BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big dissapointment. Reminded me of Harpoons UFO. There aren't many American brewers that can acomplish a decent wheat beer in my opinion. This one poured slightly hazy and gold with an ample white head. Aroma was ok, wheatmalt and spice perhaps. Flavor was not very good. Overall very average.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent wheat beer, a little dry though. I've certainly had worse, but it didn't really excite me.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'll try to stay awake while writing about an amazingly boring beer...
Full disclosure: I just got back from sampling about 20 truly amazing beers at the Sasquatch Beer Fest about an hour ago, so it would be hard for a *good* beer to measure up. But this is plain boring.
Pours a piss-yellow with very little head, but it did manage to leave a lace. Smells slightly citrusy. Tastes a bit of citrus but otherwise completely bland. Mouthfeel is watery. Drinkability could only be decent if you wanted to slam some beer but couldn't find something cheaper.
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, wheat character that brings out the citrus. My second favorite Belgian Wit on this side of the pond next to Zon.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light yellow, decent white head that left a lasting ring. Aroma is spicy, emphasis on coriander. Flavor is again focused on coriander, faint orange, good wheat. Surprisingly full bodied yet very refreshing. You just want to gulp it. Good stuff, thanks acrodizer!
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden and white-topped with the look of a crisp pilsner. Even the aroma is more reminiscent of a Czech beer than a witbier. The flavor is vaguely yeasty, but wonderfully malty and subtley zesty, an understated and well balanced, crisp and cool beer. Excellent.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really light appearance, golden honey color, thin white head, citrus aroma, zesty flavor, which goes well with the high carbonation. This is a very refreshing beer, if i worked in a really hot cracker factory and we were allowed to drink beer at lunch, I'd probably bring this one from time to time.
Reid (2319) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok I had waited a while to try this offering from New belgium, but the price was right and it had been a hot sweaty day at work.
Comes in the usual New Belgium brown bottle..sheaf of wheat on the label.
Beer pours very nicelly certainly golden sunshine gold colour with a fair sized pure white head..that dissapeared fast but left some excellent lacing.
Very nice fresh aroma of doughy wheat and zesty coriander..nicely done.
MM nice first taste on the tongue is a refreshing sweet malt..followed by a rather thick wheaty taste then finished of with the cxoriander and zingy orange..very nice,.
Very good feel on the tongue well balanced beer.
Very drinkable beer indeed..despite the bad reviews I thouroughly enjoyed this.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very friendly soft beer with light fruit. The spice provides a bit of depth, but be assured it doesn't get too deep. A chugger that I liked quite a bit.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer! Had it at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis and thouroughly enjoyed it. Tastes of several fruits were evident, even exploding. Can hardly wait to try another.