beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head impressive carbonation, good retension and laces. Golden/yellow hazy color. Nose is probably its best attribute: lemon, esters (banana), yeast and coriander and finally some herbal notes. I can’t keep myself from thinking of a lemon pie. Although I do get pretty much the same flavors, my main complaint is the lemon quickly fades out and is replaced by a huge amount of coriander and cloves. Good balance of tartness provided by the wheat which balances the sweetness. Body is a bit thin. Quite refreshing, drinks easily although the spices are overwhelming to my tastes and the flavors weren’t as interesting as the nose was promising.
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle acquired in trade with MartinT (thanks!). Poured a medium, and slightly hazy, golden color with a huge sized, frothy white head. Aromas of yeast, spices, citrus, and some apple & banana fruitiness. Tastes of wheat, citrus, very light spices, and lightly fruity. Sweet finish. Thin body.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy blond color. Quite ordinary Belgian Wheat, spicy, some sweetness. Pleasant.
Quevillon (2673) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jaune blanche claire, moyen collet. Arome de coriande asser fort. Goût un peu épicé et de blé délicieux, arrière goût plaisant.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy sparkling yellow-gold with a large diminishing foamy white head. Aroma: WOW! I’d be chugging Belgian Wits every day if more of them smelled like this -- SPICY aroma with yeast and citrus -- awesome! Taste is also spicy and unlike many witbiers there’s no sign of the (for me) dreaded banana smell and taste which, like HogTownHarry mentions, made me exclaim "Fuck yer banana in the ass!!". Along with the spices there’s malt, yeast, some citrus and hops. This Witbier has character and I found it fantastic!!
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, my bottle, via trade with turg. Poured very cloudy light gold with a huge foamy white lasting head. Sharply yeasty and spicy aroma - black pepper, coriander, herbs, dry floral hops - "yay! no banana", says blankboy, "f**k yer banana in the a**!!!" Taste is also incredibly spicy, pungent, sharp, bitter, crisp, with lemon zest - but it’s all about the spices and yeast, some fruity malt and dry hops, but they keep their mouths shut - also a bit soapy. Mouthfeel is a little watery, spicy, astringent, very lively - this is amazing stuff. I wish it were summer and we were drinking this on a patio.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500 ml bottle: Obtained in trade with radiomgb, thanks Jeff!) Hazy, golden body shows several streams of small, slowly-rising carbonation bubbles and is topped by a big, fluffy, white head which slowly subsides in rocky fashion. Sadly, the appearance just may be the best part of this beer. Fruity, musty, yeasty, slightly spicy nose isn’t especially interesting, but hey, at least it introduces the beer accurately because the flavor is pretty mild and boring as well. Starts off with a bit of citrus and orange peel, transitioning into more coriander toward the finish. Only slightly sweet with just a hint of bitterness, but overall, though it doesn’t taste bad, there’s just not much flavor going on here. Body is rather thin as well, but the citrus, coriander and lively carbonation keep the palate refreshing. Kind of disappointing, I was hoping for better.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy milky yellow colored, fine white head. Wheat, yeast and a penetrating note of soap in the aroma, not very pleasant. Fruity flavor mostly peach with some yeasty notes. Foamy mouthfeel. Thin, uninteresting and extremely overrated (like many non-Belgium Belgian White....)!!
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow beer with a white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with a light citric note. Sweet orange fruity flavor with a yeasty note and a light spicy dry finish.
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aromas of yeast, citrus and spices, coriander. Sweet spicy flavor with hints of yeast and coriander. Has a dry citrus finish.