PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A unique beer, slightly sweet, opaque yellow, pleasing.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Sweeter than other wits, the coriander is not as strong in Zon, so the flavors seem to balance the citrus sweet with the yeast taste better. It’s almost expected to lack complexity, but it’s a perfect beer to go with a light summer meal.
Rerate, 2004 version - seems to have lost some spark... more dull and boring now, lacking the fruit punch of previous batches. Really sad to see this one go downhill like the wheat.
2007 version rocks. Numbers back up again.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 A very odd beer. Had this one a few months ago but had several, so I remember. Very spicy and orangey; seems more like something you'd sip in the early Fall. In fact, there is more bitterness from the orange than from the hops. Has a sort of leafy, tea-like taste that isn't very appealing.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unfiltered golden with healthy white head. Coriander and a light orange aroma, quite fragrant. Flavor is light, slightly sweet and some sourness, but not much to it.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely beautiful wit. I had been avoiding this ever since I tried Hoeggarden. IMHO much less watery and a more pronounced citrus flavor. Excellent interpretation.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely top 3 American Wits in my good sized Wit book, along with Victory and Stone City. I agree with AustinPowers that this is very similar to Victory’s offering; super dry finish, but I don’t find it acidic. Nicely spiced. Great body for a Wit...fits style as well as any. A little less bold that some of my all time favorite wits, but not by alot. A winner sent to me by PhilyBeer2112. Thanks, Dan!
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy yellow. Not much of a head. Nose of oranges, banana, coriander and others. Typical wit aroma. Light bodied, lush feel with oranges and coriander dominating with perfumy hints waving in and out. Nice yeasty presence to provide a bit of dryness and slight sourness to cut through some of the sweetness. A well made wit but never a style that has lit a fire under my ass.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imagine a bottle conditioned beer from KC! The brewer is a belgian and produces many fine beers. This one is very refreshing and flavorful... to bad it’s not available in NJ.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was skeptical at first. But I would definetly give this a thumbs up as Witbiers go.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very refreshing. citrusy flavors. seemed fairly well balanced.