BelgianBeerGal (3383) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Traded bottle. Slightly hazy amber-gold colour with a thin white head and nice lacing. Aroma has some pineapple and bubble gum to it. Flavour is a little sweet but some spice in the finish. Not as light and refreshing as I was hoping.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cletus via trade. The pour was a turbid brown and gold with a foamy white head that produced flecks of lacing. The aroma was malt, yeast and citrus. The flavor was very malty with plenty of yeast and citrus as well. Fuller mouthfeel than most wits. Had more personality than most beers of this style.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as a bonus from cletus. Pours an almost murky light brown color with a bit of a white head that fades off rather quickly. Citrus and lemon and mint on the nose. Medium bodied and a big minty/bubblegum flavor. Finishes with a slightly medicinal peppermint quality. Interesting take on a wheat beer.
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of beerbill. Pours a very hazy peach
color with a thin head. Not too impressive for a witbier. Weak
aroma of banana, clove and grain. Taste is caramel, pineapple,
wheat. Medium bodied. A little disappointing.
Beerman6686 (5316) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy whitish yellow color with a big white head. Aroma was very sweet almost gumball like. Flavor was very sweet, not many spices but extremely sweet and fruity,. reminded me of gumball head without the hops.
ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, honey-hued body with a very sparse ring of white bubbles on top.
Smell: Aroma of toasted spices, including clove and ginger with a backdrop of banana and lime fruitiness.
Taste: Toasty, tangy wheat maltiness ushers in tastes of bananas, cloves, ginger and lime. Light, spicy bitterness. Remains toasty for the sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. A bit of a chewy, tongue-coating mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I find the mouthfeel a bit heavy for me and find the lack of refreshing character to be a slight turn off.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy off white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with tangerine, light floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of wheat character, citrus, earthy bitterness balanced with a fruity sweetness, lots of spicyness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. 6.8%, 1.063OG, 9 IBUs. pours kinda dark for a Wit. Amber color. Very nice fruity, lime and corriander aroma. Very floral nose. Fruit flavored biscuit. Lots of bread along with a nice citrus tart flavor. Dry finish.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
05-Aug-08 (12-oz bottle: Obtained 01-Aug-08 in trade with jjpm74, thanks John!) This may be the strangest wit I’ve come across. While the aromas of coriander and orange peel are apparent, what really jumps out is orange marmalade and coconut. Wow, the sweet coconut is almost overwhelming. But despite taking a sharp left turn from the style, the nose is exotic and interesting. A similar situation with the flavor. Lots of sugary-sweet coconut, grossly overripe bananas and sherry are partially offset by the mild bitterness and flavor of coriander and citrus peel. The problem with the heavy tropical character is that the beer is very weighty on the palate, nothing like what a real Belgian witbier should be. It’s heavy and cloying, lacking the refreshing character one expects from the style. It’s nearly 7% too, so that’s another clue. And the color is cloudy amber. Heading is small on the pour and fully dissipates, leaving no lace. An odd beer, it clearly isn’t meant to be a Hoegaarden clone. Forgetting the classic style though and treating it as its own entity, this beer still fails the drinkability test because of the syrupy, cloying body and the total lack of balance. Exotic and tropical, maybe the tropical fruit aromas and flavors are by design since this is series named after tropical storms. Too bad this hurricane came ashore.
3fourths (8593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting nose on this one: one part damp coriander, one part potpourri, one part orange, and one part minty key lime pie. Flavor is centered more towards a typical witbier, with abundant coriander, a lot of orange and lemon peel, some wheat, and a strange bit of black pepper mixed in as well. Generally heavy on the yeast, normal for the style, and quite tasty but not really great.