stasyh (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although I prefer dark beers, I had to try this one. I've never had a beer that came with instructions before. You have to pour half of it, swirl the bottle, then pour the rest because the yeast settles to the bottom. In a clear glass, it looks like aged apple cider; very creamy light amber. Not overly hoppy. I had been drinking a Pepsi and this beer still had a crisp sweetness I don't find in most beers. This is a notable beer
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2004 Light greenish gold with plenty of yeast sediment. Thin white head clings nicely to the glass. Aroma was not nearly as fruity as I expected. Mildly spicy with some grapefruit. Good body for a white beer. Well carbonated. Light and dry flavor finishes clean and refreshing. A very drinkable beer, but not the best white.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 bottle-sheffields in Chicago-12/31/03-pours a nice cloudy yellow appearance. smell of ripe bananas, lemon, and spice. palate is medium with nice tingle on the tongue. very strong witbier.
ReRate-bottle-pours a nice cloudy yellow orange hue with a small white head. a great looking belgian wit. phenalic aroma full of lemon, corriander, ginger, sour grapes, and yeast esters. robust palate for a belgian wit. flavors of belgian yeast, noble hops, lemon zest, green apple skins. the finish has notes of cough surup unfortnately. A very strong Belgian wit.
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow color, with hints of green. Little head. Orange and lemon nose - big nose, but very thin taste, weak orange and lemon.
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful citrusy nose - very nice. Hazy yellow color and white sticky head. Light lemony malt body turning to a spicy dry finish. Thin and weak taste, but refreshing. I wanted more body and more spice. Drinkable though.
Foxbush (1320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head formed very nicely and stayed around for awhile. Hazy straw color with small bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Beer had hint of spices. Finish was smooth. This is a very drinkable beer but not remarkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blond appearance, no head or lacing. Aroma is delicious with spicey notes along with banana & clove esters. Citrusy and zesty. Flavor is well balanced and smooth to drink, best wit bier ever for me. I really enjoyed this one. The mouthfeel lightly sour.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold pour with little head that is compised of rather large bubbles that stuck around longer than I expected. Wheat aroma comes out pretty strong, reminding me a bit of oatmeal. Small fruit, a bit sour as well. Hops come out a bit more in the flavor. Fruit, citrus mainly. The wheat is still about, but seems to be a bit more muted. A wet (don't know if that makes much sense) feeling palate, and a mellow hop finish. Nice beer. Thanks BierBauch!
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with orange citrus aroma.Yeasty fruit flavor with some hops.Smooth overall taste.Finishes rather sour with a bread feel in the mouth.Not bad.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW~~ had this in a nice corked bottle, Batch No. 5. Poured to a beautiful golden straw color with a perfect white frothy head. the citrus, clove and banana undertones were balanced perfectly. I like this better without dumping the yeast into it -- more like a krystal klar. A tiny bit too carbonated, but it didn't detract too much. Very good overall -- can't wait to have it again