KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky pale yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin cap, which produced excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a mild bread malt with a strong presence of a funky horse blanket Belgian yeast and had notes of citrus (lemon peel), coriander and some light fruity esters (banana and apple).
The taste was rather yeasty with a mild hint of a fruit from the onset and finished with a strong wheat flavor that had notes of coriander and a mild citrus peel bitterness. The flavor lasted only a short while after the initial swallow with a nice spicy yeast taste that hung on a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body and somewhat watery in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Witbier that possessed a nice mild spicy citrus presence along with a light and enticing fruitiness. Simply enjoyable...
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source (GABF weekend) - Hazed yellow pour with minimal white head. Smell is light fruity yeast, citrus, spice. Taste is lemony, spice, yeast, bready. Nice white brew with just a bit more flavor and pop than the standard. Would kill this in warm weather.
olr1984 (732) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at funkwerks taphouse pours a hazy straw yellow with a white pour. citrus and wheat taste
Experiment_Ale (379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Funkwerks! Pours light gold thin head. Aroma is yeast, Belgium fruit, air. Taste is clean slightly funky, balanced yeast is good, slight Belgium flavor but balanced enough to still be very nice.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the source, says 5.1%abv, pours hazed gold with white head. Aroma has lots of white pepper, coriander, funky yeast. Flavors have a brett character, wheat malt presence, lots of white pepper, some coriander and chamomile, firm bitterness, Iím enjoying the yeast profile. Slightly tart lemon and orange citrus finish. Great stuff.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Funkwerks. Yellow and hazy with a frothy white head and light lacing. Wheat malts, citrus fruits, spices and hay make up the aroma. Similar flavor, zesty, crisp and dry with black pepper. Light to medium body with a soft smooth feel. Refreshing stuff.
nimbleprop (3917) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, blue label. Pours a hazy straw led with some cloudy white head. Nose of grass, coriander, lemon peel, yeast, otherwise clean. Sweet, malty, grassy, light lemon, light bread, some pepper. Light, dry finish. Standard.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve been apprehensive about trying this since they jacked up the abv with the recipe change and, IMO, their products tend to suffer when they do this - for example, the Tropic King suffered a significant decline when it went from 7% to 8% (I really need to Rerate that beer) - anyway - this one pours awfully fizzy - looks over carbonated - head dissipates almost completely, despite the constant effervescing on the surface of the beer - nose is quite sweet, with soft wheat malt notes, strong lemon, ginger and other spices, a bit of a mineral note underneath - definitely over carbonated - lots of abrasive bubbles filling the mouth - flavor is medium dry - a lot of tangy citrus flavors - chamomile is still pretty evident, like the original - some ginger and peppery spice on the tail end - alcohol is far too evident in the finish - not at all refreshing, as the original was - some redeeming qualities, but overall it is a bit harsh on the palate - yup, it is as I feared - they should have stuck with the original recipe.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus (maybe orange peel) right away followed by spiciness and a little bitter. Taste is bitter up front, followed by more orange and a touch of belgian yeast. The finish is quite dry and biting.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. Bottle #1047 of 2100, blue label, 6.8% ABV, so this is the 2012 version. The pour is mostly a clear yellow golden with a one inch white head that falls pretty quick. The aroma is fresh lemon citrus, soft hay, natural wheat grain, and a clove spice yeast. The taste is the nose, nice amount of hay, lemon citrus and wheat and the shows a nice clean earth mineral in the finish. The palate is light bodied, crisp carbonation and a natural mouth feel. Really refreshing beer, great example of the style.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at root down in Denver. This is a solid white; reminded me a lot of allagash white. But a bit of funk on the end. Not as well rounded as allagash, though.
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