hawthorne00 (2090) - Melbourne, - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold with a fading white head. Doesnít look like a wit, but smells like one: orange zest, wheat, coriander. Thin and sweet with oranges and and spices. Simple but refreshing.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Slight sweet nose with a hint of spice. Almost white grape sweetness with minimal spice. Not horrible, but not great.
Steve_0 (1924) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is clear orange with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Old bread, toasted cereal, grain, skunky aroma, maybe orange peel? Taste is stale and old, toffee, grainy, hint of fruity esters, orange, and more stale shit. Medium body with medium carbonation. Tastes really old and moldy, bleh.
GarrettB (842) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
With so many inexpensive belgian whites to choose from, and the perfect environment for drinking them in (Southern California) the competition for that spot in your fridge for light, drinkable brews is intense. Whoever gets that spot is awarded with a coveted and prestigious position. Sometimes. Sometimes a cheater sneaks in there, and tarnishes the good name of all those beers that came before it. That infamous brew in my refrigerator is the Kirkland White Ale. Flat, with an insipid flavor and a dull, lifeless take on the wheat flavor I usually nearly and dearly love, this is a beer firmly below in the median in my survey of belgian white brews, even below Blue Moon and Shock Top. Thereís nothing to recommend it above those, and I suspect itíd be hard pressed to be marketable if it wasnít bundled in with Kirklandís other capable beer staples. Still, avoid this if you can - much better can be done with the style at the same price point.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours nearly clear deep gold to copper with off white head. The aroma offers up modest levels of yeasty Belgian spices and sugary malt sweetened floral hops. The taste is pretty crisp and refreshing with a mild yeasty Belgian spiciness to go along with sugary sweet malts, some floral hops and a sweet apple like esteriness. Nice.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from costco. cloudy odd orange color with small head. orange jelly beans aroma. grainy with a blueberry note and spices. lots of coriander. light to medium body. tastes a lot like blue moon.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My house on July 13, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. About one finger of head, which dissipated almost immediately. Flat out caramel color. Light lacing on the sides. No retention. Lots of bubbles.
Smelled caramel, toffee and candy sugary sweets. Seemed to be light cocoa notes as well. Also wheat and grass.
Tasted like the toned-down smell. Got the same caramel, toffee and sugary candy notes.
Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Normal finish. Somewhat refreshing.
Surprisingly a good beer, despite me drinking it not as cold as it could have been. Not what I would call a Belgian White, but it hit the spot.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355mL at a party on a roofdeck. Low haze straw pour with no head retention. Puppy breath nose. Taste is sugary and soapy to the max. Slick corn syrup gives the beer a ton of thick density unwanted in style. Heavy dough. Moves to artificial peach flavor and canned peach juice. Very dense from the sugar. Certainly in the cloying category. Needless to say, the remainder of the beer was tossed off the roofdeck. Sorry bystanders.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think everyone just wants to talk smack b/c it is a Costco beer. Is it really craft? I donít know but I will rate it poor just in case. It is pretty good for the style. Witbier really isnít my taste anymore but all the components are here-sweet citrus, little bit of spiciness, some body from the wheat. Could squeeze some more coriander in there though and get more flavor but I always thought the style in general is that way.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh malt, wheat, curacao, nutmeg, alcohol and a ton of yeast. Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal flavours up front with an odd orange sweetness, stronger than just the peel with a hint of earth and spice but a rather smooth and sweet finish. Aftertaste has mostly curacao and real orange juice flavour with a hint of the wheat and yeast at the end. Overall, a deep flavoured, but otherwise flawed beer, but nothing horrible. Drinkable, surely, and with the prices from Costco, not a horrible choice. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle given to me from a twenty-four pack available at Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia sampled at home here on 05-June-2012.