3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy soft gold body with a fine white head and active effervescence. Strong coriander and wheat expression in the nose with a quieter orange peel note. Dandelion, bread and honey malt. The grains of paradise seem more like a generic spice or maybe like anise or some kind of aquavit herb mixture. Herbal and perfumy and soft and creamy and a little sweet and a little acidic and a little soapy.
shrubber85 (7981) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong floral coriander, ginger and light lemon aroma. Clear yellow with small head. Floral coriander, light ginger, and mild lemon malt flavor. Medium body. Not bad - heavy on the spice.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (release #6). Pours with a hazed, light golden hued body with a large fluffy white head (looks like the moon). Good retention and lace. Strong spice and phenolic nose with notes of pepper, coriander, sage and lavender. Some floral almost honey like notes, grains of paradise, medium malt character: crackery, wheat. Quite spicy. Flavors show a touch of salinity, bready, grainy wheat, floral, sage, coriander, lavender. Low pepper. Strong phenols overall. Very soft mineral character. Very low bitterness. Fuller carbonation, dry, medium to low bodied. Easy to drink.
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, Release #14. Poured cloudy medium golden with an easily-resuscitated white head. The aroma picked up sweet and tangy orange notes over soft bready malts.. spicy clove and banana accents.. a touch hoppy for the style, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found bread and pale malts at the core, with banana, white pepper, and tangy orange zest around.. finished crisp with spicy, engaging yeast and complementary malty backing. Light-medium bodied with a very good feel and flow through the palate.. very good stuff!
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours opaque pale gold with nice white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, grains, some banana, a bit of cherry and a mild wheated malt note. The taste is pretty rich with soft smooth yeasty spices, more wheat like spices (?), a drying note, mild sweet banana and cherry flavored bubble gum. It ends with a pleasing soft palate.
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared with caterwaul. Release #9, 5.1%. Mostly hazy yellow orange color. Little white head. Couple bits of lace. Really zesty orange peel, ginger aroma, very nice. It’s zesty and orange peely in natural way, which I don’t mind. Medium body. Crisp, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Lightly chewy. Dry, zesty sweet flavor to this. Lightly tart. OK, slightly above average, more flavorful, assertive, and dry wit. Would like a tid bit more full body with the yeast, though the citrus and spice is satisfying. A witbier worth paying lower-end bomber prices for.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at BCTC Saturday night over at Chris’s amazing truck. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Lemony and crisp, wheat. Crisp lemon and lemongrass notes. Sweet wheat and citrus on the finish. Nice and clean.
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bouteille de ibrew2or3
couleur, une fine brume dorée, col est blanc.
arôme, citronnelle, épines de sapin, pelure orange
goût, qcq notes fruitée, pelure orange, fraise?, blé avec une fine amertume, bière est solide pour seulement 5.5%
Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Batch 16, 5.5%).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, peppercorn / grains of paradise, sage, ginger, coriander, lavender.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Remarkably good for this brewery, and one of the best wits I’ve had in quite a while (keep in mind I don’t like this style, so it’s very rare to find one that I would even drink, much less enjoy)...while the adjuncts certainly dominate the nose (especially the citrus and pepper), which is honestly my only gripe, they are very herbal and spicy without coming off too much like scented soap or urinal cake or bubble bath...it’s a good blend of spices, just a little too dominant. Seems very clean to me, too...no grainy aftertaste or off notes. Very pleasantly tart and well balanced...neither too sour nor too sweet, nor overly bitter from the spices...a difficult combo to find in this style. Good mouthfeel as well...substantial and fluffy but still very quaffable. Difficult to stop drinking. I’m pretty shocked, but yeah, for me this is damned solid and very close to a 4+ rendition.
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from the Brewpub. Pours a cloudy straw color with a medium white head. The aroma is soft spices and orange. The flavor is very nice, simple, clean and smooth; light spices, coriander, honey and oranges. Very drinkable. Nice.