Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh orange peel and coriander aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color, bubbly white head that dissipated quickly. Light crisp flavor, classic citrus/coriander, plus a unique vanilla-oak note. Mdium light body, crisp and refreshing, perfect summer beer. A classic witbier with an added complexity from some time on the oak. Very good stuff.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Contented smiles around the table, our favorite beer of the evening. Long lasting white head on top of a hazy yellow core surrounded by sparkling golden brew. Corriander, pepper, lemon, summer fruits and spice aromas, there’s a bit of hop in there too! Body is soft and smooth, light but not prickly carbonation. Taste is surprisingly floral with plenty of citrus, followed by a light hop and then the dry oaky finish - then the sweet summer fruits, citrus and sweets come back for an encore. Fantastic.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 re-rate 8-14-07 i always said this is my least favorite JP, but i think it was because i didn’t appreciate the Brett the 1st time round! so here goes!
Sweet citrus on the nose, cinamon and nutmeg, lemon zest. Pours very light blonde with a thin white head. Sour orange, lemon zest, corriander, fades away into butter-like flavors. I still preger Bam Bier, but it is better than i remembered!
Pours golden blonde, with a huge fluffy white head. Heavily carbonated like Champagne. Sweet and spicy aroma, the orange peel and corriander, some vanilla, cinamon. Delicate sweet citrus at first, crisp dry finish. Feels carnonated in mouth. Not bad but not great..
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark yellow with a huge white head. Nice aroma of coriander, white pepper, and banana. Flavor of pepper, cloves, coriander and has a bunch (no pun intended) of banana flavor. As the brew warms yeast and honey flavors emerge, with some earthy woodsiness. Fizzy mouth feel, a bit heavier bodied than many whites, but it works well. A very solid white.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful label art is in no way wasted on this terrific beer. She starts with a big, fizzy head over a golden/ciderish body, infused with constant champagne-effervescence. Aroma was slightly vinegared and overall yeasty with banana, clove, green grapes and bread dough. Crisply tart with a lively presence in the mouth. Creamy & dry mouthfeel makes it almost "fluffy". Slightly sour to finish with clove. Delicate yet multi-layered and terribly intriguing.
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herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a glowing gold colored brew that sits under a thick whipped cream head. Medium bodied with some slight floral notes , Spices are restrained almost to a fault as they seem to fade in the middle. Still a decent well made brew.
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The perfect match for my tastes, I instantly fell in love.
An appreciation for it’s old-world brewing style and oak-aging make revealing the subtle hints Curacao and coriander that much better.
I am truly inspired by this ale.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a pale yellow body topped by a thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a huge floral note. Medium bodied, smooth and dry.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smell soap and sulpher meshed together in the aroma. That, needless to say, gets your attention. Pours a delicate pale gold with a light head that is more gas bubbles than froth. This takes many sips to get at flavor wise. Initially I thought I tasted faint bannana, but as I continued I decided it was just the effect fo the coriander and the malt and not quite the same as you would taste in say a german Hefe. There is a thinness to this that doesn’t come until the final sip, but it tastes like spicy water at that final swallow and that loses points.
Still there is a very pleasing aftertaste to this that sticks with you and compells you to drink more.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow with standard haze and a really sticky, dense white head. Great aroma. Lots of yeasty notes, with crisp orange and lemon citrus. The mouthfeel is very thin. Flavors are almost a carbon copy of the aroma, but much less intense. Tart, wheaty, yeasty finish. High points and low points.