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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wheat ale, combining German wheat and barley malts, oats, torrified wheat and whole flower Tettnang and Citra hops, this fruity and warming holiday brew delivers a refreshing finish, with spicy hints of banana, clove and citrus.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy straw color with lots of suspended yeast floaties in the body. The head is a three finger white shade. Its texture is very soapy, and its retention is decent. Splotchy patches of lacing are left behind. As a *witbier*, its really good looking. S: Theres a nice spice note, evoking black pepper, coriander, and sage. Some wheat hides behind this nicely, coming out more strongly as it warms up. The aroma is inviting if not mindblowing. T: In general, the predominant flavor is spicy. Note of coriander and black pepper give way to a finish of subtle orange peel. Wheat and candied sugar linger as secondary notes throughout. Really, its just a slightly sweeter than normal witbier, but the execution is damn solid. The sweetness never gets overwhelming. M: I love how crisp this one is. Theres just enough sweetness to give it a thirst quenching quality, and the heartiness betrays its roots as both a winter ale and a high ABV wit. Carbonation is somewhat low for the style, and that helps its former qualities become amplified slightly. O: This is not a dunkel, but a wit. And a good one. Its one of those rare brews that would work in both winter and summer equally well. While its not what I expected, it still managed to be a very satisfying beer - one that I could drink multiple servings of. Dont mind if I do...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3832) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cloves and banana. Taste is spices and yeast

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abdiorio (21) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Wheat, floral scent. Spices in the taste- nutmeg, hints of licorice in the finish. Really nice winter ale!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (1055) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Hazy yellow with thick fluffy white head. The aroma is really nice. There is some mild banana and clove notes, with some potent whole leaf spicy and citrusy hops. The Tettnang out weighs the Citra, which I like. The flavor is equally nice, with lasting hefe notes and lemon on the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3162) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
0,355 l bottle BB 20. Oct 2017 cereal, banana, clove, golden, hazy - almost cloudy, rocky white foam head. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, slick feel, lively,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4391) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2016
0,4l on tap @ Wilhelm. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with loads of fruits. Flavor is malts, some tropical fruits and some hops. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2016
HAzy pale gold yellow with thin Lacy white head; aroma is hoppy and yeasty balance; flava is tart and grainy with yeasty notes; feels light crisp; finishes dry mildly bitter and slightly tangy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Sample at Studio 35 for the A Christmas Story movie and beer tasting with Scut Farkas on 12/4/16. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, pepper, banana and clove. Malty flavor giving way to banana and clove before a peppery yeast finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2016
On tap at Akkurat. A bit hazy golden with a white head. On the soft side with citrus, light spices and wheat. Also fruit and some caramel. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (580) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
faint malt but strong citrus aromas. light gold and hazy in color with huge long lasting head. taste is bright with citrus, clove, coriander, and lemon. finishes smooth and clean.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ehaak26 (255) - - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Im not a big fan of wheat ales. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and malt. Taste sweet.


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