musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber that is slightly hazy with an offwhite head and heavy lacing after one finger head diminishes. Aroma prominent coriander, hint of orange peel, hint of clove. Tiny bit of yeast, but by no means prominent. Hint of banana ester. Modestly sweet and modestly fruity bitterness. Full bodied with chewy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Long, full bodied finish. Maybe I can taste the pinot....not sure, but it is fantastic. Big wine here.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super awesome beer, like a whine of course, on tap at library alehouse, strong, delicious
pinkie (398) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a pinkish tint and golden hues. Soft head of creamy off white foam tinged with pink that didnít last and fell to some wet lace and nice legs.
Nose is ripe fruit. Orange, apricot, pear, and grape. Some candy sugar, candied orange peel and coriander. Some grape presence that is more like a light berry scent overall and a mellow richness. There is a light tartness on the nose as well as some wheat right in the middle. Yeast presence is faint. Touch f wood and earth. Whiff of alcohol on the nose.
Taste is ripe fruit and a touch of coriander. itís juicy and a nice little tartness. The grape on the palate adds heaviness. Itís mellow and weighs down the body of the beer. The wheat canít stand up to the pinot barrel aging. Itís not that the oak is too strong. Itís the syrupy feel plus the mellow red vinous quality of the grape. The malt has a touch of bread but not enough. There is a little bit of hop spice and with the ample carbonation this keeps the body from becoming too flat. Finished dry and tart with a warming alcohol. The tartness keeps it moving on the palate and offsets the additional alcohol dryness.
This was just ok. I thought it was a bit too heavy for a witbier.
Shag (2538) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and wine element. The flavor contains some citrus, cherries, grapes, spices, and coriander. The aftertaste is very wine like with a booze element showing up. Overall this is ok but kind of a mess at the same time.
MadRobin (1600) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 9 oz. pour at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD.
Hazy, very hazy dark copper-brown with a small off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of wheat, citrus, strawberry, bread and bananas.
Taste of wheat, grapes, bananas, cloves, bread, alcohol, cinnamon and yeast.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization.
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DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml, "Bottled on 02/12/07." Thatís right; another cellar treasure. Pours a pinkish brown beer under a fizzy Belgian type head. Smell of grape juice, kind of like their later Sixty-one. Smell has that coriander, plus some aromatics probably from Belgian malt, and maybe a bit of the wine barrels, though itís almost like incense. Taste has very distinctive Pinot Noir, and still has plenty of yeast to it as well. I had this bottle sitting upright, but it must have gotten stirred around when I opened it. A lot of citrus to it as well. I guess I like the wits more when theyíve been duded up a bit beyond the natural versions of the style. Some oxidation midway through suggests that that probably should not age as long as I let this sit.
maley1 (624) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, hazy golden orange pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruit, slight citrus, grapes, slight yeast. Taste of caramel, green grapes, faint citrus, lychee, and a hint of pinot noir. Beautifully balanced between the two components of aging process. This beer is a winner, good job.
odinstyr (519) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with barely any head. Smells of grape, citrus, coriander. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - hint of wine, honey malts, mild hops.
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Very hazy dark orange with a thick creamy off white head. Nose is a bit perfumey, some yeast, floral notes. tastes sweet, some oakiness, a bit winey aftertaste, not as much as the description leads one to believe.
Experiment_Ale (437) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 at my Lakehouse with crew. Aroma is white wine, horse blanket, barnyard. Taste is barnyard hay. Finish is too long.