dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2004 The instructions on the bottle say to swirl the bottled yeast and add it to the glass. Before I did that, the beer was not cloudy like a wit, after it was 'perfect' looking. Nice pale yellow gold. Very nice sweet and spicy aroma. Mild carbonation - good mouthfeel. Overall a very good belgian style Wit from Maine, USA!
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit clearer in appearance than Hoegaarden, but just about as good. Nice lemon grass flavor with coriander as well.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very foggy light brown color with a small white head. Citrus and spicy nose. Really good. Creamy orange/banana taste with a smooth finish.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow, pretty vigourous white head. Slightly spicy aroma, also some citrus. Light bodied, nice rendition of a Belgian Witbier.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A pretty straightforward Belgian wit. Cloudy-yellow, white head that clings to the glass. Wheaty, crisp, banana-clove, spiciness. Nice calm and somewhat dry finish. Solid stuff.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color was golden yellow with light bubbles floating throughout the whole thing. Small diminishing head. Slightly foggy aroma of peanuts and vanilla. Very carbonated and light but has a certain spicy wheaty complexity.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent appearing brew, pours cloudy yellow with medium egg white head that is retained. Aroma is pretty compelling. Notes of yeast, lots of spice, orange peel and coriandere. Flavor is a step down from the aroma. Flavor is nicely spicy, a bit light bodied. This one will go down very nicely on an August day in Texas. Not too heavy with some decent flavor.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/27/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with igneous1 on RateBeer 1/21/04. Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with very little head, quite a bit of carbonation on it. Thin and spotty but still pretty nice-looking lacing. Looks pretty thin too. Aroma is quite impressive for the appearance-- pretty bold and powerful, yeasty and wheaty with a delicate sweetness, a subtle peppery underscent, and a hint of banana. Taste is of a wheat beer with candi sugar added, a bit of vegetable (broccoli?), a little hop bite, and even some subtle hints of heavier malt notes. Medium-thin, smooth and buttery body, very nice mouthfeel. Finish is dry and plump, then falls to a strange lemony sourness after awhile. Can't say I enjoy the long flavor on the finish, but the rest of the characteristics of the beer are quite nice.
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfiltered straw color with a very small head. Faint spicy aroma with a hint of lemon. Lots of carbonation mixing it up with the fruits and spices in the taste. Dry, tart finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow body with white head. Aroma of spices and citrus. Flavor was sweet and acidic. Nothing to write home about.