Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2003 Hazy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma of yeast and spices. Flavor of spices with a little sourness. The carbonation is a little too strong.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer's appearance was a small sized white head with fine sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was cloudy and the hue was pale yellow.The nose was fruity, citrusy and spicy.It had a light bitter flavor to it and the mouthfeel was smooth.
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Rerate 2005 bottling: Seems much more of a witBIER this year, you can taste some herbal hops and a bit of bready malts under those spices and wheat. Quite a refreshing Summer quencher. Improving flavor score and overall scores.
Hazy yellow hue with no head to speak of. Aroma hints of orange, corriander, lemongrass, herbs, hay field, and leather. Very spicy and orangy taste up front with a dry and papery finish. What this beer is missing is just that, beer. No hints of malt or hops in the flavor. That said, this is still a tasty "version" of the Witbier, just donít expect to much.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An aroma of orange, coriander and an herbal citrus nose. This beer is a pale gold color that is nicely cloudy (thus the white). Lightly refreshing and well carbonated as well. Tastes nicely spiced, with fruity notes, citrusy and a bit of coriander in the finish. Ends with a bit of sharp acidity on the tongue. A good well balanced, and easy drinking wit.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hey this is good. I had a bad batch once and it put me off. Either they changed it completely in 2 years or my batch was skunked first time around. Anyways in the tradition of its style this is a fruity sweet beer with lots of complex flavor. I wish I had it with an orange or lemon as that is how I usally drink this style. The only thing I can thing of negitive is that it is slightly more sour( the bad batch very sour) than Blue Moon or Hoegarrden which to me is not a good thing. However it may be the lack of fresh fruit that is making me think this. I recomend this highly but the price is a bit steep.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A tad darker than the Hoe, lacking the greenish tinge. Pretty white head fades away almost completely over the glass. Aroma is of coriander, oranges, cloves, and spice. The palate is a hair rough. The flavor is great, grainy wheat balanced out by an interplay of spice, yeast, and fruits. A favorite.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice vanilla, lemon hop aroma, with plenty of dough and some flowers. Spicy palate with some cloves, orange flesh and a creamy finish. Very satisfying.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: nice fragrance of wheaty malts and ester overtones
Palate: dry and a bit empty.
Appearance: Dark orange-yellow with little lacing, though good cloudiness. Flavor: good mellow spice, dry, but missing character. Overall: interesting in it's own unique way: full of spice but not much "beer" flavor. I could easily guzzle this brew. In fact, if it were in a can I would most certainly shotgun it.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy pale golden color, big white head, good lace, and a lot of clingy bubbles in the body. Aroma is lemon zest, other citrus, slightly tart, and some mild spices. Flavor is lemon & citric, some hints of banana (especially as it warmed), light spice, some biscuit, and some bubblegum was detected at the very end. Body is medium-full, lot's of different flavors and things happening as it warmed.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
When i first smelled it i was like "Fruit Loops! this smells like fruit loops!" then i took a longer, deeper smell and it reminded me _exactly_ of some vomitous-orangy-yeasty-yucky medicine i had to take when i was like 9 and deathly sick. oh yuk. i think i had some awful psychosomatic reaction to the smell and the taste of this because i started gagging violently and almost whoopsed my cookies, just from a small sip. after a minute of calming down i took another sip and i actually started running to the bathroom. the combination of the spices in this is so perfectly like that medicine that made me sick when i was sick...i'm sorry that i rated it badly, but everything about this makes me feel like i'm going to get ill. i'm sure it's a great beer, but there's something in the taste that i can't handle. i ended up dumping it out.