Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, banana, and coriander. It’s a cloudy straw color with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate moderate banana, light citrus, and a hint of Belgian yeast. The finish has light coriander, orange peel, and a touch of tangy wheat. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a very mild wheat, lemony citrus, some vanilla and a hint of pepper. Appears hazy pale yellow with a thin ring of white foam. Tastes of vanilla and lemon with a subtle hint of hay like bitterness. Palate is ordinary. Overall, ok.
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at pub. Opaque yellow. Mild yeasty nose. Full mouthfeel. Notes of banana, lemon, wheat. Slight black pepper character. Refreshing.
umich03jm (3305) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the pub. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small ring of bubbles. Nose has lots of yeast and clove but are some nice hints of pineapple, peanuts, and bubblegum. Tastes way better than most witbiers to me. Crackers, yeast, bubblegum, pineapple, lemon, peanuts, clove, and coriander all mix well here. Very soft carbonation makes this very smooth. Very nice witbier.
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Michigan Winter Beer Festival - 22-Feb-2014. Pale golden with small head. Pretty average American wit. Light spicing.
koleminer20 (1862) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Dan's. The pour is a foggy straw with a spotty film of head and no lacing left behind. The aroma is big on the Belgian yeast. It carries a little more of a subtle hoppiness to it, which I like because Belgians aren't my thing. The flavor is sweet. It's got the yeastiness, but then carries a subtle hoppiness and a decent citrus note. Much better than I was anticipating on the aroma. The flavors don't pop out though, so I can't give it a higher rating. The mouth feel is thin, slick, and the aftertaste lingers a bit with it's sweetness
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joshwoodward (575) - - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass as part of a sampler at the brewery. Refreshing, slightly hefeweizen-like, nice and light.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on-tap at Twisted Rooster in Chesterfield Twp., MI for $2 a pint.
Appearance: A somewhat hazy yellow color with about a two finger, white head. Looks pretty nice. Zero lacing to speak of though.
Smell: Pretty much your run-in-the-mill witbier with a lot of that floral clove, coriander, and banana aroma. Really nothing too new or exciting.
Taste: Basically exactly the same as the smell, to be honest. Truth be told, I’m not the HUGEST fan of witbiers, but this is better than a few others that I’ve had recently (Avery’s White Rascal). This doesn’t have any off-putting flavors, and it’s a decent representation of the style with a good amount of the clove, banana, and coriander that you’d get in a decent witbier. The feel’s smooth and easy drinking. Like I said, not the biggest lover of witbiers, but this is a pretty decent one... just wish they laid off the coriander a LITTLE bit, as it can get overwhelming.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
My first sample was this nice lightweight release. Gentle yet rich in flavor, this is the sort of beer that would nice to polish off alone while watching March Madness. You don’t always need to make your releases huge or novel for them to succeed.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy golden base with transparent leanings sits nicely in the glass. Yeast, sourdough bread, and pineapples are inviting - the overall impression smells a bit like a pair of muddy boots drying after a walk through the snow.
Flavor / Palate - Yeast, pineapples, honey, and toast are warm but soothing. Radiating from the core the finish leaves a good mark. The total impression is an excellent session beer worth checking out even if you are a fan of the high gravity lineups.