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Beltian White - Harvest Moon Brewery

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86
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harvest Moon Brewery visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
First brewed by Harvest Moon in 1998, this wheat ale is a mild version of a Belgian classic, with perfect amounts of malted barley and malted wheat, hopped with Czechoslovakian Saaz hops, and finished with a touch of coriander and orange peel. It soon developed a faithful following and has become the brewery's most popular beer, winning many people's choice awards. It is an ale for every season with a hint of fruit in the nose, subdued malty flavor and a slightly orange (citrus) finish. Often it is seved with a slice of orange! Why the name "Beltian"?Because it's a Belgian-style ale brewed in Belt - BELTian white!

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 09-05-2005)
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WhiskyTango

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-10-2014 07:56:18 | More by WhiskyTango
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drinkin-beeers

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-24-2014 00:05:04 | More by drinkin-beeers
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-26-2014 19:51:40 | More by thebigredone
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RHVC59

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2014 01:50:10 | More by RHVC59
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-08-2014 19:22:40 | More by Johnny_Muir
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2013 00:08:05 | More by richkrull
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-28-2013 06:31:07 | More by jmccraney
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-28-2013 20:24:39 | More by rhinonau
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cgman1985

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-03-2013 22:26:35 | More by cgman1985
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-11-2013 20:31:08 | More by jkball01
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-24-2013 03:36:37 | More by rdooley
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-30-2013 22:26:13 | More by yankinwis
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a clear apricot colour with a thin line of bubbly head.

Smell- wheat, orange, coriander, caramel

Taste- wheat, orange peel, coriander and a huge hit of caramel. A little confusing on the palate as to why this is classified as a witbier. Tastes almost like a EPA or an amber ale.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall- A tasty but confusing brew by Harvest Moon. Not sure if this is an off bottle or not but it seems as if the witbier base is present but tastes like an EPA or an amber ale as mentioned previously. I feel like the brewers put the wrong batch in the wrong bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 04:25:22 | More by leaddog
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elglueckert

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-19-2013 23:15:08 | More by elglueckert
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delalove

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2013 17:44:58 | More by delalove
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somuchbeersolittletime

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-04-2013 05:43:08 | More by somuchbeersolittletime
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Florida9

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: mostly clear pale yellow. Forms a fizzy white head that very quickly reduces to barely nothing. 3.5
S: light pale malts. Light lemon. Light orange. 3.0
T: very light flavor of lemon and orange. A touch of coriander. Light wheat malts. Otherwise, very mild. 3.0
M: light bodied. Heavier carbonation. Slight tangy spiciness. 3.5
O: a very simplistic wheat ale that doesn't resemble a wit in the least. However, still quite quaffable, easily approachable, and clearly brewed for the masses. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:30:18 | More by Florida9
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Victor

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-01-2012 20:33:15 | More by Victor
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Swervine44

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2012 23:07:36 | More by Swervine44
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tall pilsner glass 30/6/12

A hazy pale yellow with enough clarity to see streams of bubbles that feed a very long lasting bone white head, several partial rings of lace and still a thick foam at the bottom of the glass

S sweet orange, lemon, coriander and some dry cereal and a little hay, smells pretty good

T a little overdone with the spice but still tastes good but I preferred the smell, a little peppery even

M medium bodied with almost too much carbonation almost turning to foam in your mouth,

O decent example of the style but perhaps just a little over spiced, that's my only complaint though this one went down with ease

this one would make a great patio beer under a hot sun, not the best Wit I've had but it works well and is a decent example of the style

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 16:43:16 | More by wordemupg
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a random Montana 6-mixer, a few months past its best before date
A - clear straw golden, very bubbly, short white head retained at a thin covering
S - interesting mix of wheat, sour apricot, leafy and some adjunct
T - the coriander and orange peel comes through nicely off the top, bready wheat with crisp green hop accent
M - light, crisp clean with a pleasant dry finish
O - started a little iffy but came through nicely with bright light flavours and easy drinking feel, a great summer sipper

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:24:37 | More by joemcgrath27
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piccnd3

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-02-2012 22:11:21 | More by piccnd3
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yo, I may might not to be the first to review this beer from a CAN, but I may be the proudest, coming as it is from a CAN! The CANQuest (TM) loves dem CANs, yo!

From da CAN: "Beltian White Ale"; "Wheat Beer Brewed with Coriander and Orange Peel"; "From the Heart of Montana"; "Brewed with Pure Madison Aquifer and Choice Montana Grain".

Yo, yinz just qualified for a place on one of my jackets! I had some patches in standby for my first review of one of your beers and tonight is the night. I got a finger of thick bone-white head white head with limited retention. Color was a very hazy lemon-yellow. Nose smelled very spicy and I was reminded of a recent convo in which an old drinking buddy copped to suddenly being into Wits. I am never going to be following in his footsteps, but to each his own, plus the musty, dry nose with hints of black pepper got me to thinking about my bias. Mouthfeel was soft, silky smooth, like a fist wrapped in a velvet glove, slowly working me back & forth to a pleasant finish. OK, I'm back. Taste had a very dry black pepper taste on the tongue and it made me reminiscent of Montana, both in terms of the exotic dancer at Papa Joe's with name, as well as my trips to our 41st state. Spicy, baby! If you ever want to drive the US Autobahn, let me know! I am excited just thinking about it. Finish was dusty, musty dry and I was suddenly behind the wheel of a Porsche Spyder, going at unreasonable speeds ... Come back, Jimmy Dean, I need your help more than ever.

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 01:58:03 | More by woodychandler
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laxguy13

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-24-2011 21:28:17 | More by laxguy13
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-23-2011 05:07:25 | More by jmdrpi
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Beltian White from Harvest Moon Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.