PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sharp smell of corriander, the appearance is excellent, opaque yellow. Very citrus, floral, orange and corriander. very flavorful, a slight flat (for lack of a better word) taste that I cant quite identify.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Pale yellow, slight white head, lacey. Nose is citrussy, fresh orange flowers, some coriandre. Taste gives a bitter cookie-like flavour (mannah), mixed with the more classical witbier tastes. No overdose of coriandre or curaçao - OK. Light bodied - not thin. In the aftertaste, a mild sweetness appears. A better than average wit. I like the bitterish starting taint.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy straw yellow beer that pours with a white head with decent retention. Leaves a nice ring of lace at the top of the glass. The aroma is of yeast and malt, with a straw component in the background. The taste is heavy with coriander and yeast, with some wheat flavors and a subtle sweetness. The finish still seems to have some noticable hops as well.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I can now get Allagash here in Florida, but only in 750’s, this particular White Beer was acquired in a trade with Jeremy, the Main Pimp of Rochester, jgb9348!
Damn this Allagash White is as pale as the old moonlight; oh and “hey Batman, You ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light?”
This one pours a pale glowing golden color with a frothy white head. The aroma is of wheat, yeast, and lemon. The flavor is obviously wheaty and spicy, again more lemon, oily palate, snappish, crisp finish; wow this is quit good but I don’t have much to say as far as a description goes.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellowish orange, snow white head. Cirusy nose. Fairly wheaty with some spice. Nice witbier.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly fruity in the nose and taste. Citris and lemon in the nose, cloudy white colour, and tangy flavor kind of wheaty. Not bad, overall.
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 Quite nice. The color is a "glowing" orange with plenty of cloudiness. The bitter flavors of the orange peel are quite apparent. The texture is quite complex, especially for a "lighter" beer. Definately on my "shopping" list now!
Darkover (1518) - 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 (4271) - 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 (6154) - 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 don’t expect to much.