Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft pint at the brewpub; bright yellow but opaque. Virtually no head. With the installed lemon wedge, this is boldly fruity and very lemony ... virtually no sign of the well disguised coriander. This was almost lemon soda. (#2824, 4/25/2007)
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Intricate clovey phenols and banana esters trek within the coriander milkiness for an impressively serene experience. Crunchy wheat and bready yeast appear in the last half of each sip to round off this spot on recreation of the Belgian Witbier style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the hazy yellow white.
-This was served with a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass...which was promptly discarded, but did affect the aroma for a few minutes.
-The spicy bread is diminished by watery allusions.
-The slender body might be a little on the thin side for my tastes.
-Another Moon River beer which does not stretch the limits of the brewed style, and does not show any specific personality, but which is so flawlessly brewed and tasty that I cannot help but like it a lot.
On tap at the brewpub.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours the haziest yellow I have ever seen on a wit. Full white head with plenty of carbonation. The aroma is sweet. Hints of coriander and orange. The flavor is equally sweet. Very light, sweet clean drinking beer.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 Pours hazy yellow, nice white head. Nice spicy aroma, flavor is the same strong orange peel taste that wasn’t bitter, touch of coriander, and lemon. Hops come through with just the right bitterness. Malts tasted really good it left a biscuity aftertaste. Light, easy, just an awesome beer from my favorite style, don’t see why it’s not rated higher it’s dead on with the style.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2006 Southern Brewers Festival. This is not a good looking beer. It looks like nothing other than pale soapy dishwater. The aroma is nice and has a ton of coriander that is straight forward and covers anything else. There are nice fruity flavors throughout this one, orange and berries, but in a light and un-sweet way. Some wheat and spice in there too but more in the aftertaste. Light body and nicely carbonated (gives it a champagne like mouth feel).
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught and cask samples at the brewpub. Cloudy lemon-gold with a bit more head on the CO2 version....succulent aroma of lemon zest, coriander, lilac and honeysuckle, very floral and strong (less so in cask version)....body dry, rather yeasty, with lots of lemon oil towards the finish, light spicing....low, tingly carbonation....cask version is a bit fuller in body, and a bit more delicate and subtle but in this case perhaps too much so, rather duller than the bright CO2 version and with a much weaker aroma....rating is for regular tap version, cask would be about .3 lower overall.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(On tap) Very hazy - almost milky white - with a creamy, white head. Extremely perfumy, oozing with coriander and orange peel. Light body, a bit flat, discreet wheaty accents and a dry, lightly tart finish. 010406
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GCBC 2005. Pours cloudy yellow with a fully receding white head. Aroma is mild citrus from the orange peel. Taste is spicy with some wheat showing up in the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Enjoyable, but I like more extreme spicing in witbiers.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow body with a wgite lacing. Lemony nose. Flavor of lemons and subtle oranges with a little bread in the finish. Avg. wit.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Draft at Jacksonville’s Follio Weekly Beer and Music Fest. Nice hazy yellow color with a white head that produced some lacing. Strong lemon aroma and flavor. Light to medium body. A favorite for me at the Fest.