ben4321 (4704) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 3/17/12
Aroma: It has a pretty interesting nose of wheat, brett, lemon, citrus, and wood
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy, unclear golden-white, and a bright white head and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes mid sweet, a fairly heavy brett component, a good amount of citrus, and a little wood
Palate: The body is fairly light, slightly smooth, a bit of a tingly feel, and a fairly heavy bretty feel
This was another great one from Anchorage. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve tried from them. This was another good one. It had a nice feel, and the brett worked really well with the rest of the beer’s components.
Anova167 (306) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love Anchorage bottles. You can tell they put a lot into each design an this comes through in the beer as well. Pours pale clear yellow with a quickly dissipating white foamy head. The aroma has some pretty strong brett notes that fades over time along with a bit of spice and vinious oak. Really nice and complex. The flavor is quite tart and lemony with a nice bit of pepper in the background. Nice oaky finish that is a bit short. This is really dry and refreshing. I love this beer.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked & caged; pale gold and crystal clear with trace white head fading quickly; pears, lemons, light cheesy brett; light pepper and a dry, sweet white wine note in the finish; really dig the level of attenuation here as compared to the Love Buzz; this drinks much smoother and refined with the spices, pepper and barrel treatment blending together harmoniously; light oranges, white pepper and again with that stale cheese brett flavor mixed with dry oak; the finish and super light mouthfeel really make his one shine
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear yellow with a nice layer of white foam. Smells dry and sour with hints of melon and chardonnay grapes. Tastes VERY dry when cold, but as it warms up it gains some grapefruit, honeydew and toasted oak flavors. I still wish it were sweeter.
SDalkoholic (2229) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured a glowing white/yellow hue that hazy and was topped by a thick lather of foamy head that eventually fizzes out. My nose detects a sour and spicy strain of Belgian yeast that reminds me of Flemish sour ale, but there is also a scent of coriander and a strong aroma of wine too. The flavor is tart with a heaping dosage of spicy Belgian yeast and Chardonnay wine. There are plenty of spices such as coriander, pepper, lime leaf, grains of paradise and etc. however, I don’t taste the most typical Belgian white beer flavor which is orange peel. Certainly, much stronger in spices than was expected and the French Oak Chardonnay over compensates by creating a monster witbier, but I wasn’t taken back by this recipe.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kris’s place, part of the epic Winnipeg tasting. Pours cloudy lemon-yellow. Thin white head, nice lacing. Nose is dirty wheat, stinky feet, creamed pineapple. Flavours of cand, wheat, canned pineapple, loads of white pepper here. What I typed above sounds like a terrible combination of flavours, but it’s good. Very good.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ home, batch #1, bottled 05/2011
Aroma is rather rich with earthy and oaky notes. Also some raw apples. Flavour is sour and somewhat tart with some raw apples and earthy notes. Feels like white wine. Adding the yeast makes this much more round, but gives nothing more.
olio (7432) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Bottled/brewed? on 05/2011.
Pours hazy pale golden color with medium head. Aroma of brettanomyces, citrus, apricot, barnyard notes and spices. Flavor of citrus, apricot, vanilla, wood, yeast, spices and some rose hip. A bit too watery palate, otherwise quite nice wit. Can’t quite find the chardonnay barrel here, maybe the palate has smoothened a bit by it.
lusikka (7053) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Batch #1, May 2011.
Pours a pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong lemon and grapefruit, grass, brett and some floral notes as well. Flavour of wheat, lemon, grapefruit, brett and sweet grapes. Dry oak smoothens the taste nicely which adds some interesting white wine -like notes here. Medium bodied, quite rich mouthfeel with a fruity, wheaty and oaky finish. Chardonnay barrel seems to work very well with a Witbier. Very tasty.
tiong (4651) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 1, bottled 5/2011
Pours pale, clear and light yellow with a medium bubbly head. Aroma of strong brettanomyces notes, spices, yeast and earthy notes. Taste has slightly tart fruits, wheat malts, lemon, spices and some earthy notes. Finish is a bit watery with some tart fruity notes and slight hints of white wine, vanilla and wood. Nice and tasty, well balanced, not too sour.