bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle b/b 15/06/07. Pale straw coloured, thin milky head.Faint dry hoppy but dominant yeast aroma. Relatively non-descript with a brief wheat finish. Nice quaffer but no classic. No sign of any orange/coriander...???
Jimthechap (1650) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells and looks nice but again (similar to a few Mac’s beers) too much in the way of orange and coriander. I just don’t understand why you’d do that to a witbier. I drank one and gave the other five away (my flatmates love me).
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a peroxide blonde. Citrus fruity aromas, like orange crush cordial, which I quite like. Couldn’t see myself drinking more than 1 of these in a sitting though.
ALLOVATE (2407) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Witbier - Never really liked the style anyway, but this, this was a shambles. I was a little rough on the pour, just eager to get this little gem into the glass and down the gullet I guess!!!!. Ended with an inch thick, snow-white head that retained well and impressively frosted the sides of the tulip. The body of beer a not so bright (chill haze perhaps!) lemony yellow. Simple club lemon soda aroma with a touch of fresh squeezed lime and good ol’ SWEATY SOCK. Dry and powdery on the palate at first. Quite zingy, lightly sour and favouring lemon fizz-whizz and potato starch. Watery thin in body and quite stretched for any other character aside from a soapy, detergent-like feel and flavour that develops like a plague. Becomes flabby and lifeless by the finish, by which I was glad it was over. Quite honestly boring and chemical to drink. Not good at all. (33cL, 10/11/06, Morley Liquor Merchants)
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A poor Kiwi filtered witbier. As others have observed, this tastes like a spiced lager shandy, with few of the qualities of a good wit. It’s a clear watery gold with a 1cm cap of foam. The aroma is all lime cordial and lemonade - very citric. But in the mouth this really disappoints. It’s a discordant mix of soda water, lemon juice, coriander and lager shandy. Rounded palate, moderate carbonation. The orange peel is too intrusive, giving this a soft drink-like acidity. Just doesn’t come together. (330ml bottle from Clovelly Vintage Cellars)
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Warners in Christchurch. Thought I’d be getting a blone wheat beer when I asked for this, but nup, it wasn’t. Puzzling aroma of fruit and enjoyable beer, but the label bothered me. Blonde? No way.
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The Honest Lawyer, Nelson. Clear pale golden, no head. Obvious orange aroma. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. The body is unusually beefy for a witbier and the coriander flavour is ramped up as well. Still it’s a more than decent effort.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Some urinal cake in the aroma. Watery, with a thin zesty lemon character. Some subtle coriander character. Not much going on it has to be said, tasted like lemonade or something.
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very citrussy, with a little wet-dog element too. Palate is dominated by orange and lemon flavours, which early on I quite liked as it was 32 degrees outside. But as I got through it, the citrus flavour became a little too much, and seemed artificial in a way. Certainly has no characteristics to suggest it is a wheat beer-- no estery quality, no wheatiness in the palate, no banana/bubblegum notes-- it wasn’t even the least bit hazy. I feel a little cheated by this beer, but I am willing to cut it some slack because I truly did enjoy it in the hot Perth sunshine.
Choos (603) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: zesty with some floral hop. Appearance: very pale gold yellow with a big head and some lacing. Flavour: sweet florally and citrus. Palate: finishes with a bit of banana and drinks clean.