Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of soap, gum, and plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation.
Not much going on, and rather dirty.
McGarnigle (555) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classy 750 ml bottle that could pass for wine, which is the point. Comes with a little promotional booklet tied around its neck. Pours light gold, slightly hazed. Really nice cirrus aroma. Flavor is that of a somewhat mild witbier. Citrusy, but not really tart. Good with food? Well, sure, but the same could be said of many wits. It could replace white wine, but 750 ml of wine goes further than the same amount of beer.
DSG (5827) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-ish golden color with a medium white head. Spicy aroma with coriander, yeast, some citrus and light floral notes. Sweet wheaty flavor, with some yeast, lemony and light orangey notes, mild fruit esters and a drier finish with soft spiciness. Medium-bodied. Quite boring but still a decent easy-drinking Wit.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a straw-colored hazy golden color, with a moderate white head. Tropical and citrus fruits to the nose: tangerine, orange, and perhaps a bit of peach(?). The palate, deviates from the usual American and Belgian examples of the style in that it is slightly more estery throughout, and lacks the prevalent herbal spiciness shown by many Wits. As the beer warms, more fruity characteristics come out, such as melon and mango. Hop bitterness is essentially non-existent. Overall, an inoffensive but unspectacular version of the style.
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.75L bottle, fluffy head, hazy light orange colour, wheaty aroma with ripe oranges, some spices, and something medicinal in the back, flavours of wheat and citrus with some metalic traces in the back. Classic belgian witt profile but could be much more assertive and interesting.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bomber brought to me from Spain by my wife. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow, with ample fizzing up to a white, fluffy foam head, that bubbles away over the course of the next few minutes. Nose is of hay and lager funk, with something like butter (apologies to the previous rater for stealing your vibe, but I think you nailed it!) and apple cider vinegar in there as well. Flavor is understated, even for a Wit. Sort of a weak stab at bready malts and perhaps some grass and spruce hops, a stab of sweetness and earthy funk at the finish folllowed much later by something like black pepper!?... but itís all watered down and out. Spain and Germany met, and they agreed to make this beer... thatís funny "awwww", not funny "ha ha". Nice try guys. Wait, check that. Terrible try guys. Not undrinkable by any stretch, and I thank my wife for bringing this across the ocean just for me. But, this is not worth whatever theyíre charging in EUROS for it.
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Unclear yellow colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of coriander, oranges, yeast, malt and fruits.
anders37 (16723) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity smooth malty grainy aroma with some weak hints of banana. Sweetish wheat malty spicy flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish wheat malty spicy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle.
Letís hope this cousin of Estrella Damm is better than itís predecessor. The pour is a very cloudy brownish gold with a frothy white head. Hmmm... nothing earth shattering yet. The nose says... buttered popcorn??? This canít be good. Some earth and lemon is mixed in as well. Fruity and floral as the the discription says? I think it misses the mark. And the taste? Mo butter is not mo better. Houston, we have brewing flaws. Flat and lifeless is a good description. Slight citric notes lurk in there, but outside of that and some pale malt sweetness, there isnít much. The carbonation is smooth and soft, but it canít save this beer. Overall itís a pretty disappointing Wit.
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small white head. Very hazy. The aroma is yeasty with a little bit of coriander but not too much else. Still, it smells nice. The flavor is not what I was expecting, as I didnít get any orange or coriander. I got a lot of peach flavor, which was nice, even if unexpected. The beer has a very light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Not true to the style, but still a very refreshing beer.