aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I too see similarities with the BlueMoon, but pours and taste too like a Hefeweizen without as much cloudiness. I agree with much of the commericial description, no surprises...though not refreshing!
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Similar to Blue Moon with a lot more spice kick. The coriander is much more pronounced. Not a bad brew at all.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy-yellow, little head despite my usual aggressive pour. Something was really botched in the taste. Okay, okay, I get the usual dry wheatiness. I get the orange peel and coriander mentioned in the commercial description, and this stuff was all good. But what's with the metallic taste that I keep getting, no matter how hard I try not to? It ruined the beer for me.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
White/belgian-style beers are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles. This one is no exception. One of the better ones I have tried.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wheat-musky, pineapple juice aroma. This beer is in a predicament -- wits are a summer beer, but this definitely improves when you take the ice-cold edge off of it. Though not enough to make me buy it again. Lightly sweet. An odd bitterness to the brew -- maybe like aspirin, or the white part of the orange peel or when you put your tongue directly on a little pile of nutmeg or cinnamon (though it didn't taste like those spices.) Clingy white head, mashed banana colored hazy beer with bb-sized coagulated yeast bits. Finish was just off -- bitter with whiffs of bandaid. And who thought up that label, hmm? Could it be...?
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Murky yellow, with little head. Aroma was slightly phenolic with some citrus and yeast. Flavor wasn't very appealing to me--coriander, a little wheatiness, but the finish was bad....phenolic yet again, a little spicy, left a sinful bitterness on the back of the tongue. No thanks.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn't a bad Wit. Pours a light gold color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is nicely hopped with some citrus and spice thrown in as well. Light and crisp with flavors of citrus, clove, hops and other spices. The finish is somewhat wheaty and spicy. Overall a refreshing and crisp (if a little mundane) Wit.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
woah -- oxidized saaz are the welcome wagon. oh no. white foam, pale head -- very little curacao in the nose. there isa a roastiness that isnt unpleasant to the coriander. a bit hoppy for the style. hmm maybe those aren't hops but overboiled orange rind? maybe. If thats the case then you can get the neroli nose without the bitter by expressing the rind in cool water and then tossing the rind. ok - the off aromas have gone away but the alkaloidal bitterness is stll here. nice but flawed. i want more fruit and tempered bitter with more orange and lemon notes. yeah i'm picky -- i like this style.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like pear juice. Murky, very light yellow brew. Small, creamy, white head.
The nose holds citrus fruit, pepper, coriander and cilantro. Mandarin oranges and cinnamon as well.
Perfectly balanced, but a bit thin. Good, spicy flavor up front. Astringent and moderately bitter on the backside.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Short, crisp, clean finish.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Wonderful hoppy, yeasty aroma. Hazy orange hue. Nicely spiced, orange flavor stands out. Dry in the aftertaste. Quite refreshing. Another good job by Avery.