Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy, golden color, big, elegent, though quick to fade head.
Aroma is deliciousness, indeed: spicy, airy, with light citric fruit, and a big helping of yeast, slightly musty and tart.
Great blitz of citric hops right off the bat, big carbonation, spritzy as they get. Nice taste, but the effervescence overcomes the flavor. Body is on the light side, texture is minimal..lemony flavor kicks in a bit more toward the end.
Tasty little beer. "Real Dutch Gruit Witbier" boasts the label. Tastes like one, too, smooth, tasty, ultimately very drinkable.
But...probably not worth the $4.59 I paid for this 12 oz. bottle.
don’t let me stop you, though...
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
orangish, cloudy, white head, disappears fast, citrus aroma, flavor is light herbal, light spice, not that impressive, watery
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Poured cloudy gold with smallish sized head. Aroma was a bit fruitty with faint hints of malt. Taste was a bit sour with some spice and coriander. Spicy and lemony with a lively mouthfeel.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright peach with floating specks of yeast. Jagged, large-bubbled ring of foam with some rocks in the center. Very soft bouquet of tangy rosemary, wax, rosehips, perfumey esters, and pink peppercorns. Notably mushy and unrefined. Feathery carbonation with loose fluff. First sip yield soft tangy herbs and crushed coriander. Sparse candied malt presence paired with moderate cantaloupe flavors and lime leaf acidity. Unripe nectarine tartness counteracts the juicy herbs while further lessening the body and deterring the muted malt sweetness. Slight herbal astringency in the finish with traces of spicy pepper, rose petals, tangy herbs, and slightly musty yeast. Bland aftertaste of mineral and tart melon. Very boring, overall, with an extremely lifeless body, overstated acidity, and dull herb elements. I’ll take the Koyt over this, any day.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with a light beige smallish head. Mild dijon mustard and sweet mild cider aromas. Mild malt sweetness with light sweet herb, vanilla and simple sugar flavors.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of finely sized white colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body was hazy carbonated and there were spices notably floating in it. It had a herbal aroma mixed with hops and malt. The mouth feel was initially smooth and finished with a malty spicy note. The flavor was subtle with spices mixed with malt and mildly hopped.
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Large creamy and smooth white head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Very little carbonation, transparent and yellow hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Smooth palate. light bodied and excellent lacing.
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
duvel tulip glass: this brew reminded me of a very weak and watered down lambic crossed with a wheat. it’s dry and just a little bit sour; this is down in a good way. core flavors are citrus and plant roots. it’s refreshing in the poorest way. not offensive; only alright.
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart, fruity aroma, plentiful wheat malt and citrus, along with notes of light brown sugar, unfamiliar, leafy and earthy herbal tones, graham, peppery spice, orange, lemon and tangerine, some melon rind as well(?). Medium orange color, quite cloudy and lightly sedimented with a slight, fading head. Tart and fruity up front, becoming slightly sweeter and with a big herb and citrus finish. Some lingering tea-like flavors and faint woodiness. Palate is a tad watery and thin, very effervescent. Probably supposed to be fairly refreshing, and almost is, but the unfamiliarity and the high carbonation keep this from being something I would consume at quantity or with any speed. All in all, very different.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a cloudy reddish yellow color. The head is medium and slightly yellow. There are many fast bubbles floating up. Aroma is caramel, oranges and also seems to hint at cherry pie The taste is an interesting mix of sweet and sour. It intitially hits you with sour cherries and follws with a creamy vanilla. Also has notes of flowers white wine. A very refreshing summer drink. has a little too much carbonation.