martjoobolut (99) - ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle, BB 07.2014. Pours straw slightly golden with very faint hazyness, has nice white head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma fruity, but no spices, dryness comes out after some time. Taste: wheat, creamy, orange sour, sweet with sour and slightly sweet finish. Medium or medium-lively carbonation. Overall: ok witbier, but there is nothing really exciting here.
GoufCustom (399) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500 ml bottle with mini-booklet bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Translucent dull golden yellow colour with trace of yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety and soapy white foam which fades in 1 minute; Good sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Smell of lager malt, with light wheat, bread, light dough, light orange peel, molasses, very light coriander, light cloves and faint grass; Near zero sweet taste of light malt, with faint orange peel, light yeast, light biscuit and hint of lemon and note of grass; Light body, watery and slightly crisp palate; Mouth feel is a very watered-down, characterless Belgian white - wheat crispness is very low, no sweetness, weak orange peels, almost no coriander nor spicey cloves. Very weak… Hoppiness is hint of grass in smell and hint of lemon in taste, liquorices is undetectable, with only a hint of grass for bitterness, if there’s any at all. No finish. Fairly dry aftertaste, very easy and slightly crisp to mouth.
Comments: Man, I was supposed to be impressed by the painstaking labour of love from the award-winning chef Ferran Adrià while I was reading the accompanied mini-booklet, and when it mentioned it was supposed to taste in a wine glass, I knew it meant trouble: without the yeast, it tastes just like a shitty pale lager, when with the yeast being poured in, it didn’t help much. Overall it’s just a thinned-out bottled Hoegaarden - which is pretty unremarkable in my book - the result is lifeless, uninspiring witbier devoid of any advertised fruity and spicey tastes. If this is labour of love, I am afraid it goes to the drain. Very disappointing and not worth the money. Stay away!
Bamsen78 (1965) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, yeast and citrus. Refreshing, sweetish, estery and malty flavour, with touches of hops and mildly acidic notes of fruit and citrus. Mildly acidic finish. High carbonation. A good refreshing drink but not a very exciting beer.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight haze under a straw colored head of foam which quickly dissipates into a thin broken layer.
Freshly husked grains, whole grain crackers, fields of green grass, and French and Italian bread.
Medium-light weight with a weak flavor profile of lemongrass, lemon-lime oils, grains, and dried herbs.
Marketed as an upper-crust luxury example of a Belgian Witbier (Belgian White), but it unfortunately falls far short of anything luxurious or Belgian Wit. Sadly another disappointing tasting experience from the Damm brewery out of Barcelona Spain.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A quick pour into my teku glass produces a pale, almost white head. The beer is a light gold hue, and quite brilliantly clear. The aroma has a light lemon like scent to it, but it is really soft overall, perhaps a hint of metallic and herbal hop notes, but mostly lemon like.
The beer is light bodied and refreshing, and has a lemon like flavor that dominates this overall light flavored beer. There is a rounded, earthy note to the lemon character that makes me think of coriander, but a high quality, citrus focused variety. There is not much character from the base beer, perhaps a touch of sweet soft base malt, a hint of straw, and a bit of raw grain in the finish.
More enjoyable than I was expecting, and I can definitely see how this pairs well with certian foods. While somewhat boring from the base beer standpoint, it does have the balance and finesse that I would expect from this creative source. On the other hand that is only evaluated from the perspective of a bland Spanish Lager. Still, it is enjoyable enough to try, and it has been sitting for quite some time in my fridge and has held up well.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale gold/straw, faint citrus aroma, slightly metallic, spritzy finish. Didn’t like it.
kikena (3) - SPAIN - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Es una cervessa amb un regust a Estrella tradicional, amb una mica més d’aromes afegits.
gegwilson (202) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and refreshing beer. The coriander and orange flavours certainly come through, although I couldn’t detect much liquorice. Had with a meal and it did seem to work well with food. Felt a bit watery.
Adnanbeer (12) - - OCT 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. not what I expected, on a Belgian Wheat style, too expensive for what it is. If one of the most creative chefs sign up for this beer I expected much more.
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Half a glass from Rickfifty, thank you. Light yellow. Some white head. Belgian style yeast, spice (pepper and some undefined spices), hint of unripe cherry and lingonberry aroma. Light mouth feel, warming alcohol (even at 4,8 %!). Maybe it’s better paired with food. Not anything special on it’s own.