Koelschtrinker (12036) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gewürzig-ausbalancierter Antrunk, frisch, leicht hefig, kein bisschen säuerlich. Im Mittelteil leicht malzig werdend, würziger und malziger, weiter frisch aufgrund der Hefe und gewürzig. Ausgewogen, im Abgang vielleicht etwas zu süß. Minimal bitter. 7/9/9/9/12/9
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy golden color, medium white cocoa-cola head. Aroma of white pepper and straw, slight lemon peel. Taste is lemonade and soda. Not bad.
gunnar (6128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours cloudy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and coriander. Taste is fruity, smooth, creamy and herbal. Tasteful and good beer.
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy slightly pale gold with a white head that dissipated completely. Aroma has a sweet wheat note with some light fruits, pears and apricots, with a bit of backing spice. Flavor was sweet with apricots and wheat with a bit of pear coming through and a growing spice note. Solid.
bigbeerlover (14) - North Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice and pungent wit aroma, head dissipates quite quickly and mouthfeel is a little light, but the finish is clean and dry as it should be, it is well made. I like this beer.
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light golden colour, white head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts, fruity, coriander, banana. Flavour is light malted, bready, floral, a bit of spices. Sweet finish.
JohnRMurdoch (3635) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Bottle from Bullit. Strong sweet spicy aroma. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Complex light spicy flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Interesting. Comes in nice bottle
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical lemon and coriander notes paired with an unexpected note of cardamom. Very light flavor with a light citrus-y-ness. Refreshing.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Mike Lovulo for sharing this bottle with me. Deep yellow pour, quite hazy. The nose is very interesting. Some soft grassy spice but there is also a danker, more herbal sort of spice component. A bit of lemon peel and tropical lemongrass as well. Pronounced wheaty character, but I’ve never tasted anything like this. Herbal and almost musky with some other sort of heavy spice over the top. A bit of buckwheat flavour toward the finish. Damn - this is good stuff.
authenticmead (65) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours rusty gold with a white head that falls quickly. Fairly bright, low sedimentation.
Nose: Lemon zest, coriander, lavender and rose.
Palate: Medium body, prickly carbonation. Spicy, slightly tart, Coriander, lemon zest and lavender; just like the aroma suggest. A bit oily as well. Average alcohol warmth and length.
Conclusion. This beer is an interesting Italian twist to the Belgian white beer. It’s a great beer for any time of the year really. If you’re looking for something a bit different and to surprise your friends, this is a good choice. Whoever hears about Italian white ales?