Abijen (2178) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale golden unclear beer with a good white head. Smells more like a german weizen instead of a belgian white. Bit banana and lemon smell. Taste is boring. Pretty standard belgian white taste. Also some tones of licorice? Good carbo, wstery texture and thin body. Not a bad beer but very average.
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a light golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma wheat herbs citrus white fruits and hops flavor wheat herbs spicy coriander citrus white fruits and hops
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amarilla blanquecina, consistentemente turbia y con abundante espuma blanca. El aroma es herbal y especiado, escaso. Agradable en boca, suave al paladar y cremosa. Frutal, plátano, y picor especiado. Buen punto de gas. Mas seca que dulce. Refrescante y agradable. Buena wit.
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Pours a hazy strawlike gold, indeed like the typical whitebeers, with a frothy white head and light carbonation.
The aroma is indeed heavily dominated by coriander, with peppery notes, some malts, wheat and yeast.
I quite like the beers by Jopen, but I did expect a bit different whitebeer from them, and therefore was a bit surprised when the coriander was also demanding mist space in the taste. There’s notes of floral citrus, a lot of cloves and cardemom, hint of bayleave ( but I expect that will be the gale they use, although that’s supposed to be sweet...), a touch of honey and lemon ofcourse. It’s got an oily mouthfeel with an anisidic( is that the right word for something tasting a bit like anise?), peppery aftermatch with a very thin silt lining.
For my taste the coriander and lemon could me more subdued to make the perfect balance, it’s pretty acidic(citrus) in overtone after a while.
Nevertheless it’s a very refreshing and beautiful beer, specially once you know about the "gruit" they used for it, so the historical effort alone makes it interesting. On a hot summers’ day it’s one you can’t beat in refreshment if you’re into whitebeers!
altonbrownd (4589) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/27/2006 4:35:39 AM Bottle at home. Smooth ale with wide fruit, lemony bouquet. The Gruit is interesting. Texture cloudy. Little head.
Gerbeer (2566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy yellow/tawny with light foamy head. Aromas of bananas, wheat and vegetables. Flavor of sweet fruity bananas, coriander, wheat, lemon wax and a bit more vegetal notes.
MelvinKalksma (295) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma, hops, spices, flowers.
Turbid pale golden beer with a white head.
Flavour is way more intense than the aroma, with basically the same attributes.
Markth (73) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken op Haarlems foodtruck festival. Gewoon lekker witbier, geen bijzondere smaken.
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Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Brewdog Bar, Shepherds Bush London. Hazy pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity malty aroma. Fruity yeasty caramell sicy flavour.
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Subtle yeast flavours with lemon rind, coriander and citrus. Mild. Light body.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at BrewdogBar, Shepherds Bush. Hazy pale golden beer with a decent white head. Fruity malty aroma, strange and rather unpleasant aroma. Fruity yeasty caramel flavor, some spices. Bad flavor and tastes like a hefe.