chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is still something of a classic, although seems to have lost a little character since becoming part of the giant Interbrew empire. Perhaps less spices in the mix? Or it it just psychological. Whatever, it is still a zingy refreshing beer and was to become a great standby in days to come in Belgium when palates were becoming a little jaded with powerful sweeter brews and needed some cleansing (water, of course, being out of the question). Draught, Eurostar Rail Terminal, Waterloo, London, September 2003.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good for a witbier, but no matter how much I try I just can't get into weizens.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess I really should pour a German Hefe in an other glass at the same time as this so I can figure out what the difference between a wit and a hefe is. This tastes like a middling hefe, albeit a little drier and more peppery in the finish. Decent, drinkable beer, especially during the hot time of year.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy straw color,small white creamy head that lasted for a decent time and left a nice lace behind.Nice wheat aroma with a decent fruit presence,lemon grass,and a nice amount of spice coming through as well.The flavor is wheaty and mildly fruity with a decent spice coming on.The feel is pretty light with a generous amount of carbonation.The finish is mildly sweet and sour with a light spice.I guess IMO this is nothing special,just an oevrly weak brew with little real flavor but,it does have atleast one nice quality which would be that it is fairly drinkable and would make a nice summer brew.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. typical hazy pale appearance, blah blah blah not to say it looks bad though. sweet creamy wheat with spice, citrus and floral, dry subtle bitter finish - dies fast though, so there's really no finish... ya know it keeps you from not drinking it ;o) didn't sense much sour, but otherwise it's smooth and available. not too complex and not too simple. just lovely. i'm glad it's so known and available. the beer is great. had this in a smoky bar, i wish to re-rate so i can tighten up what i remember sensing.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a puffy white head that reminded me of meringue. The primary aroma is lemon and coriander, but there are subtle hints of peach, vanilla and bergamot. Taste is a marvelous blend of fruit and spices; lemon, banana, peach, orange, coriander, vanilla and clove-they're all there. Mouthfeel is rich smooth and creamy. The Belgian White all others of the style aspire to.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 A refreshing brew for those hot summer days. Color is a cloudy yellow reminiscent of lemonade, but with a nice white foam. Aroma is mild and fruity without being overbearing. Nice citrus flavorings with good hop balance. Finish is clean with no bitterness. A well rounded beer.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
great from the draft, cold in a big glass. especially in the summer. cool translucent yellow. very citrusy with no thick malt or citrus hops. girls will like it too.
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Hazy white brew with a nice white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of coriander is strong but pleasant. Body is medium and good have been a bit stronger. Very refreshing beer for those hot summer days.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 My favorite Belgian White. Draft version is spectacular. Nice yellow color and oh so refreshing.