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RATINGS: 58   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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3.9
J_man (1037) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2018
Poured into an Ovila goblet, of course. :) Hay, barnyard and yeasty aromas from a clear pale yellow body with an effervescent, foamy white head that dies down fairly quickly. Hay and cracker malt flavors along with a nice very slightly sour Belgian yeast flavor. There's a nice subtle earthy bitterness that balances out the light malt sweetness. A little corn flavor comes out in the follow through along with a bit of lemon. Body is thin yet slightly creamy at the same time. Finishes light and dry with a lasting toasted malt and yeast flavor. Sort of a cross between a witbier and a Saison. Refreshing and delicious.

3.8
ComradeK (1279) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2018
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with a large white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lacing. Fragrant coriander and orange peel mix with spiced dough in the aroma. Coriander spice up front mixes with fresh citrus leading into spiced dough and orange peel in the mid-palate. Finishes crisp and spicy. Very pleasant.

3.5
hawthorne00 (4236) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2018
Bottle. Hazy yellow with white head. 3+ Crackery dough, oranges, coriander, cloves, pepper. Light, soft texture with highish carbonation. Yeasty with only a little citrus, little bitterness and appropriate finishing spices. Refreshing. No fancy tricks that pretend to be an ordinary wit; this is just a good one.

3.7
sinfull (1870) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 As usually, great Belgian style beer from Sierra Nevada. Slightly hazy , yellow color. Medium sized, white head. Orange, spices, Belgian yeasts in aroma . Not too sweet or over-spiced.

4
Aggiebob (1425) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Bottle. It poured a pale straw yellow color with a frothy white head that was maintained by strong carbonation bubbles. The aroma is pale malt, Belgian spices - coriander and clove, and some orange zest. The mouth feel is clean and light. Very nice Abbey ale.

3.5
DWestrick (864) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2017
bottle. didn't expect much, but actually quite good. mild, well balanced. liked very much

3.8
marcus (10971) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2017
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours white gold with a thick white head and a floral aroma. There is a solid wheat malt flavor with a little banana ester and a dry finish.

3.6
jbman73175 (3) - - DEC 17, 2017 does not count
Not a huge White Ale fan. Man Taste too sweet and have a bubble gum flavor. This one is way more balanced than most. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
balloonbuffoon (803) - - 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 (7392) - 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.


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