gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 Man I loved this beer! I didnít know such wheaty goodness was so close to home. Everything in this beer is imported. Made to be a Belgian witbier.
pours like fermented, or cloudy lemonade. It has a huge white froth like a summer cloud. It holds the lace like a Victoriaís Secret model.
Aroma of bread, saddle blanket, orange peel under a saddle.
The orange opens nicely as a vaporous zing. Citrus. Deelish Saaz hops. This is goddamned refreshing! Lemon grabs the palate like a flashback as the beer goes down. Yeast provides a nice sourness that just brings down the house. So perfectly balanced. This is a short story about complexity. Not clean; thereís musty, dried orange peel, vanilla extract, a chalky mouthfeel. The whole beer seems geared to make this raw wheat funkiness a good tasting experience. And it is!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured yellowish cloudy with solid chunks and a white head...smell was cloves and coriander...maybe a hint of banana...taste was like a watered down White...spices were there, just a little thin...I donít think this is a good example of a white...a good training beer maybe...
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does Avery make a bad beer? If it does, I havenít tasted it yet. This is a fine example of the style. I wish they sold a corked version.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Im going to give this pretty high marks. very clean finish, nice aroma but just a little lite.
all in all a very nice beer.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with an orange influence. Hints of peanut butter, clove, coriander and orange peel are evident in the aroma. Mild spicing, dry on the palate, with a fairly strong wheat character and a serious and unique overall flavor. Light & fluffy. Notes of coriander, orange peel, peanut brittle and butter toffee. I especially like the finish. Iím glad I revisited this fine beer and I think I may pick up a 6 Pack, which is something I rarely do. Nice job Avery.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow with a medium, bubbly, white head. Aroma yeasty with cloves and banana. Flavor is similar: Mostly cloves and banana; a small hop hit through the finish, as the banana/clove lingers. I would tend to call this a hefeweizen rather than a witbier, but thatís just me... Mouthfeel is smooth and light but just barely sticky enough that it bugs me. Nothing great here, but solid all the same.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok beer on the flavor side but it smelled like amonia and natto. Flavor had some spiceiness but hard to identify.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this wit beer, but it is a little on the lighter side, I wish it was a bit more spice, but I still enjoyed it very much.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow to white with a thick white head, yeast sediment on the bottom. Wonderful wheat aroma with a faint citrus nose. Flavor is wheat, roasted malt and yeast. Palate is medium and fizzy.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much lighter on the spices than other wits. Tastes more like a hefe at some points. Very white appearance, cloudy and bright. The flavor is again on the mild side with the spices, but with a heavy fruitiness from the yeast. Drinkable but nothing special.