LOVEMESOMEIPA (10) - - FEB 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very well balanced Wit. Very good job on this beer. I would order this again! Great job #lostabbey.
chumba526 (6) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An interesting feature of this wit beer and if done in an authentic way is that around half or to be conservative 3/4 of the bottle is a clear golden rich yellow. The other half or 1/4 is creamy due to the plentiful use of yeast. cork was easy to pull opt though with that said I can easily lift 150 pounds the carbonation felt completely natural- beer really should not have the carbonation of coke! The carbonation helps build the complex flavor of the beer. The flavors of the beer smelt like wheat -- no duh--, furthermore it smelt of citrus-- it seemed grapefruitish to me, due to the dryness. I like that this wit had had a touch of hops that was very mild, but added a kick that many wits are missing. The flavor was much richer than most wits; it tasted of vanilla bean. To me abbey has a tie with Avery for the best wit I have had-- I have only had American wits. A nice job from a brewery that choose to do what they want to do and not what the vocal clowns want them to do- there should be more breweries like them.
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry?s. Pale gold with fine, foamy, white head, good lacing / Fruity, spicy nose of tropical & citrus fruit, straw, resin, honey / Medium body, somebsprtz but thick, fruity, resinous, and lightly sweet, but with excellent hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of pear, banana, orange peel, resin, straw coriander / An exceptional and complex wit.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at the RBSG hosted by Lost Abbey. This one is right up my alley. I love the style and you guys hit this one on the head. Very good. Very refreshing.
imissmy64oz (21) - - NOV 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cork popped and aromas of citrus and grasses was present. Cloudy yellowish in appearance. Taste of honey, oranges, vanilla made it a very refreshing wit. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation and quick tasty finish.
MarinEvelyn (579) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very wheaty, citrus, yeasty. Taste is very smooth. Almost like a really really REALLY high quality shandy. Refreshing, lots of Belgium yeast but not too much. smooth, well balanced. nice. Aftertaste leaves your mouth wanting more.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stan @ Lone Hill. My friends thought this was weak, flat and unexciting; while I admit I was looking for more grapefruit indications, I interpreted this beer as greatly smooth for a Wit. Not lemony or raucous in the way that Hooegarden is, this beer contains very slight honey, and I think the grapefruit zest counteracts the tartness usually around in a Wit - maybe a bit too well.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[On tap @ brewery] Densely clouded orange appearance, decent head formation. Excellent malt and spice aroma, a little bready, lots of clove and coriander as well as vibrant orange. More of the same on the palate, nice wheaty malt flavors, spice is a little peppery, a little minty, orange adds a subtle touch. Top class wit, very well balanced between complexity and refreshment.
brenn79 (1557) - Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours hazy pale golden with a huge white head. Aroma is coriander seed and wheat, some apple. The flavor is spicy, wheat, coriander and pepper, and mild hops. The body is full, carbonation is mild and medium. Overall I really liked this beer, one of the best wit biers I have had.
poisoneddwarf (1743) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle into a Hoegaarden tumbler. Hard to believe this is a summer seasonal. The label is tailor-made for Halloween. Brutal! Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a medium white head that falls into a tenacious skiff of foam fairly quick. Aroma is clovey, nutty, wheaty. Taste is mostly sweet, but it turns briefly tart and bitter mid-palate and finishes dry and meaty, much like burnt witch flesh. Highly carbonated. Nice one to drink leading up to All Hallows Eve. Now I’m going to put The White Album on the turntable and listen to Revolution 9 backwards.