HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scarcely resembles a witbier, more like a tart American saison with some light spiciness, a bit of bretty funk, lively carbonation, and the aforementioned light tartness.
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pale blonde pour with a soft haze and two fingers of crackling white head. Nose is very nice funky and earthy upfront with a nice acidity and yeasty quality. Light acidity in the flavor that presents itself as a pleasant tartness at the front of the mouth. Yeasty with an earthy malt character and rustic note. Light and dry with a very soft carbonation and tart finish.
Clarkdvm (277) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Florida. Wheat, floral aroma. Witbier flavor & pour but bit too much lemon. Mediocrity at its finest for the genre.
Fritz123 (1315) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Syb Pig in Boca. Pours a nice hazy straw color with a thick head. Aroma is citrus with lemon and orange zest, brett, slight oak barrel, and some pepper spices. The taste is front end very citrus and then the brett and pepper come on the end. I had a tough time finding the coriander, but that was fine. Heavily carbed, clean, refreshing, somewhat tart finish for the style. Very good.
GothGargoyle (1690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is brett funk, orange peel, peach, hint of oak. Light bodied, tart on the palate with a fruity sweet finish. Taste is orange blossom, lemon peel, brett funk, coriander.
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of pineapple, quite spicy, 5 spice, chipolata, winegums. Quite herbal flavour, wheat, malts, fruity, light bitter, hint of soap. Herbal finish, wheat, peel, spicy, citrus, apricot and winegum. Interesting brew.
(from 66cL bottle @ Joris’ & Judy’s Dinner Party. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Noam. Batch #2, 3/12. Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of wood, brett, white wine, fruits and a bit of spiciness. Sourish flavor, vinous, woody, with fruits (quite citric), brett, some spiciness and some bitterness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation.
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazed light, sunny yellow body sits beneath a fading half inch frothy-tight white head falling to a solid ring with a few dots of lace
Initially, the adjuncts merge with the yeast and barrel to create a dominate stanky-cheesy funk note, which at times gives way to cleaner, brighter notes of lemon peel, spices, bright earthy barn, and chardonnay with smooth transitions on a creamy, mildly carbonated medium-light body offering a clean, vinous, lemony-tart residual
750ml cork and cage Batch #3 2014 served at 45º and warming into Orrefors Beer Taster
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Johns Grocery. Real nice bier clerk sent me this one. Excellent service. Pours a pale yellow color with a minimal head. Aromas of lemon and citrus, with some oak and funk tossed in for good measure. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter, even for the style. Flavors of straw, lemon peel, light oak. Finish is slightly sweet and sweaty. Pretty solid.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a standout in the style, if only because it no longer really fits the style. the wit base makes itself known only in color and feel. the smell is mostly wild diaper, and the flavor brett and oak, with very light chardonnay aspects. good beer, but too steep in price. i’ll be curious about future releases from this new brewery, though. brewer spent 13 years at midnight sun..."