muzzlehatch (4669) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Woodmans in Beloit, WI. Golden body, slightly hazy, little head...light lemon-sour nose with little spice or malt evident...sour fairly full body, touch citrusy, no yeasty character apparent...bland watery finish.
luttonm (4529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz in Chicago. Banana íruntsí candy, for sure. Big artificial sweet banana, wheat. Spritely and warm, pretty off-putting flavor.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2008
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
One of the worst drainpours I’ve ever experienced. Fizzy pour of a liquid that is reminiscent of urine. Fake Tang-like orange aroma. Watery, fake orange flavor. Almost like a alka-seltzer.
patrick767 (4001) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours clear yellow with a thin head and smells of oranges. The light, sweet flavor has a fair amount of citrus. Itís a little too watery, even for what is typically a light style. Overall itís alright but quite unimpressive.
rondphoto (3988) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow...quite surprising in itís lack of....everything. Dark golden with little head and lace. The flavor is light orange and malt with no bittering. Very plain and very boring. I hoped for better.
thegreenrooster (3980) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a nice orange/yellow. Thatís where all things good with this one end. Aroma is horrible, very gasoline like. Flavor is oranges and not in a good way. Kinda like orange soda, very artificial tasting. Not good.
Frank (3978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
The label of this says "malt beverage with natural flavors." I am not sure if that is the same thing as a really, really awful take on a Belgian pale but thatís basically what this is. It pours cloudy pale and headless, kind of generally gross and lifeless looking, and smells like apple Jolly Ranchers and Juicy Fruity gum. This beer is something of a paradox too in that it some how combines the worst aspects of being oily and flat w/ being watery and having, sharp prickly carbonation. I am not sure Iíd ever see a take on a Belgian style worse than Blue Moon but I will be damned if this isnít a remarkably heinous drinking experience on par w/ any level of horribleness the beer brewing world has to offer.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with a medium quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of yeast, orange peel, light coriander, corn and light bubblegum. Taste of yeast, sweet malt, orange and bubblegum. A touch watery but finishes crisp, sort of seems something like a cross between a hefe and a wit bier.
theisti (3857) - Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Bottle. Fairly hazy on the pour. A bit of citrus, not terribly complex or full tasting for a wit bier.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, Iím trying to get through the rest of the Summer beers I have in the fridge. I have four more to go and this is one of them...
The Berghoff Solstice Wit pours a hazy, light maize color with a fizzy white crown that disappears quickly. Visible carbonation is lively. Aroma is citrusy and slightly sweet. Flavor is mostly banana and has hints of sweet orange peel and some coriander in the distance. It also has a slight yeasty tang and a very delicate hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and pretty refreshing overall. This American made Belgian Wit isnít the best around, but it is surprisingly better than many others and probably one of Berghoffís better brews...
12 oz bottle (5.0% ABV according to the label), $0.50 from Samís Wine and Spirits (on sale).