beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a banana color with almost no head. Smells of spices. Tastes of bananas and pepper. Going to have to choke this one down.
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured bottle from mix-pack into nucleated pint glass. Presents a fairly clear, light-golden color with aromatic, off-white head. Aromas of citrus zest, clove, slight pepper and banana. Subtle malt flavors: pale plus a little caramel or toasted, sufficiently balanced by anonymous hops bitterness. Soft, round mouthfeel of wheat. Crisp, dry, refreshing finish of Belgian yeast. New Belgium is one of my favorite breweries, and I was thrilled to try their organic offering. Sadly, itís not great. Iíd say itís a below-average Belgian Wit, which shocked me. Iím ashamed to admit I like Blue Moon and several other macro versions better. How is this possible?! Unfortunately, Iíve heard beer lovers complain about Mothership Wit and insist it sucks because organic ingredients are inferior. I know thatís wrong (St. Peters Organic Ale, anyone?) I really want New Belgium to market a bigger & browner organic ale to change the haterís minds.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma of wheat, yeast, and spice. Pours pale with little or no head. Taste is standard white bear, with bread yeast undertones and hints of herbs. Easily sessionable.
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesnít look or smell like itís gonna have a lot to offer...and whaddya know....when you taste it....well....it doesnít have much to offer. Itís got a bit of spice in there like you would expect from a witbier....but not a lot of wheaty flavor to speak of....and quite watery from start to finish. It does seem to be refreshing (maybe a good choice for a hot summer day), but not something to grab when youíre wanting substance.
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A rather blah wit. Looks the role but has a very week nose and taste. On the whole I would probably take a Blue Moon over this.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Extremely cloudy and about the palest yellow I have seen (besides for some nasty light macros). Nice frothy head that leaves some light lacing.
Aroma: Aroma is dominated by orange with some coriander, clove and wheat.
Taste: Very citrusy, with both the orange peel and lemon peel coming to the forefront. The wheat malt base is also fairly evident, and there is some light banana and clove from the yeast. The clove continues through the finish, along with coriander and peppery hops.
Palate: High carbonation, fairly light body. Finish is quite dry.
Overall: Very refreshing and flavorful Wit. The amount of citrus flavors added is almost too much, but ultimately the wheat, coriander and yeast provide the needed balance.
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Okay hereís a wheat beer thatís got a nice taste to it. Itís got a decently yeasty, wheaty aroma to it. The taste is similar, with a sour kick to it and some spices. Spices arenít very noticeable, and neither is the orange zest they mention. Theyíre definitely there, though. Pretty solid, surprised it took me so long to finally get around to reviewing one of the bottles as Iím sipping on it! 4.8% alcohol.
BVery (6610) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Light yellow pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of clove, wheat, and light citrus.
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice white cloudy color. The aroma is spicy and the flavor was a surprising prominent clove with some coriander notes.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a clear bright yellow with almost no head. This reminds me of one of those lemonade beers. Has an aroma of sweet wheat and citrus notes. Lightly sweet. Definitely tastes like wheat. Nice little spice in there, almost like nutmeg. Light bodied with a thin texture, fizzy carbonation and a slightly sweet, abrupt finish. Overall, itís not that bad. Not my favorite style but itís drinkable. Probably a good lawnmower beer.