Cuso (3775) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Cloudy pale yellow color with medium white head. lambic tartness, wheat, spices, earthy notes in aroma. Taste. wheat, lemon, earthy brett, notes, grapes, light bitterness, coriander. Sour bitter finish. Lovely beer.
foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. Golden cloudy with a smaller head than some wits. This smells strongly sweet, fruity and delicious and the taste has some tart citrus to balance the sweetness, though the finish is short and a tad watery. Above average wit but not quite Premier League.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Bottom Line :
This amazingly complex and agreeable Barrel-Aged Witbier shares floral and peppery notes onto white grape fruitiness, with wood and citrus fruit taking care of the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops shiny pale yellow.
-This is one of those rare super aromatic brews which is not sticky and overwhelming in the flavor profile and finish. Bravo!
-You could almost say this is quenching!
-This guy can do no wrong, it seems.
basaywhat (35) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow pour, lasting carbonation and a nice slight funky sweet aroma. Flavor is effervescent white grapes, pears and a little dry on the aftertaste. Has a lot of "wine" qualities . Good but not may favorite of this style.
keanex (1288) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch #2, March 2012.
Appearance: The body is clear with lots of carbonation present in the pale golden body. The head is short with mediocre retention, settling into a thin white coating.
Aroma: The aroma leans dry and tart with lemons, leather and straw being prominent with sweet orange and an earthy presence taking a back seat.
Taste: The intro is of slightly tart lemon backed by crisp wheat. The mid presents slight tannins with dry leather. This leads to a bit of a seltzer water finish that is rather abrupt.
Palate: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This is a great beer, but it’s lost it’s brightness I experienced as short as 6 months ago. This is batch is over the hill, but it’s still a good beer. I wouldn’t pay $15 again for this batch or anything older though.
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines during the RB Black Country bash. Thanks for putting this on. I must have had about 4 tasting cups of this. Golden yellow with a persistent white head. Fruity brett horse aroma. Orval smashed up with a west coast ipa. REally good stuff.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two tasting cups while on the RB Black Country Bus trip: sorry if I took someone elses cup, but one wasn’t enough to rate/review properly for me.
Pale, but bright urine colour with a froth of white bubbles.
Aroma was semi-sour white wine and musty yeast, throw in some lemon peel for good measure.
The taste a mixture of the smells with added spice notes along with a grainy hint.
Fine beer: sadly my taste buds were not too sharp by the time this arrived, in fact they might even have been a bit shoddy!
Hope I’ve done the brew justice.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy light gold, with a minimal white head, which fades rapidly and leaves no lacing. Brettanomyces sourness mixes with oaky chardonnay, lemon zest and coriander to create an unusual but appealing aroma. It is quite sour up front, with some apple skin notes and a hint of spice. Smooth oaked chardonnay leads into witbier spice and black pepper in the body. The finish is more typically witbier, with the lemon, coriander and pepper showing through, but there is a little sourness to shake things up. This is a long way from being a standard witbier; the brettanomyces and chardonnay barrels have made it a very different, but highly enjoyable wit.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines during the RB Black Country bash - thanks guys and thanks to Bish and Dom for being the waitressees, 06/07/13.
Lightly hazed pale blonde with a good sized white head.
Nose carries soured fruit notes, tarte lemon, bitter orange, sugars.
Taste comprises light brett notes, tarte orange, soured lemon, yeasty notes, grape skins.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy fruit finale.
Very good drop !
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Cotteridge Wines, during RB Black Country Crawl. Pretty good I reckon. Rather dry. Not the biggest of flavours, but palatable.