LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lemon, wheat, nutmeg, spice, and some grainy flavors. very very decent but too thin and too weak for any recognizable difference
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Witbiers are not a favorite. This didn’t stink, however. Poured a clear, pale yellow with a small white head. Citrus, spice, grain in the nose. Thin, gentle carbonation. Crisp flavor with the blend of fruit and spice.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow color with a medium head. A little wheat and orange in the aroma with a typical yeasty spice. Slightly soured wheat taste. Very dry and yeast-laden finish.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft serving at brewpub. Pours a pale yellow with a small head. Aroma is very mild wheat and barely detectable citrus and spices. Taste is below average generic wheat. Very generic wheat beer flavor. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for a wheat. Not anything I would like to drink on a regular basis.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice looking wheat. Aroma offers coriander but not a lot more. First sip features a little zing on the back of the throat but that lasts for only a couple of sips. It settles on the tip of the tongue. Overall it is a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is full of clove and spices. Sweet citrus fruit is also easily noticeable. An interesting and unique wheat.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Yellow pour with faint whit head. Light wheat nose with a hint of yeast. Thick wheat body with a smooth easy finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy rich yellow. Bright withe frothy head. Hints of sour yeast on the nose with light notes of orange and coriander. Lively carbonation. Very uneventful flavor profile: some bananas, spicy and dry yeastiness, lemongrass. Unspectacular but inoffensive.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date, but from the case box that it came in, I learn this is the bottled version of the new April 2007 recipe, sampled at cellar temperature in a pint glass, first without, then with the recommended slice of orange.
Poured a cloudy pale orangey, yellowish golden with a large frothy, foamy white head that slowly dissipates into a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of laced sticking. When I added the half slice of orange, this witbier acquires an even more orangey character.
Without the orange slice, had fruity, wheat malty aroma, lightly spicy, clove and coriander, slight herbal, with orange slice, wheat bready, orange fruity, spicy with a more pronounced clove, a light coriander, and the herbs are cut a bit.
Good, steady carbonation and a crisp, dry, silky smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Without the orange slice, tart yeastiness, fruity wheat malts, lightly clove and coriander spiciness, a touch of hop spiciness, with orange slice, the yeast loses a little tartness while becoming earthy, the wheat malts dry out, become biscuity, the clove and coriander are more of a feature in the taste, a peppery spiciness, and dry, yeasty, bicuity, spicy finish. I prefer this with the half slice of orange, becomes a truer witbier when added, improves the taste.
Last spring when I took a vacation to Belgium and the Netherlands, I had plenty of witbier’s served to me with slice(s) of orange, plus at some of the better brewpubs I’ve been to, this practice was done there too, so I don’t feel it is a "crime" or "beer geek sin" to add a little orange to your witbier, especially when that is the brewer’s design and intent.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is cloves and banana with some spice in there. Flavor is very spicy and corriander with notes of clove and lemon. A pretty good hefe/wit and prob one of the best from this brewer.
EithCubes (4406) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma of heavy wheat with grain and honey. Lesser notes of lemon and spice, but not coriander - nutmeg? Smell of dust from the carpet. Opaque cloudy lemon color with a short white head. Bitter clove much stronger in the mouth, and yes, reminds of nutmeg. Generic wit notes. Medium body with a touch of prickling, smooth yeasty aftertaste. Decent, but I can’t get behind this combination of flavors.