oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is wheat and spices. Flavour is smooth wheat and some slight spicyness. Clean but quite boring. Lacks something from what the Belgians have.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazed straw color - that shows bright gold where it catches the light. The glass I used was too small to pour the whole bottle in. After a bit, I was able to stir up the yeast and dump the remaining beer - producing a much hazier straw color that refuses to catch the light. A quarter inch of white suds sticks around for quite a while. Decent lacing. Tangy wheat and a hint of lemon in the aroma.
Tasty with both sweet and dry tangy wheat malt, prominent coriander, and an orange zestiness. Initial sips (pre-swirl and dump) provided no yeast flavors, but afterwards they sure did. Light to medium body, light but lively carbonation. True to style, refreshing and drinkable.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ American Week, Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Not very strong aroma, smells like witbier and soap. Foam looks like dishwashing liquid. Pale like a lager. Taste a bit soap, very thin overall. No finish. A pure copy of Hoegaarden and a poor one at that.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, @room temp!) Very hazy yellow color with a small head and lots of floating yeast. Coriander-spicy, lemony, quite fresh aroma. Flavor of sweetish-fruity-lemony malt, coriander, orange-peel, some hops, and a tiny hint of pepper. Room temp is way too warm for this, but I got the idea... Should be a very ok summer drink.
GarrettB (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Once you get past the categorically perverse and anorexic albino on the label, which took me a lot of time and anguish to do, you get a Witbier that outshines most others in gaseous content. Boyle himself would have popped a vessel just to get an eyeful of this thing, brimming with carbonation. It humbles most geysers, and the amount of vacuous air it puts out would compete with most Congressmen. But besides that and a little spice this doesnít have much to its very distinctive name. The head is a pale white that reminds me of white wall, though it fizzles away fairly rapidly. The rays of vibrant light that shoot from the glass are a bedazzling neon yellow broken by a few streams of bubbles that make this glass full of beer a potentially interesting decorative piece alongside a lava lamp and a electricity ball (so fashionable). The smell is heavy with humidity and mist, only with the expected wheatiness encapsulated. A more noticeable tangent of alcohol suppresses the wheat, which seems like a cardinal sin in witbiers, while a desperate clove flavor pounces on the nose in a desperate bid to reclaim my attention. The mouth is where the voluminous and vorpal vapor comes in, leaving all other flavor scattered and stranded until a few seconds in, when the usual Wit-team of wheat, lemon and yeast come in and claw their way to prominence. Then I suddenly realize that itís a Witbier, and attempt to enjoy it as such. Then the flavors, which worked so hard to find a place where they could express themselves, abandon all hope and simply lift away in the torrent of carbonation. That makes this an unexciting and short lived beer. Even though itís the most destructive element in this brew, I have to give major props to the carbonated texture for being so darn fun on the tongue. Thatís what I call a phrryic boon, for sure
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Memphis. Cloudy Pale Yellow body with White head served with an orange. Lots of banana and lemon in the flavor and aroma. Lighter finish for a witbier - Great for a night out.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
this had a good head.Nice, aroma of wheat .color was a very light straw ,hence the white in the name.It had a good balanced wheat and correander flavor.I think I taste the orange,but only after reading the description.This is a good ,biting,wheat ale.Can I have another??
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet! Round tasting, good stuff. Iím a fan. Not as peachy as the label would suggest.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a chilled mug: Poured a very murky, opaque gold...looks just like pinapple juice with the pulp. Well it would look just like pinapple juice if it wasnít for the foamy white head. Anyway, pleasant aroma of wheat, coriander, spicy citrus. Taste of spiced wheat with slightly sour hints. Surprisingly bland, actually, given the aroma. But a good witbier nonetheless.
jeffdog22 (23) - lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice wit beer...citrusy finish...decent carbonation...definite taste of orange...refreshing