Ernest (6745) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of lemon/orange zest, coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A very straightforward, ordinary rendition. Which, considering the brewery, is a good thing. Thankfully it’s not 9% and loaded with Sudanese buffalo hooves, Laotian yams, and Guatemalan beetle grubs. A bit overspiced with citrus, kinda watery, and the sweetness lingers too long, but overall it’s decent.
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This wit is smoking, it pours golden with a fluffy white head. the nose is all coriander and spice, while the palate is the same. One of the best wits in my opinion.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big foam in the pour, murky yellow in color, smells like citrus and coriander.
Really tasting the orange, and coriander, those 2 flavors dominate, covering up some of the other possible flavors from the yeast and other things, but very light and refreshing with some nice complexity to it, as always Dogfish puts an interesting spin on the beer, worth trying, probably a one-off for me though.
Cakes (399) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very hazy light golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass.
It looks like grapefruit juice in a glass.
Aroma of coriander, wheat malt, citrus fruits, orange peel, lemongrass, and orange. Taste of wheat, lemon, citrus fruits, coriander, pepper, and a dry finish.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. pours a hazy yellow with a 2 finger white head. big orange and coriander nose with some wheat. medium body with some yeast sediment, orange zest, lemon, wheat and some light bread notes. dry finish with more coriander, earthy bitterness and lemon. very nice wit.
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Cloudy, light yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet is spicy, fruity and grainy – pale malt, coriander and pear. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. The perfectly balanced flavor is mildly spicy, thin and watery with a crisp, clean, refreshing finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle). Pours hazy yellow with massive white head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, and wheat. Taste is sweet, but not overly, with a little bitterness. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Nice beer.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Nathan and Carla. Pours a clear piss yellow with white foam. Smells coriander and orange. Tastes of coriander and orange with hints of golden raisins.
FlacoAlto (3881) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap @ 1702, Tucson
This beer arrives from the tap with a one finger thick, pale, white head (that even leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass) that sits on top of a lightly hazed, pale straw-gold colored beer. The aroma smells of watered down orange juice, musty malt, bright slightly earthy coriander (that largely escapes the more herbaceous / earthy notes that coriander can sometimes have). There is quite a bit of pale malt character that contributes an earthy grain and clean cracker like malt character. As my nose gets used to it, I am noticing a fair amount of clove-like phenolics in the finish.
Dry tasting up front, though there is a hint of malt sweetness in the middle and the finish is very dry with some accentuating notes from a carbonic bite, dry citrus zest, pale grain cracker notes and a touch of hop bitterness. Also lingering in the finish is a supporting, slightly grassy, earthy coriander spiciness as well as a touch of fermentation phenolics that provides touches of clove. The coriander all of a sudden got quite distinct with a lemon like character that it can often have; this plays a huge role in the flavor profile in the end, as it warms up even more it becomes even more like coriander taking on that sort of grassy note that coriander has. This is nicely light bodied and refreshing, and it has just enough body to not be watery or overly light.
A pretty nice example of a Wit, the coriander character is actually pretty aggressive, but somehow I am enjoying its presence in this beer.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow with that pleasant, whitish glow of witbiers with a bubbly white head that fades to a small ring. Aroma is lovely with described ingredients shining through as well as grass, cloves, pepper, and hay. Maybe tarragon or something herbal. Flavor starts lemony followed by grass, hay, and earth, intermingling with herbs and spice. Finishes herbal and dry with a slight citrus effervescence and a mellow earthy aftertaste. Light bodied, prickly texture, the carbonation almost stings a bit. But the flavor is there and the extra ingredients work well with nothing overpowering the others (IMO). Keep in mind, I love witbiers and enjoy the spices they employ.