boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a different witbier. Looks and pours like Hoegaarden (and my homebrew wit), that is, cloudy, pale yellow with a bright, white head. The aroma is some else, though. More orange peel odor than Iíve noticed in other whites, and indescribably spicy. Huge spice flavor, almost peppery. Very citrusy. Slight clove aftertaste. A bit more bitterness than in other whites, but still pleasant-- enough to balance the tartness from the citrus. Thin-medium body, typical for a wit. An enjoyable beer.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Hazy, banana yellow gold pour with a tall, soapy white head. Clean, refreshing aroma of light fruits and spice. Delicate, supple bouquet of banana and creamy vanilla, along with some light orange spice. Very upfront, sour tart flavors of lemon zest and a mild, even coriander spice. I like the lambic-like dimensions that initially grab my attention; its especially interesting how the tartness gives way to a clean, yeasty smooth finish. Overall, a unique and delicately flavored brew whose real character and personality comes from the variety of sensory dimensions it excites, rather than the number of fruit or yeast levels it presents. Thanks, Tom!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy light gold with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma was tart/citrusy with yeasty funk and some spiced notes on the finish. Tart fruity flavor. Semi-dry spiced finish. Malty in the middle. Lively and fizzy mouthfeel.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold, with huge frothy head. Spicy aroma. More spicy than orangey, plenty tart and dare I say íwildí aroma. Some dirty coriander. Medium to light body. Full-on brett character melds well blend quite well with orangey citrus, much as orvalís brett character goes sublimely with the orange rindy styrians. Some bitterness, but it seems more from orange than from hops, or are there styrians here as well? This is quite excellent. Remove the coriander (which in this beer more than other wits I only find distracting) and you have yourself a lighter beer with the personality of Orval, and thatís no small compliment.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I know itís very subjective, but this bottle has one of my favorite labels. the color is a cloudy yellow gold, with a tall creamy off-white head. aroma is brett, yeasty, sweet coriander. flavor is tart meyer lemon, dried orange peel, zesty and white pepper. dryish but not too bitter. crisp with lively carbonation. JP does a great job of keeping the character in all their beers down to the lightest ones they brew. I really like to see some brett in the midwest!
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 thanks to northerntimber for the brew...a bit of a gusher...very attenuated. Pours a pale clover honey with a massive dirty cream colored head. Aroma is huge brett,tart yeast funk, and citurs. Flavor is very citrusy...both sweet and tart (lemons and grapefruit), oily citrus zest, a bit of dry peppery flavor, an interesting malt profile for a witbier...and some hoppy dryness. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, but very lively. As the description suggests...this beer is very...no, extremely refreshing. This is the best belgian wit Iíve had...perhaps not the most in style...but best suited for my current tastes and mood. Damn I like this.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
""Ho hum Poured a light golden color with almost no head. Aroma was of lemons. Flavor had a funky lemon taste to it, and i am not a lemon fan so this one didnít go over well with me. "
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy, pale gold appearance. Small white, fast fading head left little lacing. Yeasty aroma; lemon much more apparent as it warmed to cellar temperatures. Canít dismiss the orange peel. Medium-to-light body with lots of carbonation. Tart, dry, citrusy, spicy taste. Dry, peppery, short lived finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy and bright yellow with a big loose white head. Zesty, yeasty citrus and corriander aroma. Light and carbonated with a pronounced bitterness that lingers on the tongue. I swear this is from the orange peel though others tell me that bitter orange adds no perceptable bitterness. It has a delicate lemon/orange and corriander flavor. Drier, sharper and more effervescent than many Witbiers. Better than most.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with a hazy appearance. Some alcohol present. Crisp on the palate. Slightly fruity banana flavour. Hint of dryness in the finish.