Belgian Whitecap | Mackinaw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mackinaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This amazing beer is a true example of a Belgian style wheat ale. Brewed with Coriander for a unique aroma and a delicate fruity finish…this almost white golden colored ale will satisfy the occasional craft brew drinker or beer snob. . . you gotta try it!!!

Added by Mitchster on 01-20-2003

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by smalenberg:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of awbow22
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Backer2004
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

And I thought the Summer Love Wheat was good . . . this one takes the cake for Mackinaw Brewing. Malty unfiltered goodness in a glass. Very refreshing and lively in the mouth. Easy to finish and likely to be ordered again next time I can make it up there.

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of HardyA
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimbofish
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of the first craft beers we tried almost 20 years ago. Used to get growlers of it to take home on $2 Tuesdays. It's still the hefeweisen that we compare others to.

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Photo of sweethome
1.59/5  rDev -55%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Well, this is a nice place....
The beer looks like a decent belgian white, hazy yellow/golden color. Rocky head..infected nose. The smell is harsh - off/wild yeast. Lots of coriander, thankfully.

Taste is cutting - bite of infection. Huge coriander tries to hide the infection, but fails. Band aid. The mouthfeel is harsh and biting...sorry to be redundant, but infection.

I could not finish it. Maybe there is a problem with the lines?

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoSMoSYS
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's not too often I get to go on vacation and while I'm there try out different beers then I'm used to drinking back at home. So it was a real treat when I tasted this beer.

The serving type was in a glass off the tap. Usually, I don't like beers off tap but for this one I can make an exception. It was served in a glass bigger than I'm used to from the brewpubs I visit back home.

The appearance was a hazy gold that got darker on the way to the bottom. There was barely any head and it slowly dissipated as I continued to drink it. The lacing however, seemed to follow me throughout the drinks life and never seemed to fade.

It smelled nice and crisp. I also took in a sense of fruitiness.

The taste was very unique to me. It was definitely crisp but it didn't have that back of the throat burning sensation as you drank it. It was pretty hot on of the days we visited so I was naturally thirsty. But I was surprised to see half of the beer gone when I only had it for a few minutes.

The mouthfeel was delightful, not too heavy and not too light. Just perfect.

I could easily drink quite of few of these since it was so good! Can't wait to go back!

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of DannyDan
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An amber colored brew that has excellent retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The smell is floral hops, orange and maybe coriander. Hard to tell since the smell was very weak. The taste is some orange, coriander and floral hops. The taste reminded me of Blue Moon Belgian Wheat, but the flavor is not quite as strong. The mouthfeel is a light to medium feel that has a nice crisp finish. This is another drinkable beer. This and the Beadle E.S.B. are two Mackinac Brewing beer that I'll buy again.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of DrBobPierce
4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's a classic Belgium wheat beer. What is so distinct aw out this particular beer is it's fruity finish. This said finish is a nice change up, don't get me wrong I love wheat beers, it just makes it interesting.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly cloudy light gold brews forms a faint white head and fine lace. Medium-low carbonation, probably a little too low for the style. Light fruity, mild nose, with a hint of pink bubblegum and no hop aroma. Taste starts with faint oranges, coriander?, and midway through the pink bubblegum assaults your taste buds and sticks around for the finish with just a subtle bittering hop making itself noticeable. Light, crisp mouthfeel, body, and finish. Interesting...somewhat more drinkable due to the light body and crisp finish, but if you don't like pink bubblegum, you'll have a hard time finishing one.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Belgian Whitecap from Mackinaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 19 ratings