argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small white head that mostly dissipates, atop hazy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange peel, some coriander, light cream, clove. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some coriander, honey, light cream. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz-22oz bottle-pours a retaining white head and hazy straw color. Aroma is lemon zest, sight spice, yeast. Taste is lemon zest, sight spice, yeast, slight light malt. Close.
Travlr (9993) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, thick medium cream colored head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, lavendar. Taste is bright citrus, banana. Decent stuff.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus (mainly oranges with some lemons), and yeast. Tastes of spices, the same citrus, some wheat, and banana.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a nice white head. Aro
a is full of oranges, yeast and coriander. Flavor is creamy, yeasty, oranges, coriander and wheat. Very nice!!
JoeMcPhee (8167) - 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.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whitish body with a decent sized foamy head. This is a unique wit in that it has above-average mouthfeel but solely the sweet-spicey orange peel comes through over the wit. The corriander is much. Not that drinkable.
MartinT (7482) - 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.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy gold even toward margarita greenish with white head. Nose is limey citrus, coriander and spice, banana, bubblegum. Tastes limey, citric, with brown sugary clovey banana, and a crisp, decently balanced finish. Solid. In fact, I dare say a top notch wit.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Long Trail event at the Golden Rail. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of candied banana. Thin to medium bodied, more banana notes coming through. Little bit of alcohol, and more of that banana yeast flavor. Seems like it needs some acid to balance it out.