asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark yellow until the dregs came out--left a brown poo stain on the top--must be the orange or something. Nice white foam Aroma: very fruity with sweet malt. Orange, strawberry, lychee, corriander. Dry at first, but becoming sweet near the end. A bit tangy flavour with lots of fruity goodness including obvious orange and corriander. Refreshing hops flavours and bittering come in at the end. Medium body and slightly warming. Medium carbonation. This beer is a touch too fruty and sweet but otherwise very good.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dépanneur Le Gobelet. Deep muddy orange-brown in colour, thin off-white coloured head. The aroma was of spice, oranges, some pepper, light sourness. The flavour was heavily spiced, lots of lemon citrus sourness, yeasty, floral. Full creamy mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes lingering, slightly sour.
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 Rerated at Mondiale 09. Looked better than from the bottle, thought it was a very solid Wit and will bump up the 3.2 accordingly.
Bottle shared with jerc. Hazy dark yellow, huge white head. Nice lemon aroma. Weird honey/wheat taste. Medium syrupy mouthfeel. Taste is almost maple syrup like. Not bad, a little unbalanced but interesting and quite drinkable. Thanks jerc.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sourish wheat, and fruit. Apricot colour with a foamy little head. Taste is somewhat sour for a wit. Smooth, tart. Average.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Metro Joanette. Dark hazy golden pastel yellow body with a big fluffy white head. (3+) The head is attractive but made me worry it might be infected, thankfully the aroma and taste did not give that impression. Tart aroma of mild lemon and citrus, touch of yeasty funk. Flavour has an initial tart bite up front with an underlying sweetness and lemony notes throughout. Average palate. Not great but surprisingly quenching on a warm day.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 The Lure:
A blond-orange gown greets the eyes, topped with ample, sticky foam. Leaping coriander seeds and slightly citrusy fruitiness coexist in harmony, as wheat and spices frolick all around.
A perfect carbonation, fluffy but comfortable, sends over a very flavorful interplay of coriander, fruity yeast, leafy hops and milky sweetness. The finale is equally succulent, introducing mild herbal hop bitterness into the already very active flavor display. This is a textbook Witbier, expertly rendered.
On tap at Brouhaha.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy orange colour and a white fizzy head. The aroma is very appetizing. Big orange juice notes, citrusy and nicely sweet. Unfortuneately like many other wits, the body just doesn’t carry through with it’s promise. Spritzy and very sweet with malt - citrusy and lightly yeasty, really just not much to captivate.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur jaune foncée à la teinte laiteuse, apparence pleinement brouillée et opaque. Moyenne quantité de mousse largement diminuante laissant une fine couche sur le dessus et la paroi du verre. Arômes dominés par les épices, gingembre et coriandre allant jusqu’à la vanille, donnant ainsi un côté de dessert. Plutôt levurée en bouche, une juste quantité d’herbe vient momentanément faire distraction, aussi quelques esther apportant une touche fruitée rappelant les pêches. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince à moyenne, carbonatation fine et active, fine mi-sèche et toujours herbale. Bouteille Dep. Peluso, août 2005.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:hazy orange,no head...
Flavor:Spicy and orange,grapefruit.....
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Purchased at Depanneur Peluso, Montreal. Pours a medium, white, frothy head that dissipates quickly and a greyish-gold body. The nose of this beer is one of the finest I have ever smelled on a Wit - Passion fruit, oranges, nutmeg, green tea, pumpkin and wheat. The flavours transcend rather nicely with lemon, wheat and coriander manning the frontline while a reserve of pepper stands back and observes. I really like how this is put together. Cheers!