Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
Of all the beers on draft this one was the most disappointing. That established, it is still a respectable wit beer for longer sessions. Perhaps it was the fact that this was my last sample but I was not terribly disappointed to bypass this a week later at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Your mileage may vary though and there is little risk in a four ounce sample.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze polished base shines like copper pennies. A fluid texture retains wheat and a rubbery meaty texture. This is where the problems arise. Whatever it is meant to be it feels off the mark.
Flavor / Palate - Wheat and malt rise from the glass. The next flavor is a bit shocking however. The taste of brisket makes me wonder what went into this recipe. Maybe there was something in the tap line. Whatever the reason at some point I will have to try this again. I’m sure that it has to be better than my initial impressions.
mp_lane (41) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, love the aroma of mild citrus and spice, cloudy yellow with good head. Has a strong taste of fruit and malt backbone. This is a great Belgian white!
kdhittel (54) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If you're looking for a light, wheaty beer that's also smokey, then you're all set. Some spice and citrus notes and residual sweetness.
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden with an absolutely lovely nose of fresh coriander and pepper, with a kiss of citrus and wheat. Spicy herbal and really earthy flavor of crushed pepper and wheat and loads of earthy coriander. Very earthy and herbal, big and flavorful witte for a change. Just a kiss of grapefruit rind on the finish.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Bier Abbey. slightly hazed blonde. fruity witlike flavors, lemony citrus with more than a wisp of smoke. interesting combo, would drink again
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at AtG brewery - nose is smokey wheat. What a treat to have a second smoked beer in one session. Wife says, "taste like a campfire full of flaming horse poop." I think it’s swell. Maybe she can detect Gary, IN.
nearbeer (3722) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at Max’s. Hazy golden with a lasting film of cream. Aroma is smoked meat fading quickly to toasted grain and dry grass. Taste is initally some nice smoke and corn but devolves into a bit of a toasted corny mess with some herb and grassy hop on the finish. Light-medium body has a nice balance and a high carbonation. OK experiment, but really a bit befuddled and not really either a distinguished Wit or Smoked. Beyond that it’s not really tasty enough to seek out again.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smoked malt, spicy and earthy wheat malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is smoked malt, light hops and bitterness, earthy notes and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 18th Street. Poured hazy light yellow with min head. Aroma of cat pee fruit. Light carb med bod. Odd bitter drying fruit wheat taste
rhsiung (732) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
on tap @ brewpub. even the best strike out now and then. cloudy light whitish-yellow. the flavors just didn’t come together for me. maybe my brew folk grilled cheese was a factor? rating #10!