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Karaka Bier | Kooinda Boutique Brewery

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Brewed by:
Kooinda Boutique Brewery

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of laituegonflable
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an odd rose-coloured tinge, mostly pink. Slight cloud to it is good in a wit; white foamy head. Interesting colour, looks quite good.

Nose is quite a typical wit smell. Bit earthy and dry with fruit and spice notes. Slight tart berry character and a hint of clove and anise. Not bad.

Bit weak on the palate: some decent Belgian wit notes giving coriander seed and nutmeg, with a slightly tart berry note as well. Quite dry on the finish, doesn't really contribute anything exciting.

A little bland on the feel, quite flat. More carbonation could give this some zip, or more texture from the yeast/spice.

Yeah, I'm not really excited by the concept of a fruit witbier. A little bit unimpressive overall, just doesn't have anything outstanding.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours rose-tinted amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, soft raspberry and faint spicy notes. Not all that interesting.
Flavours jazz things up a bit, with a bold tartness from the berries, some well-integrated raspberry notes and soft wheat underneath.
Body seems a bit watery.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Witbier brewed with New Zealand Karaka berries. Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne.

Pours a pale pink colour, the hue of watermelon flesh. Very hazy body, with quite a light weight. Head is white and filmy, which leaves som light rings. Looks pretty good, overall.

Pretty mild aroma, but some interesting characters to it: light berry tartness, with an aroma somewhere between raspberries and cranberries, and a slightly spicy witbier astringency. Not bad, if not very potent.

Taste is a disappointment. Mild entry, with a sharpness from the wheat, which continues into a clean sweetness on the mid-palate. Crisp finish, but little hint of the berries apart from the aroma. Very light feel.

Eh. It's not bad, but it's really not all that exciting. It has some pleasant characters, but is also missing depth and complexity.

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Karaka Bier from Kooinda Boutique Brewery
3.22 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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