edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of fruit, wheat and coriander. Body is a pinot noir hue with a thick, slightly off white colored head. Lace lingers on glass. Flavor is a nice blend between a wheat beer and pinot. Spicy (coriander, pepper) As beer warms, tangerine is more noticeable. Creamy finish.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a light ivory head that quickly disappears. The nose offers some spicy elements of coriander. The taste introduces rich but subtle orange character, light oak and an overall enjoyable experience. There is a creaminess in the finish. I’d actually call it rich. Overall this is a very nice beer to drink little by little or share with friends.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a rosie amber color w/ a shallow, semi creamy froth that fades quickly. Residual lacing is represented by a fine dusty canopy and a full fluffy ring. The froth has a subtle pinkish hue to it. Aroma is on the earthy side w/ a slight tartness. Theres also a hint of Belgian rock candy and a little petrol. Full nectar w/ ample mellow residual effers. The texture is very silky indeed. This brew has a forward malty backbone w/ a mild sweetness. I can taste the the alcohol right away. Very wine like. This is typical of DFH. Complex flavors of ripe banana, orange rind, kiwi fruit, wild apples, pomegranate, cherries, plums, aged strawberry, brandy, and a bit of Begian spice. The finish is long and bittered nicely w/ a peachpit style. Overall: this is nother example where brew meets vino. A great crossover style brew. It’s very warming and not so balanced. A good brew none the less. This brew is growing on me. Its like pomeganate cream w/ only a slight tartness. I hard poured the last third of the bottle and she fumed. A great plume of froth rose uncontrolable. I had to sip the froth runnith over. My score changed as the temerature got a little less cool. Drinks better as she warms. I highly recommend this brew to all connoisseurs.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good beer and an interesting mix to match. Poured a cloudy reddish color with a thin white head. Taste was very winey, but not overpowering the spiciness of the wit. Very well done.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma: Coriander, orange, perfumey floral, red wine, oak/vanilla. Appearance: Purple/amber in color with a full and thick pinkish head. Good retention and lacing. Flavor: Weird. I get the Witbier flavors. Nice coriander and slightly bitter orange, some perfumey floral and a touch of lemon. Intertwined in all that is an earthy and slightly sweet red wine taste, coconut/vanilla/oak, yeast, and a fairly sweet candy-like flavor. Low bitterness. Finishes a little sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I appreciate the experiment. Weird but pretty good too.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Bottle. Nose is everything you’d expect: coriander, citrus, and grapes. Pour is a beautiful opaque blush wine pink-red with a steady but small white head. Lacing is absolutely gorgeous. Taste is well-balanced wine/wit flavors, again, very much what you’d expect, but done well enough to make it work. The palate is a bit tannic at times, but smooth at others, complex and interesting. Yet another fantastic experiment from those crazy DFH guys.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Smells like a wit or weizen but doesn’t taste or look like one. A real hybrid. Not exactly what I love in beer, but a quality beer all the same. This was very easy to drink and definitely different. It also hid the alcohole incredibly well. I’m glad I tried this one.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark orangey, reddish amber with a huge white head that lasted for a while and left escellent lacing. It also had nice cargonation to watch. The aroma was moderate to heavy yeast, wine and wheat. The initial flavor was moderately sweet while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter and sour with a short duration. It had a medium body that was dry up front and watery, but not watered down, if that makes any sense. It had fizzy carbonation.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear red in color with an off white/pinkish head. Aroma, yeast, some wheat and grapes. Flavor, some wheat and light malts up front, some grape notes, a sweetness, and also a bit of acidity. I really liked it. A refreshing beer, with a nice twist to it.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours hazy orange ruby with a pale lavender head. Aroma is funky, musty, sour, grass. Flavor is bitter initially, funky, musty, meaty, but has an awful chemical taste like cheap whiskey. I was pretty disappointed.
drpimento (2358) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This just came into Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse today in 750 bottles. Totatally unexpected color of red with brown notes. big foamy head.. Nose is exactly what you’d expect from a product description like this. Really good although so much boozier than wits. Lots of head and lace.