Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Belgian White really reminded me of the Witkap Pater Singel I tried over the summer. Biting, lemony aroma. Body is very cloudy banana orange-yellow, with plenty of yeast sediment. Flavor is lemony, sour, and tangy. Decidedly different for a Witbier. Refreshing.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy light golden, no lacing, but there was a little sheeting. aroma mainly of spice(coriander and cardamom) and cardboard, maybe a hair of yeast and citrus, but hardly worth mentioning. flavor has more depth and body than i expected, at least more full a mouthfeel than the average wit. definitely more citrus in the flavor...thought this a pretty fine wit myself.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This soft yellow beer is cloudy, and sprots a thin white head. Orange peels and corriander are evident in the nose. While a tingling corriander/lemon flavor hits the tounge. The end of this beer is a bit astringent.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft cloudy yellow. Yeast particles visible. Aroma has some clove, lemon, banana, spices, and a big coriander presence. Thick citrus juice taste and flavor, washes over the tongue and erodes and tingles the tastebuds, finally leaving you a little bland, but the finish is quite nice, coasting your mouth with citrus syrup. Lost to Vuuve in tonights tasting, but beat St. Bernardus.
legion242 (2266) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice. I normally would not be turned on by a Belgian Wheat, but htis one was quite delicate, which is saying something considering that I know that it could not have been handled "delicately" on its way to Texas.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Poured a light golden yellow color with a medium sized head consisting of large bubbles which quickly dissipated and left no lacing. It smelled like bananas, tasted like bananas and was like every other Belgian beer I've ever had.
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting though not exceptional. It pours nicely hazy yellow with a substantial head of white, regular, moderately dense foam. Good carbonation lifting the palate, especially in the early going. The aroma is big and better than the flavor, in my opinion. Strongly banana, with yeast, Juicy Fruit chewing gum, mosquito repellant, and a flowering tree. The flavors are less vivid and satisfying; banana again, peppery but otherwise not as spicy as some other examples of the style, dry, hoppy, and I can definitely see the dried apricots reference suggested by others--including the chemical-based (sulfite) preservatives used to maintain the color of dried fruit. It is one beer you shouldn't leave to sit too long, as it does degrade a bit more quickly than average, although the palate isn't terrible even when the carbonation is gone. Interesting (my wife especially liked it) and adequate, although a bit unsophisticated with the banana veins.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity abricot aroma. Light golden colour with nice white foam. Fresh, some spices, some citrus, soft. Didn't care for the array of flavour though.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle conditioned). Pale yellow, yeasty appearance. Wheat and citrus, musty spice aroma. Medium-bodied with a nice musty tartness and earthy iron quality. Frothy spirited high caronation. Crisp, clean finish with a lingering twang that insists dried apricots. This'd be great with fruit and cheese! Just great.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Large white head, hazy, pale yellow color, citrussy aroma, dusty, a bit flowery. Fizzy carbonation, a nice light sourness. Light body. Easy to drink, nice wit.