Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer divorces the 12-ounce brown bottle and sets in the glass a beclouded lemon yellow with a modest creamy white head and the residual lace a velum like sheet upon the glass. Nose is sweet with malt, hints of lemon-lime, coriander and spices, the start is lightly sweet and the top is light in feel upon the palate. Finish is stinging in its acidity with the hops delectable in their unassuming spiciness, quite dry aftertaste a fine example of the style, quite a thirst quencher
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent witbier, but I kind of expected it to be a bit thicker than it came. Carbonation didnít seem quite right, but maybe the weizen glass isnít perfect for it. This would be incredibly great on a hot day...
TAR (2389) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foggy whitened yellow. Persistent, but thin, rocky wisp of head. Yeasty nose with fresh scents of passionfruit and floral hops. Hints of lemon cake, clove gum, and coriander. Prickly carbonation. Extremely filmy body and much rounder than it is dry. Initially soft and florally hoppy with hints of candle wax atop a snappy yeast backbone. Lemon, unripe melon, and lactic acidity thwart the faint doughy unmalted wheat sweetness, exponentially deepening its quenching nature. Rather than accentuating the subtle spiciness and delicate hop flavors, the timidly-dry finish causes them to take the backseat, rather than bringing them to the fore. Solid mix of bubblegum and wheat linger. Yeast pour transforms the brew, as it reveals a delicate honey sweetness and contributes heft to the body along with some firm nuttiness. Pretty nice rendition, particularly the bottom-half of the bottle.
kane (111) - USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 The lack of a head is a big downgrade for me in appearance and overall. Has a spicey/citrus taste, is light and refreshing. I think the big bottle is not good for this type of beer.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
yellow body with a white head.(just like the picture!)smells like lemon,hay,and yeast.tastes like much of the same with some spice added.the mouthfeel was nice and airy.easy to drink,but pretty average.
2philosophers (16) - Ridgewood, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can Ommegang do no wrong? Had the Witte for the first time on tap at the Blind Tiger in Manhattan. Pours a bright yellow-orange color, very cloudy and particulate, with a thick, frothy head. Perfumey, citrusy aroma. The flavor is bright and sunny with lemon and orange notes; fairly yeasty. Iím not normally big on wheat beers, but this is excellent.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow orange color with a small white head the deminished and clung to the side. aroma of cloves and yeast and orange and spice. taste is crisp and smooth , nice a better example of a wit.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a suprisingly clear golden yellow even with the yeast dumped in. Nice clinging white head. Smells of corriander seed. Tastes lightly spiced, some wheat malt character - pretty light in taste and body. Rated it high because it is tastes like a great summer beer that I happened to find in the winter.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly-clouded hazy pale golden with a thick, frothy white head that leaves a nice lace behind as it subsides. Aroma is authentically Belgian with nice lemongrass citrus and coriander spice with a touch of sweet wheat underneath and some Belgian yeastiness. Starts semi-full, but without much outstanding flavor. Semi-dry, turning drier toward the tart citrus finish. A little more sweetness up front would make this a great wit. Still goes down smooth, but is a little too dry without any sweetness to support it.
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice complex tasting white. Hazy yellow color with thin, quickly dissapating head. No noticable lacing. Peppery smell with citrus overtones. Taste is of citrus with smooth, heavy aftertaste. Not my favorite Ommegang but one of my favorite whites.