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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cloudy because of the raw wheat used and yeast in suspension. This beer is light, refreshing, and a little bit tart, spiced with coriander, curacao, orange peel, and a top secret brewing spice. This is our rendition of a Belgian witte perfect on a hot summer day or with a bowl of mussels. 20 IBUs

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3.5
Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, citrus, pepper and light coriander. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, pepper, light citrus and light coriander with a smooth lingering peppery finish.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop murky grapefruit juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, orange blossom, coriander, light clove. Taste is medium sweet, orange, light clove, pepper, lemon. Watery light body, faint creaminess, very drinkable.

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, and lemon zest. Flavor of coriander, wheat, orange peel, and clove.

3.6
hopdog (12445) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a lighter and slightly hazy yellow color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of lemons, coriander (and other spices), yeast, and some wheat. Tastes of lemons, orange peels, wheat, and spices. Has a nice and enjoyable tartness to it. This one took me by surprise!

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
on tap-pours a lumpy/blotchy white head that laces and cloudy yellow/orange color. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, raw back fill comes thru occasionally. It was nice to see the write up that referenced raw wheat. Taste is strong banana, spices, clove, wheat, yeast, citrus. OK carbonation. Occasional.

3.2
hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a nice blend of fruitiness and Belgian spiciness – apple, pear, bitter orange peel and coriander. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is both crisp and lightly fruity with a mild bready component. Finishes clean and refreshing. Thanks go out to growler for setting me up with this one!

3.6
MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
A tantalizing spice mix grabs onto the nose and doesn’t want to let go; coriander seeds, orange peel, cumin, white pepper, allspice, etc. The lightly citrusy wheatiness and its doughy yeast counterpart team up to support this dazzling spice display and an impressive estival quencher of a Witbier is created.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam dips into the cloudy beige.
-This beer begs for a good Indian curry.
-The body is lean and well-built; this is not just a pile of spices thrown into an average brew.
-This is already very good in this tap form, but as many Belgian-style ales, I think it might work even better bottle-conditioned. I’ll have to pick a bottle up to see!
-The end result is very drinkable as the spices know when to let up and make you long for more.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.5
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Tap (Haverhill, MA). Arôme: Odeur de coriandre et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de coriandre et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de cinq épices (?) en arrière goût. (Rating #1691)

3.6
AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2010
From the 12 oz. bottle. The pour is a very cloudy pale yellow with a small soapy white head. Head left small spotty lacing in my Weizen glass on the way down. Pleasing aroma of wheat, yeast, and many different spices: The taste is much the same, (mostly orange peel and coriander) with a light bitter after taste, plus a hint of pepper at the end as well. The mouthfeel is light. It is fairly true to the style. It’s like drinking and remembering a small piece of summer on a cold November night. Well done by Haverhill Brewery, they have inspired me to make a trip to the brew pub!

3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On tap @ BCTC 2009. Cloudy pale yellow pour. Lemony, spice, coriander notes. Flavor seemed a bit watered down but what wit wouldnt seem less flavorful after all the top notch beer at BCTC?


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