TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, a lot of carbonation in the pour, a clear but pale godl in the glass with a thin bubbly white head. A fruity, almost winey aroma. Again a winey palate, crisp and clean. The finish is dry, with a touch of tartness.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) A cloudy, yellow beer with a small, creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Very fresh orange aroma. Light in body with dry fruit accents - the orange really shines through while the coriander notes are more downplayed. Dry finish. Lovely really. 280108
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting to read Yalnikim’s comments on the bottled version, because our sample was very disappointing. The ’Best by’ date on the bottle was illegible but I suspect this was past its best. The piffling head atop a murky orange-dun coloured brew was the first clue that all was not well. The aroma seemed fresh enough, with a distinct orange peel tang, hot Weetbix, and some faint but odd cocoa powder. But the palate was tired and lifeless. Lots of coriander and wheat in the mouth with quenching citric sourness. Not a patch on the wonderful Hopsmacker but I’d like to give this another go with a bottle that is definitely fresh. (330ml bottle from Scenic Cellars, Taupo)
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bb 16/05/07. Mid golden/yellow, thin with no head. Sweet nose - apricots, applesand other stonefruit. Nice wheat balance. Creamy middle, relatively dry finish.
vanvenlo (1467) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 May 2006 (AIBA 2006-Rating 16) - Big coriander sweet citrus hop and spiritous aroma. Yellow colour, low head and suds lacing. Fruity sweet clove hop flavour. Easy drinking fruit finish.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not a big witbier fan generally, but this beer is everything that a wit should be..... big white rocky head, wheat/lemon aromas with just enough hop to balance it all out.... still not my favourite style, but according to the style it has to rate highly!
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Tasted 19/02/2006. 330ml bottle, with the new branding, from Moore Wilson’s in Wellington.
Dirty yellow-gold, very hazy, with an airy white head that disappears quickly and leaves no trace. Lollies, banana and phnolic esters dominate the nose with some citrus struggling through and a touch of seaweed later (I suspect the warm storage at Moore Wilsons was not the best). Flavour has not been affected as badly: sweetish wheaty grains up front, peppery and tart through the mid-palate, with a long clove-like finish. Great weight in the mouth, not at all watery at all, with a spritzy carbonation. I remember this being a lot more traditionally citrus/spice, so this rating probably reflects Moore Wilsons more than Limburg. To re-evaluate this one next time it is on tap at Bar Edwards, Newtown.
04/04/2005. Popped into Bar Edward’s on the way home, for a sample, and this is a far better beer than what was coming out of Moore Wilson’s. Be warned.
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy dark yellow, very brief head. Orangey nose. Sweet and rounded with plenty of coriander. Soft and fruity. Another great refreshing and well balanced beer from Limburg!
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow beer, thick creamy white head. Very yeasty appearance. Light orange peel and bubble gum aroma. A bit wheaty. Flavour is quite fruity, no clove, but has strong bubble gum esters, orange and light coriander.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(5 Oct 04) Light citrus aroma. Fluffy white head with a medium yellow, cloudy body. There is a touch of pepper in the body and it has a lightly bitter finish.