jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose of grape, orange peel, malt and hops. Taste of orange rind, malt, grape and coriander spices. Medium body.
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pinot Noir does go with beer- but with sour ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels (RR Supplication, Panil Barrique). Pinot Noir juice (?)....maybe not. On tap at Quarry House Tavern. Pours a clear deep pink with a baby white head. Aroma is sweet candies, strawberry. Taste is baby powder, powdery malt, boozy, a bit bland. Dry ending.
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is a clear copper color with a medium slightly fizzy white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lace on the glass. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, spices and oak. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of oak, vanilla, coriander and yeast. The finish is sweet and fruity up front with a spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red, slightly hazy brew with a light pink tinted head. It’s a really good looking brew. Vineous aroma that shows a light orange peel and coriander note. Light peppery alcohol and a nice wheaty spiciness as well. Quite elegant at first. The flavour though kind of lacks the guts to deliver on the promise. Light bodied and the alcohol kind of strips away the more delicate character that this yeast is trying to give off. It’s a pretty good idea and the beer is okay, but I don’t think it is terribly well-executed.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking soft orange and red colored body, surprising color but nice to look at. Nose is a bit strange, one part funk, one part marshmallow, one part white grape and one part plain yogurt... it’s differnet but doesn’t do much for me, and that goes for the taste as well. A bit bland and boring, though some might find it subtlely complex but honestly to me the white grape and pear flavor don’t feel backed-up well by a good grain bill and some body. It’s thin without being crisp, it’s flat without being uncarbonated. A bit disappointing.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Evocative orange peels are combined with flower petals to form a creative companion to the grape juice. The cushy carbonation and balanced spiciness are crucial in making this Belgian Witbier succeed with the Pinot Noir fruitiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the rosy cranberry red.
-This is well-malted, and the mouthfeel is very classy.
-Light tartness dries up the back end, as cranberry fruitiness swirls by.
-Alcohol is very well-hidden, which seems to be a DFH standard.
-The bready yeast adequately supports the spicy flower bouquet.
Bottled in February ’07. Thx Eric!!
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-06-01. Hazy golden orange, smallish white head. (3+) Mild aroma, touch of alcohol, muted fruit, something vaguely woody. Muddled flavour, fruit, light bitterness in the finish lingers. (6+) Average palate. Meh. Not unpleasant but does not inspire me to return for a second glass. Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 4T
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. First of all, there;s no way in hell that this is a wit, no matter what Sam says. Ruby colored with an off-pinkish head. Aroma of cabernet, citrus, spices, cranberry, orange zest, oaky port wine. The flavor is fruity, with a solid cranberry note, plus cherry, orange zest, some oaky port winey flavor hints, and some cognacy spirit twinges. Medium palate that gets a bit hot, this one is extremely unique, but not a world beater.
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, 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 johanB’s 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.
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.6 fl oz
Tiny particle filled copper color, off-white head. Lactic, sweet, yoghurt scent. Sweet, spicy, yeast, sugar, alcohol, Belgian notes taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.