DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, London 11/06/2003
Clear golden coloured sharp and fruity. Some dryness in a creamy hop finish.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
June, 2005. Catford Beer Fest. Full and juicy with a good wheaty flavour and a gentle hint of passion fruit and honey.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@Catford Beer Festival. A bit dissapoiting, especially seeing that it comes from one of my favourite English brewers. Quite a thin, spritzy mouthfeel, with subtle hints of coriander and lemon. Some light eggy/sulfuric notes in the aroma, which weren’t too pleasant. Not really up there as far as witbiers go.
omhper (20931) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pale yellow. Citric, lemony hop aroma. Light bodied with medium sweetness and soapy hoppiness. The mouthfeel is light and rounded and there’s lingering bitterness in the finish. Much more of a blond ale than a witbier.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sampled cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm) Light yellow, low firm white head. Vague lemony aroma. Lemon and pale malts in flavour. Notes of grapefruit in the aftertaste. This is not a Wit!
DanielBrown (4096) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival. Sampled with Maeib. Hazed yellow, no head. A bit of a pork inspired Wit. Hints at the requisite chalkiness, and is lemony, but seems like more of a Golden ale to me. Nice dryness in the finish. Very citric, with a lemon smell. Ok.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Banbury BF. A light haze to this yellow-green coloured attempt at a Belgian Wit. The aroma has a tiny amount of spice and some lemony notes. The taste is a bit medicinal with hints of lemon. It is a reasonable beer but not really true to its style.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Presumably intended to be in a Belgian wit bier style, but I don’t think its one of Dark Star’s more successful efforts. Very pale straw colour, only slightly hazy. There some citric edge here - even a little sharpness. However, I didn’t pick up too much in the way of spicing and, overall, I found this a bit dull. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask conditioned) Slightly hazy golden color with a medium, white head. Quite mild, flowery-hoppy aroma. Sweetish, very flowery and somewhat fruity flavor. Would like even more hopping, though. Medium-bodied, sticky, very soft and smooth, low-carbonated palate. It’s interesting to see a British, cask conditioned wheat beer. It’s just way too mild and flat to be interesting as a witbier.
imdownthepub (11292) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival.
A reasonable attempt at a Witbier, but the spice is a litle over the top, no subtlety. Lemon with a corriander flavour.