joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Poured way too cold but warmed and warped into something like a wildly rounded wit pressing in on brown territory. Honey, curacao, a mild nutty flavor, better warming and softened, easy easy drinking.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A honey/lemon beer with some muted spiciness, hidden behind a citrus veil. Extremely tasty and not unlike Hoegaarden. Highly carbo-ed like much of the witbier style (so I canít fault it for that). I could just keep drinking this stuff!
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It says to serve at 42 degrees, but thatís fridge temperature, and out of the fridge it seemed the most odorless and tasteless brew iíve ever tried. Small white head that vanishes quickly, leaving a cloudy lemon yellow body. Highly carbonated on the tongue. As it warms, the beer develops other characteristics, namely lemon tartness and spiciness (coriander), though theyíre still incredibly muted. The beer ends slightly bitter.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy lemon/orange. Sticky white froth. Steady carbonation. Soft cardamom, coriander aroma mixed with tart yeast, sharp wheat notes and oranges. Ouch! Spritzy and zesty on the tongue. Lashing carbonation. Powdery and chalky beneath. Medium body. Average Wit flavors and a sharp yeast bite. Remains too crisp and biting, even after sitting. Orange peels become more apparent as it sits. Yeast pour softens the body thankfully, adds more tartness. Turns cleaner and easier to drink. Finishes tart, finally soft and with a touch of metal. A rollercoaster of a Wit.
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Nice, creamy lasting head. Honeyaroma with lemon and grapefruit. Yeasty, buttery flavor with honey, lemon, yoghurt and banana. Slight tartness. This beer, has a very nice aroma and a good taste, but somehow it gets annoying after a while.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Had this on draught first, now Iíve got a chance to try the bottled version, most likely the draught will win out, but here goes the sampling nonetheless.
ďChill HazedĒ lemon yellow color on the pour, the head spumous, bright white and impressive in its volume, after erosion, the lace forms a nice covering sheet. The aroma of wheat quite evident, sweet and quite crisp and clean to the senses, the start is sweet with a nice tartness, top is skimpy in its feel. Middling on the acidity, the hops pleasant and the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a nice representative to the style.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly more bitter than Hoegaarden, and not as spicy. Yeast character a little strong
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy lemon coloured, good long rocky head with lace and good condition. Cork dated 05 2000. Aromas of spicy corriander and wheat but not as obvious as Hoegaarden. Refreshing dry body with tangy corriander and some cork notes. Dry and spicy finish.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity abricot aroma. Light golden colour with nice white foam. Fresh, some spices, some citrus, soft. Bit disappointing finish without much flavors.
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy
light yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly
malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), lightly yeasty
(cobwebs), with light notes of lime, coriander, and clove. Flavor is
moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly
sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body,
watery texture, lively carbonation. Fairly light on aroma, but a good