fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden body, thin head, wheaty, lemon/orange aroma. Citrusy malt with light notes of orange and lemon, light-bodied and refreshing. Fairly bland finish, not as spicy as I had hoped, some touches of lemon sourness add to the limited complexity.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a light-flowing, easy drinking, spicy and tasty white ale. Mild tangerine type aroma. Very cloudy, pale yellow in color. Spice in the flavor, very tingly with a zippy finish. Nice brew. Thanks to ecrvich for the sample.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a frothy, rapidly dissipating white head. The wheaty aroma is mixed with a lemon/citrus scent. First tastes are light wheat and citrus flavors, followed by spices and a bitter aftertaste. Subsequent tastes were dominated more with the spices, and not as much of the citrus flavors as I would have expected. Looked better than it tasted.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a small white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. The body was carbonated and transparent with a yellow hue. The aroma was malty, sweet and earthy. The flavor was malty and some hops and somewhat sweet tasting. The mouthfeel was tingly at the back of my throat. This was a light bodied beer with no lacing.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This wit pours with a cloudy pale yellow body topped by a thin white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet more bitter and yeasty with a slight banana note. The flavor is slightly sweet, bitter and yeasty wtih slight banana notes and a touch of lemon. Light bodied, crisp and slightly dry.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw colour with quickly disappating white head, decent lacing. Aroma is citrusy and spicy. Full bodied mouthfeel. Fairly spicy with orange peel and coriander being predominate. Lively carbonation, light and refreshing. Crisp, pleasant finish.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a thick fluffy white head. Light banana notes, light citrus and lightly yeasty. Could use a little more flavor all the way around.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle No Date. Poured a cloudy lemon drop yellow with a sizable white head that settled down quickly. Aroma is strong with yeast,clove and citrus. Body is effervescent and soft. Flavor is wheaty with notes of coriander and yeast. Although not as good as say Allagash, this is still a very good Witbier for an American brewer to churn out. Refreshing and flavorful.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light straw colored, with decent head, and turbid (I checked the label, and it is indeed unfiltered). Nice aromas of orange, coriander, and slight yeast. Tastes very creamy, slightly dry, overtones of hops, citrus, banana, and yeast. Finishes smooth, dry, with even more banana. Very complex, very good.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very pale yellow colour with a big frothy white head. Aroma is yeast and spice with a hint of malt and citrus hops underneath. Flavour starts sweet and yeasty with a citrus and spice middle and a dry acidic finish. This is the best American example of a Witbier out there. Damn good.