joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale yellow w/ moussy head. Wispy spice and fruit aromas. Light, effervescent mouthfeel. Crisp coriander and citrus flavours combine with a refreshing acidity. Despite its mass-market appeal this beer remains a classic.
Nuffield (3737) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Rerate: I first had this before I started seriously rating beers, and I quite liked it. It has an effervescence and subtle complexity of flavor that makes it a hit--even though in some ways it is a very "normal" beer in the UK, not uncommon in Oxford, at least in the more upscale places. Citric and spicy, bubbly yet drinkable. I'd drink this as a "regular" beer if I weren't always trying to drink new beers!
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic Belgian White, a great taste of corainder and citrus.
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow, cloudy, thin collar. Strong spicy aroma (coriander) and citrus fruits. Dry taste, spicy (coriander and cloves); light malt and hop. Palate simple, not too bitter, enough spicy. Good example, but Witbiers are not my top ones.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 I like this one. Had it on draft in a local bar here in Melbourne where they pride themselves on the presentation, so that helped. Lots of flavour and a nice finish. RERATE 26/1/03. I've toned it down a bit. That first one I had must have been a goodie - it's still nice, but I've had some less pleasant ones since. I think the Jamieson Dark Wheat deserves to be my highest ranked wheat beer.
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemony nose wafts up from a cloudy light yellow-green beer with a pretty head and Brussels lace. Vanilla tones comes through the wit-beer taste. Light body, but great mouth feel and a big taste. Classic. I don’t do this with a lemon.
YogiBeera (2524) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice at Cafe Belgique in Amsterdam. Citrus-y vanilla aroma. White body with hints of yellow and a rocky head. Refreshing wheat, citrus and vanilla taste. Soft carbonation and fullmouth flavour. Balanced!
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on tap at a local pub... not that bad really; quite spicy and more of a grapefruit rind than orange peel, although you can get hints of that... citrus and spice is the big thing, fairly malty... but sour? I don’t think it was that sour... sweet finish... looked good! But still, certainly one of the most overrated beers... not bad though. Refreshing.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale yellowish. Citrus (a mix of lemon and orange) and coriander make this a delight to smell. Those are also predominant in taste. Mouthfeel is perfect for a Belgian witbier, light and crisp. I did drink this correctly also - Three sips to the bottom!
maxrev99 (3) - USA - SEP 7, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect everyday beer. Light and smooth and yet so much more sophisticated than any american ale. Has character but is simple. The perfect all around beer