Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big orange peel, a lightly sweetened wheat malt, a light coriander, and some clove phenols. Flavor is excessive malts and spices with bready wheats, somewhat sharp orange peels, a slight lemon zest, lots of clove phenols, and a fairly bitter grassy hopping and coriander spice. Finishes dry, spicy, and somewhat fruity before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a witbier on steroids and represents a style I don’t really like in the first place, plus an "imperialized" version of a style that I don’t think should be "imperialized." This isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I’m not a fan of it.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours hazy orange straw colored with 1-finger white head. Nose is limey citrus, orange zest, coriander, malt. Tastes spicy, with big coriander, limey citrus, some mid-palate yeasty notes, and orange zest in the finish. This is a solid white ale.
bobaidan (503) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky old with a smallish head, Aroma is bready yeast and citrus. Medium in body with light carbonation. The orange is present in the flavor but not over powering. A nice blend of yeast and sweet malt is off set by a hop bite that you don’t normally find in a Witbier. I love Wits, and this one is just different enough to really stand out in the crowd.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy, darker orange with good, creamy, off-white head / Bright nose of orange peel, pineapple, and wheat / Medium to full body, chewy, fruity and sweet to point of being juice-like, with some biting hops and very bitter finish / Simple, coarse flavors of orange peel, pineapple, and pine / Somewhat clumsy. Not seeing a need for a big, hoppy, wit.