Beltian White | Harvest Moon Brewery

Beltian WhiteBeltian White
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Beltian WhiteBeltian White

Brewed by:
Harvest Moon Brewery
Montana, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

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!

Added by GClarkage on 09-05-2005

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Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xtremrush
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am to old to be treated like this
Head reduced to nothing little lacing
Cloudy cloudy cloudy
Sweet spring aromatics lilac especially
Fuzzy and easy pouring

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

An aggressive pour from a 12 ounce can into a 10 ounce Pilsener sampling glass produces almost no head- just a slight ring of suds and a couple of forlorn bubbles. There is no freshness date visible.

The aroma is of understated minerals, with a light floral hop note. The flavor is quite good and refreshing, with delicate floral notes and a base sweetness reminiscent of honey. The mouthfeel is nice and frothy, befitting the style (weird considering the lack of head).

If not for the pathetically reduced head (surely, for a wheat beer), I would rate this as excellent all around. I will review again at some point from the bottle.

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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sara24
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Class6
5/5  rDev +30.9%

This is hands down my favorite witbier. So simple and delicious just a classic witbier. I recommend this to anyone thinking about traveling to Montana. I would make a trip there just for this beer it is that good.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy orange amber color with a tiny white head of pure white. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of yeast and wheat with a good showing of spices of coriander and clove as well. Along with these aromas comes some notes of a light lemon and orange citrus as well as some bready smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier wheat bread taste mixed with a moderate showing of some citrus of orange. There is a bit of yeastiness as well as some flavors of spice upfront, with coriander and clove being the strongest of the spice. The yeast and spice grow slightly stronger in nature as the taste advances, but never become overly strong. A little more orange sweetness comes to the tongue as the taste advances to the end, with a bit more spice and some slightly sour lemon coming as well. With all the changes that occurred throughout the taste, one is left with a nice drier citrus and moderately yeasty and spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a brew of only 4.75 % with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. The thicker body does well for the yeast and spice, really accentuating these all while the higher carbonation excites the tongue and is very nice for accentuating the sweet citrus. Overall, the feel is very appropriate.

Overall – A rather nice wit overall that packs a nice flavor into a minimal abv. of 4.75 %. Very well done!!

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of beer_nibbler
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Nick8393
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice summer beer from these guys, the classic orange and coriander thing going on, but its more than just white wheat on the grain front, and the beer is more clear and orange than the typical wit style is. orange tinted and heady, this is almost totally clear, with just yeast particles rather than haze. nose and taste are identical, sweet and tangy orange peel, light toasted coriander seed, and a soft but fruity belgian yeast strain. very familiar, but there is a twist. more grain heft to this, very montana in spirit i think, crystal malted barley is there in some proportion, and the beer gets just a little sweeter as a result. not enough to hurt its refreshment, but definitely beefier than the industry standard. one of the better beers from these guys I've had, i think they have a pretty good handle on a lot of styles though, and i have enjoyed most of the stuff they've done. a worthy hot weather sixer right here.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Beltian White from Harvest Moon Brewery
Beer rating: 56.3% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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