austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm. Very interesting gruit ale, and the lack of hops makes it rather distinctive. You might think you're drinking a beer that's light on hops, but when they're totally absent, you say "whoa!" because it's really noticeable. Somewhat reminiscent of a witbier with lots of citrus (oranges, limes) present. My glass was a filtered affair with light haze (I had hoped for some cloudy funkiness). Yeasty esters present. Overall, the citrus dominates all else. Solid Dutch brew.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light golden with a thin white head. aroma is bready and clovey, almost more like a hefe. there are also strong notes of buttery toffee in the aroma. flavor is slightly woody, very buttery, spices are more subdued in the flavor...hardly like a wit at all.
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazy to an otherwise nice golden color. Nice white foam dissipates quickly. The aroma immediately reminds me of earth with some spiciness kicked in. This easily reminded me of a Belgian Wit without the citrus. Oats and spice with good small bubbles of carbonation. Different.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An unfiltered looking, cloudy yellow-orange beer with a rather large, fluffy head consisting of densely packed bubbles. Nose is soft and sour, redolent of moldy lemons. Mouthfeel is light to medium and smoothly creamy. The flavor is subtle citrus, sourdough bread and fresh fruits. Some muted spicing. Finish is lingeringly lemony. Nice beer.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Expecting a wit, but not quite. Light bodied, slightly sour, and dry. The spices were interestig - not going to try and guess what they are. This would be a good summer ale.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-finger white head that doesn't really stay , leaving just a little lace. Cloudy amber color - what else with a wheat?? This is a different wheat the spices cover any yeast that is present. Light-medium bodied. Some sweetness, no bitterness. Would make a great summer ale. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2004 SE Gathering: Pours very cloudy with a lasting head. Taste is dominated by sour grapefruit.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yuck! I liked the Jopen Koyt but didn't like this at all. Misty amber with foamy white head. Nose and taste were potent and unpleasant.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker golden colour with good amounts of carbonation. Yeasty and copperish in the nose. Lots of orange peel in the taste. Tingly body. Not that bad ovearall but I just cant see drinking this to easily.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pale, pale cloudy yellow like a Hoegaarden and it had a lot of similar qualities. It's extremely light and I seemed to pick up coriander and probably some orange, but there was some vague herbally aromas and flavors that I couldn't pick up well enough to describe that made this different than just another wit. Interesting, but not amazing.