beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milky whitened straw yellow with light grey edges and a small bubbly capping of whitish foam unpersued from staying present. Light lacing etches the glass in small patches of thick strings.
Light but present nose of citrus rind spices of lemon, orange, and lime, corriander, a bit of musty dryness, and a fresh floral petal essense tickling the air.
Taste is light in body at first, lightly grabbing across the palate with a delicate zest at the front end. Flavors have very tiny bits of the corriander and flowers to it, but there is some citrusy, sugary tartness of lemon. A restraining pithy bitterness nicely balances out the wheaty dry backing and sugary citrus flavors.
Feel is very finely bubbled with an effervescent carbonation and snappyness over the front and middle. Continued smoothness sets well in the mentioned balance above and seems to keep a quick, lighter medium body. Front is a little too short and slippery, watery even, but picks up quicky to gain some momentum for a bit. Ends abruptly and without much action in the finish. Semi dry, semi citrusy, and paled down. An OK brew to have a couple of as it drinks down fine enough. Just not alot to go back for.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow body with a large head. Aroma is dominated by oranges, but thereís also some spices here too. Flavor is the same, more spices in the aftertaste. A tad bit of alcohol there too. Extremely easy to drink... I could probably drink a lot of these fast... but thatís because there isnít a lot here.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured gold with a bright thick head. Citrusy, coriander flavor. Not too complex with a peppery spice aroma. Watery finish. Was too excited about this one which made it somewhat of a letdown.
TheBeerGod (5407) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudied gold with a tall white head. Nose is fruity (melon and lemon) and yeasty with lots of wheat and light spice. Thereís some cardomom, coriander, and clove. Taste is wheat, grains, light spice (coriander and cardomom), and a bit of citrus. Thereís an obvious Belgian yeast flavor throughout this. Body is light and refreshing. A thirst quencher even in January. Finishes with more grains, light spices, light lemon, and yeast. Some candyish notes at times during the finish. A really nice witbier, nonetheless.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Banana esters in the aroma with a slight earthy funk and a bit of clove. Very pale yellow with cloudy parts and clear parts and a thinning white head. Sweet candy-like flavor with bits of spice. Finish is a bit abrupt. Watery texture, but a little sweet, almost cloying but not too bad.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes of orange peels and hay. Full, rich taste that is light on the tongue. A pretty decent white ale.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw yellow body under a thick white head - great lacing! Full, rich aroma: yeast, bit of phenols, damp hay, and a central malt sweetness. Light fluffy mouthfeel, sort of like eating egg nog foam. Sweet wheat malt, lemon peel and light coriander in the flavor. Very light and delicate.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 341ml Appearance: hazy pale yellow with thin white head . Aroma: floral, fruity. Flavor: citrus (sweet oranges), spices.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy straw color with a nice white head. The taste is rather bland with some spices present, but a watery taste. This is drinkable, but not a good wit beer.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy yellow-off-white with a thick frothing head. The aroma is all spices with a touch of lactic acid. Body is really lacking with none of the fullness that the originals of the style carry-out. The spicing is rather...well...over the top? Way too much of everything. Remember, if you can pick it out, your using too much. Refreshing and a descent beer but not a true to style wit.