Doctor's Orders Zephyr | Doctor's Orders Brewing

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Doctor's Orders Brewing

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Summer 2011 seasonal release was Zephyr. Zephyr is a Double White Ale morphing the Belgian Witbier style with Australian botanicals to produce a full strength (5.7%) nourishing yet refreshing summer beer.

Added by dgilks on 02-18-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Local Taphouse as part of the SpecTapular event. Brewed by Doc on-premises at the Australian Brewery in Rouse Hill.

Pours a pleasantly thick and very cloudy white. Head is fine and pure. Minimal lace, but a lovely light and bright colour. Looks like lemon juice. Fantastic looking witbier.

Lovely citrus zest and spice on the nose. Crushed lemon myrtle comes through, but it's just about the only character--very light otherwise, so the zesty citrus tends to dominate--but it's a lovely character in a wit. Would just love a bit more spice as well.

More fresh and zesty citrus on the palate that dominates almost everything else. Sweet, with a hint of astringency in the back, maybe a slight pithy character. It ends up tasting a lot like lemon-meringue pie. Very pleasant. Feel is very suitable.

It's a bit of a one-trick pone, but it works very nicely. Nice zest, which is a lovely character in a witbier. The single dominant character gets a little tiresome after a while, but it's a good drinking summer beer.

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Photo of dgilks
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale straw colour with a good white head. Nice lacing.

Very rich lemony aroma with nice wheat notes. Plenty of citrus.

The flavour is similar to the aroma with lots of citrus, lemon and wheat coming through. Good.

A nice, crisp ale with a medium-light body and moderately-high carbonation.

A good beer on the whole but the levels of citrus and lemon are over the top.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with a large head.
Nose shows heavy coriander and a fair bit of citrus peel too. Underneath is doughy wheat. Almost floral.
Very similar flavours, more of the same except with a bit of booze and an assertive bitterness.
Too much carbonation, but that's a small fault.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale saffron colour, opaque cloud all the way through. Head is decent, quite dense but sunk to a thin film, with a ring of white dense lace around the edge. Intriguing; quite good.

Smells very tangy with huge orange sherbet notes coming off that, slightly salty on the edge as well, with an overall effect of preserved lemon. A touch of musk provides some welcome sweetness, but not enough to cover the slightly savoury aroma.

Taste is different in the right place, but in fact it's a bit weak and lacks a lot of the character of the nose. Slight biscuity malt on the front develops fruity esters towards the mid-palate with slight lemon and orange jostling for supremacy. Gets some phenolic notes towards the back, with a touch of medicine and maybe some mild peppery spice. Underlying it all is an insipid sweetness. Not a bad flavour, but I'm not hugely impressed.

Full enough body with a bit of sizzle at the back; not a bad texture for the style.

Drinkable, yeah. A strong wit, maybe, but a double wit? I'd expect that to be far bigger and bolder than this. This is enjoyable though.

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Photo of 50wolves
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours light opaque, has a white head that disappears quickly. Aroma - floral. Taste - lemony mouthfeel - slight spice overall - nice refreshing

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Doctor's Orders Zephyr from Doctor's Orders Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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