kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a semi-clear yellow golden with a thick, frothy white head that settles slowly. Strong wheat, barley, spice notes with hints of honey. Flavor has a decidedly ginger taste with honey wheat notes as well. Generally light bodied in nature with a quick finish. For a lager, it actually is pretty good.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A "White Lager". 12oz bottle. Would a White Lager be the same thing more or less as a Weiss..but spiced more like an over-the-top Belgian Wit? I guess so. Thick creamy golden color with a respectable head. Not so subtle spices come through all over the place, but it is really quite an enjoyable beverage. Almost bocky on some levels. Intricate, interesting new addition to the Shmaltz family.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. pours golden with huge white head. aroma is tart with citrus and yeast. mouthful is zesty with a very crisp finnish. very pleasant refreshing beer for the hot days.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The golden yellow lager seemed to be a mild attempt at making a saison-wit combination.
The spiciness came out in the first taste and I wasn’t thrilled with the sharpness that I took in.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz - Perfect Pour. Hazed light gold, thin fizzy white head. Nose was a full on assault of grassy gingerbread notes that quickly warmed to sweet lemony lavender-like tones. Spicy ginger floral flavor balances on swirls of candied lemon peel and kisses of yeast. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Probably a love or hate beer. I dig it though as it’s quite unique and perfect for some summer food pairings...
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Bomber. Poured a cloudy yellow with big bubbles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma of lemon, grassy herbs and a mild potpourri of spices dominated by ginger. Flavor here characterized by wheaty and sweet cereal malts (Wit-like), citrus and a slurry of spices and herbs, again mostly ginger which is at the forefront. There’s also a noticeable fennel presence which gives me the impression that an Italian sausage had been dropped accidentally into my glass. Quite fizzy and soda-like body. Very interesting potion, though the fizziness kind of ruined the experience for me. Draught version is probably better.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gate. Straw yellow in color with a little white head. Sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Lemony, apple cherry tart notes. Fruity hoppy malty flavor. Citrusy hoppy notes. Tart. Finish is spicy. Well balanced. Refreshing. Nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured up on tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a hazy gold/straw color with bright white head and some nice cobweb lacing. Cool looking brew. The aroma starts with some sweetness that has an apple angle to it. Then it becomes lemon, hay and a bit of sweet and tart cherry candy. The taste rises up quickly with mild tartness, apple sweetness, some building malt sweetness and noble hop bitterness. The noble hop notes grow to midway and into the finish along with lemon, mild ginger and residual zestiness. Great full flavored hot weather brew.
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a golden/ blond cloudy with a thin white head. Fruity and spicy. Good presence of citrus, little orange peel and a nice extra bite with the use of spices such as ginger. Smooth and a really good balance between fruits and herbs/spices.
Very refreshing and pleasing brew.
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy straw yellow with big white head. Aromas of corriander and lavender. Flavors of corriander, clove bread and lemon. Has a touch of spiciness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Something different and interesting to try.