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Special Edition - White Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephendr on 05-04-2007)
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This milky-cloudy brew is the color of pineapple juice with maybe a splash of OJ added, and the head is a two finger starch white affair that shows nice retention. Some wet foamy lace is left on the glass too. This brew is one of the cloudiest that I've ever seen! Nice!

S - Orange and lemon rind, lemonade, spring-fresh laundry detergent, and lots of yeast. Lemon chiffon pie, lemon bars (those cookie-like things), and pina colada mix. There are some hints of spicy clove and white pepper too. This smells outstandingly fresh ...like laundry hung out to dry on a beautiful spring day.

T - Wow! Spicy, tangy, lemon rind and orange peel jump out of the glass and on top my tongue! This reminds me of a lemon shake up that you can buy while waiting in line for the Raging River ride at Six Flags! This is peppery, citrusy, and fresh...like lemonade infused with pepper and cloves. There are some lemongrass hops and loads of really fruity yeast notes too. This tastes like on of those stick-candy things with the spirals on them (the kind that they sell at Amish shops)...nobody probably knows what the hell I'm talking about, but this tastes like those things.

M - Medium bodied, with some candle wax heft on the palate, and playful carbonation. The finish is off-dry and extremely thirst quenching. As the dryness fades, a waxy feel (probably due to the high yeast content) makes this a really pleasing brew.

D - I wasn't expecting much when I cracked this one...I thought that it would be some approximation of a kolsch or basic summery lager, and I was extremely pleased to see that it's a wit...I friggin' love wits when the weather is right and today is beautiful and warm. A perfect brew for sittin' on the deck with the dog and soaking in the springtime sun. This beer has really impressed me, and I'll surely try to find a sixer of this again this summer!

Note: Next time I go on a cruise I'm sneakin' some of this quality brew aboard. Perfect for sitting on the deck for a day at sea!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 17:00:19 | More by pmcadamis
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Special Edition - White Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.