aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5 L bottle directly from Barcelona. Appearance is great, small creamy, frothy white excellent lacing head with short life. Body hue orange yellow reminds me of blue moon. Smells like Belgian yeast, banana and orange with a spice I canít put my finger on, probably because Iím smelling the yeastyness. Flavor is nothing special. Maybe I donít have a pallet for the Belgian yeast beers, but it is very light and little hops finish, a smooth and carbonation tinge on the tongue finish. Light body finish, watery, lively carbonation very smooth finish. Yeast sediment on bottom of bottle, not a bad beer, expecting more.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, bread. Flavor is straw, grain, wheat, strawberries. Nice mouthfeel.
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather dissappointing, considering that itís announced as one of the finest beers in spain, created by Ferran Adria. Soft aroma, with very distinct traces of wheat, and some citrus hops. Once in palate, the citrus taste becomes closer to lemon peel and some spices, but itís still very similar to a hefe weizen. Their reccomendation is to drink it cold, but if you do, you lose all this notes, so itís contradictory. In their web site they talk about the complexity of aromas and flavors, but I coulnít find them. Also, the alcohol level is really low for a beer thatís supposed to be that complex. On the other hand, If you consider that Damm brewery is a macro lager producer, this is a great bear, but in a very different category.
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huge, dense yellowish head over fully hazy apricot-coloured beer. Coriander≥ and marzipan, cookies, ad nauseam. Sweet, marzipan and of course coirander, getting some citrus, with sweet-soft gingerbread. But horror, each new sip gives a whiff of chlorine!! Light, slightly velvety texture, wheat slickness. OK, I didnít sample it accompanying an espuma, but I still refuse to think that this is the thing to convert winedrinkers to gastronomic beeradventures. Iím glad El Bulli has taken this stance, but the result is... dubious.
WVHouseofBeer (923) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. Light fruity aroma along with some yeast. Tart citrus flavor. Finished a bit thin. Not a bad beer, but not worthy of the hefty price tag.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BottleÖ Lightly hazed yellow ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Fantastic retention. Yeasty, grainy aroma with a note of warm perspiration. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Lightly sweet, bready, grainy flavor. Iím not picking up any spices or fruit peels. Crisp, refreshing finish.
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Unclear yellow orange with white head. Fruity aroma with coriander.Nice Witbier flavour af malt and coriander. The orange is very discrete. Worthy more than one star.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellowish orange, actually too pale considering the style. Slightly hazy. A white fluffy head of small bubbles settles into small lacings.
A rather sweet smell. Malts and wheat reminiscent of white bread. Lemon peel, orange, coriander, grass, fruity bubblegum, some general spices. All in all, a very light smell and I had to struggle to detect the different components. Rather anonymous, but still kind of pleasant.
The taste is not as good as the smell, and rather thin in general. Almost a copy of the smell, but not as complex and weaker. According to the rather cheesy info sheet hanging around the bottle neck on this one, the beer is a blend of lager and wit and in the taste the lager really comes forth with a quite boring and bland character. Sweet malts with prominent wheaty notes. Sweet citric notes and orange, coriander, faint grassy hops. One or two earthy notes. Sweet flavor of bubblegum. The finish is short and slightly mineral-like with notes of spices.
Very light body, feels bland in every aspect. A boring mouthfeel.
As noted, this is supposed to be a blend of lager and wit, but actually it comes out more as a wit diluted with lager. It doesnít taste bad or anything - actually itís kind of refreshing and it has some nicely tasting flavors - but itís just boring. The smell is definitely the highlight of the beer, and not even that is more than ok. It is no way near of living up to the boasting presented in the cheesy note around the bottle neck.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
zeek (178) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very attractive 750ml bottle. Pours with almost no head. No aroma either. Looks like a hefeweizen.
Very mild, unexciting taste. Finishes smooth.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 wow, this is the most bs Iíve ever read on packaging ever. tone down the marketing folks! a white beer and lager blend with minimal aroma - some vegetal and phenols with saaz hops. This is not disagreeable and might go well with food in part because of the subtle flaws. How are vegetables with vegetal aromas? Thanks to Mario for the sample.