DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Banana fruit aroma. Golden coloured hazy in appearance and floral with a hint of bitterness and dryness in a malt finish.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, some banana, and herbs. Flavor of lemon, vanilla, wheat, and light coriander with a soft mouthfeel.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Manifesto is a hazy, light golden color with a fluffy white head. There are tons of little carbonation bubbles.
S: A lot of citrus, particularly lemon and orange, yeast, and a bit of spice. There is also a nice bready quality to the aroma.
T: Much the same as the nose. A very refreshing hit of lemon, followed by the more hearty spice, bread, and yeast flavors. Thereís also a bit of tartness to this that I wasnít expecting.
M: The beer is very bubbly which gives it a nice light feel on the tongue. Quite enjoyable.
D: This is probably the easiest drinking witbier Iíve had. Nice and light but still some strong flavors. The slight tartness was reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss, but not quite to the same degree.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Verdugo. This was good. Nose of tart yeast, maybe a little bacteria, clean wheat. Color is a hazy yellow. Flavor is tart like a Wit or a Weiss, but with a nice light fruit tinge at the end - peach is what I thought at the time. Has enough character to be taken seriously.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazy golden tinged body with a white ring of foam. Aroma of orange peel, lemon, coriander, white pepper. Bone dry with a hint of goosberries. Taste is grainy with coriander, citrus and dry, spicy notes. Fine, yet fizzy bubbles.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Blue Palms. Served in a tulip, hazy light straw with a short-lived 1/2 finger white head, down to a ring and minimal film. Nose seems more like a banana-y here. There is also some florals, hints of orange (though Iím not sure they used any), and some lift vanilla. Flavor pulls a more convincing witbier White stronger citrus and floral notes and light lemon tang. Thereís also light white pepper and some herbal notes. Semi-dry wheat finish, minimal bitterness. Low prickly carbonation with a light body. Turned out better than I thought.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of banana and lemon with just a hint of floral petals (apparently rose petals are added to the spice mix). Hazy yellow color with a frothy white head. Tastes like sunshine! While it was served a touch too cold, as it warmed the spice notes came out - cloves, peel, etc. Tight carbonation and a nice sweet finish. The brewery claimed this beer is on tap to showcase the way yeast works in a beer.
Iím excited to see what else comes from this new brewery!
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a really nice hazy light yellow. Quite the unique color. This is made with rose petals instead of orange peel and with less spices than usual to showcase the spice making qualities of the yeast. I get some clove taste and some floral notes.