Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, insipid yellow appearance. The aroma is somewhat faint, with light hints of wheat and spice. Full, flavourful palate, though, rich with coriander. There are lean, but prominent pale malts backing up the spicecapade, and a hint of acidity in the finish to throw you for a loop and bring everything together at the same time. Cool.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a white head. Color is cloudy orange. Aroma is cloves, banana. Taste- cloves, banana, nice creamy taste & feel. A good occasional beer.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw color with a white head. Extremely heavy on the coriander aromas. A bit of sweet apple, some orange peel, and lots of bread and wheat. Strong lemon zest aroma and tartness. Intense coriander flavor with a bit of a lemon zest tartness. Some bread, wheat, and straw notes. Just a light orange peel flavor. Kind of watery, too.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bristol. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head and lined lacing. Banana and heavy wheat malt (hay, straw), yeast (dough) aroma. Sour malt wheat, banana and corriander flavor with lightly bitter hop notes. Light bodied and fizzy palate, finishing.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden yellow with a small, diminishing white head. Aromas of yeast, wheat, and spice. Palate was light biodied and crisp yet smooth. Flavors of citrus, grassy hops, and a bit of spice with a crisp, dry lingering finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Bottle named Bristol Wit. Same abv as this release, so it appears it is a re-release. Cloudy yellow appearance with a white head. A bit spicy, somewhat citrusy, wheat malty aroma. Quite easy drinking, sweet wheat malty, a little peppery spicy, somewhat orange citrusy, light coriander, delicious flavor. Really a nice, easy drinking witbier. Tasted next to Funkwerks White 2012 and Epic Wit and this was the best.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a white dissipating head. Smells of oranges, sugar and hints of coriander. tastes of oranges, grass and watery. Some spicy notes on the finish.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of sausage (fennel, oregano, meat), lemon juice, soap, gum, coriander.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Bland and there are some rather odd things in the nose, but all in all it’s not horrible.
arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy yellow with white head, lacing well. Aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, hints of grain, vanilla, slight fruit notes, some pear and peach. Taste is milky yeast, some fruit, lemon, touch of grass, earth, some vanilla, biscuit, bread, finishing fairly sweet, slightly thick.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 9/29/2012. This witbier pours a very light straw gold color from a 220z bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is wheat, citrus, yeast, and spices. A light to medium bodied wit. The malts are wheaty and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Touch of lemon and some additional orange citrus. Some coriander and pepper as well. Nice flavors. Nice carbonation. A touch grassy. Very easy drinking wit. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.