culchiem (2036) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My abiding memory of this beer is going into a bar in Dublin in the late 90s where there was a promotion on, first Breo free second half price, I was the only person in the place to try it. Probably 10 years ahead of its time, Hazy yellow, fruity aroma and flavour. After all that not a style I particularly like.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the Guiness attempt at a belgian type beer. It was readily available on draught in Ireland. From memory it was really good, however it never managed to get a full release anywhere outwith Dublin.
Maarten (3) - IJmuiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2004 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had this beer in Dublin on holiday in 2000. I remember I liked it. Not the white beer I’m used to (Hoegaarden, Schneider Weisse), but still a nice beer. Refreshing.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
ok, stumbled back across this on the site and remembered having this on my fall 2000 Ireland trip. I remember not thinking much of it, but my brother quite enjoyed it. Going off of memory (and a travel diary) I thought it looked fantastic, and had a pretty decent spicy aroma, but the heavy malt character threw me all off and it seemed rather unbalanced, even to my then still pretty infant beer palate (I had thought these type of beers were supposed to be a little thinner). I don’t know if it is still around (I did not see it last fall when there again) but thought I would throw my 2 cents from 3 ½ years ago in on it anyway.
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Urgh. This just isn’t compatible with my buds!
Nothing like what I expected, me being a Guinness lover, but this was trite!
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I went to Ireland, I was suprised and excited to discover that Guinness had produced a wit beer. After scouring Dublin and the surrounding countryside, I finally found this beer in the little village of wicklow. I thought the color was too dark for wit beer ... a tad close to orange. There was some hint of the trademark wit spices, but not enough to balance the overwhelming malt character. I couldn’t really taste the wheat. In the future, I’ll keep drinking my wits with Belgium labels, and leave the dark stuff to the masters at Guinness.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first tried this at a pub in Dublin. I find it quite interesting that the world’s most famous stout brewer has released a white beer. That being said it wasn’t half bad for a stout brewer.
brianbray2199 (35) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent. Fruity, and cloudy as mentioned before. Is my personal favorite next to Beamish. Available in Bray as well.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
YUM. I had this at The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar. I liked it even better than Hoegaarden, though I’m not exactly sure that that’s what they were shooting for. Awesome beer. Cloudy, fruity (a bit more than is typical for the style), refreshing, all-round wonderful. If you’re in Dublin, DON’T leave town without having one...or two, as it is a well known fact that a bird does not fly on one wing.