Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Consumed at 50 degrees. Smells of dry white wine with a hint of grapes and oak. Pours reddish amber with lacing and thin white head. Has excellent body and amazing palate. Not a huge wheat fan, but it’s complexity makes you forget because it takes your taste buds on a ride. Has a much maltier profile than the smell makes you think. Tastes of orange, vanilla, and as smooth as the day is long.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 This is a very interesting beer. While it is expensive, its uniqueness is well worth the price ($14/bomber). This is a sweet beer with a sticky mouthfeel, but there is a good amount of carbonation so the sweetness never overloads the palate. Pour is a clear amber with a thick white head that diminishes into a sticky lace. Very boozy. Frech toast with syrup and orange marmalade notes. I am now wishing I had this for sunday brunch with waffles and ice cream. Definitely taste the coriander and spice, but these do not overwhelm. Very little bitterness, but this hophead doesn?t mind. I poured cold from a bomber into a tulip glass, and as it warms up it tastes better. I?m not a huge fan of white beers, but this is the best I have ever had.
HomerBeerOdysy (78) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE - Cloudy orange with a 3-finger head that dissipates. A little lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, piney, herbaceous.
TASTE - Not too hoppy, not too sweet. ABV somewhat hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation for such high ABV.
VALUE - Reasonable.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Pleasant, well-balanced. Quaffable.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can see where this is a love/hate. Not much going on in the aroma for me, maybe a whiff of grape. Attractive orange color with thick head on pour. Somewhat sweet, a little thick on the mouthfeel. Lack of aroma resulted in a flavor surprise - wine grapes for sure, but some nice citrusy notes to balance it off. Sweet but not heavily so - some warmth from the alcohol. Thought this was well-balanced overall. Enjoyable, great change of pace and would probably go great with a cheese/meat plate.
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with white head. Smells orangey upfront following with coriander and vinous notes. Tastes like the typical wit wheat than vinous, oak, sweet, and vanilla. Medium, velvety palate. This was a tasty treat!
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ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is interesting. Pours a gorgeous orange-red with a creamy off-white head that dissipates to a thin cap of lace. Aroma is all Belgian fruit with a hint of citrus. The pinot noir and oak do lend a wine-like tartness that is a bit off-putting at first. The more I drink it, however, the more I find it compliments the typical Belgian fruitiness. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Big, warming alcohol.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 25.6 fl oz bottle. I did not enjoy this as much as I expected to. Beautiful color, but little head. Alcohol is noticeable in aroma, and at first taste, but quickly goes away. Thin mouth-feel. I think I need to try this again at the brewery to get a real feel for it.
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex aroma of hops abduction liquor. Golden brown appearance. Full on the palate. Taste of herbs, White Ale, and red wine. Definitely worth trying. Great beer
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love DFH and Belgians but this just wasn’t my thing. Too carbonated and the pinot is forced. See Allagash Victor for how to do this right.
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Tart almost taniny flavor followed by sour yeasty flavor of a belgian. Nice crisp texture small head and reddish color. Leaves a slightly bubbly sensation on the tongue and its gone... There is a alot to this beer. Very sophisticated, but a little bit dry for me.