Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and spices. Flavor is pretty tart, with spices and yeast.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours out a hazy yellow with bubbly head. Aroma of yeast, light fruit, corriander. Flavor incorporates the wood, as well as the orange peel and mix em together to make up a nice refreshing tasting witbier.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy,golden with a big,fluffy,head that settles. Aroma is large on the coriander,but the malt,cookie,and spicy,yeast presence is there as well. Body is substantial,and moderately,carbonated. Flavors of the wood,yeast,malt are all well integrated,and the hops balance in with these perfectly. The finish is my favorite part of the beer,starting spicy,and hoppy,but with a lingering,dough,malt flavor.A fav in a style I usually donít care for.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Mike. Golden clear yellow in color with a nice fluffy white head. Spicey aroma with notes of coriander. Tart. Flavor is spicey. Refreshing. Finish is dry. Drinkable and enjoyable.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cloudy infected looking dark yellow pour with a lasting white head. aroma is pound cake with a moonshine taste. biting earthy flavor with vanilla, biting lemon zest. finish is sour. wheatyness does not hold this together. lingering tinfoil finish that reminds me of bad bananas and zinc. thanks for sharing this fly.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hope I can convey both my enjoyment of this beer and that of it being an example of why I feel larger samples help let one truly know what theyíre sampling. If I could only post a graph that plotted my sensations and their evolution throughout tasting this. Split a 750 and initially was enamored by the earthy aroma and spiciness. The feeling proceeded to surge for a bit and then it seemed as if the carbonation had increased and the pleasure diminished to the point that I was almost getting bored with this. I feel bad saying this as it was a LONG week and perhaps itís related to my exhausted state, but thatís my honest assessment. I would however welcome another chance to try it. THANK YOU MATT(A)!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color with a big foamy, fizzy white head. Nose is lots of peppery spicyness with some lemon. taste is peppery and spicy, bites the tongue a bit, lemon mixes in and brings some light sour fun sour notes. Finished with a nice refreshing bitterness and leaves your mouth lemony.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat of a tough category for me to rate, since I find Wits the be very one sided and boring. Still, this wasnt a bad brew. A hazy gold color, with copious white fluffy head. Notes of oak and yeast are prominent. Taste is rather nice, yeasty and citrusy, that finishes with a perppery sweetness and good bubbling on the tongue.
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy straw color with a large rocky white head that was lasting. Good complex citrus and spice. Medium body with complex texture. Light sweet malt and complex spice flavor and a long finish. Very interesting brew.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale straw yellow, slightly cloudy and with a decent white head fed by active carbonation. Aroma is yeasty and spiced. Clove and bananna are present. Sweet malts also make an apperance. The flavor is nice and fairly complex. Malt sweetness and a light tangyness. Bananna and clove spice is a noticable characteristic. Itís fruity and quite active on the palate with a wonderful tangy finish.