Wolaver’s Ben Gleason’s White Ale

Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Witbier
Middlebury, Vermont USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.34%
Ben Gleason has been growing organic wheat for twenty eight years at his farm in Bridport, Vermont, just ten miles from our brewery. Our brewers have combined Ben’s organic raw wheat, organic rolled oats, and organic 2-row malted barley. The resulting golden brew is then mildly spiced with organic coriander and orange peel and fermented with an authentic Belgian yeast to create this complex and refreshing white ale. A fitting salute to Ben Gleason. Available in 6 pks, cases, and draft for the summer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma was fairly strong tangy and tart citrus with a wheaty, musty and peppery undertone. The flavor was tart, tangy and sweet with notes of citrus, yeastiness, clove and dry musty spice. The mouthfeel was fairly thick and the beer was surprisingly rich. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Tap at CAH. Pours a milky yellow with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of your standard lemon, corriander, wheat and floral Wit notes. Flavor of the same, but more on the cereal grain side of things. Ok Wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (5705) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Pale yellow but turns hazy from bottle bottom sediment. Grassy wet haylike aroma. Somewhat pond scum head. Lively and tingling friendly brew for the first impression. A little old world farm character in there, almost saisonnish. Gentle hefe spices are fine on the palate. Good friendly beir with tingling carbonation. Some open field flavor here. Cool over all experience and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Meh...an OK witbier. Aroma was great. Strong wheat, coriander and lemon that hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Pour was a dirty gold with just a thin gray film for a head. Looks dirty. Taste was weird. Starts out like a typical wit with coriander and a hint of orange peel but then this toothpaste flavor comes in and ruins it. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with little head and aromas of funky wheat, grass and lemon. Flavor is fairly similar with a little bit of orange coming through. Nothing too complex or interesting. This is passable, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Mild wheat and lemon aroma. Yellow body, small white head. Flavor is lemon and coriander, not particularly well blended or distinctive. Not terrible, but on the whole a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2009
12oz brown glass twist-top. Date is smudged off, but I know this is from an early batch. Appearance: Rough pour pulls up 1 finger of really sudsy bone-white head. Cloudy yellow straw color. Nose: Lots of lemon and orange peel, a little yeast and some dry, dusty earth. Palate: Immediately crisp with lemon juice, orange juice, toasty yeast, hay, corn stalk. Finish is quick but not clean. Notes: Decent brew, esp. for being organic, but not really something I’ll revisit. Falls under the category of "good but not great" beers from Wolaver’s. Need’s tweeking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 7, 2009
On tap, Eli Cannon’s. Pours pale pastel yellow with an ivory head. Not particularly appealing. Aroma is heavy on clove, spice, and yeast. Flavors are light, primarily, though appealingly crisp of cracked wheat, clove, light malt, and additional spices. Solid offering, pleasant light but textured mouthfeel, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. The aroma is spicy and citric, with other fruity hints. The flavor has a nice balance of sweeter citrus fruits and spicy coriander. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - APR 13, 2009
12oz. bottle: golden color, fine white head, spicey aroma. Crisp, clean tasting witbier perfect for summer consumption. Very carbonated with a pleasant citrus hint. I quite enjoyed it.

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