Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a Wit, period. A problematic brew from the start. Not sure if this is a bad batch but this was overwhelming hoppy and bitter for the style, a better ipa or American Pale Ale then a wit. No thank you.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Olympen, Oslo.
Lots of sweetness, banana and citrus in the aroma.
Complex beer, lemon, wheat malt, white pepper.
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 Appearance: Impressive, slightly darker hue than typical for the style; other than that, it is a prototype for the style
Aroma: very typical of the style; tremendous complexity, yet seems to be in very harmonious balance; has a little bit of everything; honey, vanilla, orange, spice, and more!
Flavor: loses points here mainly because the hops are too strong for this style; now, I am a hophead so I don’t mind this; in fact, I love this beer, but in terms of conforming to the witbier style characteristics, it does not; therefore my overall impression is high and the other categories will lose some points
Mouthfeel: very good except probably a fuller body than is typical for the style, but again, that is most likely from the stronger hop presence
jredmond (5246) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not Just a Wit. Not a Wit At all. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is pale ale - doesn’t resemble a wit whatsoever.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, BOTTLED 2008, from Beertopia. My label claims 8% ABV. Clear yellow golden with a two finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma has perfumey and grassy hops up front, some citrus, yeast, and wheat. Quite nice so far. Flavor is much the same--perfumey hops and citrus are the strongest, with some spicy coriander and alcohol behind. I also got slight cucumber somehow. Dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 3-4. Full of perfumey goodness! Medium body with light carbonation. Very good beer--just don’t know how often I’ll drop $13 for an imp wit. Pleasantly surprised here.
lamas (1340) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from 2008. My bottle says 8% ABV. Pours a hazy, golden straw color with a big and fluffy light-tan head that leaves rings of lacing. Has a sweet/tangy floral/perfumed smell more consistent with an APA or even a Kolsch. Orange peels, coriander, grapefruit, and some pine & lemon in the crisp aroma. Thin to medium-bodied. Starts off with some caramel and a fairly wheaty graininess taste-wise. A pleasant yeasty tanginess in the middle with some oranges and lemons. Finishes with a bitter, grapefruity dryness that lingers. A slight touch of warming alcohol in there at the end too.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy blond with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, clove, coriander, and citrus. Good flavor and a nice wit.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, orange, coriander, and light clove. Flavor of wheat, orange peel, yeast, hops (grassy, citrus, floral), and coriander.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light gold, tall thick fluffy, creamy white head leaves plenty of pillowy lace. Aroma has spicy belgian yeast, a touch of lemon zest, and pine. Flavor is light sweet dry wheat body, touch of citrus fruitiness, slightly more bitter than I like in a wit, finishing very dry. Plenty smooth and light. Amazingly light for 7+%
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Great wit. The look is cloudy, bright orange in color, with a nice foamy white head. The smell is fruity, wheat, oats, citrus, and yeast. The taste is yeast, fruit, citrus, and wheat.