Frank (3224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is some strange business. It is not a witbier at all, even though Crazy Mountain paid attention to details most people ignore like actually using unmalted wheat. However, the spice is all kinds of different. There is a big list of stuff on the side of the can but what I get out of this mostly is a sort of mellow cinnamon warmth, perhaps it is the chamomile. It is interesting an interesting sort of flavor for something I think of as a light, refreshing style but it’s pretty tasty.
malrubius (2002) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from Middlebury. Pale orange cloudy with lasting white head and lace. Spicy herbal orangey coriander aroma. Very sweet orange with tangy wheat grassy mild coriander then ruined by grains of paradise and chamomile. The finish is just disgusting. I have yet to enjoy a beer with grains of paradise in it. Who thinks this tastes good? Anyhow...nice light body and soft mouthfeel. Unfortunately, gross.
tillmac62 (356) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden amber. World class head volume, retention and normal lacing.
Light nose of coriander, orange and chamomile over a weak biscuit. As it warms, it becomes much sweeter and has hints of clove.
Light medium body with a texture that approaches creamy. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
This is a uniquely flavored wit that is intense, slightly complex and somewhat balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors from the nose that separate very little. It has a general tart flavor that flows to clove and coriander in the middle. The middle has a very subtle bitterness that slowly becomes phenolic. The finish is a lingering phenolic that slowly becomes medicinal.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Can] Golden pour with a slight amount of haze to it. Coriander and chamomile are evident in the otherwise light and floral aroma. Sweet grains, wheat malt, lemon and sweet orange, coriander and faint vanilla in the flavor. Spritzy carbonation. Decent body for the style. A pleasant surprise! Tasting notes from 9/2014.
rjplumer (595) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange and coriander aroma. Hazy golden body with a thin head. Chamomile and orange tang taste Wet flat finish that has slight tartness. A little off the beaten path for the style.
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ The Hop Grill. Hazy medium yellow, thin white head. Very tea-like aroma and character, the chamomile really dominates (I had no idea that this was brewed with chamomile, but that’s what I jotted down in my notes!). There is orange citrus here too, but the perfumey hay-like character of the chamomile seems a bit much. Just ok.
Bill Becker (486) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow orange that brings a small head of foam. Some lacing.
The smell is kind of weird. I do get some coriander with a hint of cloves, but it has a strange fruity aroma that I can’t quite put my finger on.
The taste also has the strange taste. .could be lime. It is somewhat distracting and overwhelms the "normal" flavours one expects from a Wit.
Fairly light in body, lively carbonation.
Thanks Jacob for the chance to try it!
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can. Golden color, large head. Smell is lemony, some chamomile. Flavor is lemony again, lemon curd, dry cracker, this is actually a pleasant surprise.
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Light wheaty base, chamomile, soft lemony citric notes, and mild sweetness. Not bad.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weird taste of apples and lemon. Appearance looks very appealing but falls short with a wheat beer with some core and of spice taste
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
A random can picked up on a whim provides a pleasant experience worthy of a lawnmower beer or the next camping trip. I doubt I will grab the other Crazy Mountain beers any time soon but this offered a nice chance to transition to the bigger winter beers.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden base with crisp snowy head shines with life. Lemon buttered scones, wheat, and light citrus give this a smooth low key profile. Honey wraps up the experience nicely.
Flavor / Palate - Spicy wheat, lemons, and honey brighten the palate. The result after a few sips is a mild impression that sticks in the throat like light fog. A crisp wheat falls squarely in the middle of the pack. If you find one on sale for $1.99 or less it might be worthy of a tick.