DiarmaidBHK (3558) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tyler’s taproom Raleigh. Pouts orange and muddled with a thin head that disappears quickly. Nice orange aroma. A tad sweet on the tongue but that’s just the orange coming through. Finishes clean. A real easy drinker that hides it alcohol well. Certainly the best Big Boss I’ve tried so far.
kassner (1373) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice on Tap at the Marriott downtown. Like a session beer but clearly Belgian oily sweet, hints of spice, slightly cloudy light amber with no head but pleasant odor.
OldGrowth (2755) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint @ Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet & sour, spice too. Yeasty, seltzer kind of sharpness , little corniness about it, hints of orange and/or grapefruit. Touch of haze, golden yellow, cleared as it sat. Ok head, minor to no lace. Bittersweet flavor still a yeasty streak, banana kicks in, though I’m still getting some corn about it. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish, Little rough around the finish. Tasty, though I wasn’t diggin the corn I got out of aroma, didn’t effect flavor as much. Didn’t stand out for me.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tylers in Durham. Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Great notes of sweet wheat. Aroma is quite good as well. Tastes of cotton candy. Finishes with a great sweet taste, yet not to sugary.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #1800, growler, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of wilkie. Thanks, Chris! Fittingly enough, this was my final rating of the weekend. Pours a hazy, golden-orange hue; white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of cloves, bananas, and breadiness in the aroma; solid witte nose. Lively carbonation; medium mouthfeel: lots of bananas, caramelized sugar, and cloves, with some warming alcohol / roughness coming through; some astringency. Medium finish: bananas, brown sugar, and toasted malts.
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at Milltown. Pours a soft yellow gold with a one finger white head. Doesn’t look like a Belgian White, filtered maybe? The nose is a little sweet, some citrus, alcohol, a little bit of wheat and yeast imprint. Not as big as I would like it to be. The flavor is similar, a little warm, some orange, sweet, not much yeast or wheat flavor. Tastey.
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow... awesome beer. Also had this at the brewpub, with Ryan and Chris, while playing photohunt. We didn’t know you could get the adult version until we were done. Bogus.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at woodys in downtown raleigh--a while ago...found this on a machine washed receipt) Pours golden, hazy, with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, with citrus and spice, orange peel? lemon? Flavor is earthy, yeasty, and a little pepper in malt. Slight alcohol in aftertaste, but not too much.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Turdferguson. Thanks Sam! This was surprising for a double wit. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin lasting head- but lower carbonation that it should have since it was a growler. Aroma is actually very similar to a saison- im curious as to what yeast strain they used. Lots of spicy phenolics, pepper, dandelion tea, orange and lemon in the very background. More green pepper flavor, lgith doughy yeast, cream of wheat, light phenols, some vanilla and a whispy doughy finihs. Nice double white for sure, but I wanna say if they used some kind of saison yeast, this falls more into a saison than a double wit. Would be interested to try fresh on tap with a high carbonation.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow-gold color with a minimal head. Aroma is big, sweet, & spicy - lots of orange peel, coriander, and assorted spices. Flavor is sweet with citrus, banana, pepper, wheat, and earthy spice. Nice tingle as it goes down. Unique - I would put this one above Southampton’s Double White