JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark golden color with a smallish off white head. Manderin orange, fresh bread and yeast aromas. Lightly syrupy feel. Orange zest flavors overwhelm the flavor components. Dry spice is bitter and distracting. While drinkable does not have the finesse of a classic wit.
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Hazy golden color with a white head that quickly dissipates. Light bananas, nutmeg and orange soda aromas; that come together and smell like a freshy painted room. Spicy flavors of cinnamon, white pepper and ornge zest. Don't know the strengh of this but the alcohol does come out in the finish and distract. Heavy, yet enough carbonation to make it feel lighter. I like it, but there are to many distractions to give this a higher rating.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle Bottled in July/04 Murky pour w/ yeast shaken in. Nice aroma...banana, orange, spicy corriander musk. Lemon zesty flavor, slightly tart with a dry finish. Not quite the corriander cocktail that some wits are, but i’m still just not into it head over heels. No noticeable off-flavors though. For a wit, I suppose its decent. I’m no lover of the style.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle notched AprilPouerd a slightly hazy gold with a snow white head that settles quickly. Fantastic aroma of orange peel. coriander and pepper. Some yeast also in the aroma. Body is light, crisp and refreshing. Flavor is also light and refreshing. Citrusy and slightly sweet with a spicy yeasty citrusy blend of flavors that is completely tasty. Overall one of the best American Witbiers I’ve had in recent memory.
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired via trade. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a thick and rocky off-white head that fizzed away slowly. Thin lacing toward the top of the glass and less as it was consumed. The aroma is well-spiced, along with citrus and wheat. Crisp, light body with a great flavor profile. Spice and herbs (coriander, clove) are predominant, plus citrus, malt and hops. The finish is creamy and wheaty, making for a great beer overall. This is definitely one of the better Wits I have tried.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon juice yellow, same thickness too, thin starch white head, minimal lacing in spots. Aroma is all citris peels, lots of ’em, quite tart and souring thick lemon & orange juices with a nice display on top of clove, corriander, and a bit of yeasty barnyard funk even. Impressive nose. Taste has a nice firm character, nothing to sour or overwhelming which the nose led me to believe it would be. Dull orange and lemon juices darted with a soft sugary appeal, and slipping in around ever corner is very tame corriander and peppery spices that make for a nice little mixuture. Nice feel thats smooth yet grabbing with its character, effective amounts of sourness along the citrus and mild enough spice over it to keep it from being overbearing. Medium body with a bit of quickness to it at first, but as it warmed the malts gained some composure overall and the finish began to grow with left over orange peel and bits of spice. A nicely crafted brew from Iowa, who would have thought? Millstream did, and pulled it off well I think.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wowzer, this is an excellent brew. I bought a bottle on a whim at a local retailer who allows "mix & match" six packs. Pours a cloudy gold with a respectable head. Aroma is faintly spicy & fruity. First taste is mild, followed by a somewhat sharp citrusy flavor. It almost reminds me of tangerines. More hopping than I would have expected--but this is a plus. Very full & well-rounded mouthfeel.
This will definitely become a regular in my beer drinking rotation.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go to heemer77 for this bottle. Pours a wonderful hazy wit gold, decent little head stays on top for a long time. Lacing is initially very thick, but slides down the glass pretty quickly. Nose is of lemon, coriander, wheat, and almost a maple-like aroma. Flavor is very tangy and citrusy, more so than the typical wit, with the more common banana and spices backing it up. Palate is average for style. A very good representation of a style that gets cheapened by too many brewers. But not here, this is quality.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold/organge with a substantial head. Aroma is of citrus and spices, with orange and coriander most apparent. Stays on the palate for a while, with lots of orange in the flavor. I think this is a very good summer beer.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy yellow color with lots of sediment, and a thin white head. Had a nice citrusy aroma, oranges and lemons mostly. LIght lemony taste, with a good balance between being sweet and bitter. Well done. Thanks to Hey_Kevin for this!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peachy gold, no head. Nice spicy nose, rather significant Christmas-esque feel to it. Nice flavor, zippy and spicy, plenty of yeasts. Reasonable amount of toasty malts. Palate is a bit thicker than expected for a wit, cidery and a mite full.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2002 Total Score: 4.2
I love witbiers, and this is a good one. Loads of banana in this one, lovely zippy yeasts. Very spicy. Pretty nose, very redolent and full. Good malts. Would love to have a case of this one for hot Virginia summer days.