ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle and draught at Sunset Grill and Great Lost Bear. A clear, bronze with tangerine hints and a loosely retained white head. Dry, peppery ginger and clean minerality in the nose produce none of the candy-sweetness that the yarrow of last batch was noted for. Succulent mandarin and light clove play about the nose, with some mild banana fruitiness and a lasting, dry brace of wheat on the finish. The flavor shows immaculate clarity, without a muddled or vegetal spiciness, almost like basil and surprisingly tame and controlled for ginger. Citrus and light bubble gum are painted overtop a deep, yet well-attenuated pils malt with a snappy, crisp yeast finish and even a mild hoppiness. Alcohol is not noted, nor does it seem like an "imperial" wit in a bad sense (as in, overdone). Just a strong wit bier, but retaining its refreshing character. With warming and breathing it actually loses balance; the carbonation receding to produce a bit too much sweetness/stickiness. Best quaffed quickly as a refresher. Great improvement on last batch, methinks. Much better restraint on the spicing.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Sam’s. Pours a light hazy golden orange with a small steady white head. Nose is ginger, light Belgian yeast, little else. Flavor is similar. Pretty one-dimensional and boring for this rater.
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy pour. Nice spice with thirst quenching ginger and citrus. Drinks a lot easier than the above suggests.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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>> Glowing light straw color, green edges, weak foam. Nose is Belgian yeast, excellent witbier spices, bright with orange peel, ginger, white pepper. Taste is witbier, great crystallized ginger, refreshing, nice body, not too dry or bitter. Good.
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright and yellow with a bit of haze. Lightly lemon and lactic with a bit of ginger and not overpowering.
trapped (757) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Hazy yellow with small foamy off-whitie head, yeast aroma, high carbonation, ginger and citrus taste, medium finish with bitter aftertaste. Not too gingery.
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold thick foamy white head; aroma is gingerish; Flava is mild ginger some grain; feels medium light somewhat flat; finishes dry crisp
BLADT (590) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From draft. Pale honey color in glass. Strong ginger aroma right on pour. Faint cloves. Tastes of Belgium yeast and the aforementioned ginger, with bubblegum sweetness on the back. Full mouthfeel. Enjoyed.
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a hazy dark golden with a ring of off white head. Aroma of bananas and citrus. Taste of spice and citrus. Nice ginger balance and carbonation.
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed blonde wit with a thin off white head. In aroma, smooth fruity banana malt with light ginger wit, light Brett, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity banana malt with cloves and ginger, decent. On tap at Porter Beer Bar.
mansquito (3351) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind Tiger, NYC tap ($7): Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrus, Belgian yeast, and a hint of ginger. Taste is subdued Belgian hops, bites of ginger, mild hop bite, citrusy fruitiness, and a spicy finish. Overall, this is pretty good. Tastes like an interesting Belgian Strong Ale. The heavy alcohol is well covered but noticeable in the heavier than normal body.