HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy light yellow with a good creamy head and great lacing. Yeasty nose with lots of orange and coriander. Spicy flavors with pepper and clove notes. Creamy textrure and a nice lemon finish.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
many thanks to reverend baxter for recommending this as a good beer to order with out trivia winningds at the grey lodge. hazy and quite pale, lemon meringue aroma, nice little hint of cream cheese. quite spicy and peppery, some clove and pleasant lemon finish
Frank (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2004 I've had two very different experiences with this beer on tap. The first time, I really enjoyed it. The second time, I suggested it to friend who's a big fan of wits and was almost embarrassed by my selection. The second time through, I found it had sort of a buttery, olive oil character which I never noticed before. Also, diacetyl was clearly there and I don't think any amount of it, no matter how subtle, should be in a wit. You can do worse, but really, you can do way better.
Original Rating: Pale and hazy (what else?), sheet of lace. Excellent. Extremely vibrant, spicy with a strong citrus character. Probably the best wit I’ve had.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice head and a pale yellow, cloudy, color. nice flavors, spicy and wheaty but fairly clean. doesnt have the wildish and sour flavors of hoegaarden. still very good for and american version of a blanche.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OBF 2004: Nice, fresh wheat aroma. Lightly spiced and really good. Slightly tart and refreshing. Enjoyable beer.
MarkD (9) - USA - JUL 21, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better Belgian wheat beers made in the US, if not the best. Similar to Blue Moon but less distinctive orange/citrus notes. Yeasty smell and a wonderful golden yellow color. Large head. Effervescent. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Typical hazy yellow color. Nose is floral and doughy. Has some notes of orange and yeast. There are some notes of wheat and black pepper. The finish is very unpleasant. Going down, it tastes like dirty water with a little bit of sourness. This is a good example of the style, but it is a style that I do not appreciate. If you like Witbier, you’ll like this.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to civforprez for sharing this bomber. I have had a fair number of witbiers now and I think I can fairly judge this compared to similar brews. Pours a very cloudy light yellow color. The very pale color put me off a bit. Formed a huge fluffy head in my glass. The aroma is the standard orange zest, ginger and bread. The taste was bready with a zesty orange and a finish like dirt. Also had a little corriander and some pepper spice, but these were too light to add much character. Has a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty good for the style, but there are better ones out there.
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2004 Came back and rerated. Overall, after having a few on different days, I conclude that this beer leaves me feeling as though I just ate some butter, bread, and maybe some mild peppers. Definately unique. However, I think this is a little to weird for me.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap. Cloudy straw-colored body, thin white head. Light grain husk aroma plus sweet bubblegum and lemon. The flavor has wheat bread, stewed apricot, and some leafy hops. Lemon citrus compliments the flavor as well. This seems like a heavy-handed wit because the lemon and spice flavors felt like they were tossed on top as an afterthought, not blending well with the basic wheat beer elements.