brokensail (12765) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a white head. Has a decent enough banana ester quality and a bit of wheat and bread. There’s also a lot of straw and lemon, which I’m not a fan of. The flavor is sort of the same in that the traditional witbier components are nice, but the lemon and straw and grass characteristics are just off-putting and really take away from the beer.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:Banana ans yeast
Body:Sweet, yeasty wheat, hint of sourness
Finish:Slightly alcoholic, phenol
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Steingarten. Pours with a vibrant red to orange, lightly hazy hued body with a large, just off-white head. Aromas are mostly yeast, mild esters, lots of pepper phenol, mild banana, bready malt, some chewy fruit esters. Flavors are fruity, medium malt, dried citrus, pepper phenol, 4VG, and baked apple. Lively bubbles, dry with a medium bodied.
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sugary bubblegum flavor with just a touch of roasty malt. Dark amber color with a thick foamy head. Served at the brewery in a tulip glass? Interesting. Certainly a bigger beer than most of what they offer. Unique in its own way.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewey. Pours amber brown with a tiny off white head. Aroma-malty, a little subdued, caramel. Taste-caramel, wheat, somewhat sour in the finish. Interesting and good.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms--pissed I missed out at Wood Shop, and hadn’t been to the brewery in a while. Slightly hazy orange amber with a small light beige head, facing to a thick film before long. Sweet caramel candy dominates with plenty of fruity Belgian yeast (pear and apple) and just a little spice. Flavor continues with the big fruitiness but is much drier--still a touch sweet, though. The alcohol I think does its job helping with that. I’m getting some coriander spice and light floral notes in the flavor that I wasn’t in the aroma (once it warmed a good bit I got the floral notes). Bitterness peaked at a 3 in the dry, slightly toasty finish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a medium body. Pretty good, though just a tinge too sweet to take down more than a couple glasses in one sitting. Also, the numbers don’t show but I enjoyed the flavor more.
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted and vegetable yeasty. Fruity and yeasty flavoured. Light bitterness and dark roasted caramelish malt base. Dry finish. Slight phenolic.
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woodshop. Orange pour with a huge white head. Aroma is loaded with bubblegum, banana, yeast, caramel malt and some citrus hops. Flavor is sweet and has quite a hit of gum and bananas with some yeast and a little prickle from the hops.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to cquiroga and his posse for having this at the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
I thought that this was a very nice tasting beer. Complex flavors, but it was very drinkable.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Woodshop 5.0. Pours a deep glowing orange with a big frothy off white head that left some nice lacing behind. Big fruit up front which included tropical fruits, banana, and orange peel. Flavor was also quite sweet and fruity, tons of citrus and apricot.