Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this on several occations, but the rating is from a roving keg at the Avery 12th anniversary party. (Thanks guys! I was pretty stinking hot.) Pour is cloudy as can be, the color of natural suede leather, with a big billowy white head that settles in rocky cloud-like lumps. Aroma is yeast. Some kind of champagne tartness and low level citrus, but...mainly yeast. Flavor? Also yeast. Pretty dry with a bit of wheat sparkle. Nicely tart and refreshing on the palate. A monomaniacal ode to yeast. Not very complex, but the perfect beer to prove to somebody that a witbier is actually nicer with food than champagne.
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Ok nose, sweet. I get an initial yeasty small that quites down, then wheat, orange. Hazy golden color, small head that faded quickly. Sweet flavors, like aromas , without yeasty part, with the coriander standing out. Little banana too. Thin body, Lite creamy mouthfeel, spicy sweet finish. This one didn’t excite me, though I’m not that familiar with the style.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 Pours a very light yellow and hazy with a mostly receding white head. A hazy pour. The color of lemonade, very light, perhaps tan. Aroma of orange peel and coriander. Taste is spicy with a mix of orange, pepper, and wheat. Body is highly carbonated. Interesting...
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light to medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of oranges, bananas, and spices. Tastes of orange peel, spices and some wheat. Leaves with a dry finish.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle into tulip. Purchased and sampled sometime in 2004. Wheaty, fruity smell with corn and pineapple. Skunk and yeast aromas right out of the bottle go away after a short time. Hazy golden yellow with a white froth head (not too large, fully diminishing). Good flavor, but lacks layers. Initial fruitiness is pineapple with some subtle cherry, finish is sweet like the candy stick in Fun Dip but short. A little biting in the acid and corriander. Good medium body and carbonation. Lacking complexity, but overall refreshing.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a cloudy white with a white head. Aromas of citrus and coriander. Flavor was orange peels and spices with a lightly bitter finish.
Heatwaves (54) - Santa Ana, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I couldn’t detect any of the orange peel or coriander flavors. It was a little too "yeasty" and lack a lot of definition. The appearance was great for a witbier and had a nice head in comparison to others, but it just lacked flavor and substance. I also agree with the previous review that it does come off with hints of medicinal flavors.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is laced with spices, hops, and malt but remains mild. The appearance is a yellowish white color with serious cloudiness. Flavor is complex with a light citrus flavor along with the obviously present coriander. The wheat and yeast also are very obvious. The hops are low key here. The only problem with this ale is that it has a medicinal taste that seriously hurts the flavor rating. Still its a good beer with a dry finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Re-rate Feb. 3rd 06.
Aroma is quite musty and funky with hints of coriander and fresh bread. Hazy yellow in color with a mostly diminishing fluffy white head. Flavor is fairly funky with lots of spices mixed in and more of that fresh bread flavor from the yeast. Finish is thin, tangy and bitter. Better than I remembered, but still not something I’d go to often.
original rating. 2.7
Bread and citrus aroma. Pale yellow and cloudy. Decent enough flavor of bready malt and yeast, but little spice and kind of thin.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Cloudy yellow pour. There was something very earthy (to be nice) in the aroma and flavor, and I wonder if there was an infection in the bottle or batch. I will have to get another bottle to re-rate at a later date.