Harvest Ball Orange Witbier | Strand Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States
strandbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRG1313 on 12-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
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0
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased 1 pint (bottle) from a whole foods in Solana Beach, CA. Total purchase price: $3.50. Poured into a tall pilsner glass, watched the hundreds of carbonated fizz bubbles bounce around and ascend to the top of the glass. Head retention, pretty decent. So far so good.
Look: a hazy golden yellow with quite a bit of carbonation
Smell: rich of malt. Slight sweetness. Not getting much orange or citrus.
Taste: Bright. Simple, hints of orange sweetness throughout. More tang at the end but not bitter, or overwhelming. As it warms, more subtle characters arise. I am getting more fruity esters has it leaves the palate.
Mouthfeel: Full, typical of the style. It's clean, crisp. Perfect for a hot summer day.
Overall: Very nice take on a wit. I enjoyed it, and would prefer this over any citrus-packed overloaded with hops wit like a hooegarden or a blue moon. I like the large malt profile. The citrus is throughout, and is present a bit more when you finish your sip. I think anyone can enjoy this one. Props!

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottiethebody
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FatalFox
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good taste like shock top.

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Photo of mig100
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CowboyDan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TrojanRBWife
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheCrowsNest
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of enm
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of hopmandu
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance, CA.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, earth, spice, and citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, citrus, herb, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink, but the citrus presence is a bit subdued in my opinion.

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Photo of SoCalSuds
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of TrueHellfire
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A couple steps outside the box really add a character to this wittier. Cloudy and murky, with just the right amount of sour swimming with citrus for that tangy, Summertime pop (which was welcomed even more by the fact we were enjoying this particular brew in early January) So good we had to buy a few bottles for the house!

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellowish grey brew with a modest foam. Spritzy mouthfeel. Pleasant flowery nose with a hint of spice. Light but with a malty touch and a hint of sweetness.

Rather fruity flavor with the pencil shavings taste of coriander. It does taste something like orange, without the usual peel taste of Witbiers. A slight bitter aftertaste. Just a hint of celery and a mineral taste.

Quite a pleasant sipping beer and just slightly different from the usual wit. From the 500 ml bottle bought at Best Damn Beer Shop at Krisp Market in San Diego.

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Photo of Sark
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Harvest Ball Orange Witbier from Strand Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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