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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A "double strength" version of classic Belgian-style "white" ale. A deceptively light ale spiced with Curacao Orange Peel and coriander seed.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2006 750 from jimmack. Pours a pale yellow color with a big white foamy head. Quite fizzy. Yeast and light spice, lemony scent. Taste is somewhat dry and unflavorful, light hints of yeast and pepper. Draught pint at redbones 7/1/06. Pours a hazy oraneg colro with a crisp white head. Nose is yeasty and lemony with some light spices. Palate is clean and crisp. Flavors are yeasty, lemony, light spiciness with a full body tough to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Poured pale yellow, cloudy, with big head, white. Yeast and some spice on the nose. Taste was lacking a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle: Pale straw, quite dull and cloudy, moderate foamy off-white head, superb lacing.   Floral breadiness on the nose, slight perfume and pepper, but nothing screams witbier.   I would go towards more of a Blonde with a hint of Witbier.   Someone soft yet dull spiced tongue.   Not really sharp like other witbiers.   Slightly floral, yeasty.   Again it seems more like a Blonde with hints of Witbier.   Moderate body, not sharp at all, with a medium mouthfeel.   Not bubbly at all, somewhat flat on the tongue on the finish.   Its not bad, but its actually quite boring.   Thanks for the bottle John!


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Sampled at RBESG 2005.
Hazy golden, disappearing white head. Yeast and citrus aroma with some light spices and white pepper. Sharp citrusy and orangy flavor. Notes of yeast. Very unbalanced and not very tasty either, I cant believe how overrated it is......

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle. Quite tart and refreshing. Orangey, clovey flavours, with some spiceyness in the finish, which im guessing is the coriander. Slight acidic character in the aftertaste, nice one though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
A hazy pale yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wheat and citrus - especially lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon and wheat. This reminds me a lot of drinking lemonade - very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
My 2005 bottle records a 7% ABV on the label, but Im not going to quibble about two tenths of a percent. Comparable to the Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (a double wit in its own right) that I had the other day, this is only slightly lesser because the aroma is much more yeasty, almost covering the wheat scents when aided by the strong lemonade smell. It looks great - a cloudy straw color with a huge frothy, bubbly white head. The flavor is a tart caramel/toffee malt, lemony with coriander and white pepper. It finishes on a mouth watering, sour note. Wicked wit.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle from Beer Yard. Poured hazy gold with a sizable frothy, white head. Big aroma of multiple citrus fruits, hops, some spices. Tastes somewhat tart, with some bready malts, more hopcit and spices in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24632) - Tyres, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy golden. Lactic acid aroma. Nicely rounded mlat character, with pleasant notes of oraneg and curacao. Citric finish. While Ive never been a huge fan of the witbier-on-steroids category I do appreciate this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Hazy goldenrod supporting a tall rocky white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Bright, fruity aroma of citrus, cloves, banana, vanilla and a touch of yeast. Wonderfully clean and balanced flavor with cloves, pepper, lemon, orange and fresh baked bread all complimenting and supporting one another perfectly. Mouthfeel was silky and the finish was lightly tart, mildly sweet and very clean. As an American example of a traditional Belgian Wit, this one hits the mark and sets it quite high. In fact, I could easily reach for one of these in favor of a Hoegaarden. It reminded me of Hoegaarden but just slightly crisper. Excellent beer.


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