TET (1807) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy, light yellow beer with a medium and white head. The nose has wheat, strong lemon, spicyness and some interesting spice. Taste has wheat, some lemon, the same weird spice that was in the aroma. Fresh, almost medium bodied, strong carbonation. Personal witbier, which has interesting and unique spicyness, maybe itís the nutmeg as the label said. Good and fresh.
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy straw yellow, couple fingers of white head, some lacing. Banana, herbal and a little floral hop finish, Taste is the same. Bit of alcohol surprisingly.
thepeter (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an old favorite. Pours light cloudy and glowing golden with a decent head. Aroma of citrus, spice and tropical fruit. Taste of pineapple and spicy yeast esters, and wheaty goodness. Light palate but substantial and nice body. a bit sweet but I like it and it works with the style.
Gary (1476) - Boosting beer @ London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Bottled. Im drinking three 330ml bottles in a big ass weizen two pint glass . THIS is a r8 , good boost in such an instance . notes of orange peel,corriander ,peach ,spice ,tart bitterness . A pretty fucken solid white ale . CHeeris Mr Myagi and co.
UrbanCaveman (89) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 45 degrees F.
A: Pours a cloudy deep golden straw, and forms roughly two fingers of white head that dies swiftly to a ring. Carbonation flows continuously from the bottom of the glass.
S: Funk swirls out of the aroma first, almost leading me to wonder if this is actually a saison rather than a wit. Citrus and spices follow, wreathed in the mustiness, and a very faint touch of wheat brings up the rear.
T: Wow, thatís citrus - this beer is extremely heavy on the orange notes. The musty funk from the scent carries through to the taste as well, as if one is drinking orange juice that is just past itís "drink by" date and is starting to turn sour. Some spice swims far off in the distance of the flavor profile, though Iíd be hard-pressed to pull individual spice notes out from the blanket of sour orange juice. At the finish, thereís a distinct carbonation sharpness and bite.
M: Light and highly carbonated, this is a sharp, dry beer.
O: Were this beer classified as some form of saison, Iíd be all about the sourness thatís present. It seems a bit out of place for a witbier, though. I can appreciate why this is rated as highly as it is, given the tendency towards appreciation for sours/wilds and intense flavors. I find this to be a very simple, club-you-over-the-head-with-a-single-flavor beer, which is not what Iím looking for in any Belgian style. Not my favorite wit.
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good wit. Creamy mouthfeel. Orange peel and coriander. Can drink a bunch of this.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured a hazy yellow, with a dense white head. Aroma of lemon zest, coriander and ginger. Peal in the flavour, with some bread and banana. Finish was wheat, straw and soft fruit.
jamestulloch (1642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Hazy yellow body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Lively fizz. No lacing. Aroma of straw, lemon and orange pith. Flavour of bitter lemon, coriander, spice and blood orange. Thin body with a lightly. oily texture. Lively fizz. An interesting beer.
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Waitrose. Cloudy lemon gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Muted lemon citrus and a low spiciness in the nose, some yeasty phenols as it warms. Full bodied and slightly sweet initially in the mouth, becoming slightly citric with hints of lemon, some yeastiness and finally a peppery spiciness. Finish has a delicate sweet lemon note followed by a chalky yeastiness and a lingering spice note.
Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hitachino Nest White Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, from a trade with torriman, thanks! Into a tumbler, ABV 5.5%
Pours a pale golden yellow beer, slightly hazy, with a small and thin white head on top, with average retention, leaving light lacing around the glass.
Aroma has faint wheat, orange peel, orange juice.
Taste has coriander, some other spices too, orange peel. Mildly sweet but very refreshing.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, a bit oily on the palate.