beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lustrous color and head. Kind of a bouncy flavor thatís distinctive and particularly good. Undertones beneath the lemon from the beer that are hard to place...the mystery of these, along with the fidelity of the beverage (meaning its smooth and easy on the stomach), make this a fine white beer. (Note--bartender at BU Pub said this was "stronger than the normal hefeweiss", though I have no idea what that means. As of this post, there is no ABV % on this beer.)
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golds and yellows, cotton white fluffy head. Typical wit beer aromas of wheat, corriander, clove and banana. Some additional floral and bready notes can be found in the flavor. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Easily my choice for a hot summer day....
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that falls quickly. Left a decent lacing on the glass. Aroma has a nice belgian spice to it. Flavor had a nice citrusy, slightly bready taste. Very crisp and refreshing.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow, white head. Soft wit aroma: yeast citrus, wheat. Flavor was fairly light, pretty citrusy, yeasty. Smooth and soft mouthfeel. A little underwhelming but not bad.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance is perfect for a belgian white. The nice opaque quality of a good wheat. The smell is a bit sour. The taste is very light with minimal mouth feel. The taste is of sweet fruit and finishes with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Overall good, light beer. Would be best when itís 80-90 degrees and humid outside.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky, sunshine yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose holds all the traditional Belgian wheat notes... orange peel, coriander, clove, banana, cologne and light smoke. The flavor is well-balanced, but fairly weak and watery. Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, lemony, dry finish. Very spicy, yet refreshing. Great Summer beer.
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow in colour. Aroma of yeast, bananas, coriander, oranges, and spices. Flavour was very smooth, creamy, with some oranges, spices, and quite floral. Finishes light and dry. Rather refreshing but I still canít get into this style.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light coriander and orange peel nose. Thick head and lace. The palate is light, refreshing and complex. A good balanced Witte.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious! Perhaps not quite in the territory of Hoegaarden or Celis White, but this is very enjoyable. Citrusy and mild, with a hint of spiciness in the background. This beer looks just like it does in the picture, and Iím glad to see the good folks at Ommegang have finally released a new beer (itís been a long wait). Maybe I detect some ginger, which Iím not a fan of, but mostly itís citrus and cloves. Enjoyable.
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve only had one other beer from these guys (Hennepin), but it rocked my socks, and Iím a sucker for a good wit, so I was hoping for a lot from this one. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed. It looks great - cloudy yellow-orange with a fluffy white head - and has a nice aroma of spicey yeast and a hint of barnyard. But the body was lighter than Iíd hoped, and the flavour, while holding the typical wit notes along with a hint of ginger, was too quick and subduded for my liking. Not awful by any means, but it could definately be better.