esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours golden hazy, almost no head, some white lacings. Smells of coriander and orange peel, yeast and light wheat. Taste is lightly wheaty, light sweet, quite refreshing and fruity. Some citrus on there as well. Very light bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft to flat carbonation, watery texture. Suited for a hot day, the aroma blend is quite nice. A good wit indeed, but there are better ones out there
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle. Golden yellow colour. Cloudy. Small white fine-laced head that falls down. Fairly moderate carbonation level. A very delicate aroma. Very enjoyable. Peppery fruity nose. Soft wheaty flavours with a hint of chamomile. An excellent witbier that should work greatly with food.
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal i møte med bryggeren selv, Teo Musso. Meget velduftende og lettdrilkelig, et supert sommerøl. " duften av Middelhavet" var målet med dette ølet iflg TM.
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and waxed bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Slightly hazy pale golden colour, large white head. The aroma is distinctly spicy and rather yeasty, notes of coriander, hay and citrus. Fairly light bodied. The flavour is medium dry and refreshing with notes of coriander (less prominent citrus), short finish. A decent enough witbier - but is it that much better than other witbiers to make the higher price acceptable?
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange and cloudy, with a not insignificant amount of sediment. The subdued aroma hints at herbs and fresh cut grass. But on the palate, this is much quite fruity, apricot surely, lemony even. Whatever herbs may be here adds only the merest overtone, not enough to earn a "spicy" label, but rather "seasoned" ... IMHO. Nice little refreshing quaff. (#4602, 5/23/2012)
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Slightly cloudy yellowy amber, thin white head. Lovely perfumed, juicy nose - yeah big bergamot, nice hint of juniper, really fresh, some lemony hops, some ginger, pot pourri! Nice juicy front, slighty sweet malts but well balanced with a perfumed characteristic and a chalky dryness, slight tannins too. Not very "wit"-y, but easily my favourite Baladin beer so far.
cs2501x (12) - - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy wheat / white beer - lots of apricot. Very similar to Upland Wheat, or Hitachino white.
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On big bottle from Vinmonpolet Stovner
Golden cloudy color, a little bit of foam
Good aroma intensity of citrus
Medium body & complexity
Long lingering aftertaste
Very enjoyable, and good for this style!
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 0.75l bottle @ Beer Enthusiast release party. This one pours a heavy hazy almost muddy straw-golden body with a small quickly sidesticking off-white head. Really spicy on the aroma! Tons of coriander seeds, herbal grass and lots of sweetish wheat. Not bad - but extreme. It has a strange texture; oily but really fluffy? And, it has a nice average carbonation level. Strong on the flavors also, tons of coriander seeds, a bit yeasty with melon zest and it ends quite dry-ish in the mouth. A intense and quite special wit. Not bad. 23.04.2012
Foffern (1494) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Beer Enthusiast Release Tasting, Bergen. Is unclear and a bit surprisingly dark straw color, and has almost no head. Have a wonderful spicy aroma of coriander, belgian yeast, sweet fruit, and some perfume towards alcohol. Good spiced and sweet flavours also, along with sweet fruit, melon, and a little bit of sweet berries that reminds me of cloudberries. Soft mouth feel and very low bitterness. A surprisingly sweet beer (almost on the edge), but nice spice notes along the way.