bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl fliptop, thanks Allen! -
Ominously cloudy and yet watery pour. Wheat, old orange zest, undefined clove-like and kitchen spices. Some starch coming from musty honey blossom, rather sweet and sticky - did not pick up on any sourness. - -
Really wanted to enjoy this one after a first awfully misguided brew from BFM who are supposedly great at what they do, but remind me of some Walloon breweries who cannot brew a batch without adding some sort of sugar or spice. Is it the Romandie-Wallonie connection and their preference for everything that slithers, spices and goblins? I can see that there is a concept and a fair amount of brewing expertise to this and do appreciate experimentation within reason. But as I would object to a 3-star Michelin chef presenting me with a moleculary pureed steak&frites, I find this an unnecessarily exotically spiced & amped up concoction and a bit of a shame to tamper the beautifully light and simple recipe of a Belgian Wit into oblivion like this. To be fair, the Ms did not dislike this as much, so I guess there is some hope. Really curious what they did to innocent Oud Bruin and Saison now...
Arve_Christian (4301) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Drinks of the world, Zürich.
Pale golden hazy color, good foam.
High intensity fruity and floral aromas- citrus.
Medium body & complexity.
Some sourness & bitterness- well balanced.
Bierkrug (2130) - - OCT 1, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml bottle in Geneva, Switzerland. Pours an unclear yellow with no head at all. Sour citrus aroma. A bad vinegar taste. Fruits & honey are hiding. Acid like flavor & watery body! Pretty nasty stuff. No pleasure with this one at all.
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle as a gift, thanks Balazs!
Poured murky yellow with a small creamy white head. Sourish, lambic style brett aroma with barnyard, lemon peel, vinegar, spicies. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel with a sourish character but not as acetic as expected according to the aroma. Light vinegar, citrusses, cinnamon, lemon peel. Interesting one.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw color under a faint but lasting oily head. Wonderful nose of sour apple, clove and balsamic vinegar. Complex opening with sweet apple vinegar and clove, finishing with a wheaty tartness, extremely thirst quenching. Palate is soft and medium fill, stay with you. Great stuff and love the mixing of an almost Flemish red and a wheat beer.
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a small head.
Nose shows acidic funky notes, doughy wheat, lemon and orange peel.
Very refreshing flavours, with some sourness, a bit of wheat and lemon.
Well-suited high carbonation and light body.
Very refreshing stuff.
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow - kind of like lemon juice - with a small pale head. Aroma is rhubarb, peach, vinegar, daisies. Taste is apple cider vinegar, lemon peel, cloves, sour plum, grape skins. Light bodied, slightly tart on the palate, good balance of sweet and sour with a short crisp finish.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a gray dirty blond with no head. The nose has tart green apple, and plum. Has a lite body. The taste starts with a crisp lite cider with hints of plum and finishes with apple. The crispness reminds me of a saison. Very lite an refreshing would be amazing on a hot summer day.
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Travlr (18649) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, large thick white head. Aroma of sour banana and grapefruit. Taste has rising bread dough, citrus, clove. Decent.
canicule (90) - IRELAND - OCT 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle with a huge clump of yeast at the bottom. Pours hazy orange-yellow with white head. Huge sharp sour aroma, citrus and yeast/barnyard smell. Fizzy and sharp in the mouth, with a big punch of lemons, vinegar and bitter hops which gave, for me, an off-putting finish. Not your average witbier, but ultimately an incongrous mix.