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Kirkland Signature Belgian White - Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Kirkland Signature Belgian White
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: chinchill on 02-24-2011)
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HUXC

New York

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type- Served from a chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Cloudy, golden appearance with orange undertones. About a fingers worth of white head that dissipates to about a quarter inch leaving condensation in its place.

Smell- Citrus aroma, notes of orange and coriander create that classic Belgian white aroma.

Taste- The mild amounts of wheat and barley mixed with orange and coriander give this Belgian white a citrus flavor with just the right amount of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- A healthy amount of carbonation but not too overbearing. Has a crisp smooth finish.

Overall- I bought a variety pack from Costco because it looked interesting and, well, I was curious to see what kind of beer Kirkland Signature produced. Considering that it just might be the most inexpensive beer that I purchased in a long time, it led up to my expectations. Compared to most Belgian White Ales however, it wasn't all that impressive. In my opinion this ale was the best out of the variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 00:50:51 | More by HUXC
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Justin23060

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden with a large very light beige head that diminished slowly. Smells spicy with some malt. Coriander and orange peel are there as advertised and are pleasing and not at all fake, overpowering or sicking sweet. Hops balance well with some bittering. Finishes crisp, dry but not puckering and carbination is adaquate. For 79 cents a bottle its pretty fresh, refreshing and very much better than your average adjunct. I would definately get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 06:43:33 | More by Justin23060
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engagechad

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Purchased as a case (only way) with other kirkland beers. Poured into ommegange stemmed glass

Pours pretty but NO head and zero lacing. The color of honey
Smells of tires or new shoes or something. Maybe like your fingers after you've been handling rubber bands
Tastes pretty bland and flavorless but with that rubber stick on the roof of the mouth.
Feels okay as it has decent body but overall it is not a good beer really. However the Amber ale and the IPA from Kirklands are not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 23:33:28 | More by engagechad
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HalfFull

California

3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 12 oz. bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow with some haze but still somewhat translucent for the style. White cap settles to a light film.

Nose is subtle with some light wheat notes, though wheat seems less abundant than typical. As the beer warms the coriander spice becomes more apparent, yet never truly dominant. Quite light and subtle in the end.

Flavor again is light and without the body expected from the wheat. Offers a lemon/orange flavor as well. Feel is decent but a bit thin in nature, finishing again with light hints of orange and coriander.

Overall a bit clear in color yet dark, lightly spiced and thin in body. Smooth drinking and more like many a Blonde Ale as there is little hint of any Belgian yeast character or a rich wheat contribution.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 03:20:07 | More by HalfFull
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jerskine

California

3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was fairly impressed considering this is a Kirkland brand beer. Just like the label describes, the beer is a nice wheat filled taste with hints of orange peel. There are many other white ales that are far better than this one. However, next time you are in the Costco alcohol section, don't write off the Kirkland brand. There are many delicious brews in this 24 pack that exceed expectation for the price of $19.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:57:45 | More by jerskine
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Best by date: June 2011. Brewed by "New Yorker Brewing Co., Utica, NY" and sold by Costco (sole vendor) in a 4/variety mix-case.

Pours a cloudy copper/amber color with a thin light tan head. Most of the head dissolves quickly but thin partial head remain that leaves little lacing.

A - spicy citrus with orange most dominant. Toasted malt and oats.

T - Substantial citrus flavor; so much that I suspect orange juice is involved. Noticable coriander. Subtle malt and grain flavors. Quite sweet -- too much sweetness, I suspect, for many beer drinkers -- but the sweetness wans rather than lingers in the finsih. More sour than bitter: IBU = 10. Pleasant mild aftertaste.

M - medium/light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth.

Drink - easy to drink; refreshing and thirst-quenching; certainly appealing compared to many beers that do not cost more. Lacking boldness, complexity, hoppiness and other traits most beer aficianodos seek.

At $19 a case, this is a good buy ... except: only available in mix packs with 3 other varieties, some of which are likely to be far less appealing than others, depending on the particular consumer. Hence, a good case for a party. This beer apparently replaces the Hefeweisen in the variety pack; an upgrade IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 03:51:29 | More by chinchill
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Kirkland Signature Belgian White from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
71 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.