MarkoR (683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pt 9.4 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with huge white head. Aroma is wheat, fruits, some spices and coriander. Taste is wheat, orange. Nice finish.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy golden body with a puffy, cloudy white head. Volatile, long-lasting, modest lacing left behind. I’ve had many batches of this. Some are more tart, others are more funky. But they all have a nice bit of soured wheat on the nose, apple skin, mineral water, stone fruits, & a mild lemon rind accent with a touch of spiced yeast & coriander wafting into the finish. Certainly bottles have a huge corky & musky barnyard floor funk. Love those bottles. Flavor is crisp with lemon, green apple, light acidity, must, & a nice bit of dry wood in the aftertaste. Again, certain bottles have been more funky with a strong moldy cork & even a mild cheese rind presence. Either way, all bottles are quite nice. Crisp mouth feel, a touch watery & soft. Really nice beer.
RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy pale lime juice color. floral aroma with notes of sour lime, sour cranberry, sour apple and peach. taste is tart but juicy with lots of lime, and coriander. finish is medium. quite lovely.
Franckg (463) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doux arômes de levures sauvages et d’orange. Très grosse effervescence. La sensation en bouche est intense mais brève. Très sour avec traces de coriandre et d’agrumes. Le vieillissement en barrique de chêne est plutôt absent au gout. Aucune amertume. Très rafraichissante.
RhetoricalAns (581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Hazy gold-straw yellow pour with a huge white that sticks around forever and leaves oh so much lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast and a bit of funk. Light wheat body, fairly effervescent carbonation. Taste of lemon, citrus, apple, orange, coriander, yeast, spice and again a bit of funk. Excellent.
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow light orange color with a big fizzy white head. Aroma is moderately tart, dry, oak, belgian wit spice, touch of orange zest. Flavor is a dry mild tart with a definite wit base. Tart fades extremely fast into a dry spicy finish. Decent, very drinkable, but Jolly Pumpkin definitely has some better options.
jhamp9 (1299) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw pour with a white head. Tart citrus aroma with light spice and dough. Taste is lemon, orange peel, wheat, light spice and funk. Light dry palate. Nice beer.
neongolden (754) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle from the LCBO) Pours hazy straw gold with a big bubbly white head that fades reasonably quickly for its size leaving lace. Aroma has sour apples, herbs, touch of tart citrus, a bit of dusty yeast, light-moderate Brett funk, a little acidic. On the palate, quite tart but not as sour as the nose suggests. Some apple, lemon and orange peel, a bit dusty and almost mineral with a bit of yeast. Slightly woody and dry and bitter in to the finish and lingering after, quite herbal and floral, and lightly spicy. A tartness lingers around the corner of the mouth and citrus peels persist a bit til the end. Bit of stone in the aftertaste. Light body with a fairly aggressive carb of big, effervescent bubbles. Definitely not your run of the mill wit, twisted a bit with the JB lightly sour/tart/funky/woody character. A little light as their beers seem to be. Would make a nice table beer on a hot summer afternoon I think, but maybe slightly underpowered as a pure sipper.
UXO (807) - CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale straw with an explosive three fingers of rocky white head great retention, moderate lacing (4/5) Nose is Belgian funk, citrus peel, coriander, wheat, green apple. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong tart. (9/10) Light body, prickly carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5)
When I say “explosive” head, I mean it. Straight out of the cellar, no agitation at all, gently opened and immediately overflowed. Have a bucket ready. Sustained carbonation, tartness, and apple tones in the finish invite obvious cider comparisons. Unlike any witbier I’ve ever had: only the mildest of wheat flavour fades in comparison to the barnyard funk and green apple tartness. After struggling for a bit for comparisons, I’ll amend my comment: unlike pretty much any other beer I’ve ever had - though the De Ranke XX Bitter or Cuvée de Ranke might be close. If anything, it’s more like a light, sour saison. I’d like to vertical this new and following a year’s cellaring, to see how much of the funk and carbonation is due to ageing, and what it’s like new. Really good. (18/20)
OOKPIKABLE (185) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours the colour of cloudy piss with the most abundant white head I’ve ever seen. Mild aroma of orange and vinegar. Tastes of orange, coriander and vinegar. Not the best wit I’ve ever had.