Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lightly hazy pure yellow gold hue, that’s almost lager-like; pure white head as well. Sage and spice in the aroma, with some lemon-zest and coriander. Taste is very much sage for the spice at first, then some witbier spice...coriander and pepper at points. Lighter body that comes across a bit watery at points. Decent.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a great looking cloudy, bright yellow with pillowy head. Aroma is terrific, loaded with lemongrass, citrus blended in with faint banana and subtle wheaty malt, very bright and entertaining aromas. Flavor is the same but not as forth coming which was a slight disapointment, similar to getting a Asian message with no happy ending. Mouthfeel is light but yet very soft body with spritzy carbonation. Overall, I would have enjoyed more if it hadn’t have come out after the 70+ days off 100 degree heat we had in Texas....its a pretty refreshing brew....bastards...:[
Macegan75 (737) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy pale off white with some head and little lacing,nose is yeasty with orange and wheat notes, first sip is ok, kind of weak, not bad finish.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, light fruit and honey. Flavor is the same. Nice.
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a fluffy, white, lasting white head, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is floral coriander, lemon, light cereal....taste is heavy lemon, coriander, finishing with a light, dry, bitter, lingering citrus....mouth feel light, carbonation (after the initial pour) medium high. This meets the style quite well, but the coriander dominates a bit too much. This is a light refreshing beer and certainly goes well with a hot summery day. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight pour from 750ml pry-off bottle to an Ommegang Witte tumbler, bottling date of November 2010 (I believe) printed on the neck of the bottle (201011C).
Appearance (4/5): Thick, cushiony white head that fades from two big fingers to a thin film on top over the course of a few minutes, with just a bit of foamy lacing on the sides. The body is relatively clear, and a bright light, yellow-gold. Very pretty, not as hazy as I’d expect for a wit, though the second pour after disturbing the sediments adds quite a bit of chalky haze.
Smell (8/10): Lemon, coriander, some sweetness, a mild yeasty note that’s just very subtly spicy, which fits for the wit. The nose is light, but what’s there is very nice. Second pour (with disturbed sediments) brings more coriander, but still not a ton.
Taste (8/10): The coriander in this beer steps up more in the taste, but it’s not overpowering in any sense. It retains the lemony, slightly sweet character that’s in the nose, and the yeast note stays in the background just like in the scent. Second pour yields more coriander and yeast in the flavor of it, and a little chalkiness. Still, well-balanced.
Mouthfeel (4/5): Very nice and light, refreshing. Wet feeling (I know—surprise, surprise) and light, fine carbonation over the tongue with a mildly dry finish—very nice.
Overall (16/20): It’s light, bright, and maybe could be more vibrant but it’s refreshing, really. To be fair, this bottle has sat probably too long for the optimal flavor point, or whatever you want to call it, but it’s still quite tasty. It’s also downright quenching. This is a beer that I want to drink multiple glasses of, and feel like I could easily do so. Will definitely get this again!
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, spices coriander. A little fruit flavors but crisp and refreshing as well.
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. I bought this in Harrisonburg, Va. There is a slight haze and a small white head. The aroma is oranges with lemongrass. Tastes include some yeast and coriander. Dry hops with a bit of honey. This was interesting and would be great lawnmowing beer.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. namaste pours a golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is very floral and citrusy. I can really smell the oranges in this beer. This beer has a light sour taste to it which I found quite enjoyable. Overall a great great beer which is highly drinkable.
mike67 (883) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden hue with a foamy, lasting white head. Aroma is of musty yeast, citrus fruit with hints of grass and spices. Full, creamy, slightly crisp body. Citrus fruit, spices, Belgium yeast and candy sugar combine on the palate. Medium, semi-sweet finish. I’m not a fan of wits, but this one I like.