TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light golden with an initially thick egg white head that dissipated rapidly. Aroma is orange, yeast, and spice/coriander. Very nice. Flavor is sweet and spicy and dry. Quite a nice wit. Excellent summer beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow straw color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast. All round this beer could use a bit more spices, and the body was a bit sweet at times without the spice to balance. Medium body, refreshing, with some lemon tang. In the middle for the style.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow hazy color, filmy white head & some islandic lacing. The aroma is very yeasty with some citric notes & light hops; a touch of clove & wheat, some sulpher. The flavor is tangy with some wheat. The yeast is sharp and tangy; harsh. Light esters and moderate phenols. Decent belgian style offering from Ommegang but noticably at the bottom of the bunch from what I’ve had.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We’ve got the traditional cloudy gold/yellow with a thin film of white head and some spotty lacing. Heavy aromas of clove and citrus. Lemons and oranges stand out nicely. Great malt and wheat backing. It was a good nose. Musky flavors of wheat. Citrus is big. Clove is there as well. The lemons come out for more. The oranges are there as well. Bittering hops and some floral. Tangy palate and a thin body. Finishes in the spicy, hoppy, citrusy department. Good stuffs.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
By the playbook this is - beautifully spiced, with that luminescent bright golden color - pepper and coriander distinguishable, lemon peel, mmm mmm - luscious - a tad more body and this is up there with the best wits in the world.
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bah. Not up to snuff, particularly when compared head to head with Hoegaarden. Kind of flat, and not particularly complex. Typical Ommegang move. They’re overrated in my book.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 This was the best of three wit brews I’ve had, but nonetheless, nothing to write home about. Flavaros of the same, but with a better finish.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow gold color. Aroma is fruity and grassy. A medium to light bodied wit. Malts are fruity and sweet. Orange, bananas and spice. Light and refreshing. Nice bright yeasts. Lemons, orange peels and a touch floral. A nice light and refreshing wit. Nice lemony finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wit did not excite me too much but it was quite refreshing. A murky yellow appearance with a moderate head. The aroma is wheat and citrus. The flavor is lemons, bread, and white grapes. It was a good easy sippin beer but not very complex.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw yellow - moderatly hazy/cloudy. Soft and smooth & yeasty, with some spices and lemons.