Erasmus_ro (1475) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 15/11/14. Pours a deep, hazy, yellow with a medium-sized ,white head. Aroma is spicy, somewhat wheaty, light lemon, nutmeg. Taste is somewhat herbal spicy, lemony, light sweet. Nutmeg is fairly strong, but not overpowering, some orange. Light with medium carbonation.
Cimbasso (238) - - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A witbier from Japan, purchased in a Waitrose supermarket. A hazy golden colour with a white head that disappeared very quickly. Aromas of orange and cloves. The taste was a little disappointing and without the citrussy zestiness and ripe banana flavours that I usually associate with a good witbier. I found the taste a little creamy and dull, with a rather short finish. Not a bad effort, but not as good the typical Belgian witbiers, or indeed as our own local Camden Gentleman’s Wit, which I have sampled on draught but not reviewed yet.
Calisky (1112) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur jaune un peu trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez fruité, agrumes, houblonné frais (on pourrais croire à une IPA légère) avec notes de gingembre confit et levures.. Gout fruité (fruits jaunes), citron confit, levures, note mangue, gingenbre, coriandre, voir meme menthe épicée. Superbe! De loin la meilleure blanche que j’ai gouté., alors que c’est pas mon style. Elle se démarque beaucoup des blanche belges sur les saveurs.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy pale golden with two finger head. very light wit with delicate flavor. light spice and mild citrus. one of the better wits i’ve ever had.
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours straw coloured, not clear, medium head. Aroma: very nice orange, coriander and some grass aromas. Taste: similar to the aroma but not as intense as I was hoping. However, generally a great beer-especially for the summer.
jbrana (480) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, hazy, and some slight peppery and citrusy flavor. Tastes a bit wheaty. Not bad.
high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy straw gold with a short white head. It has a nice aroma of pale malt, orange and coriander, and some bread. The flavor is spice and some orange and malt up front with a slightly sweet finish.
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Bill Becker (403) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Wit has a very good reputation so I’m expecting a good showing for me.
From the old Trix commercial....it’s a lemon yellow,(cloudy) good stoutish head of foam to begin with but it does shrink rather quickly. There isn’t an abundance of lacing left behind.
The smell is classic Witbier, with lovely coriander, wheat, some nice sweet notes kind of sugar candi like, light clove, a refreshing? fruitiness of lemon zest. Nose, move over. It’s mouth’s turn.
And the enjoyment continues. There are no surprises at all in the taste. A wonderfully fully flavoured Wit that expresses everything I mentioned in the smell but...it’s so darn smooth and balanced. This drives the drinkability right out of the ball park for me. 24.3 ounces of pure nectar and I see, looking at the bottom of the bottle, a whole lot of stubborn sentiment. Get in me glass, I say!
A near perfect mouthfeel with the abv right where it ought to be, I reckon THIS is what I’d call one of the benchmarks for the style. No doot aboot it.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Japanese witbeer with coriander, orange peels and nutmeg. Fruity and refreshing, with a too heavy tail that drags down the total impression considerably. Although it is initially very exciting and refreshing, it loses its momentum during the first few sips.
gegwilson (1450) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the Town Street Tavern, Horsforth. Hazy golden with a touch of white froth. Starts with a little spiciness before smooth wheat notes and citrus hop. A very tasty wheat beer.