GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Celis lives again. A decent Belgian-style white. Pale, yellow, cloudy, citrusy with a malty aftertaste. Somewhat unrefined, tastes simply sweet when other subtleties would really add to the beer's character. Perhaps tinkering with the hops a bit would do the trick. I really didn't taste any of the "spiciness" that other raters refer to. Still a good beer overall though.
hrabren (567) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this back in the day in Hopdevil pub, one of the first beer pubs in Zagreb, now closed. When Alen from Svijet piva (World of Beer) got it on tap, he invited me for a drink and was praising this beer as one of the best. Murky, almost opaque yellow, medium white head, medium lasting. Citrus, lemon wafer. Bitterish, spicy, sourish, lively, sweet. Drinkable. Very good actually.
hauxe (261) - Butzbach, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from old notes. Taste is yeast and wheat, with a strong clove note and citric undertone. Similar to a Hoegaarden, but with more body and more taste. Very good stuff. Nice to see it is being made again.
Homer321 (3752) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass. Nose is a moderately spicy and earthy herbal aroma. Not exactly inviting. Not getting much coriander. Smells stale. Lightly hazy pale gold with small white head, tight bubbles. Taste is grainy wheat followed by a peppery presence. Seems overly spiced in the flavor. Not good.
alchemyst (11) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very aromatic, citrus and banana. Huge rocky head which coats the sides. Light gold with a bit more clarity than I expect from a wit. Taste is slighly soapy with less body than I like in a wit.
ShoelessInSC (6) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bits of unfiltered yeast settle at the bottom. Has a bit of a sour taste; banana and lime flavors come through. Lingers, and finishes a little oily. Detect some cloves and a little white pepper. Overall a decent offering.
puboflyons (2871) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 02/11/15. Served roughly 45 degrees. Hazy pale yellow pour with white foamy head that fades. The aroma has all of the Witbier esters I would hope for including mellow toasted malts, crackers, light spice, orange peel, and wheat. Light body. The taste has the same toasty and mellow herbal quality with a slightly bitter finale. They did this one right.
tillmac62 (619) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 12/23/14. Pours a cloudy gold. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding classic Belgian nose of clove, banana, hint of hops, light biscuit and Belgian yeast. As it warms, lemon notes emerge.
Light medium body with a bit of silkiness to the smooth texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a rollicking finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is very good. Intensity is reasonable, as is balance. The shortcoming is complexity whereas the flavors don’t separate well and come across in a blended, somewhat muted, fashion. Clove is the predominate flavor and the others from the nose are blended underneath. You really have to look for them. The finish is a mild slow fade of phenolic clove.
Poobah (357) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon-gold with a thin head and a peppery, clove, banana nose. Easy intro with a mild palate followed by a banana and peppery finish.
altonbrownd (5095) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/26/2007 9:52:09 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Orange hazy. Nose of grapefruit, citrus. Tart taste. Fruits and lemon taste. Some grapefruit and citrus as well. Too sour for my taste. But appreciate a good beer.
allmyvinyl (8668) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of banana and lemon. Taste is more banana, sweet finish.