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Orchard White - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

443 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 26
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008)
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Ratings: 443 | Reviews: 316 | Display Reviews Only:
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andant

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-29-2012 03:07:37 | More by andant
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-25-2012 19:07:03 | More by ejimhof
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-21-2012 04:40:44 | More by SourAddict
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smonice

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-27-2012 01:45:27 | More by smonice
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.6.12.

A - Pours a very light, cloudy orange with lots of bubbles coming up. A big foamy, white head that fades down slowly.

S - Lots of spice, wow! Lavendar, orange zest, lemon, wheat.

T - Same spices, but toned down. More wheat and belgian yeast are present.

D - Lots of carbonation still, lighter body. Nice spices in the finish.

O - Glad to have found and tried this one. Still great.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 05:10:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-14-2012 01:49:28 | More by thegerm87
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jgrummm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-04-2012 00:14:52 | More by jgrummm
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-02-2012 22:33:15 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-26-2012 22:34:14 | More by BeerOps
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-11-2012 12:53:55 | More by acurtis
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-10-2012 05:22:12 | More by avaldivia
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EJLinneman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2012 04:05:36 | More by EJLinneman
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RES

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-09-2012 01:45:20 | More by RES
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Hands22

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-08-2012 22:46:22 | More by Hands22
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-01-2012 17:35:15 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +28.5%

05-23-2012 19:12:16 | More by csustar001
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle:

The beer produced a light, semi hazy, yellow body and a huge, thick, dense white head. The head had good retention that settled into a nice rocky head. Loads of carbonation.

A very nice Belgian yeast/grain aroma, hints of alcohol, spices and perhaps a citrus fruit.

A solid Belgian malt taste with a nice sweetness to it.

The beer had a lighter body to it than expected, but it was very smooth and very easy to drink. Overall a really good beer and perhaps one they should think about brewing regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 17:38:12 | More by PhillyStyle
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a 3 inch foamy white head that settles to a thick craggy cap. Foamy swaths of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus fruit and its zest, and some herbal and flowery aromas. Taste is of slight grain that gets overshadowed by citrus zest, herbal, and flowery flavors. The label specifically mentions lavender and I definitely pick up on that in the flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the emphasis seems to be on herbal and floral aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 04:05:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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demgoth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-15-2012 03:26:26 | More by demgoth
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-12-2012 21:43:06 | More by iL0VEbeer
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sevenarts

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow, somewhat murky because it's unfiltered. Very well carbonated, and with a modest, prickly white head made up of tiny bubbles.

S: Floral scents and some mild spiciness over a base of wheat.

T/M: Lemony citrus up front, mixed with floral/lavender, some yeasty and wheaty flavors. Mouthfeel is tingly from the heavy carbonation.

O: I randomly found a bottle of this now-retired beer and snapped it up. I'm glad I did, this is a really nice, crisp, refreshing wheat beer with some really flavorful accents. Now I'm sad I won't be able to get more.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 21:26:50 | More by sevenarts
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BeerAcolyte


4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-04-2012 18:25:37 | More by BeerAcolyte
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logicalparadox

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2012 06:47:03 | More by logicalparadox
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml into a brandy snifter. The bottle is probably a bit old, as the beer was retired last year.

A: Pours a beautiful glowing golden yellow with a nice sticky head of white foam. Pretty beer.

S: Lavender dominates the aroma, with some soft wheat and citrus underneath.

T: Taste is mostly perfumy lavender up front. Some coriander and normal wit spiciness, a bit of orange peel and wheat, and snappy Belgian yeast and hop bitterness in the finish. Lavender returns and lingers after the swallow.

M: Highly carbonated and creamy, probably from the bottle conditioning and oats.

O: Too lavender-forward, giving the beer a taste like oregano. I want to say it's from the age of the beer, but I don't see how age would make it dominant.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 23:13:18 | More by Etan
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some thick lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Aroma is full of wheat and lemon with some coriander and other spices, yeast, and a bit of orange zest.

T - Starts off with a mix of lemon zest and wheat with a touch of spice and yeast character. Through the middle, some stronger yeast and coriander and other spices come through with some more citrus. The finish is a mix of wheat, yeast, light spice, and lemon and other citrus zest that linger.

M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, spicy, and yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Witbier with some great citrus flavors and the right amount of wheat.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 06:44:42 | More by ngeunit1
Orchard White from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.