bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle Batch 1. Consumed in a BLVD Smokestack Series glass. Color was somewhat yellow orange that was sort of hazy. Poured with a nice head that partially dissipated. Lots of carbonation that lasted the entire time the beverage was consumed. The first thing noticeable was the tartness of the beer. However, in no way does that take away from this gem. Coriander is noticeable and there are hints of citrus and wheat. Medium light body. Once again, the Smokestack Series does not disappoint. This beer is incredibly enjoyable. Not like other wit beers that I have had, but I would choose this over Allagash White or Hoegaarden any day.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The sole reason I bought this beer when i saw it is that it was ’born in’ Kansas City, just like I was. Pours a beautiful hazy blonde with a lovely coriander-orange-lavender nose. On the tongue, delicate feathers of malt hit the palate with a nice balance between the malt, sour, spice, and floral components. I’m glad i saved this one for autumn; the ’double’ strength of this beer pushes it firmly from summer into autumn. A beautiful beer, i hope to get to have it in the future.
kcdrew (5) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love how the 2011 version wasn’t as sweet, it balanced it out a bit more.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful light orange pour with a citrus and spice filled nose. Flavor was clean and refreshing with a nice white head. Felt very nice on the palate and had a very nice balance. (not too sweet, sour, bitter, etc). a great witbier.
scrob (53) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy yellowish color with a white head. Aroma is wheat, coriander, lemon, banana. Flavor is tart and lemony with lots of yeast, wheat, spices and some funky notes as well. A nice beer.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy appearance but not as hazy as some Witbiers. The appearance is also pale yellow with a big yellowish white head. Nose is a light Belgian wheat smell with notes of lemon zestiness, black pepper, corriander, cardamom, and cloves. Lemon citrusy flavor to begin following through with a light and not too yeasty of a white beer body. Spicy flavor again with hints of cardamom, corriander, and black pepper. Somewhat sour lemon-y finish. Even though this is 8.0% ABV, the alcohol is undetectable. It’s a very spicy Belgian Witbier and makes for a very interesting and complex beer. What a marvelous beer!
freeofthoughts (634) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 2011 batch 1. Never disappointed with the Smokestack series. Pours a hazy straw yellow with lots of white foam rising and quickly dissipating. Smells mostly of wheat and some spices i can?t put a name on. It is sweet and spritzy with loads of wheat, coriander, lavender, probably much more spice than i can pick out, there is also a nice crisp clean orange citrusy tartness to it. With all the spices blended it seems like a simple wheat beer but offers a lot more. Almost like a brut champagne it?s very carbonated, mouth feel is nice. Subtle hops add a flower hay simplicity and balance the sweetness and wheat very well.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in tulip glass from 750ml bottle. Best by date 2012-1. Aroma is citrus and cardamon. I can smell the alcohol. Golden color and fairly clear. Very light crisp taste and slightly sour. Hides the alcohol taste very well. Fairly carbonated. Very sour aftertaste. I taste alot of lemon. This would be very refreshing on a hot summer day. One of the best witbiers ive had considering the 8% ABV. Excellent!
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge spicy and fruity floral bouquet on this brew. Coriander and orange is very noticeable. A touch of fresh lavender as well with some bread and yeast notes. Pours a hazy mellow orange with a nice fizzy white head that last. Amble carbonation makes this brew extremely refreshing and you savor and get exited for every sip. Intensely crisp and quite quaffable.. WOW! Flavor is classic here.. Belgium wit... Spice, orange, tartness, a tad of clove and a sharp but distant sour finish.. Another fantastic Smokestack series Beer from a GEM of a brewery!!!"
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. The wheat creates a wonderful mouthfeel, the aroma is spot on with the flavors. The balance is inviting. Great ale...