pours cloudy yellow - gold with a medium white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, melon, apple, pear, banana, sugary, white bread and candy. The taste is soft, sweet, bready, sugary, banana, flump, brioche, earth, straw and minerals with a drying finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Decent and well rounded. Not bad.

4.2
mcberko (18389) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2017
On tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, pours an opaque bright yellow with a large white head. Aroma is loaded with fragrant pillowy wheat, coriander and light orange peel. Flavour is super fresh and clean, with loads of wheat, appropriate coriander and fresh orange peel. Such a creamy mouthfeel. Hard to get excited about wits in general, but this totally nails. A truly awesome wit.

3.8
j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2017
On tap at the Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft musk, a bit of yeast, soft wheat. Medium bodied, gentle wheat and a bit of musk. Slow musk, easy and soft, light yeast. Slow yeast and a bit of musk on the finish. Beautiful.

3.6
ebone1988 (2016) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is wheat, coriander, clove, spice, slight citrus, definitely a classic wit. Appearance is straw yellow, white head, hazy. Taste is coriander, wheat, spice, banana, dry, slight orange peel, good. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, dry coriander and wheat aftertaste. Overall, a classic example of the style, but not one of my favorites.

4.1
chucklemation (1732) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Pours a clear straw yellow with a very foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery yeast, banana and clove with citrus and fruit. Flavor is similar, bright and flavorful. Has some carbonation with a crisp body, lightly bitter. Very well done.

4.1
superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle into Sierra Nevada pint glass, bottled on 5/24/2017. Pours opaquely hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast/coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with an great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an outstanding witbier! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; very smooth and highly refreshing to drink. Amazingly flavorful for the ABV; with perfectly balanced yeast, spices, and pale/wheat malt flavors. A highly enjoyable offering. Once of the best I have had, flawless example of the style.

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obguthr (6525) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Strongly fecal lemon and coriander nose. Cloudy yellow with a greenish hue, medium head. Lemon, dry, peppery coriander. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.7
willisread (3459) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle from Craft Brewed. Pours a clearish gold with a finger of foam that lingers a tad. Nice soft banana esters and coriander with a touch of citrus aromas. Bitter and peppery on the palate with a mild clove honey note. Lovely and crisp. Could drink this all day. Really enjoyable.


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