lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Once poured, it glowed a hazy golden orange with hay-colored highlights. The foam quickly rose to just under two fingers thick and left minimal lacing along the glass. There was a lot of carbonation initially, but it seemed to disappear as I sipped away at it. ---
The aroma was a sickeningly sweet orange peel and coriander concoction, almost potpourri at first, dwindling into a bitter hoppyness accompanied by a faint whiff of tart wheat. The orange peel and the coriander were by far the leading smells emanating from the beer, closely followed by the bitter, tart grains. ---
The taste is pretty close to the scent, only lighter. There were the close-to-overwhelming citrus flavors that resembled both oranges and lemons - very tart, an odd bitterness that stung my tongue on impact but mellowed out after each swallow, and the coriander picking up the tail. The carbonation didn’t hold well through the drink and by the end I was left with a sour taste in my mouth (due to the presence of lactic acid) and a rather flat mouth feel. Not my favorite way to finish off a beer.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with thick creamy white head and foamy lacing. Notes of wheat and orange. Well balanced taste that is sessionable. At bit fizzy and tangy on the palate.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A soft pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a two-finger thick, almost white colored head. The beer is a white sheened gold hue that shows a hazy, straw gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells predominantly of orange peel, but also has notes of grassy coriander, perhaps a hint of dusty grain, and perhaps some tart wheat character. Not nearly as bad as I was fearing, but it is quite dominated by the orange peel aromatics.
Tart tasting and fairly dry, the beer finishes with an ample orange zest flavor that mingles with the tartness found in this beer. Soft dried hay like grain, some tart wheat and a touch of cracker like grain play a very subdued role here, but are noticeable. This is quite light and the orange zest and tartness make for a very quaffable beer. Flavors of earthy, slightly dirty coriander are actually fairly present up front and in the middle of this beer.
This beer is clearly dominated by the orange zest, so much so that the beer ends up being pretty simplistic. If you like orange zest and light quaffable beers then this might just be the beer for you. In the end this is not nearly as bad as I had been led to believe, but if I hadn’t been expecting so little I doubt I would have been nearly as relieved by this beer.
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, and orange. Pretty simple and straightforward with maybe a hint of cardboard. Flavor shows basically the same with a strange sour note that pokes its head out from time to time. Eh, on to the next one.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bomber from wf tempe... 3/10/2010.
hazy orange-yellow tinted muddy brown with a short lived white head. immediately, not a belgian wit.
it smells like very poorly made cheap mimosa... tart orange, dusty wheat, sweaty, yeasty and earthy spiced.
it tastes the same... sweaty, moist, some bubblegum-like hops and a dusty earthy finish.
sharp textured crisp carbonation seems out of place with the medium body and gritty mouth feel. 5/2/5/2/9/2.3
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Last one in this flight. Smells really good with that spicy character you come to expect from this style. Medium nectar with good carbonation. No head just soapy bubbles. Nice and dry with a defined spicy nature. The finish lingers like perfume for a bit. Not bad.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy light golden color with a thin white head that didn’t last long at all. Faint spotty lacing. Aroma is light toasted malt, herbal hops, and light spice. Flavor has a citrus twang. Light to medium body. Nothing special, but at the moment, it tastes pretty good. Worth a try.
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - JAN 22, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Is it possible to give a beer a lower score? This beer is just a downright nasty infected beer. Not even close to a wit. There are no coriander or orange notes, only a sour lactic aroma and taste. I made the bartender take it back it was so bad. The color was appropriate and I am sure they made it from wheat but this place needs to learn sanitization unless they are trying to make a farmhouse wit, just because a beer is Belgian, doesn’t mean it has to be sour or infected.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured at Made in the Shade 2009. The best of the three they were pouring (which isn’t saying much). Super banana-y aroma. Very fruity banana taste, slight clove, some higher alcohol phenols coming through. A bit on the thin side and bland overall.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2009 AZ Strong Beer Fest on February 28th. Hazy yellow color pour with a small head. Aroma and flavor of grain, yeast, citrus and light spice. Refreshing.