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 (1558) - 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.
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 (1233) - 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 (3340) - 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 (2541) - 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 (2628) - 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 (1482) - 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.