Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 Absolutely delicious. This stuff is the best white ale in the U.S. -- dethroning another Michigan favorite, Celis. Brilliant luminescent gold with a tinge of olí redheadhead ... a strawberry blonde. Sour and zippy aroma tinged with some citrus and yeast. Delectable sweet finish which with some hoppiness. A very pronounced sense of freshness. This is a spring beer, no doubt about it, celebrating zymurgic life. Grand.
popery (1423) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a pale yellow color. Fairly hazy. Smallish white head. Fades away fairly quickly. The aroma is wheaty sweetness with lemony sourness and oak. Mild spicing. Some orange knocking around but it gets mixed up with the lemony sourness of the beer. Mild vanilla and other sweet woodiness. Thereís some spicy wheat flavor up front. Lots of gentle lemon peel sourness. It really tastes more like a light, bright sour than a witbier. JP funkiness throughout. Lots of depth. Earthy and fruity background. The finish features a dry oak flavor and more of the spicing than showed up in the aroma. The coriander still seems pretty reserved but the orange peel makes its presence felt. Just gentle waves of lemon on top of a dried out wheat blanket. Pucker is mild but still more than youíll find in any witbier. Relatively low carbonation. Itís a wonderful beer but hard to compare to the style. In my mind, itís more of a low intensity sour. It would be interesting to try this beer blended into a normal wit.
Atheist_Peace (954) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super cloudy golden pour with monumental amounts of white head that sticks around. I get a bunch of lacto on the nose with nice spice and wood elements and a lemony note. Pretty dry in the mouth with the lemon coming through a lot more, spice and wood notes as well. The lactic note thatís all over the nose is much less present. Finishes slightly tart.
wlajwl (3897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is wheat, spices/a hint of heat and slightly musty. The flavor is wheat, fruit, slight sweetness and a long and very tart/bordering on lamibic sourness.
robinvboyer (3114) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml from the lcbo.
Cloudy oranger pour, huge, gushy, hard to pour white head. The aroma is pleasantly tart with some green, acidic hops and yeast notes.
The carb is a tad subdued to what i was expecting and the mouth feel is fibe. The finish is quite fruity, lots of orange, and lemon with some citrus zest from the green hops. The malted wheat really comes through in the finish. Medium to low bitterness, a superbly easy drinking beer. The tartness is very welcome to a normally boring style.
ryecatcher (796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Pours a pale, straw yellow, hazy with an insanely large, rocky white head, matching retention and very nice lacing. Nose is fruity barnyard funk, grassy, daffodils, white pepper, chardonnay. Mouth is medium bodied, light creaminess, dry and pleasantly tart with hints of spices, citrus, lemongrass, bread dough and oaky wine barrel. Very nice.
Bendrixian (1114) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To call this one foamy is an understatement. Slightly hazy golden colour. I find the aroma sort of mute and quiet, with light esters, some spice and nutmeg like quality and some citrus. On the palate it is light tasting, sporting some zesty citrus character and some sweet tang like flavour as well as those yeasty and wheaty notes. Decent stuff but not sure if it is one of the better representations iíve had from this style.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cloudy straw gold with a big soapy looking white head. A slow gusher. Yeasty spicy clove aroma with light banana. The beer has a medium body with a bit of viscous mouthfeel. Tangy wheat, wine like with light witbier notes. I was expecting more.
ametras (416) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy golden yellow with a huge frothy white head. Flavors are coriander, lemon peel, lemon juice, oak hay and funk with herbal and cheesy notes. Dry finish, nice lemony tartness. Light body, lively carbonation, slick texture.
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with frothy persistence to the soft white head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was an expressive but smooth presentation of floral notes, coriander, orange zest, and a hint of bubblegum. Light bodied, the taste was dry & tart, but offered a spritzy, seltzery effervescence that was almost a bit too lively, as it interrupted my enjoyment with some necessary burping. Otherwise, quite tasty & refreshing.
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Gushed upon opening. Settles down eventually. Almost impossible to pour. Hazy gold with a huge, fluffy, white head. The aroma isnít too far off the norm. Maybe more herbal. Smells like Coke would smell if Coke were golden instead of brown. If that makes sense. The flavour is a little further from the middle of the road. Quite tart.