Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hope i did not get an "off" bottle here.
I say this because this is not a really attractive looking beer at all, strange pale yellow looking and hazy with a small white head..not pleasing to the eye.
Aroma is very plain of lemon mostly with a slight pepperyness.
The taste has hints of esters/bananas a little spice and mosatly lemon. a little malt is detected.
Very thin on the palate not exciting at all.
I found this dissapointing..I know wits arent the biggest and most flavorful of beers but this was rather limp and pedestrian.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours an opaque, dirty white-golden body with a medium-sized white head that slowly recedes but never really disappears. aroma is pleasant on all accounts - mainly orange and lemon zest but also a good kick of coriander. very smooth mouthfeel with typical spicy flavours and a comfortable sour lemon twist. also a little bit of sweet banana flavour in the finish which was a nice surprise. I really enjoyed this.
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy yellow, with a white head. Aromas are spice, yeast, and citrus. Flavors are yeast, spice, and some citrus. Fairly thin body. Thanks to matta for this extra.
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Interesting aroma. Smells medicine like. Oooh, this one is not good. Funky aftertaste which tastes bad. Putrid! Almost a drain pour. Worst beer Iíve had in a long time and by far the worst beer Iíve had from Avery.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This cloudy yellow beer had a thin white head. The aroma is citrysy and the flavor is the same, plus a little spice. A little watery though. All in all a pretty middle of the road Witbier.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A murky yellow appearance with a moderate white head. A spicy lemon aroma with some orange peels and coriander. The flavor is quite citrusy but a little overspiced for my liking. It has a hefe type quality with some bananas and clove present as well. Overall a pretty good beer.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale yellow coloring with a tall white head, sweet yeasty nose, grassy sweet yeast flavor, spicey, lemon zip in the finish, dry, crispy good beer th ecreepy white devil on the label stole a beer and a point
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Aroma has dry wheatey notes with a dusty coriander overtone. Mid-sized white one finger head. Mouthfeel is gritty and drying. Very nice spicy finish rounds things out. A bit more flavorful than a Hoegarden, but not as refined.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma has some spiciness, citrus and wheat. Taste of clove, yeast, banana and orange peel. Nice mouthfeel, round and creamy. Well made example of a witbier.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this was a poor representation fo a witbier. But it was the worst Iíve had and Iím still a fan of Avery. Even thought I feel theyíve missed the mark it this style.