Saga (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
While DFH is best known for their creative brews, this one falls a bit short. While it has all of the makings of a fine ale I expected more complexity. This beer delivers what it promises: coriander, citrus, and lemongrass. The color is golden, as is typical to the style, but also a bit more clear than your standard witbier. The head is appropriate and the carbonation is spot-on for this style: medium and slightly creamy. The palate is summed up in one word: refreshing. This tastes very much like a summer ale. If you enjoy the style you will like this, however its probably the most ordinary beer these off-centered folks make.
beerfest5 (1197) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really nice white ale, funny though that it s tastes remarkable similar to long trail belgian white, but this is more real tasting if that makes any sense. Long Trail tastes like it has artifical flavor, but this seems like its very natural in its taste. aroma is typical for a white, not very strong, but appetizing. the flavor is what you’d expect, but with a little more orange than lemon which is actually nice for a white. very enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate yeasty, herbs and citrus aroma. Medium body with a light sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus, yeasty and spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, coriander, orange, florals, and wheat. Flavor of lemongrass, coriander, wheat, light pepper, and orange.
alexsdad06 (6292) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a small fleeting white head. The aroma is citrus peel, mildly herbal, lemongrass, floral, withwheat bread. The flavor is soft and well balanced with lemongrass and light peppery notes, orange citrus, lightly floral notes, bready pale malts and a touch of yeast. Medium bodied. I had written that this is best suited for summer before I read the description of the beer. Overall, pretty decent.
swong17 (58) - USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Like a good Belgian white, poured a hazy yellow with an airy white head. Smells peppery, with lemongrass and coriander prominent. Tastes like summer to me--grass, pepper, coriander, and citrus fruits dominate with a hint of honey sweetness. Good carbonation that keeps it feeling light and easy to drink. Not ideal for winter, but a well-executed white that I’ll pick up again when the weather warms up.
ddemmingjr (741) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a pale,hazy yellow with a bright white head. Notes of citrus zest, spice,grains. There’s a slight kick from the lemongrass but overall good carbonation, smooth and slick mouthfeel. Quite refreshing and enjoyable.
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to exiled, yellowy pour with white foam, aroma of lemons and strong lemongrass, flavor is dry lemony pepper
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, coriander and oranges - exactly what you would expect from a witbier.
The flavor is more of the same. The first flavor component is a lot of wheat, with some orange peel citrus notes and some nice coriander to balance things out. Not complex or off-the-wall like a lot of Dogfish Head beers, but a very well executed Belgian White.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. nose is rye?, yeast, fruits, and musk. easy on the palate, flavor is dried frutis, yeast, spices, rather plain honestly.