DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy honey with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty fruity with lemon, orange, and wheat. Medium sweetness with mild bitterness. Average carbonation with a good body for the style. The orange is refreshing.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not sure why this is getting dogged so badly but this is a pretty good beer. Pours a deeper golden. Aroma is quite spicy, reminds me of several heavily spiced Belgian examples and also Victory’s example. Some honey and sweet wort sweetness, love the grains of paradise and coriander combo in the aroma. Flavor follows, the grains of paradise adds a beautiful kick, the wheat isn’t super prominent as there’s a good amount of barley backing it up, so not super light, bit of honey, plenty of coriander and orange peel but not annoying or over the top, nice finish with just a bit of sweetness, off-dry. Average body, slicker and fuller for a wit. I enjoy this.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a strangely clear golden orange color with a small white froth. Aroma is heavily spiced with coriander and some citrus, with a slighty wheat character but very heavy on the sweet malts, a bit bready and caramel. Flavor is also odd, lots of the same spices, very heavily spiced in fact, almost to a Christmas beer level, really overwhelming the soft citrus and wheat that is well in the background. Very muddled and strange. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not sure what they intended for
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is the strangest looking wit I have ever seen. It is a deep amber gold with a bright eggshell white head. This appears more like an APA with barely any haze. The nose has lots of the expected lemon peel and coriander. There is also some banana peel. The taste is really spicy, no balance at all. I can barely detect the light malt behind the tons of banana peels, coriander and green wood. The finish is astringent and harsh. I am not a wit fan, but this is more soapy and tough to drink than most.
wlajwl (4684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor leans toward Fruit Loops in the flavor and relatively sour as well. Not a very good witbier.
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale, nearly clear (shameful in a wit) gold with a thin white head that has decent retention due to a very high effervescence. Aroma is typical witbier coriander and orange peel, heavy on the coriander, light on the orange, lemon oil and a general grainy note, I want to say wheat, but I can really pin it down to that. Flavor is heavy on the coriander, light orange and lemon peels, old, tired yeast, cardboard, light vegetal notes and some fusel alcohol as it warms. Palate is light bodied, oily throughout and highly carbonated. I did not enjoy this brew. So far Sprecher is 1 for 3 on this Chameleon Brewing thing. This beer not being the 1 of course. The Ryediculous IPA isn’t bad though.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours yields a clear light gold beer with a very thin white head and no retention. Settles quite quickly into a swirly cap and a really thin collar. No lacing. Nose brings some mild Belgian yeast character with a bit of orange zest and light coriander. Taste has a bit of orange zest but then takes the coriander way too far into the spicy realm. Not subtle at all. The excessive use of coriander really destroys the mouthfeel, which is otherwise light and well-carbonated. Drinkability is pretty low. This is way too much of a spice bomb.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-04-2011
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a golden light amber color with a white head. The aroma was orangy, with a touch of grain malt. The taste was orangy, spicey and malty corn. Not a bad witbier.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at sprecher brewery in Lake Geneva, Wi. semi cloudy, lace around edge. Oragne/yellow haze. Strong citrus smell and taste. Very complex, cloves, orange, lemon, line, and ginger detected. Very original and thought outside the box. Served with an orange, light yeast, malt, and hop flavor.