bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a strange brew. Part cider, part wit bier, but altogether quite drinkable and enjoyable.
Pours slightly hazy bright gold with a creamy white head. First smell is tart green apple, baked apple and cinnamon, lactose, wheat. The head begins fading, leaving spotty lacing on my Delirium Tremens tulip. Taste is tart and sweet at once. Very herbal, almost new age medicinal flavors. Apple lends sweet and bright tart notes. Wheat gives creamy texture. While the sweet and tart flavors battle, the cayenne sneaks to the back of the tongue and leaves a faint hint of burn. I also taste citrus, sage, and cilantro as the beer warms. Somewhat pricey for a wit(ish) beer, but good nonetheless.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma has hint of citrus, fruity esters, hints of alcohol, musty. Flavor is much the same, no sign of cayenne and fresh cilantro. Medium body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad!
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really unusual combination of flavors that works surprisingly well. Excellent balance allows the fruit and spice notes to come through while very much remaining a beer and not a fruit drink. Belgian yeast, citrus, pepper... really not much apple but it is cider crisp. A successful experiment.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Light.yellow. white head. Belgian yeasty aroma with some white oak tones. Apple peel and Belgian yeasty flavor. Spritzy with a medium light body. It has a lot of Mr. Clean- like qualities
ilovedarkbeer (2447) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colored pour with a creamy white head. Notes of peanuts, clove, banana candy, honey. Creamy mouthfeel.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of shortbread cookies, apples, belgian yeast, wheat, spice. Flavor is nice but a bit watered down. I get apples, lots of yeast, a hint of "beer" flavor, spice, cookies.
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nice looking deep gold clear pour with an average sized full off white head. Aroma is lots of yeast, banana esters, cloves, wet grains, old citrus meat, grapes and hint of alcohol. Fuller bodied that has a syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavor of wet grains, yeast, grapes, banana ester, hint of bubblegum, straw and lemons. Wow way better then I thouht it would be.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden straw color with a white head. Aroma has a nice Belgian character to it of banana, mild coriander spiciness, and yeast. Fruity apple character with a touch of grass and white pepper. The coriander and yeast are more pronounced on the palate. Light apple flavor, decently fruity. Banana, a bit of grass, bread, and a light herbaceous quality. Not bad, but kind of watery.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 I tried both the bottle and the draft side by side. The bottle is significantly better though still not great +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy very pale yellow color with a very large foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweetish with notes of apple, pear and band aid. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of Juicyfruit gum, citrus, pear, apple, band aid and artificial sugar. Medium length tangy pear and apple finish with lingering Juicyfruit gum and artificial sugar. Light to medium body. The alcohol was well hidden.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden beer with a lasting white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, apples, citrus, and a good amount of coriander, much like a witbier. Taste is almost dominated by spice, with the belgian yeast coming through, and just some apple. Alcohol is well-hidden. Was expecting more apple and a little more sweetness. Heavy spice on the finish. Medium body, well carbonated. Don’t think I can drink a bomber of this.