WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thereís a reason why people donít usually grape up a beer. This one has the nose of a Belgian white, lightly touched with wine. The wine was overpowering and did nothing good for the beer, adding a cloying offputting something. More interesting than enjoyable.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(BOTTLED ON 2/12/07.BONUS BREW BY WAY OF MCBACKUS)cherry red body with a nice looking bubbly white head.aroma is dusty barnyard hay,citrus rinds,coriander,grapes,Jarlsberg cheeseand cherries.flavor starts out like a belgian wit,then the pinot type flavors take over.cherries,corriander,and Jarlsberg cheese are also in the flavor.this is different for sure.although i have a feeling about halfway through the bottle it will be a bit much.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear pinkish color with a white head. Grape, oak, coriander, pepper, and slight alcohol on the nose. But the overall impression of the smell is of a Belgian white with some extra notes to it. The taste begins with sweetness, but the pinot notes come in quickly and the finish is dry. The pinot concentrate adds a taste to the beer that is more fruity than vinous, although this brew does have distinct wine-like qualities. An interesting brew, but I donít see myself coming back for this that often.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 ehhh....pours a bubble gum color with some foamy head. Aroma is big sweet belgian yeast and some spice. Flavor is pretty much a yeasty/sweet BSA...kind of had a bit of avec bon voeux in it. No, wood, or pinot that I can detect...it is actually kind of like cider. Anyway...not sure if Iíll be trying this experiment again.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
via trade with the_epeeist - im not sure what to say about his beer. i can say however that i loved it. im not sure how to describe this beer as much of the flavor and aroma that i know is coming from the pinot noir barrels and concentrate is there, but based on previous experiences its a completely new flavor. not quite red wine flavors...much milder, softer, sweeter, less dry...but blended beautifully with a belgian wit flavors im used to. citrusy, yeasty, spicy...nicely carbonated...almost champagne like. the alcohol is well hidden and the flavor just gets more enjoyable as the beer warms. obviously it doesnt look like a witbier, but the color of this beer is just beautiful. if this review seems all over the place, its because thats kinda how i feel about this beer. it was an all new experience for me. i need to get another bottle of this.
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donít believe the hype! Iím kidding a little here. If I were to have judged this beer on my mental expectations, there would be low marks. Since I am going to rate it based on its merits as a good beer and not as a belgian wit my marks will be higher. Pours a little darker than a roseí but much lighter than any red wine. The nose is all belgian wit yeast and coriander. The flavor is where everything goes haywire, for a wit, I got almost no coriander and no tangerines. There is a great amount of sweetness with some of the vinous notes from the pinot noir barrels to add complexity. The finish shows a little of the spice that I was looking for. Really good beer, just not what I was looking for.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gogeous color, rich ruby color, with a thick and dense pink head. The witbeer aromas, citrus coriander et al..., shine, maybe a bread like aroma at the end. Rich and warming on the palate,hints of oak shine through. Not as dry as I expected, my only "complaint" is that the alcohol is a bit noticable. Good beer by a great brewery.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible. Smells like the orange rolls I ate for breakfast as a kid. Yeasty, bready, fruity and sweet. Canít believe it qualifies as a Wit from looking at it. Ruby and orange mixed. White head. Amazing taste. Sweet and sour mixed with some spicyness. Hides the alcohol to the point of absurdity. Finishes with coriander and some estery flavors. Supurb. Worth the wait and the forty mile drive.
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pinkish head over a just slightly hazy red-rosy beer with an amber shine. Offputting nose with wild berries, smelling very much like johanBís less well succeeded experiments with fruitbeers. Wet socks - or maybe coriander. Horrible tase of woodstripper, inedible fruit, higher alcohols and the wet socks. Astringent to the point of... PINOT NOIR??? Any Burgundian vintner would get instant heart attack from this. Failed experiment.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pink head sits atop a red body, very interesting looking brew. Big coriander citrus rind aroma. The wit aromas are unexpected after seeing the beer. The flavor is sweeter than I expected, very unique mix of Belgian wit and wine. THe body is medium full. The only real complaint I have is that the alcohol comes through a bit too much.