Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a very hazy straw pale yellow with a small white head and some residual lace. The aroma shows typical wheat characteristics and some minor spice notes. The flavor is sweeter than most wheats with the banana showing more than the clove, but additionally provides some spice that compliment the ale nicely. The palate is rich with well suspended sediment. Overall, I like it.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, slightly lighter then lemon juice yellow in color, white cap lasting for a brief stay before tapering to a thin collar, not much in the realm of lacing sticks, drippings mostly running down to join the collar.
Aroma has a nice light clove spice enactment over a pleasing banana wheat bread sweetness and some of the usual witbier yeast.
Flavors are crisp and clean, not to much dancing on the tongue though, very calm, smooth, and tame. Which is actually kinda nice in that regard, but still lacks some omff. Wheat malt makes up a good portion of the taste keeping a fairly decent body. Light banana, even lighter lemon bits, clove is tame but present, more so midway to finish. Solid in smoothness but less so in a bit of its actual flavor character.
Feel is smooth and calming for a Wit, a bit out of character, but nice non-the-less, lighter bodied, crisp, malty, picks up a bunch towards the finish but nothing lasts. Creamed wheat leftovers on the palate with tiny smidges of the clove for the finish.
Super drinkable; quite smooth, and quite lovely in that respect too; one thing I’ve always found hard to like about Wit’s is the drinkability. This is opposite of that impression, as this is quenchable for sure. A bit odd that it’s a Winter seasonal cuz this would make for a great summer brew; and that’s no foolin’. For me; a hard rating to put numbers to. It seemingly could be better, but I like it alot, which I think the numbers might not show.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow lemon color with bright white head. Wheaty nose with some banana and citrua. Creamy mouthfeel with a lingering off dry finish. Flavors of citrus, wheat, yeast, slight citrus and mild spice. Quite good!
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thanks to MrFacto for this gift. a cludy lemon color... citrus, tangerine, spice aroma... tart belgium flavors... very nice... bubbly and fun
Indra (2625) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, spicy aroma, plenty of juicy orange peel and lemon, along with lighter notes of coriander, clove, banana, wheat malt and floral sweetness. Solidly cloudy, opaque medium-dark yellow color (sediment poured) with a slight, fine head. Flavor profile is sweet, citric, spicy and full of yeast esters, finish is tart and refreshing with a light amount of hop flavor and lingering bitterness. Palate is quenching, effervescent and befitting the style, body is fairly light. The massively fruity yeast and the accenting touch of hops make this an enjoyable Wit.
Terminus (3253) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 Eric-bottle-purchased at Woodmans in Rockford, IL-i celebrate this fine belgian wit to 2 of my long lost good girfirends from high school, which i called on the night of this rating. this beer pours lemony yellow with a nice white head and good lacing. nice uniform haze in the appearance. big lemon, corriander, banana aroma-like a german hefe and a wit mix. the flavors represent more banana than corriander with a tint of lemon. light body and soft carbonation true to the style. long lemon finish. awesome wit in my book
keith-Light color with a thin white head. Citrus aroma with spice. Somewhat hazy but not a lot of floaters in the glass. Very sweet and somewhat tart with a combo of spice, fruit, and strong yeast. Sip and enjoy. rating 3.2
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicey, wheaty, citrusy aroma. Hazy yellow color with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Wheaty citrusy taste. I dunno, never really got in to this one. A weak offering.
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a cloudy pale dingy yellow/tan. Very slight white head that can only maintain spotty lacing. Aromas are some of the spicy fruity Belgian notes along with yeast and a little light citurs. Flavors are plenty of the above spiciness and yeast, somwehat bitter with quite lively carbonation. Feel is a bit thin and the aftertaste is quick and mildly woody. Thanks to MrFacto
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy, yellow, orange color with a small white head and left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, light spices, some yeast, and barnyard as well. Taste did not live up to the aroma, as I found the citrus and spices were much more muddled than was evident in the aroma. Mouthfeel was average, this is really just an average beer, nothing to "wow" you.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured yellow with a small head. Aromas of lemon, spice, and slightly musty/barn yard. Flavor continues with some lemon slightly sour and tangy, some spice. Light bodied and dry. Not knowing what tstyle this was when I drank it I was a little suprised but not bad as I drank it.