Frank (2929) - 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.
Brigadier (3010) - 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.
Barreras (999) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an opaque yellow with a slight fruit aroma. Taste is hay, apricot and a bit earthy. Clean, crisp and refreshing with an easy finish. A nice light witbier with little complexity.
slowrunner77 (5896) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Would be a pretty standard boring wit if not for the very nice addition of camomile. I admit I’m a sucker for this flowery goodness, so I’m probably scoring a bit high, but so be it :)"
Danyel (850) - Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, Pours yellow with thick white head. Aroma is very floral, chamomile, baking spices, bread, earthy. Taste is chamomile, tart, crisp, refreshing. Very good.
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, chamomile, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, oats, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, chamomile, pepper, clove, wheat, oats, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, chamomile, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, oats, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant flavors with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with very solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. No watery feeling at all in the flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant witbier. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a weizen glass. Very slightly hazy golden with very small white head. Aroma is chamomile, light body, medium carbonation, and some medium bubble lacing. Taste is chamomile, some coriander, some green apple, and hints of orange peel. Easy to drink, different, but very little richness.
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma is apples, spice, cinnamon. Taste is like cinnamon apple sauce. Just lots of green apple in this one. Makes it slightly tart. Fairly crisp and refreshing. But not what I’d expect from the style.
drjay44 (2668) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can. Pours a thinnish, poorly retained white head with slight lacing, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is citrus, honey, chamomile, herbs....taste is lightly sweet, with honey tones, chamomile, hints of citrus, minimal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, light acid. The adjunct spices were used with a heavy hand in this light refreshing style and are overly dominant. They need to be cut back and coriander, which is classic added. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
C1tySurfer83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pint on tap poured in a snifter. Beer had a pretty straw-golden color with a white head that dissipated QUICKLY. First sniffs were deceiving as the Belgian yeast dominated the problems. Then, sour milk. Sip. Belgian yeast. Low spiciness... sip... sour milk. really unpleasant.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Hazy pale gold with a white head. Aroma of lemon zest / oil, calcium, pepper, herbs, phenols; fainter notes of potpourri / soap. Medium-light body, acidic, quenching, semi-sweet, medium-low bitterness. Carbonic, phenolic, juicy, though a little plastic-like and finishes soapy. Body and sugar and bitterness and acidity align well.