wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Bottle, imported.
Clear bottle with a pale yellow/golden hue--atypical of a Belgian white--I guess there should be hefe in there somewhere, but all of mine is caked to the bottom of the bottle--an old one to be sure. The head is small, but consists of tiny, frothy white bubbles. Although it isn't a large head, and subsides fairly soon, a determined layer clings to the top of the beer.
The nose is mildly spicy, with citrus, nutmeg and clove tones to it--maybe a bit of bandaid off flavor--it IS an old bottle. There is the traditional unmalted wheat wang that you'd expect, but moreso.
The taste is slightly bitter, sour, with a lactic bite. There are the wheat, and bandaid flavors, but very little spice.
The bandaid aftertaste lingers for a while.
A drinkable beer--but let this be a lesson to those of you out there who pick up beers on vacation when you can't get them where you live--drink the wheats early--they don't cellar well.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. A cloudy yellow appearance with a white head. Nice crisp lemon/orange flavor that went down easy. Beats the ever-living crap out of Blue Moon.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Citrus and flowery aroma. Cloudy yello with small head. Crisp and dry. Typical Belgian white, but very good.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just can't wrap my head around these wits. This was definitely good, and interesting, with interplay between the wheat, carbonation, and the spice (cinnamon?), but it's just not my cup of tea.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 An excellent and reliable witbier! Crisp, juicy pour! (Best served with a lemon slice, or even better, an orange slice!) Intense flavors of wheat, mixed with citrus, mixed with pear makes for a very satisfying drink. Not too carbonated. Rich, creamy head. Refreshing as a summer beer, but with enough guts to be enjoyed in the colder months as well. Probably pairs really nicely with food, like a rib-eye steak, pork roast or even spicy Asian foods! Goes down real easy with a crisp, dry finish!
barrymore (4) - Ipswich, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If this is available in a pub on draught its always my choice over the usual town centre pub lagers. Distinctive in terms of its colour and flavour. Love it, though it tends to get me drunk very quickly.
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a huge, white head.
Yes, it smells and tastes like a weissbier and it's dry and rather flat.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pale yellow, the color of pear. Light head, that subsides quickly, yet leaves a fine silky lacing on the glass. Initial taste is of wheat which belnds smoothly into the fruity finish of orange peel, pear, and mild hops. Quite smooth and interesting, I like this beer. Wish I could have a nice portion of sea bass, and pasta to accompany.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great lawnmower beer with a nice balance of citrus and yeast flavor. Very good example of the style that is really good with shellfish.
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Might I start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of Witbiers. Appearance is strange, very light almost like dirty water. A nice lemon and bread nose. Flavor is clean and refreshing with some lemon, apricots, bananas, and grapefruit. Palate is slightly dry and a little thin. This is a pretty good beer.