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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1630) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 arent as strong as I had expected from a double wit. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 thats appropriate with this. This is perfectly sweet. Strong honey notes, with mild lime and mild bitterness. Very nice and better than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2005
On tap at Delaneys 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
07.16.05 Sampled from bomber at BCTC. Thickly hazedd, near opaque pale straw. Fleeting head. aroma is spicy, weeds, corriander, bubblegum, some floral. Really spiced up flavor but plenty of body to keep the spices from settling out too much on the palate. Not much alcohol presence from a double anything. Its a shame to call it double because it would be a fantastic plain old wit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bought a bottle of this a couple of years ago and gave to friend that had done so many favors for me. Finally getting to sample at the pub seems the ultimate reward. For some reason I had strange and perhaps unfavorable expectations despite my love of their beers here. Again, nice to be proven wrong. I enjoy a wit, but sometimes the balance leans to far in one direction. Here the balance leans too far in ALL directions and comes out all the better for it. Tangy and tart and more bitter than I would have thought and just perfect for the incredibly muggy weather that NY was experiencing at the time. Pure delight.


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