mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer itself looks like a standard Witbier, pale gold color, astonishingly clear, with a fluffy white head. Itís actually kind of fun to watch the bubbles race to the top. Smells of tangerine and wheat.The flavor is quite complex. Sweet grapes and lots of straw at first, leading to apricots and coriander. Very smooth. A tinge of anise in the finish.
As a witbier, itís very good, but not quite great. Admittedly, I am not enjoying this as suggested; with food.
However, I think the concept is a bit too pretentious for me. Developed by sommeliers and a chef? It should be served in wine glasses and kept in a chilled bucket? Hereís how Iím interpreting all this. "Beer isnít as good as classy and refined as wine, so weíre going to make one thatís a close to a wine as possible, but still technically a beer."
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light color, bit unclear, has no head but bubbles are big. Smells fresh and fruity. First taste has citrus. Tiny bit sourness comes later. There is a bit of grass & flower aromas. Strange beer, tastes a bit like wheat without being it, looks like trippel but isnít that strong and disappointing as many lagers what comes to richness of aroma. At least this is easy to drink due the flatness. I guess that is a good thing.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle, rated on 21.09.2009
Murky yellow colour. Aroma is close to home-made mead and rather thin. Flavour is light, but one can still detect the familiar wit elements: coriander, citrus and some spices.
jonas (6405) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, uuuuuh fancy. Perfumed light dusty aroma. Cloudy pale yellow, lacing white head. Citric and light spicy (clove,coriander) notes on a light body. Sparkly mouthfeel, fresh, summery. Pleasant
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with a frothy white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrus notes. Taste is malty, grainy ann wheat, notes of spices. Sweet finish
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice clear golden color with a thin white head. Head had no retention and lace was minimal. Carbonation was moderate to heavy. Aroma had mild notes of citrus, spice, and some light banana. Flavor had good spice notes and the banana notes came out more then the aroma let on. A nice crisp finish. Very refreshing. Slightly disappointed with the appearance, but overall a decent beer.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a bottle to myself. Typically, I am not a fan of witbiers. This was surprisingly pleasant, albeit too light of a mouthfeel for my taste.
ElDesmadre (2756) - Mikołůw, POLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The packaging couldnít be more elegant. The head though is scarce and unusually weak for a witbier. The aroma is of white grapes, coriander, lemon, yeast and orange, mixed with a lagerish barley maltiness. Refreshing spicy-fruity taste with some liquorice in the finish that makes it interesting and worthwhile. As this should accompany food, it is not overbearingly aromatic but everything in it is in the right place.
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden yellow with a fizzy white head that fades fast leaving a nice lacing. Nose is of hay and barn yard. Taste is crisp, dry, citrus and floral. Enjoying this beer more than I expected I would. Would definitely drink again.
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dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale gold with striking white head. Nose is sour and marked by thin lemon. Thin and sparkling on the tongue with refreshing watery wheat, subtle lemon, and slight amount of bitter rind. Nice overall mouthfeel but weak on flavor and thin palate. Refreshing, but not worth the cost over a nice Golden Banquet.