ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base style: 24A Witbier)
AROMA: Light chamomile tea notes; slight orange juice. Floral scent. Nose is mild. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Apricot pale orange/amber hue. Very cloudy body though no visible sediment. Small, white foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: Strong honey flavor throughout which is boosted by alcoholic presence. General orange/coriander/tea flavor combination. Some vanilla essence at the end. Has a flavor of cinnamon-dusted cookies, too. Sweet but not cloying. Spice could use a boost. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Thick, full-bodied mouthfeel. Not syrupy as it finishes surprisingly clean. Alcohol does play a major role in the palette and body; warm throughout but tolerable. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Very interesting and delectable palette. A bit boozy, but quite drinkable. Not very reminiscent of a witbier, though. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 39/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was perfectly fine. I like sweet (to a point), and the dominant sensibility with this beer is its rich, thick body and prominent sweetness. Good fruits, wheat. A big can is a bit too much, but in smaller portions it’s very good. Can.
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavoeful beer - very floral and fruity and spicy aroma, especially. Drinks big for a wit, both due to the intense but enjoyable flavor and higher than normal abv. 16 oz can.
tompete (300) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Parkeast Hotel bar. Almost clear gold with s fast disappearing white head. Aroma is alcohol and malt with a subtle fruityness. Flavour is very rich, but refreshingly thin and alcoholic. A little like bourbon. Finish is smooth.
commonshawn (1024) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at aster cafe during stone arch festival. Really nice color, hazy yellow light orange. Fruity nose. Thick and boozy for this style. Sticky. Taste is funky citrus and maybe a little off. Unusual for a wit bier. I’m on the fence on this.
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 (4569) - 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 (3624) - 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 (2652) - 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.