RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Crazy Mountain Brewing. Color is a clear gold with good carbonation and a thin tight white head. Aroma is a light herb and hop spice scent. It has a lighter body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is big chamomile then some hop spice and a very mild bitterness. After taste is easy with the chamomile hanging on. Overall its an interesting and easy drinking brew but not much like a white. Its like Sleepy Time tea the beer.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh, sweet, lemony aroma with herbal and floral notes - sort of suggested ginger or lemongrass. Clear yella with a frothy white head. Bad can. Comes off as a mild herbal tea - interesting - the chamomile is very apparent. Lightly sweet, not sour, low bittering. Nothing like a wit whatsoever. The beer loses carbonation rapidly, and the mouthfeel is thin, so the palate is disappointing although the aftertaste is pleasant. If you took this recipe and added some ginger and lemongrass, and stiffened up its backbone it would make a cooler brew. I could see someone getting a taste for this, because it is distinctive. New Leaf Market, in a 100% post-consumer recycled mix-a-six carryall.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
7/2/12. 12oz can. Extremely clear dark golden pour, like apple juice, nay a bit lighter than apple juice, with a small khaki head that fades and leaves small, spotty lace rings... this is a witbier how? Fruity and floral aroma hits hard with a bit of spices in there. Itís like grandmaís perfume but she just cut an orange and thereís chicken soup cooking in the kitchen... make sense? Very light flavor with a distinct graininess, bits of orange and flowers in there, and lingering light grains and spice. Extremely light body. Aside from the citrus and spice, this is in no way, shape, or form a witbier. That being said, Iím sure they sell the shit out of it at their pub. Meh.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz can. Medium golden pour, light white head - no wit qualities to it. Aroma has some ripening vegetable accents to it, a hint of spearmint, odd. Flavor is a cross between artificial watermelon flavor and celery. Some faint unidentifiable spicy notes n the back end. Very odd and not very refreshing. Mouthfeel leaves a pasty film on my mouth. Others from Crazy Mountain have been much better.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white bubbles. Aromas of wheat, coriander, chamomile and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, chamomile, coriander and a hint of citrus with a crisp lingering chamomile finish.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear, golden orange with a little head out of a superior package. How is a wit crystal clear? Smells like tea with an orange slice on the side. Light bodied and crisp. Flavors of tea, orange, and an annoying cloying finish. And Ernest is spot-on. It tastes like what a urinal cake smells like. Interesting experiment, but definitely not my style.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Creamy medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: lots of chamomile and raw wheat, with coriander and paradise seeds.
Taste: strong chamomile, tart wheat, some bitter orange in the center, and some faint grainy astringency and other odd notes from paradise seeds (iím not very familiar with them) or phenolics. Tastey and interesting, could make cool food pairings.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours with a protein hazed pale yellow body with a medium sized, white head that lasts. Decent lace. Aromas are strongly citrus and grains of paradise (which comes across a bit too much like potpourri to me). Otherwise nicely floral, coriander, tea, citrus zest. Decently estery and phenolic, light tropical fruit notes, herbal tea. Bready, grainy wheat malt character with a bit of a vanilla note. Overall a good aroma, but a bit too heavy handed with the spices. Flavors are of herbal tea, strong chamomile, bready, spicy, coriander, grains of paradise. A bit of a tart, twangy yeast character. Medium malt, low bitterness, lasting spicy floral character throughout the duration. Could use a bit less spice. Mouthfeel is a bit of a let down here. Carbonation is low to moderate, and needs to be much higher for me to enjoy this style (who knows, maybe the altitude difference plays a small part in this). It makes the beer feel watery and a bit lifeless. Light bodied, and nicely dry.
Pretty drinkable, and I think I like this more than the numbers suggest. Could use some tweaking.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is nice and floral with spice, malt, and citrus but very weak. The appearance is golden with a light haze. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall not exactly a Wit but not bad.
GTAEgeek (945) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Pours hazy yellow with no head. The aroma is lemon peels, coriander, hay, and pilsener hops. The flavor is citrus sweetness and a surprisingly forward funk. The palate is light to medium, acidic, and effervescent. Overall, this is a unique witbier, and more bitter than most examples. Drinkable and complex. Nice.