wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, goblet. Medium gold, hazy hue with visible carbonizzles. Tall, white, creamy head. Heavy wheat aroma. Corriander, orange peel, bananas as well. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, velvety texture, fizzy carbonizzles. The bottom line is: refreshing and lively! This is a definite thirst quencher.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2005 This finally turned up in Freakville. Been looking for it for a while. Cloudy blonde beer with a creamy white head that lasted a while and laced nicely. Lemony yeasty aroma. It was a warm day and this hit the spot. Refreshing, true to style Belgian White, with lemony wheat flavors and a touch of spice. Very Nice.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The cork was wedged in tight but the beer had a thin quickly dissipating head. Lemon and musty yeast aroma brought to mind butter and chicken. Lemon and butter flavoured. Lemon is not sharp but strong enough to drwon out the yeast and the spice until the bottom third of the glass. Not a refreshing beer.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blond wheat with a white head. The citrus smell is evident from the start. The first sip was a cool and refreshing mix of lemon and grapefruit. It feels light in the mouth. There is a slight spice in the finish. This is a refreshing Belgian White that is definitely made for a warm day. To me this leans heavily on the citrus flavor and slightly less on the hops and spice.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to DMeyers69. Mild floral spicy notes with lemon and melon. Grassy, too. Mild bandaid and wheaty. Cloudy golden with thin lacing white head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Mild start, wheaty with lemon. Herbal but light grassiness. Light bittering throughout. Good clean finish with watery grain lemon after and a bit peppery.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This came in a corked 750 ml bottle with no freshness date. This poured a surprisingly clear yellow with about half an inch of white head. Plenty of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to keep the head alive and leaving a slight lace as this was drank. On the second glass the body was completely murky with not much light passing through. The smell was mainly of spices such as coriander and pepper with a good yeasty doughy scent present as well. The taste was consistent with the smell as the main focus was on spice with no other flavors really dominating. There was a nice wheat flavor and a small lemony zest as well. Something about the taste was a bit odd though and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Mouthfeel was fairly average with a bit of over carbonation. Drinkability was good though as the taste was crisp and refreshing. Not a bad Wit beer by any means but not one of my favorites.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a pale clear yellow color ale with below average head with average retention. Aroma of orange and very subtle coriander. Taste is very light with limited spice (lack of coriander) with some limited sweetness/floral aspect. Carbonation is good but body is too thin. Watery feeling on the aftertaste kind of ruin this one for me.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
let me just say that i’m very imressed with ommegang’s product in general ---- BUT man this stuff tasted sour. i had it at TAP NY brewfest --- cool event but ommegang dropped the ball.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw color with a small white head. Light bodied, moderately dry, quenching, spicy. Very slight orange peel notes in flavor profile. Ho-hum.
Terminus (3445) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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!