argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is mild sweet, grassy, coriander, light orange peel. Taste is much the same. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head with yellow color that’s clear at the bottom/hazy at the top, a long settling period for the carbonation. Aroma is clove, cinnamon, wheat. Taste follows, musty. Good carbonation. Was much better without the orange wedge.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Coriander seeds aplenty dominate this proper Witbier, as honeyed bananas provide further enjoyment. Very drinkable, perfumy, and well-structured, this is a textbook example of this estival style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the cloudy whitish yellow.
-Doughy yeast accompanies the orangey fruitiness.
-The coriander seeds are ubiquitous and may bother those who are not especially fond of their fruity spiciness.
-This was not a memorable Witbier by any means, but I thought it served its purpose admirably.
On tap at the brewpub.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Hazy, but closer to a hefeweizen in aroma with lemons more prevelant than the coriander and banana notes usually associated with this type of beer. Tastes citrussy with some floral and peppery elements working their way in. Very drinkable.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy yellow, 1cm white head. Wheaty, tart aroma with a fair dose of crushed coriander seeds. Sweet and almost crusty in its wheatiness. Desserty witbier. High carbonation, light-bodied. Straightforward orangey notions. Soft, but not very refreshing at all. And frankly what is the point of a wheat beer if it does not refreshes its drinker.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: An average generic banana/coriander witbier.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy yellow body with a small white head
In long: A lot of coriander on the nose. Taste is coriander and bananas nose to nose. Wet hay/straw body. Some honey. Salty/minerals finish dry the mouth. A bit too much coriander and bananas for the long run. Nothing wrong with the beer but it was boring me. Generic and forgettable.
One witbier makes you grimace
And one witbier makes you smile
And the ones that City Steam serves you
Don’t do anything at all
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ City Steam. Pours hazy straw yellow with a small, white head. Nose is candied citrus, orange peel, very slight spice. Very syrupy sweet. Flavor is similar: sugar explosion: sugary sweetness in citrus, orange peel, and banana. Not much spice in the flavor, but cloyingly sweet. Soft carbonation and a medium body combine in this nice summer beer. I like sweetness, but this was almost too much for me.
Aurelius (4381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruit and cream aroma. Only very slightly hazy. Lots of pear and vanilla over yer basic wit framework. Not much curacao. Substantial mouthfeel. Fades fast and doesn't cling.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the pub. Light yellow color with a huge white head. Wheaty lemon notes with just a hint of spice. Wheaty citrus flavor. Light body.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draught at the brewpub, 4/13/05. Light, lemon tinted pale-gold/white appearance, very hazy with a large amount of white head, moderate retention, high lacing. Aroma of light belgian aromatic malt, a hint of dry, biscuity graininess and some lightly juicy coriander and lemon notes. Slight amount of yeast. Flavor begins with a huge coriander flavor, some yeast peeking in, and a bit of light pale malt as a backbone. The mouthfeel is soapy and as the flavor progresses, some sharp alcohol or astringent spice notes invade and seem to ruin the flavor. A sweet and sour mix of malt and spices. Medium body is not overly prone to wateriness, but crisp, clean and well-executed, this is not.