beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy pale gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is filled with fresh orange and coriander. The flavor is equally enjoyable with fresh fruity orange and coriander most notable along with malt and wheat. Virtually no bitterness at the finish. Clean and bright on the palate. I found this beer to be refreshingly different and quite enjoyable.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber; thanks Alex!! Pours clear dark gold with thin white head; big dose of coriander, orange peels and lemons; smooth, light texture with a touch of ginger; easy drinking with oranges and just a little yeasty character; maybe a little spruce too; not to complex and definitely heavy on the coriander, but quite nice overall
TaktikMTL (5384) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz dégustée avec MartinT et Fred82. Arôme: Odeur de gingembre avec une pointe de coriandre. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-blanchâtre voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de gingembre avec une pointe de coriandre et d’orange. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #3040)
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden pour with some white head. Orange citrus, coriander, and wheat like aromas. Flavor follows but some of the wheat or malt throw a cardboard ish flavor.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting
Apparence : Clear yellow small head.
Aroma : Ginger, pot pourri, cloves, some wheat. Quite floral and spicy.
Taste : Coriander, ginger, some wheat and a bit citrusy.
Overall : Very fruity and spicy. Very fresh and drinkable. Quite enjoyable actually. Perfect summer drink !
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle in a Weizen glass. Pours opaque orangish amber with a thin white head. Aroma of spice and doughy yeast. Very spicy flavor, and a sweet finish that reminds me a little of Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. Light on the palate. Not bad, but for a wit, I’d rather have Hoegaarden any day.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Loads of orange peel, ginger and flower petals create a buoyant perfume to grace this softly carbonated and highly drinkable Imperial Witbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the cloudy yellow.
-Wheat appears in the end, but rather shyly.
-I’m not sure the higher alcohol is necessary for such a refreshing flavor profile.
-The pot-pourri intensity might be offputting to those who don’t like citrusy and perfumy aromas.
beerfest5 (838) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a really nice white ale, the only knock is the color is very clear, not hazy like most white ales. great citrus and coriandor zest and some spice, not like allagash, but its there. great finish, went down very easy and begged for another sip, would love to do it again.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale golden pour with a thick sticky white head. The nose is very lemony and citrusy and almost heads into soapy territory. Herbal and lightly fruity with a bit of soft toasty contribution as well. As it warms up it takes on a nice bright fruity nose and a bit of fresh wheaty maltiness as well. Juicy fruit with a kiss of herbal character on the back. Pretty unique wit beer actually. I’m not sure if I really like it, but I could see how someone else might.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hophead75. Thanks Andrew. A very interesting Belgian Wit beer, I have to give long trail credit. Heavy floral, lemon, soapy, banana, coriander characteristics abound. medium sweetness, lots of soap. Refreshing, but I don’t think I could drink more than one glass of this at a time.