jaghana (4639) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mondial, a cloudy copper beer almost without head and yeast floating. Nose is on grassy hops and agrume, light honey touch. Aroma is on yellow fruit, grapefruit, light acidity, some resin, quite bitter at the finish with again fruit touch.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light orange with little Smells of light yeast. Tastes of yeast and butter.
revolution2718 (349) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy rust with very little head. Nose is oranges, citrus, floral hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. Taste is citrus, spicy herbal notes, not much bitterness. Has the mouthfeel of a white, with a little space from a pale. Not overly flavorful, just decent.
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Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle painted with C043, meaning this was bottled March 4th 2013. Poured into a shaker pint on May 29th.
Appearance: A super hazy orange color with a good amount of chunkification. Two finger head doesnít last long, even with an aggressive pour. Lacing is okay.
Smell: I almost pick nothing out of this. A very slight trace of coriander, clove, pale malts, and the Belgian-y yeast, but itís hard to pick up. Doesnít smell bad, but not much going on.
Taste: Eh... I donít know. I wasnít thinking that Iíd love this one because I was told it tasted a good bit like a Witbier, which Iím not a big fan of, and I was pretty much right. I do like that itís not too heavy on the banana/clove/coriander notes that are typical in a Witbier, but Iím still not loving it. It drinks like a light Wit or even a Hefe, but with the same amount of ABV. Just not much going on here. The light banana and malt flavor almost gives this beer a Play Doh sort of taste, but it manages to stay drinkable. Aftertaste has Belgian yeasty tastes, and the burps taste of hops.
I havenít had anything that Iíve truly *REALLY* enjoyed from New Holland, and White Hatter is no different. Itís a decent beer, but itís not all that interesting or memorable.
grassyknoll26 (2) - wyoming, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass/tap. Cloudy, golden hues, like sunshine in a bottle. Grassy, floral, citrus notes without being overly bitter. Nice finish. One of my favorites from new Holland.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Olives, served in a pint glass. Pours a hazed gold with a small white head. Notes of grassy, floral, spicy hops, caramel and pale malts, lemongrass, and some mellow tangerine-like citrus. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth mouthfeel with just a little bitterness. Mild white IPA. Worked for me.
malrubius (2097) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Save On. Hazy but not cloudy pale gold with white head. Very herbal spicy aroma. Mild fruity sweetness with excessively herbal spice bitter hop and coriander finish. Light body. Not sure if itís a bad style or just a bad beer. Who would want to drink this? Why not an IPA or a white?
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of lime, flowers, and shortbread cookies. Hazy yellow-orange with a mostly fading white head. Off-dry, fruity, floral, and a slight bit bitter. Light bodied, smooth, and refreshing.
zickbeer_ye (362) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hoppy fruit scents and some floral white grape aromas. Light white head and hazy dark golden body. Fresh hops, dry citrus and wheat. Dry but refreshing on the palate
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a soft golden yellow with one finger of fizzy white head. Nose is weird, smells like spicy citrus gone overripe. I get combative yeast esters and hop bitterness with some old orange juice. Not appealing. Getting similar flavors. A touch soapy and definitely on the overly spicy/hoppy side (compounding of the two probably, especially in conjunction with the yeast character). Overripe orange flesh. Kind of a mess. Very dry and kind of sharp.