bierstein82 (13) - - MAR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a can. Light green tea like aroma, chill haze golden yellow. Kinda has a rock candy like taste. It tastes off a little but in a pleasant way. Lingers a little bit with a light coating on the tongue.
AidenMoore (11) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Be careful with this one. It drinks a lot lighter than it is. I can easily crush a few of these and then stumble away from the bar. Great beer.
superspak (4315) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, light pepper, wheat, biscuit, honey, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, light pepper, wheat, biscuit, honey, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, wheat, biscuit, honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely amazing Imperial tea witbier. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. There was a crazy amount of different tea complexity present in this beer, but it worked seamlessly with the base witbier style. An incredibly delicious offering.
tmoreau (3478) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can poured to a sampler glass at the 2015 Lakeshore Beverage Trade Show in Chicago, displaying a clear, golden hue, with a presentable layer of white head foam that reduced to a persistent ring & light film, and clingy spots of lacing. The nose was rather subtle, but was fairly successful in presenting some soft wheat, earthiness, a balanced array of spices as coriander, chamomile, & ginger, and a touch of orange peel-like fruitiness. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was similar notes, sweet, some noticeable alcohol presence, and a clean finish.
Niko100 (2565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, tea, citrus, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, citrus, coriander, and some tea; Interesting & pretty decent.
drdisque (740) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tallboy poured in a shaker at Geek Bar Beta. Great full-bodied fairly herbal wit. Very lightly hopped appropriate for the style. Instead the herbal tea flavors provide the backbone for this wit. Hides ABV very well. Impressive beer.
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting wit with lots of citrus and tea flavor. Body is light with a long finish.
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Citrusy to the nose. Starts out sweet and then a touch of bitterness on the swallow. Can taste the subtle tea flavor. Nice wheat beer with a tea twist. Would be a good summer beer.
Andrew3366 (10) - - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- hay, cereal, floral, and tea
Appearance- golden, cloudy,
Taste- light sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate- medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall pretty interesting and pretty good. Tea flavors compliment the beer well
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Can] Dirty golden pour with a large amount of white head on top. Herbal nose features black tea, yeasty spice and floral notes. Notes of yeast, green tea leaves, dough, herbal spices and some citrus peel in the taste. An odd mix of flavors. Warming sensation from the alcohol. Tasting notes from Big Blue Craft Beer Festival in Sheboygan on 10/18/14.