Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-I have been wanting to sample this beer for quite some time. Belgian Wits are probably my fav belgian style for some reason. pours a hazy orange hue with a nice white head. Lemon, orange, ginger, banana, citrus (papaya) and corriander come out of my trippel karmelot glass with avengence! zesty flavors with some priclyness on the tongue. some bubblegum aromas come out as the beer warmed a little. Refreshing-lite body that would work great on a hot NM day. Light corriander on the finish. This is a very solid wit in my book!
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 (750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy pale golden body with a large soft fluffy egg shell colored head. Complex aroma of lemon, marshmallow, barnyard, orange peel, banana, and vanilla. Flavor of spicy yeast, banana, bubble gum, and citrus. Soft, light mouthfeel. Descent Wit.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma isn’t too sharp compared to Ommegang’s usual fare but they are aiming at a summer wheat beer here. I can definately taste the lemon but on the whole the beer seems kind of like a watered down wheat beer. I do like the mouthfeel. Soft it is, intriguing no. They should spike this beer with flavor as they do with their other brews. This one makes me want to grab a Paulaner hef really bad.
asheft (2512) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark yellow that looked like gingerale when poured; fizzy head of large bubbles that very quickly faded away. Clovey, lemony scent mixed with ginger and a touch of corriander. Lemony notes. Flavour is a little sweet with mostly buttery lemon and clove, a little bit of malt and corriander and perfect bittering. Light bodied and smooth. I would have liked more carbonation.
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - MAR 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
kind of watery. but i tasted this right after a rochetfort 10, which might bias the result.
SSSteve (3773) - - MAR 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow in color. white head. mild spice aroma. disappointed in the flavor. i dont taste any spices or citrus or anything really. too expensive. boring. i enjoy their other beers though.
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 didn’t seem quite right, but maybe the weizen glass isn’t perfect for it. This would be incredibly great on a hot day...
TAR (2497) - 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.