DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 06/01/15. Muddied peach with a low clumping skim of head. Exotic, heavily perfumed aroma with suggestions of caraway, Haribo, jasmine and grenadine syrup. Mouth slightly agape with Californian peach and the ripe dragon fruit of hop Belgianed to the nines with mysterious seeds, dried flowers and flicked patchouli ash. Stamped indelibly with Belgium. Mad and soupy. Aggressive with spice like Belgian beer tasted when first I tasted it. Hops and spices aromatically cocktailed. Mad for the no alcohol beers of late but I do miss sinking a big spicy Belgian and talking bollocks at the internet.
Idiosynkrasie (5317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Intense, resinous hoppy aroma, citrusy notes of grapefruit and orange. Taste is bitter hoppy, lots of grapefruit, some blood orange, orange zest, a sweaty resinous touch, moderately sweet caramel malty basis. I guess I’d rubricated it under IIPA in a blind tasting.
azzie (527) - - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 1,5l. Cloudy orange/brown liquid with big yellowish head. Heavy body, light carbonation. Veggies, spice, fruits. Very good.
GlasgowTAD (836) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky golden yellow with a frothy white head which remains. Aroma is hop resin, citrus orange, slight spices, slight coriander and a hint of pepper. Taste is coriander, spices, pepper and citrus which leads to a medium bitter finish. Full bodied with a slick mouthfeel.
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber, nose is dark fruit, pine, caramel, taste is similar, rich and fruity.
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Aroma is quite hoppy, with tropical and citrusy notes. Taste is quite sweet, quite bitter, and little sour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, surprisingly sweet finish.
kevinator (1541) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When witbier and IPA meet. Great floral and citrus aroma. Nice light golden color. Full mouthfeel with good carbonation as this bottle had some age on it. Fantastic flavor with hops bitterness up front balanced by wheat and spices to make for a wonderful holiday treat.
Gaultier (1096) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms Marina Plaza, Helsingborg 3/1-15. Fruity, yeasty, spicy. Body is medium, the finish is dry.
willisread (1280) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Nakameguro taproom 2014/12/23. Served in a snifter. Pinkish Amber color with nice white head. Lots of haze in the glass.Pine and resin aroma strong with cinnamon and citrus. Very hop-forward on the palate. Grassy dry finish. Bit of tartness as well.
tricksta_p (2406) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, sweet fruits, pine, yeasty notes, hint of herbs, fresh hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a long medium bitter finish. Wonderfully balanced. Has little to do with Witbier, but who cares? Because it’s a damn tasty beer.