joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow. Fluffy snow white head. Yeasty aroma of banana, citrus, clove, & wheat. Soft, lightly creamy feel. Light, refreshing yeasty flavour w/ some grainy wheat & spice.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 July 2007. Bottle shared by Mabel. Hazy pastel yellow with a foamy white head (3+). Lightly yeasty with notes of lemon peel. Similar flavour, wheaty and yeasty, accented by citrusy lemon peel. Average but smooth palate (3+). I want to like this, as I do think its a nice wit, but I also find it much more light and watery than I would prefer. 6/3+/7/3+/14 - 3.4
<P>May 2004. @ Doug Shoemakers. Nice fluffy white head on a hazy yellow body. Delicate not quite floral aroma with a hit of citrus, both of which are echoed in the flavour profile. Very pleasant, summery beer. 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque yellow. Aroma of pale malts, marshmallows, a little bit of yeast. Fresh, slightly yeasty, slightly spicy palate. Soft body. Quick finish, with a hint of lemon. A little bit lighter than I prefer.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Joey Capps for bringing this one for all of us to try. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Also some sediment floaties add the the appearance. Aroma is floral, spicy and citrus. Taste is subtle citrus with some spicy notes. Very smooth, and almost no aftertaste. A little mild, but still really good.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 Tap: Had this last night at the old toad. Pours a hazy light gold with a large fluffy white head. Aroma: Flower, yeast, lemon. Flavor: slight yeast, orange, bananas. Very crisp, nice carbonation, dry. Very nice new offering from Ommegang.
ClarkVV (3761) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
AOBF 04 draught. Pours a moderately pale white gold, sparkly and quite hazy with a large foamy white head. Aroma is heavily yeasty, some bubble gum and light lemon zest. Flavor is mostly dry, yeast and light bubble gum, touches of bananas and oranges on the finish. Extremely delicate and crisp, with a medium body and a spritzy carbonation. Touches of astringency and a paper-like feel from the coriander. Bottle conditioned. I really enjoyed this, as I prefer a dry wit to a sweeter one.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Art of Beer ’04: Cloudy yellow with huge fluffy head. Fruit/flower aroma. Very crisp and refreshing with dry citrus palet. Nothing too amazing, but very drinkable.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Art of Beer Festival 2004: Murky light orange/amber color with a large foamy white head. Banana and orange aroma, watery body, ends dry. This beer needs to be kicked up a notch.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice big rocky head. Aromatic as heck - smells of fruity grass and sweet plums. Effervescnt light golden in color. Nice tart apple and lemon flavor. Leaves a bit of a sour yeast finish. This is a fine brew!
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once again, I have to hand it to the brewers at Ommegang. This is equally as good as most Wits produced in Belgium and better than some others. Very cloudy golden color, with big, frothy head and a nice effervescent quality. Aroma and flavor of lemon, banana, some cloves and some earthy tones. Tart and tangy, just the way a Wit should be. The only thing I would like to see would be a little more yeast in the bottle, which would add an even more interesting flavor with a nice, silty mouthfeel.