TheAlum (4359) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at the brewpub in a snifter (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a murky homemade applesauce pour, luminscent of yellow and orange with darker duller tannish notes, good white bubbled head that stays at a film. Aromas are on style with a wheat, a bit of hefe-esque banana and clove dance with light orange peel citrus, fresh, with very subtle coriander. Potent on the fruity ester end. Pronounced, fitting of the double branding, I suppose. Initial is a bit light bodied overall, packing on some impressive flavor and some light alcohol harshness. I guess it is hard to hide booziness in a style like this though. Flavors are big on banana, clove, belgian yeast with lingering subtle spice, some orange peel makes it’s way in further into the body, with floral hops making an appearance which I think might be that harshness from earlier. A mellow sweetness, full of flavor, but a little harsh on my palate overall, well hopped.. Odd to me. Wheat wine? Cheers to Bryan’s first solo release!
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick-hazed golden/amber under a creamy, thick, white & holding head. Strong citric, yeast & spice aroma... a very attractive nose. Thick and a little chalky with a full-flavored linger. Flavor is predominantly fruity with a strong yeast background. Alcohol shows big late. Really good (and there is a smiley face scribbled in my notes.) ~~~~~~~~~~ On draught, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, Flossmoor, IL (No longer on tap, this review is from old notes).
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW 2009. Poured a slightly hazy pale light orange color. The head was thick and white with good retention and lacing. Unusual aroma profile that included the likes of polenta, hay, and a bit of lemon. Medium bodied and sweet with mild bitterness. I tasted white frosting, baking spices, and a bit of alcohol at the end. Imperial wits tend not to do much for me.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, floral, citrus, banana, and wheat. Flavor of wheat, grass, pepper, clove, banana, and coriander with a bitter finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2631) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer #18 at GTMW ’09. Beautiful, cloudy white beer, head would be a lot puffier if it weren’t in this narrow sample glass. Clean white beer smell with a little bit of lemon and wit esters. I’m rating beers pretty high around here, but then I’m just very happy with everything I find. Taste just brings in a lot of alcohol without being overly hot, just smooth on a hot summer’s day. Not imperial in the usual sense, just a fine wit beer that happens to have extra alcohol.
drewbeerme (3687) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of honey, coriander, and hay. flavor is dry, coriander, lavander, with an drying alcohol finish.a bit off putting and just not very fun to drink.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy rusty yellow with a white creamy head. Wheat, Belgian yeasts, banana, fruit and sweet. Flavors of fruit, grapefruit rind, spices, alcohol and a long bitter finish.The booze and bitterness make it not so fun to drink. This might be better fresher.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of clove/banana and pepper. To me, this was really peppery... a little too much for my tastes. Pretty hefty mouthfeel, which was nice. A slight bit of alcoholic heat. Overall pretty interesting, just way too much pepper
msante79 (2127) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at brewpub. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove and spices. Flavor is banana, clove, a bit of yeast and a good spicey finish. Interesting brew but booze was definitely there. Decent ale and better than a regular wit.
drfabulous (2994) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Flossmoor. Pours cloudy orange. Banana is dominant in the taste. Belgian yeast taste. Very nice overall.
ilovedarkbeer (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is honey wheat and banana. Flavor is banana, peanut butter, clove, and honey. Mouthfeel is creamy but the alcohol is obvious. Medium to long finish.