MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(#46) 22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Appearance: Golden yellow with a slight haze, white foam head. Aroma: Lemon, banana, orange, coriander, grass, pepper, spicy. Taste: Sweet citrus that transforms to dry hops. Honey, cereal, pepper, clove, and grapefruit. Palate: Med. bodied. Smooth and sweet at first but gets rather bitter on finish and aftertaste. Overall: Itís alright, a little too far on the bitter scale for my taste though. I previously tried this on draft last summer and I remember the taste being more enjoyable for me. Interesting to see what No. 3 will be.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Eurostash III tasting on 01/12/2012: The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium rocky white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemons, yeast and mild hops. Medium body with flavors of Belgian yeast, citrus, wheat and hops. The finish is earthy hops and yeast with a lingering sweetness. Above average overall.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of coriander, citrus and sweet malt. Coriander and lemon zest flavor with maltiness before a grassy hop finish.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a white head. Strong aroma of citrus hops, pepper. Nice flavor - very citrus, wheat. Well done beer.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried side by side with Boulevardís version. This one has more of a head and lacing (the other has none) and is just slightly less deep yellow. Good carbonation. Preserved lemon nose plus floral hops...good but not as powerful as Iíd like. Honey and citrus with solid hop backbone. Hop bitterness and sweet malts play perfectly on the finish. Really interesting. Love the hops with the white beer core.
freeofthoughts (624) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is lemony and hoppy. The taste is similar with a smooth Belgian wit taste that is right on. The hops are a little mellowed but good and hay like. Overall a good brew.
goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Aroma is of cascade hops and orange peel. Color is hazy straw with a nice white cap and plenty of floaties.Taste is of coriander and orange peel and finishes with a strong grapefruit/lemony dry bitterness. Not digging the combination of the hops with the belgian wit style. Iím a little disappointed with the offering from Deshchutes.
KUEric (874) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seriously one of the best beers iíve ever had. Itís a Great Wit Beer flavor with orange, citrus and clove with notes of ginger, melon, yeast and pepper. There is however an additional layer of flavor, there are some hops up this beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. The body is a mostly clear, very lightly hazy straw-gold color, strewn with a scant few streams of effervescing micro-bubbles. Initially thick and fluffy, the snow white head settles fairly quickly to a dense gathering of frothy bubbles with a thin, smooth center film. Tall, pronounced splotches of hard lace cling mightily to the glass. The nose is full-on imperial witbier meets blonde IPA (i.e. sans crystal malt). I get a fresh malt base of creamed wheat, oats, and a dash of sourdough French bread. Thereís a hint of egginess that one would typically find in a Berliner Weiss, suggesting that perhaps a bit of lactic acidity has crept in somehow. Hops are floral and perfumy up front, touching on grapefruit blossoms and then transitioning towards sharper white grapefruit pith and a dash of pine. The grapefruit adds a really nice, dry, peppery character that goes nicely with the wheat base and the subdued coriander. The flavor largely mirrors the nose. Pithy grapefruit works with oily lemon rind and coriander to provide ample bitterness and spice over a creamy, wheaty, cereal malt base. Unfortunately, the lemon proves to be overly astringent, drying things out excessively for this style and bringing some medicinal alcohol to the forefront. The palate shows some of those same ill effects, coming across just a bit overly astringent, pithy, and bitter on the finish. The body is substantive, but perhaps a bit overly carbonated and just kind of weird. Eh...cool experiment...but Iíll call this one a miss for the most part.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The other half of the collaboration tasted laterally. This was closer to the style, with a pronounced dryness. Significant coriander, white pepper. More perceived bitterness, with a mild hop aroma. Likely better consumed with food, I thought the drinkability was fine but limited. Slightly hazy whitish coloured body.Thanks again, Tom.