Ratman197 (8852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged botttle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of yeast, grapefruit peel, clove, wheat, light coriander and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, grapefruit peel, orange zest,light clove and light coriander with a smooth dry lingering lightly bitter citrus finish. Actually, yes, this is just another Wit.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dull orange with a thick frothy white fine foam on top. Nice smelling wit, spicy and hoppy, typical Mikkeller plasticy smell, orange, candied malts, maybe unmalted wheat, thicker-maltier, light yeatiness, hint of vanilla. Quite hoppy first taste, bitter dry piney hops, very chalky, vitamin-C like chalky bitterness, this stuff is very dry, hint of orange and vanilla, the dryness really shows off the coriander, the hops become a little more floral as I drink. Long bittersweet aftertaste. Medium bodied, feels heavy in the mouth though, with lots of larger sharp bubbly carbonation, slightly gritty. So dry it is a bit leathery, this is an amazingly well-crafter beer. First IPW??? hardly... Gumball Head and Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen are pretty damn hoppy themselves. I’m enjoying this more as I drink... becomes a little juicer and sweetens up as my palate becomes accustom to the bitterness.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen</i>
Cloudy blond color. The aroma is flowery, citrusy, hoppy, spicy. Dry mouthfeel, with strong bitterness, bitter oranges. Good.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral and pine hops, and light esters. Flavor is lightly sweetened wheat malt, spice, and hops. Light to medium body. A very nice beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle listed at 8%. Straw color with a bit of haze. Tall white head. Aromas of pale malt, oats, wheat, orange peel, and citric hops. Just a hint of coriander. Flavors of a hopped up wit, yet the balance is very well done. I find the hops used to be citric and complement the normal citric orange peel. I saw on comment saying this is just another wit, it is in the sense of it tasted very similar to a "normal", good wit. A few more hops and a nice balance. A very dangerous wit at 8%!
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice golden/orange color with a white head leaving a good lacing. Has a little cloud to it. Fruity hoppy wheaty aroma. Very good mouthfeel. Fresh hoppy dry fruity flavor with some wheat, a pleasant sweetness and a little bitter. Will have again.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with tons of bubbles coming to the top and feeding a big fluffy white head. The head stays as a cap for quite a while and leaves very good lacing.
The aroma was heavier on the citrus than most wits Ive had. There was some wheat sweetness but more subdued and maybe hints of spice. Overall, very lemony.
Lemony hops dominate the first portion of the taste as well. There is a definite wheat presence in the middle with faint banana sweetness. The alcohol makes its presence felt in the finish with less spices than the nose suggests. Overall, lots of citrus from start to finish.
This mouthfeel is massively carbonated and prickly though still smooth overall. A very original and enjoyable wit.
Beer4000 (4263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ EBF 2008. Hazy orange body with a fine white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, like bitter citrus with some spices. Flavor is refreshing bitter fruity and oranges. Some spices and yeast as well. Interesting interpretation of a wit, and it works!
jramskov (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, nice colour, pours with a lot of head, slightly bitter but very drinkable. Would love this on a hot summerday.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Cloudy yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Terrific retention. Citric, yeasty aroma yields fruity esters and spicy phenols of banana, orange peel, fresh bread, clove, coriander and vanilla. Full-bodied and very creamy with ticklish carbonation. Flavor leans on the bitter side of balance. Not nearly as spicy as the nose. Medium bitterness and modest pale grain sweetness. Lengthy, crisp, moderately bitter finish. Other than the high ABV and inflated IBUs, it really is just another wit.