Cobra (1100) - - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. big ’ole brown Belgian style bottle. Corked and caged. No freshness date seen. Loud pop when opened. Poured out a hazy, lemon yellow color. It has a huge, frothy white head at first, but it quickly faded back to a thin layer of foam laying on top of the beer.
It did leave a nice lacing, however. Aromas are of citrus fruit, mostly lemons. Nice lactic wheat tang to it as well. Hops are very subdued, almost non-existant. Somewhat bready, but not overpowering. Tastes are of lemons, wheat tang, and yeast.
Medium mouthfeel is fairly decent for the style. Slightly bitter finish to it, but not overly so. A really decent wheat beer from Ommegang
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty good beer but just didn’t capture my attention as so many beers do. This was very similar to drinking Blue Moon, and for the difference in price, I think I would go with the cheaper Blue Moon.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The carbonation produces a nice froth. The spices are light, but help carry this orange-laden beer. Lingering sweetness make this more palatable than Hoegaarden and Unibroue’s Blanche, but overall it is less complex (not as much lemon, or acidic harshness). For "yum factor" witte is a hit. For beer snobs, it is a simpleton.
guzzler67 (1569) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, hazy yellow appearance with a large head. Initial aroma of yeast gave way to a citrus fruit and spice nose. Well carbonated, with a light bodied mouthfeel. Crisp, dry, spicy taste with a clean, smooth finish.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good citrus, wheaty aroma. Body is very smooth and mellow. Citrus notes are not as overpowering as a lot of Wits. Quite enjoyable.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid wit. Aroma is of hay, a bit of horseblanket, and a bit of citrus and wheat. Flavor is of hay, clean barnyard, citrus, and a slightly sharp spice near the finish. Nice wit that focuses more on the belgian funky yeast signiture then the lemon and spice.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a billowing head that fades pretty quickly. Flavor is bananna, wheat, yeast, some lemon and a spicy finish (Anis?) Sweet yeasty aroma w. citrus and a little grassy hops.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, pale yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma of coriander and citrus. Tastes of coriander and lemon
with a touch of sweetness. Very
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at Brewtopia 04. Aroma is of lemon and is citrus. Taste seems like a standard witte - slight corriander and spice hints.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 On tap at Monk’s, in Philly. Pours cloudy yellow. Aromas of yeast, lemon and oranges. Body is vey light. Tasts very much the same as the aromas.