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RATINGS: 904   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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4.2
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Big bottle - no cork and wire but capped. A fresh and delicious Hoegarden on steroids. Cloudy orage ale; spices exceptionally well blended and integrated into the brew. Much less boozy than many other "doubles."

3.8
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2005
750ml. bottle thanks to Joeec5. Cloudy yellow/gold color with a small white head. Aroma of cloves, bananas, yeast and citrus. Very smooth flavor of banana, cloves, coriander and tart citrus.

3.7
lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2005
22 oz. bottle courtesy of my SecretSanta. Different label than that in the picture. From the XXII Reserve series. Hazy straw pour with a thick bone-white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is full of bananas, lemons and coriander with some orange peels and cloves. Decent body. Not quite as flavorful as I expected from the aroma. Lots of sweet maltiness compliments the tangy lemony and yeasty flavors. Some spices in there too. A peppery finish. Not too shabby.

3.7
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2005
On tap at Drafting Room. Cloudy straw yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is bananas and citrus. Flavors are citrus, cloves, bananas, coriander, and a little pepper. Flavors aren’t as strong as I had expected from a double wit. Very easy to drink.

3.8
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 22 oz. bottle. Hazy, deep dull orange-yellow body. Fresh corainder and floral aroma. Clean and pleasant. Medium tartness and sweet for a wit, but that’s appropriate with this. This is perfectly sweet. Strong honey notes, with mild lime and mild bitterness. Very nice and better than expected.

3.9
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap at SPH. Hazy pale straw color with a thin white head. Aroma of cloves, banana, flowers, and a touch of citrus. Big flavors with continuation of the clove and banana, some sweetness, some citrus and some alcohol pepperness on the finish. Light bodied.

3.8
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Another Southampton brew with a interesting sourness to it, giving a nice refreshing taste, awesome for the hot day we were drinking it. Yeast esters and orange peel show nicely in the aroma and finish, very nicely flavored wit, or double wit as is the case here.

4
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Pours a pale dusky straw, with a lingering skim of light head. Aromas of clove, sour apple, wool, and lemon. Delicious burst of grape skin sourness, a little bit of wheat "sparkle" and then an abrupt finish that leaves a chewy sourdough bread taste. Very unusual and very tasty. Tasted this with Hezron for inspiration while brewing his double-white.

4
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Very citrusy, and teetering toward sour, with a great flecky body, wonderfully suspended yeast and a cakey breadiness. Very orangey, lemony, but not astringent (to me). I wish I had more, but the one bottle from BotW Rochester was it sadly.

3.7
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2005
On tap at Delaney’s in New Haven. Poured a cloudy pale white with a white head. Sweet and spicy aroma. Taste has a good amount of sweetness and enough spice to add decent complexity. Some toffee in the finish. More reminiscent of a belgian wit than a regular belgian ale to me.


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