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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This massive "thick freek" of a White Ale is brewed with a hint of fresh ginger, coriander, white pepper, orange peel, and orange juice concentrate. The yeast was donated by our friend Urbain from De Struise.

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3.5
Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured hazy yellow white color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, clove and sweet citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy hefe sweet flavor with a medium sweet spicy finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a refreshing beer.

3.6
Block (2950) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Very refreshing. Nice aroma and flavor of citrus and light fruits. Very smooth and great for summer. I would highly recommend if you like wits.

4.2
zebra (2247) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
delicious, and not just because i rode my bike and it was 90° out. my glass was empty by the time the waitress came around again (though it was busy, so she didn’t come around very often). the best beermosa you’ll ever have.

3.4
nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2011
10oz pour at the brewpub pours a very hazy, essentially opaque pineapple yellow with a thin white head. Nose is big and spicy, ginger, coriander, hay, grass, cloves, flowers. Flavor is very sweet, honey, malts, light orange, mellow spices, white pepper, cloves, bananas, pineapple. Full bodied, soft, lightly chalky finish.

3.1
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 On tap at FFF; pour is a hazy golden with a frothy, fine bubbled off white head that does retain well. I would imply that this is a beer that moves downward, negatively. Visually, it is appealing. The nose is fairly pleasant; while the tongue is a bit on the mediocre side for me, for the style. Still waiting for a proper Belgian from FFF, but I guess ill keep waiting. On the nose; spicy coriander and citrus notes, and the ginger....; kudos for bring the de struise yeast to the table, but perhaps Urbain could have helped a bit more, heh... The flavor profile is spicy, citrus zest, coriander, peppery, ginger, hopped up, biscuits, tangy. Eh....

3.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a murky golden hue, touches of orange, pretty murky with a cakey eggshell white head atop, stays ok sized and laces ok. Aromas are powerful blast of coriander. Orange fruit and peel come into the fold, with bread dough, flaked wheat, touches of honey and light yeasty spice. Orange really sticks, with lots of coriander and touches of ginger. I don’t get any real white pepper influence, perhaps covered up. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied preaching some ABV heat and juicy orange up front. Zest, oils, and juice come into play, with some dryness in the middle and a strong boozy feel for my palate. Finish shows more mellow coriander, bread dough, mellow sweetness. A bit big and hot for me, but Imperial Wits aren’t my thing. I can place value in how much orange presence comes up front. But there is a big smack of alcohol heat, bitter dryness into the finish with lingering coriander, ginger, dry hops are mellow. Weird beer. Not my thing, had some promise up front and in the finish. The alcohol just is harsh for me. The appearance is nice though, but overall suffers because of it.

3.2
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Hazy white-golden pour with a white head. Aroma smells like a mimosa: orange juice and mild sweet Belgian esters from this beer. Familiar wit spices. Flavor is smooth and solid albeit unspectacular. The orange concentrate is apparent. The whole time I was drinking this I couldn’t shake the feeling that this was like a mimosa. Full Mouthfeel. Interesting for a big alcohol witbier-like beer. However, there are a lot better things on tap at 3F right now.

2.7
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
At 3F... Murky milky gold, ugly wish... Nose is all belgian yeast, ok, a bit boring, soapy... Taste is sweet and soapy yeast, too sweet no hops, no balance


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