ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour frothy white head and spotty lace. Aroma is gummy, light spice and citrus zest. Flavor sweet and malty with a touch of spice and bubblegum.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a sustained white head. Nose reveals coriander, cloves, wheat, oranges and ginger. Tastes of wheat and some tarte lactic hints with a mild spicy element on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is lemon zest, lightly spicy coriander is moderate-some orange peel, and doughy wheat. Flavor is clean at first, gets a tad bit soapy with lemon and orange, coriander is light, phenolic spice, some clove and clean wheat- mostly clean and crisp finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to durhambeer for hooking me up with this bottle. I admit to being biased against the style for the most part, but this is yet another very solid offering from an NC up and comer. Very modest aroma, crisp and a bit spicey. The appearance is quite handsome, though, gold with a billowy head. Taste is understated and to style. Not bad.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Pours very hazy, with a light gold color..."
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Look was true to description. Tasted very light, fruity ("zest" according to bottle). Satisfying flavor.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 11, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: clear dark yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, fruity orange, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity citrus, nice light spicyness, touch of bitter citrus rind
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light straw, somewhat hazy colour, much carbonation, but very little head foam. Aroma of cloves, lemon peels, yesters and biscuits. Flavour was much of the same, smooth wit beer.
stulindbrew (1) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mother Earth’s Weeping Willow puts Blue Moon to shame. Can taste the orange in the beer. However it is dryer than a normal wit and is less filling. The appearance is also very classy
NCBeerBoy (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at the Chef & Farmer resturant in Kinston, NC. It Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coriander, cardamom, orange peel, citrus fruits, and honey. True Belgian Style Wit. Yeast is no doubt a treu Belgian Yeast strain. Alcohol is nicely hidden. We had a party of 10 and it was definatly their favaorite beer, and I am not sure that it will not become my beer of choice if they ever release it.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2010 Pours a very bright lemon rind yellow with a mild soft haze and a one finger frothy white head. Nose is zesty and citrusy, light spice, mild wheat funk, lemongrass, a tad earthy with some hay. Flavor is soft, mild citrus notes, some wheat, orange, a very nice sweetness, develops a grassy/hay character with warmth. Palate lacks is soft with a mild carbonation. Beer lacks character, nice but very soft.