rauchbier (3639) - 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 (2810) - 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.
UXO (518) - CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy straw with a short, short-lived white head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is mild wheat, citrus, coriander. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
Fairly decent Belgian witbier. The orange presence is pleasant and works well with the soft carbonation. (15/20)
berkshirejohn (4813) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Waitrose, Bracknell. A cloudy pale amber pour with a fast fading white head; orange peel and coriander aroma; soft fruity taste, with the orange coming through; the orange juice makes the finish rather sticky, with some very gentle spice inthe background. A pleasant enough witbier - a change from the standard Belgian examples.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy pale golden colour with no head. Aroma of sweet orange. clove, wheat. Yep, smells like a wit. Flavour is a bit lacking; a little sourness leading to wheat, a little orange and lemon. Way over carbonated. Some coriander in the finish.
jackafholmes (482) - - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from waitrose. Hazy pale yellow, no head. Aroma of spiced malts. Taste is refreshing sweet crisp and clean. Prickly carbonation and thinnish body.
Zlotta (156) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle. Hazy, pale golden-yellow with a soapy white head. Floral aroma of lemon, mango and banana. Taste is yeasty with banana and lemon. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation, slightly sour finish. Very refreshing and sessionable.
Tselloufc88 (192) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Aroma of delicate citrus, some banana and nutmeg. Taste is nutmeg, some orange with light spice. Really nice slightly spicy end. Lovely stuff
Erasmus_ro (1569) - 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 (317) - - 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.