Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Yellow body with tons of cloudiness, topped by a snow white head. Recedes quickly but some lacing. Nose of wheat husks, banana, clove, oranges and spices. Flavor is actually pretty good, carrying over the promised notes with good concentration and heft. Fruity, wheaty finish on the back end. I like the way this one tastes. Light-medium bodied, appropriate for style. Finish is lengthy, banana, orange, clove and spices. Good.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Chula Vista location: Poured a glowing yellow with white tint and a thin layer of fluffy head. The nose is spiced with coriander and true aroma of a witbier. Flavor is mild and does taste a bit watered down but thatís alright since enough coriander and spicy Belgian influenced yeast allow for a very drinkable beer.
toml219 (202) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into glass. Pours a clody yellow with nice citrus and wheat aroma and taste. A good average wit beer. May not buy the bottle again buy whould have it on tap if available.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, hints of coriander. Pours a hazy yellow with a quickly disappearing white head and minimal lacing. The taste follows the nose. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, drinkable and refreshing but nothing special.
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spjensen (86) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BJís nothing too special. Taste almost exactly like a blue moon. Honestly nothing to special
SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Poured a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit and spice. Taste is a citrus and strong wheat.
Bule (514) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at BJs. Pours a cloudy golden color without much head. Not too much flavor and a watery finish to it.
48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Cloudy straw colored pour. Nose of grain, cloves, and oranges. Taste follows the nose with fresh citrus. Pretty damn tasty on a super hot day like this one.
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The summer seasonal. The only thing that I truly enjoy about reviewing a wheat or Witbier is talking about how much I dislike it. Iím hoping this beer will live up to my expectations. After all, I paid $2.25 for a 5 ounce taster. Eh... I take the bad with the good. Lately most beers Iíve reviewed are either really good or really bad. The divide is widening.
This is a wit. Itís pale, slightly hazy yellow in color with a, well, practically nonexistent head. Whatís there is mostly just a collection of bubbles that has risen to the surface, which quickly bursts away into nothingness, leaving just enough room behind atop the beer for the overabundance of carbonation to rise to the surface and take its place. Can you tell that Iím doing as much as I can to review this beer without drinking it?
Cloves... mostly cloves. Banana is light, wheat is detectable, and yeast is effective, but leaves behind no noticeable unpleasant yeasty character... at least in the nose. By the way, the buffalo wontons here are freaking perfect. Slightly dry, it reminds me much of a champagne. Ick. Still, not as icky as it could be. Okay, John, try not to write so biased-ly. (Chuckling to myself.) Hmm... is that a whicper of malty sweetness somewhere in there? Possibly some bath soap crafted in some moutain spring (the kind they make for men, not for women).
Okay. Now for the drink.
Light cloves control the intake as the beer enters the mouth and defines what you experience about the beer from here on out. Fortunately, the beer is light enough on the palate and mouth that the cloves donít add to any other uncomfortable, resulting Wit characteristics. Itís very light for a Wit overall, especially on the palate, which actually allows you to enjoy (oh, gosh, do I dare say that?) the graininess that usually gets overshadowed by Wit-stlye yeast strains. The things about Wits, here, are actually not present. Sure, nothing too enjoyable is left behind, either, but at least all of the nastiness of your stereotypical Wit isnít present.
So... where are we in this review? Iíve decided that itís not as bad as I expected. Itís not offensive. Although not visually attractive, its inoffensiveness makes up for that. Itís soft. Imagine a lemon squeezed into a silk sheet, which was then used to dry off a recently shampooed dog, and then shoved into your mouth like a gag. This is the experience. I wonít dare try to expand upon that. Still, not as bad as most Wits! (Chuckle.)
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap it has a light yellow color in the glass. There is a spicy aroma with some citrus and lemon zest. The taste has more citrus come through especially lemon. Small bitterness in the end with a good finish.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at brewpub, pours a light cloudy yellow color with aromas of banana peels, corriander, and some light orange. Flavors follow suit with a touch of vanilla. Decent wit beer overall.