maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of obguthr at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. Very clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Somewhat astringent aroma with some fruit. Huge astringent flavor with some light fruit. Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery on 7/15/11. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, spicy notes and citrus. The taste is big citrus notes with some breadiness and a slight tartness. Medium bodied.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Richmond Gathering. I wanted to like this, I really did. I love wits. This wasn’t a good one. Or even a good beer unfortunately. Clear yellow, not hazy. Aroma is soapy, a bit of coriander. Flavor matches. Very light bodied. What kills this is the surprisingly high astringency. I don’t think I have ever had a wheat beer with this much astringency. Just strips the palate. Hope they can sort this one out.
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
lEmony aroma, not really coriander, a little vegetal. HazY yellow, medium head. Chlorine, lemon. off.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale clear light yellow pour with minimal fading white head. Was this filtered? A little floral, a little astringent, a little honey sweet. Tannens and a little woody. I’m not really digging this.
Itzjerm (2064) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice wit, not unique... which is what I look for. But enjoyable for sure. Not the standard cloudy. Very drinkable, enjoyable for anyone.