Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color w/ slight head and lacing. The aroma had light fermented fruit, wheat, slight citrus, and flowers. The flavor had a lemondrop candy sweetness, citrus, flowers, light fermented fruit, and a yeast note. The mouthfeel was slightly soury, light and creamy.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical belgian in color: hazy golden/yellow, with lots of bubbles rising to a pillowy white froth head. Nose is clove, wheat and light, fragrant citrus.Taste is pleasant but very ordinary. Smooth palate that shows tangy citrus (orange peel, perhaps?), sweet bubble gum malt, and very drying bitter clove. Certainly has the coriander seed freshness. Alcohol kick is present. Overall, a solid thirst quencher in the belgian white style. This beer won’t impress you with its novelty but it also doesn’t disappoint; everything it does, it does right. I recommend a try, especially on a hot day.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good Belgian White. Citric, wheat, and curacao flavors. Finishes clean, smooth, and crisp.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep straw in color with a small white head. Aroma is of coriander with orange and meon fruit character. Spicy dry flavor with a wheat tang.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was another beer that I tried for the label and was pleasantly surprised by how great it was. The appearance is that of a cloudy pale honey with a frothy head. The aroma and taste offer a lot of citrus. Definately a good beer for the summer months.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a frothy white head over a clear light yellow body. Lemon spice aroma.
Lightly sweet but very subdued flavor. Light palate, thin and lacking in depth. Very disappointed in this one, I have had some other witbiers that were not bad and this is way below Avery’s usual high level of standards.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swirled the bottle to get all the yeast out. Very light colored and extremely hazy- opaigue. Modest head which fades slightly. Aroma is mostly orange and citrus, then bubblegum, then yeasty and has hints of wheat, clove and vanilla. Tastes slightly acidic and tart with yeasty flavors like bubblegum and clove. Finishes a little dry and only slightly bitter.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Yellow, cloudy, small white head, lacing, spicy and citrus nose, clove and lemon, yeast, flavors of yeast, coriander, and some lemon. Lightly bitter finish. Decent
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow. Creamy head and both stringy and spotty lacing. Nose full of musky wheat and lemon citrus. Coriander and nice fruity esters. Doughy yeast. Sourness throughout. Lemons again with more yeast and dough. Spices come through a bit more muted. Grassy hops and more wheat. Nice body and a fruity sour finish. Good example of the style.
PierreCelis (14) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Maybe I had a bad bottle but here goes...
Nose- Had to try to detect one but when I did I was in denial.
Flavor- Tasted like someone stuffed one of my dirty gym socks in my mouth.
Finish- (dry heave) then a Budweiser like aftertaste.
One of the few distinct unpleasurable experiences I’ve had in my beer tasting career.