kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21oz bottle from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark yellow color with one finger white head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with notes of grass, wheat, lemon, spice, some hints of honey and caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral as well with notes of juniper, honey, lemon, citrus, orange peel, spice, hints of caramel and clove. Generally light to medium body with a pleasing lemon citrus finish.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Bottle. Pours with a small, foamy white head and a hazy golden body. Marginal lacing. Aroma is floral and spicy with a slight earthy/brett presence. Perfumey with tangerine. Taste is very floral with exotic citrus (yuzu?), again, a slightly earthy brett note, honey and light spice. Lively carbonation and a dry mouthfeel.
Re-rate: this really is a classic to me, the tartness and exotic fruit separates it from the traditional belgians and for the better!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured bright yellow with a fizzy white head that settles out quickly. Aromas of rice, spice, citrus, and slightly musty. Lemon and spice stood out in the flavor. Light body and fizzy carbonation.
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours cloudy golden with thin white head.
Aroma is yeasty with excellent apricot like nose as well as a strong coriander scent that leans on the spicy ginger.
Taste, fruity mouthfeel of apricot, plenty of coriander spicy. A nice and welcome change form the usual citrus. The high presence of the coriander give the beer a very apricot like palate that ends crisp with light bitterness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a large yellow-white head and a number of small floaters. The aroma was tart citrus and a hint of dry spice. The flavor was dryish, tarty and had touches of dry spices and citrus. The middle was tangy and a touch musty and the finish was medium length with dry and tart citrus. Decent.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured hazy straw color with a good amount of head. Nice citrusy flavor with a quick finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Orange and bread aroma and taste with notes of apricots and spices. Crisp dry palate.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö.
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma dominated by coriander with notes of spices.
Fruity flavour of citrus, coriander and spices.
Too much coriander, but an OK witbier.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Obvious wheat notes, coriander, bananas, light lemon zest. Ginger accents and citrus as well as some dry floral hops. Decent brew.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very legitimate Belgian Wit although not quite a standout. Yellow in color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is lemony and not particularly strong. Flavor is dominated by lemon, also notes of orange, banana, coriander, mild funk, and ginger. Refreshing, crisp, and tasty. One of the best Japanese beers I’ve had, but far from the best overall.