YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As Witbiers go, this didn’t stink. Cloudy pale yellow with a wisp of head. Wheat, orange zest, coriander, and yeast meet the nose. Thin and watery. The flavor was grassy, wheaty, and spicy.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 From Bottle
Looked hazy in the bottle and poured hazy, it did have a nice white head that lasted throughout. Aroma was very sweet. Flavor was your typical wheat beer, I really wanted to put a slice of orange in it, for some reason. It gave me a nice mouthfeel, no bitterness at all, of course. the Flavor really hit the back of my tounge. But, overall it’s still your average wheat beer, nothing special
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a nice head with average lacing. Had a strong spicy sweet aroma. Sweet clean taste with accents of allspice.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy white with plenty of clouding. The aroma is malty and spicy. The flavor seems to be dominated by the Belgian yeasts with the Hefe as a minor afterthought. Not their best beer, but then again, Bell’s worst beer is better than most brewers best.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma had a spicy smell to it. The head was small and diminishing. The flavor had a unique aftertaste that I did not really enjoy. I would much prefer a Blue Moon.
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks to Engelsmann for sharing.
Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of malts and spices.
Flavour of fruits and spices with notes of citrus.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Lemon yellow body with big, white, fading head. Aroma is cloves, coriander, banana and oranges. The flavor is light and refreshing, banana, oranges and spices. Slightly sour and lively carbonation dance on the tongue.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very Golden, little to no head, very subtle and not too bitter. Good taste and a good sipping beer.
ihopgod (12) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Eh, not one of Bells more impressive brews. I would say that is isn’t vastly superior to Blue Moon and Hooegarden (spelling?) is much better. That’s okay, it is still a Bell’s and bottle conditioned which I enjoy.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a wintry fog with muted sunshine. Nose is wheat, bread-character, and some sweet banana/fruit hints. Mouthfeel is slightly cloying and the flavor is a little thick. Yeast dominates, followed by wheat and a peppery mix of winter spice. Far from a simple, monotone brew, this is challenging (almost pungent with the yeast) and rich. A good installment in the Belgian white lline with a nice transatlantic mix of ingredients.