superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, release #10 bottled 5/31/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, ginger, earth, floral, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, ginger, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, earth, grass, and herbal. Lingering notes of citrus, coriander, clove, pepper, ginger, wheat, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with a great malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent witbier! Great flavor balance and complexity; very smooth a crisp to drink. Highly enjoyable offering; exceeded my expectations.
jgb9348 (5558) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep hazy golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall microfoam whtie head - this IS exactly what a belgie white should look like, complete with a zillion small bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of pale malt, wheat, coriander seed, curacao and a ton of yeast - this is a great smelling beer as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a ton of spice flavours at first, fading almost immediately to a yeast and wheat kick, then showing some alcohol, a hint of caster sugar sweetness and a nice complex, dry hay flavour. Overall, a very nice Wit, probably one of the best Iíve had in the style for some time, not sure how they could improve this one. I sampled this 65 cL bottle (batch #11, 5.4% abv) purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-November-2012.
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice color of a hazy Pineapple juice. Ĺ white head with good retention and lace. Aromas of coriander, hint of apple and wheat. Taste is simple and easy carbonation makes it easy to chug. Coriander and spice upfront, a hint of apple and a twinge of citrus in the finish. Its a nice brew. Is very easy to drink. Looks good, smells good, tastes good. A nice Wit.
Thanks for sharing AirForceHops!
jonno (2448) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent wit. Fresh tasting. A hint of tangerine. Smooth and very wheaty. Back palate is light and refreshing. World class for the style.
TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 16: Whitened blonde. Tightly-packed frothy white foam exhibits superb retention. Clean and elegant aromas of cardamom, lemongrass, white pepper, sugar cookie/ginger bread. Faint whiff of airy phenols and flowers. Fine and creamy carbonation. Initially well rounded and slippery with grassy wheat and lemongrass accompanying a pronounced saliva-inducing lactic tartness. Subdued, predominantly floral hops take a backseat to the artful spice medley. Despite their intensity, the tastefully incorporated spices never overwhelm and perfectly compensate for what would otherwise seem like a hollow center. As the tartness gives way to the continuously unfolding spicy richness, a phenolic burst cleanses the palate with a stiff dryness. Highly quaffable due to the sparkling clean attenuation and plethora of elegant subtleties. Wheat-derived twang prevails throughout, though a dainty pils malt toastiness breaks the monotony as it scratches at the tongue and beautifully contrasts with the slicker textures. Some starchiness creeps in as well to augment the body. Finishes potently spicy yet dry and clean as a whistle, with a hint of sugar cookie and lemongrass swirled with a flowery hop signature. Itís always difficult to find a witbier that excites. Most breweries attempting this style tend to cover up the uninspired base beer with excessive spices and foul yeastiness. But this has the huge spice component AND the base beer is rich with detail, nuances, and is cleanly attenuated. And at a very reasonable price of $4 a bomber (not a smashing deal by any means, but much fairer than the vast majority of bombers out there these days), Iíll be quaffing this by the boatload. A positively memorable rendition.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle purchased today from the brewery. Pours a very cloudy almost white/yellow color with medium to large sized fluffy pure white head with a ton of lasting power and lacing. Aroma has definite coriander, honey, grains of paradise, lemon and orange zest, with a faint touch of wet cedar planks and chalk. Flavor is slightly spicey, with notes of lemon and black pepper, touch of oak and very faint caramel, with the slightest hint of cherries. Finish is just on the sweet side of balanced. Palate is very nicely thick. This is pretty damn good. I canít say that wit bier is one of my favorite styles, but Kevin really has put out a nice brew. Side note, this really improves as it warms, IMO.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle release #4. Sheen pale yellow pour with a foamy white head that dissipates to a film. Aroma is musk pepper and malt. Taste is pepper musky and meaty with signs of yeast and spice. Palate comes off medium feel with a slick yet chaulky dry finish. I really like this one tasty throughout!
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and earthy yeast aroma. Citrus and peppery flavor; some "earthy" yeast flavor--not as prominent as in the aroma. Banana/bubble gum flavor, and some light bready malt.
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle picked up from Epic today, release day
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a nice foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Lots of nice spices, Coriander, bitter orange peel
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel of coriander, orange peel and bitterness from the grains of paradise
Very nice beer. Crisp and clean but has a nice bite to it in both aroma and taste.
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy straw yellow with a bone white head. Nose is lemon, citrus, floral notes, lemon peel, pepper, and sugar. Flavor is nice blend of spice, pepper, lemon, lemon rind, and slight hops. Medium-bodied and memorable.