joshwoodward (409) - - 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 (362) - Chesterfield Twp., 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, Iím not the HUGEST fan of witbiers, but this is better than a few others that Iíve had recently (Averyís White Rascal). This doesnít have any off-putting flavors, and itís a decent representation of the style with a good amount of the clove, banana, and coriander that youíd get in a decent witbier. The feelís 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 (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, 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 donít 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.