Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Cloudy grayish yellow. Medium-sized white fine-laced head. Papery and peppery aroma. Dry flavours. Lots of wheat. Feels very dry and papery. Hints of coriander, but hides in the back. Carbonation is clearly sparkling, but the wheat cut down most of it. Overall a refreshing and quite drinkable witbier. OK, but not outstanding.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by argo0 on 1/10/09: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet malted wheat and mild coriander spice. Body starts effervescent and slightly sweet with some orange peel citrus and coriander spice with some chalky character before a drier, thin finish. A pretty bland witbier.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Not sure who brought this to PPRBSG09- Possibly argo0? Pours a hazy light blond with a thin lasting head. Aroma is doughy citrus lemon iwth dusty old malts, and wheat, light oxidation and some light toasted malts. Flavor is also wheat, lemon hints o fblegian phenolic yeast, also some DMS vegetal character, toasty spicy, stale malts, and more green- vege notes. Meh.
Cornfield (5321) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Willowbrook, IL: My first Spanish Witbier! Nice pour, a hazy straw body with a huge head that slowly collapses around the edges, leaving some spotty lace. The coriander hits the nose first followed by a soapy yeastiness and a whiff of lemon. This is very light bodied with a spritzy mouthfeel. The flavor is lemony tart and filled with coriander, a touch of licorice, and a light floral quality. The finish is dry and spicey. This might go well if it ever gets warmer again in the Chicago area.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of flroals, lemon, coriander, and anise. Flavor of wheat, coriander, orange peel, light anise, and tea leaves.
Maverick34 (2006) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. For the record, this is supposedly made for "El Bulli", which is, according to most, the world’s single best restaurant ion the Costa Brava in Espana.
Wow, this was a witte? I could have sworn it was a belgian golden-ish ale cause that’s what she looked like. And tasted like. Spicy aroma etc. Goood but not great. Is iit "El Bulli" quality? Maybe......I’d probably BYO my own bottle if I could though. Of course, getting an El Bulli reservation is not a very high % deal so whatever.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting at work. Alround rating: Loads of clove off the wheat, some fruity esters, quite a thin body, but drinkable all the same.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale creamy yellow w/ a good head that lingers. Great lacing. Aromas of mild pepper and white spice. Medium full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Zesty tropical flavors dominate leaving a trail of green apple, spice, and fresh bread crumbs. Crisp w/ defined acidity. The finish lingers w/ an acidic bite. Reminds me of a tripel yet wheat beer.
Rune (7211) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle shared at home with Frau Eva. Pale golden body under a slowly fading white head that left spotty lacing behind. Subdued smell of wheat and sweet fruits. Light, sweet oranges in flavour with wheat and mild spices. Smooth bittersweet endnotes. A fusion of wheat and lager beer is a description to the point of this one. A fine partner to spiced chicken food (Tromsø, 08.06.2009).
Theis (12483) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks Joergen !! Cloudy yellow - white head. Coriander, wheaty, citrus, orange, light hoppy, licorice yeasty, spicy, straw. Ok aroma.