JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m always jealous that some Costco branches have far, far better beer than North Durham’s. But I can’t kvetch too much since my neighbor Jeff delivered the goods gratis and multiple ticks were had. I actually found Kirkland’s wit to be a little more palatable than some others, because instead of laying in the clove and spices super heavily, this one had a dry, bitter, lemony quality to it that went over well.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. You can smell oranges and a hint of coriander. Pours a hazy orange with no head and a lively carbonation. Citrus dominates the flavor with some notes of spice. However, it is too watered down. Better than their other beers.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a one finger head that dissipates to a collar, aroma is orange rind, and a little coriander, not bad. The taste is orange rind, mildly bitter, a little tangy. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. I liked this slightly better than the IPA, although this has kind of a sour tangy taste, kind of unappealing, but still not horrible. Halfway through the glass, the beer looks bad, the head has almost disappeared, downgrading from a 3 to a 2, and the taste from a 6 to a 5.
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into Hoegaarden tumbler. Pours a hazy orange with a fast disappearing medium white head; leaves a fine blanket of foam. Aromas include grain, gym bag, cheese, orange rind--smells a bit off. Taste is sweet and umami, and again, a little off. Carbonation is medium and the mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy. Overall, it’s not bad, it’s just, one more time, say it with me, a little off. The Kirkland IPA was weird, too. Addendum: beer goes downhill in a major way towards the end of the glass, lowering the score considerably. Also, if I was rating completely to style, the score would be even lower.
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild orange aroma. Orange color, light white head, cloudy. Taste is a little off, not sweet. Finish is unpleasant. Overall just so-so.
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow pour, foamy white head. Sweet, wheat, light coriander, yeast and light citrus. Not very good, I have not had blue moon for a long time, but this reminds me of it. Might be okay on a hot day with orange.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin, golden brown, light, sweet, wheaty. Unremarkable, but really decent and drinkable. Wouldn’t be ashamed to serve this Costco brand beer at my home.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden yellow, hazy with a thin white head. Nice Belgian white ale. Citrus aroma and flavors this finishes dry and quite nice.
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Thanks to beastiefan2k for this "bad homebrew".
Appearance : Hazy amber with small head that doesn’t stay around long.
Aroma : Coriander and grain with light yeast. Light peachy fruits. Wheat.
Taste : Wheat with grain. Light coriander and very light hops. Finish wheat and coriander. Light yeast. Weak finish.
Palate : Rather thin and watery. Soft carbonation. Too soft.
Overall : Quite boring. I tried pouring the yeast and got a few chunks... Flavor profile gained a little more depth but it’s still pretty boring. Light notes of banana bread appeared on nose and taste. A bad example of Witbier.
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, brewed at Matt Brewing in Utica, This is a bad Wit. Its like cold coriander iced tea with some watery cereal. Not much else to add, its like bad homebrew.