Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite drinkable, but thin even with the yeast pour. Nothing too much going on in the flavor beyond some anise spiciness, vaguely sweet. No fullness of flavor or body, but still OK. Good for a Wit fix.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy light gold. Nose weizen-ish, banana, fruit, wheatiness. Flavor is off, possibly infected? Is a mite funky and sour, not particularly yeasty. Carbonation shot. May have to retry later.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML bottle: Hazy golden straw w/ a lasting white head, laces well. Floral, plum, clove aromas @ first: wheat malt, some orange peel; coriander gets stronger as it warms, lightly peppery. Flavor is spicy yeast, wheat malt, well balanced; cloves and lightly tart acidity, some plum fruit, seems to have no orange or coriander in the flavor. Finish is dry w/ a plum aftertaste. Dry prickly m/f, highly carbonated as it should be. A lot of complexity for a Wit, probably more than I expected, but this is a very good beer! Great for summer time heat.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a favorite style of mine and this did nothing to change that. Pale yellow with a weak white head. Blend of spice and floral to the nose. Thin bodied. Flavor was weak and unimpressive. Spices came out. Not at all enjoyable.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has the whitest head of any beer. The floral aroma beckens the nose. Sweet citrus aroma follows through to the taste, not overwhelming. Has marks of a fine chardonnay wine. Not complex but has depth. A tart very clean and refreshing beer that’s hard to put down.
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The cork just absolutely exploded from this bottle as I was opening it, quite exiting. Pours a lightly hazy straw color with a white head. The beer appears well carbonated with lots of individual streams of bubbles rising through the beer. Aromas of candied orange, sharp herbs, and perhaps some coriander as well. Quite light, with a nice refreshing orange zest character mixed with some lemon acid. The carbonation is lively and gives a spritzyness to this beer as it foams across my tongue. I detect some definite coriander notes in the finish of this beer. This is quite a good example of a Belgian Wit, or at least the type that I like. Spritzy, dry, lightly acidic and refreshing, just the thing for a hot summers day. The orange flavor gives picks up and magnifies the residual hint of sweetness that is found in this beer.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 Nice light Witbier, citrusy nose with orange peels being dominant. A noticable dryness on the finish.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle, best before 2005. Slightly hazy pale golden-yellow beer with a thin white head and some thin lace. Raisin/plum aroma with some clove and perhaps diacetyl as well. This one was quite unlike any other wit I've ever had before. Candi sugar, orange, clove, coriander, black pepper and other spices. I didn't enjoy this one at all.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m doing something different tonight… I’m drinking my beer right out of the refrigerator… cold as the Artic…. Or not....
Pours a pale golden body and an enormous rocky pillow of white foamy head. The aroma showcases coriander, tangerine, and a soft doughy likeness…It reminds me of spring … like the lemon and orange blossoms that are in bloom in my back yard right now.
Nice! The flavor is soft and citric; the obvious additions of coriander and clove couldn’t stand out any more as they do here, as well as the terrific notes of Mandarin Oranges. Light, soft and bready flavor, a small touch of black pepper also the addition of lemon grass and vanilla.
This is a great Whit, one that has an amazingly soft expression of flavor and a gorgeous appearance…… Good Stuff - Light & Lite; not Overpowering!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This witbier pours with a golden body topped by a very thick lasting white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter and tart with fruity (sour apple) notes. The flavor is slightly sweet yet slightly tart with a sout apple note and a touch of spice. Medium bodied, tingly from the carbonation and slightly warming.