Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great clouded, murky yellow body under a thick white head with great lacing. Delicious spiciness, but with a surprisingly light, dry finish. Interesting.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shaker / before i poured i just sunk my nose into the bottle and left it there so i can inhale a very nice aroma of maltiness, banana, warm and sugary spice much like around Christmas when the gingerbread cookies are fresh out of the oven and some hot cinnamon candle can be wiffed from another room... yum. the body looks traditional: lightly translucent yellow body, but a little sediment makes it a bit nice and cloudy. the head is white, frothy, and diminishes while leaving thick, scattered, and sparkly lace. how about the palate? smooooth and full! the flavor? it mimics the aroma. the fruitiness and citrusness and such hits first then i’m left with a lingering banana and spice. this is a REALLY good brew!
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been waiting to get this for a while since its been getting glowing reviews from others. Finally got it and it will be number 400! A great white beer. Very sweet and citrusy. Easily up there with Hoegarden. Would love to have this on tap.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good belgian witbier, citrus, yeasty, with a spicy bite.
Tejas (931) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This ones getting high marks from me. Great rendition of the style. Since Celis White no longer tastes like Celis White, I now have it’s replacement. Pours a cloudy lemony color. I added a lemon towards the end to see what kind of difference was made; this one is so good the lemon wasn’t necessary. Extremely drinkable & refreshing. Goes into the immediate rotation. Is it summer yet?
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft in Hampton VA. Opaque, but bright yellow with a thin fizzy head. Sweet yeasty aroma here, with a hefe-like banana yeast flavor.
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellowish color ale with a big head that disappeared a tad too quickly. Aroma of coriander is easily detectable with some wheat also noticeable in the background. Taste is quite amazing with a nice mix of coriander, wheat and some orange in the background. Very refreshing but with a strong full body and light carbonation. Probably one of the best north American wit I had the chance to drink.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch # 16. The freshest bottle I could find. Cloudy yellow/orange in color with a large and thick head of foam. Exotic aromas of mango and apricots along with a touch of coriander. A very light example of the style. Southamptpn Double White really spoiled me because I haven’t had a white beer that satisfied my desires ever since. It’s a shame really. This example is fairly simplistic with notes of green apples, passion fruits and coriander combined with a fairly rich and creamy palate.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a small bubbled white head. This was a nice crisp wit, lots of citrus and yeasty character. Some fruity esters along with a wheaty taste. Very refreshing and easy drinking.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #10, yellow color, nice white head, minimal lacing, smells of wheat, nice taste of wheat, hence a nice wheat beer.