Orchard White

750 mL bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Having read some of the previous reviews I decided to open this over the sink and use the 500 mL Tucher Weizen glass as a precaution since I was half expecting a huge gusher and beer everywhere. As it happened, that was not necessary, however it did produce a large amount of annoying foam in the glass. “Well carbonated” I would say, but in some ways appropriate.
Hazed, yellow body with great head but not fantastic retention or lace considering the carbonation.
Lemongrass and mild citrus dominate the nose and the tastes and there is a touch of coriander etc. but for me it is VERY muted. Bubbly carbonation continues to produce nice burps and plenty of light, gassy mouthfeel. Almost to the point of feeling champagne like in terms of the body, the beer settles to give a very lemony Wit experience. More lemony that most in the style, and although I did enjoy it the beer is fairly one dimensional.
Delighted to have a sensible ABV in a 750, and in that respect I really enjoyed the beer. Perhaps a strange time of year to be releasing this beer into a new market, especially alongside Autumn Maple, but nevertheless enjoyable and tasty.
Happy to have another beer in one of my preferred styles and happy to have a sensible amount of alcohol in a 750. All in all very heavy on the lemon, lacked a lot of spice notes but I still enjoyed it with ease. Good crossover potential here for newbies.

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10/22/2009
Brewery:
The Bruery
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.7 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.65
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