Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. Dug out from ChrisO’s dusty cellar. It pours cloudy golden - orange with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, orange, peach, tinned nectarine, wet leaves and light spice. The taste is crisp, tart fruits, sweet peach, apricot, nectarine, earth, sherbet, light floral and dough. Medium body and fine carbonation. Past its prime, but I still kind of enjoyed it.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Dusty bottle from the Chris O archives. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is smooth, light and dry. Modest fine carbonation. Tangy dried fruits. Floralness that is a little bit soapy. Light dry finish. Much like me at this point in proceedings, this beer is knackered.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow, nose is yeasty, citrus, taste is fizzy, wheaty, not bad.
MalcolmTucker (852) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Jocktoberfest. Cloudy and wheaty. Restrained flavour without much seet banana/bubblegum evident.
BlackHaddock (4994) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb 2008: A Scottish Wheat Beer, whatever next?
This is a bottle conditioned beer, so I decided to pour it into two glasses. The plan being to see half the beer without sediment and the other with. I have two thistle shaped Gordon glasses and as this is a Scottish beer, choose those to use.
What I got was two completely different looking beers from the one bottle, both had wonderfully full white heads which hung around for a good while. The second glass was obviously very cloudy because of the sediment. The first glass having a golden clear hue to it, no mistiness or cloudiness to be seen.
The aroma was more pronounced in the second glass, the wheat clearly wiff-able compared to the aroma from the first pour. Spicey and citrus flavours abound in the nose too. Yeast aromas were also present in both glasses.
This was like reviewing two beers at the same time and was getting to be really fun, the cloudy half was more tastey but not so good on the eyes, and my taste buds are connected to my eyes some how. Everything a good Witbier should be, tart, refreshing and interesting. According to the label, coriander and oranges are used in the brewing process, which will account for the flavours and aromas I found.
I have had many Witbiers when visiting Belgium and have already reviewed a few on this site. This was as good as any I’ve had on my travels. My mother always has whatever Witbier is on tap when she is in Belgium and I would have no hesitation in giving one of these to her and knowing she would enjoy it and never guess it came fron Scotland not Belgium.
JohnRMurdoch (3852) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Cask @ The Bow Bar. Cloudy anaemic pale golden yellow colour, not much head. Resin biscuit aroma. Mild banana resin flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. More a wheat ale than a Belgian Wit.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Jocktoberfest at the Black Isle Brewery. Pours a cloudy blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma and flavours of banana, cloves and lemon. I didn’t get coriander but I’m not a fan of coriander in beer as a rule. Some caramel flavours also. Light carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Not bad.
imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml from Abbey Fine Ales, Melrose, Scottish Borders. Cloudy yellow with white head. Quite fizzed despite claiming to be bottle conditioned. Sweet, candy sugar, pear and melon notes, but all pretty sweet. Not for me, though it was drunk whilst cooking a barbie.
AshtonMcCobb (4076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Cloudy, golden and with some head. The nose has wheat, tomato stocks and green peppers. The taste is of banana, peach and fudge. The palate has a solid structure, the mid-palate is sweet and textured and it is fairly clean on the end.
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 slightly darker and hazier than hoegarden but smells just like it
lots of orange, bananas and coriander
med/thin body and slightly fizzy
taste is very different from hoegarden. has a spicy and green pepper notes that are in front of the coriander and orange flavours. a wheat beer w/ an ale background
slight sulfur finish.
i really like this, though it’s hard to judge it based on typical wheat beers