GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle from birchstick.
Pours very hazy, bright yellow with a fizzy white head that evaporates immediately and leaves no lacing to speak of.
The aroma is heavy on the coriander and orange peel, really heavy, with very little of the underlying wheat beer that I could tell. Maybe a touch of sweetness in the back but the coriander really stands out.
The taste is much sweeter than the aroma with the wheat and orange peel sitting heavily on the palate up front. The spices hit in the finish and leave a dry finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lower carbonation than I was expecting. A little watery in the finish.
This is probably just an average witbier and not one that I would revisit.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
02-Dec-09 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 08-Sep-09 for $3.99 at www.wineandcheeseplace.com) This is a fairly lemony and tart witbier, rather heavy on the citrus peel and coriander compared to the light wheat base. Orange peel, dried apricot and coriander are prominent in the nose, with some light wheat aroma lagging in the background. For this style, the weight shouldn’t be too heavy, so the refreshing, light-bodied entry is reasonably on-target, but the beer finishes very watery. It’s quite dry on the palate, but also light-medium in carbonation and on the acidic side too, though the increased acidity helps to offset the lighter than expected carbonation. Hazy yellow body with a quarter-inch of fizzy, white head that fully dissipates within a minute. Overall, it’s simple and direct, not one of the better examples of the style and not all that enjoyable to drink.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, light tart wheat. Flavor is lightly tart, lemony, with lots of carbonation.
smith4498 (3166) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours cloudy pale brownish orange color with thin white head. Aromas of corriander and orange peel. Sweet orange flavor with some wheat and corriander. Light to medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Thanks Peter.
phaleslu (7102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. draft at The Bridge. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small white head that sticks to the beer, not the glass. Aroma is light, but pleasant- notes of coriander, citrus, wheat, and pale malts. Flavor is just a bit better, with mild citrus, coriander, wheat, pale malts, honey, and floral hops. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a light wheat mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing.
theisti (3375) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Place in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is a hazed slightly dark golden with some settling building up a 1/2 inch white head. Head falls quickly. Aroma is a soft and fresh peach fruit sweetness. Clean, though not terribly complex. The taste follows, clean peach fruit, with a touch of malt and wheat and a benign clean finish. Way in the back I pick up some grassy coriander. Palate is medium bodied, slick, and low carbonation. The sweetness lingers pleasantly in the aftertaste. Not really a typical Wit, in my opinion, but still fresh and enjoyable.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Provisions beerfest, 22oz bottle. Hazy apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cardamom, some lemon, orange. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some cardamom, light lemon. Soft light-medium body.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the bomber bottle. Electric gold with a thin white head. Molded fiberglass aroma. A benign beer. Thin and boring. Has a mild lemon and orange flavor, but not much other than that.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle, hazy lt gold, fleeting lacing. Nose smells like a summer wedding, orange and rose petals. Yummy hop and orange flavor, I think this is a very nice summer beer. People who need blasts of flavor will be disappointed, but I like the friendly flavor.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
5 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010:
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear light yellow color. Aroma of coriander, vegetable, flower, fruit, mild wheat. Over the palate came a hint of butterscotch. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet flavor. Light sweet vegetable finish.
5/ 2 / 5 / 2 / 10 = 2.4