Sammy (10896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An OK wheat, rating lower than this brewery’s standard. Sweet with cloves, ginger and orange from yeast. Combo winter warmer spices and wheat. Reminds me of herbal tea xmas stuff. Brought by contributing Yankee to Doug Shoemaker’s All Star Beer Tasting.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Attractive color of diluted tang. Far too gentle aroma and very spiratic. Hints of coriander, light wheat, dried apricot, clove and spice. Again, very subtle in the flavor. Tingling spicing but not enough. Notes of banana peel, peach and light wheat. Shows weiss and white style. An average American wheat but I expected more from Bell’s.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks to EddieG. Cloudy yellow
color with a small white head. Spicy wheat aroma with subtle spice and a touch of citrus. Flavor was much more subdued than many wits. Wheat, coriander, grapefruit are the dominant
flavors. Very refreshing. Would make a better summer seasonal than winter IMO.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 This was a very disappointing brew for me. Kalamazoo makes two of my favorites, Oberon Ale and Two-Hearted, but this one was a loser. I tried to finish a bottle on two different occasions, and couldn’t force it down either time. A strong smoky taste was predominant and I just didn’t find it enjoyable.
Upon trying again, either my tastes changed or I had a bad bottle the first time. Not my favorite by any means, but tolerable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6544) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 I am a wheat beer fan with an interest in Belgian Wits - and a rather strong liking for this company so I jumped at the chance to try this offering. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this brew poured a light golden color with a small white head. The aroma was lightly wheaty and had a bit of dry spice. The flavor was reasonably strong with wheat malt, a light touch of citrus and a very nice spice presence - coriander I assume. This is a rather nice Belgian Wit and stacks up pretty well with the ones I have had from Belgium.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Buckeye Brewing: Medium sized white head on a very pale yellow that rivals Hoegaarden for it’s ghostly white color. Cloudy and fizzy. Dominant wheat malt aroma w/ orange peel, flowery coriander, banana, and bubblegum aroma w/ some light clove. flavor starts lightly tart and wheat malt, but there is a spicy orange peel flavor w/ a very light clove, and bubblegum. Light sweetness up front, but dries out in the finish & wheat malt aftertaste. Highly carbonated, smooth m/f, lighter body. One of the highlights on tap @ Buckeye’s X-mas in Belgium. Easily one of the best beers on tap along w/ all the other heavy hitters available. Estremely fresh, outstanding beer!
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little confused why a witbier would be a winter seasonal but anyway. It pours a cloud yellow. The flavor is a bit weak with some citrus mainly grapefruit and lemons. The palate is fairly weak. Decent for a hot day, not a cold one, but nothing out of this world. A good little extra here Facto, preshate yuns!
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, pale yellow. Thin and watery, with some grapefruit/citrus.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow body topped by a very foamy white head. The aroma is wheat, citrus, banana, and light clove. The flavor is nutty wheat lightly sweet. Some spicy and bitter hops kicks in late. Light body. Decent wheat but pretty plain overall.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Palmer’s. Orange vanilla scents on the first whiff. Lighter orange, hazy yellow appearance. This one tastes a little like some true Belgian whites, but not over the top. Not my favorite style by any means, but a good beer.