chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, April 2008 tasting. Very cloudy appearance - obviously I’d expect a Belgian style Wit to be hazy but this was more sludgy. Despite Phil L’s protestations, I didn’t really find anything to suggest that this was over the hill. I would probably expect more spice and less farmyard funk from a Wit, but funk isn’t a problem for me (even if it is not supposed to be there). Not as arresting or distinctive as some of Panil’s other offerings but interesting, and certainly not unpleasant, nonetheless.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy lactic-orange colour under a persistent white foam; fair but not overwhelming aroma of orange peels and coriander; robust but subtle carbonation, some sweetness balanced by a tart acidity, thin to medium malt backbone; very dry and fizzy finish with notes of coriander and citrus - subtle and refreshing
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Handsome foiled bottle from Enoteca Bonatti. Uneven, snowdrift head over fully hazy apricot. Instant Belgian funk, farmyard and sweet manure aroma with cutting lemon and lily- more saison or Westy blond than witbier. Lemony edge, funk, encloaking lily, pig crap, lemon barley. Softening honey-dabbed biscuit and cereals, wheat, sickbowl floaties, barrels. Pleasant and characterful.
ricksivrea (11) - Ivrea, ITALY - JAN 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ottima birra bianca, con schiuma corposa, bianca e persistente.
Aroma con sentori di limone e leggermente acidulo
Great Yellow Blanche, with a thick creamy white head. Citrus aroma.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pale yellow blanche with a thick creamy white head. A pleasant citrus and catnip aroma, homebrew like, but good. In mouth, a crisp catnip wit with light banana notes, a bit muddy, light wild fermentation. Not bad. Bieropholie import, bottle is about 1 year old.
Ungstrup (33781) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A hazy light golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet with citrusy and dusty notes of hops. The flavor is sweet citrusy with a light note of acidity, leading to a dry bitter and citrusy finish.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Chris_o’s The Wolf tasting. Phil_l said it was probably too old to get a rating out of it. To me it had the same problem as some of the other Panil beers. Yes it has some decent sourness, but they really do have to stop putting several hundred yards of wooden fencing in the copper when they do their boil!!!! At least there wasn’t any creosote on this one.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_O’s Ha Ha Ha Ha Gimme the Cheese Tasting.
Phil claimed this wasn’t rateable. I pointed out he obviously doesn’t know us very well...
Blanche appearance with a thin white head. Minty aroma with that usual hint of enjoyable Panil infected funk. Similar flavour and as Ian so rightly pointed out, "it’s got a bit of fence in it."
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy pale yellow colour with a white head. Fruity, light yeasty citric aroma. Fruity, acidic flavor with vague herbal notes.
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle, no 14 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Aroma is mild yeasty and slight citric. Flavour holds a dry grassy flavour leading into slight yeasty spiced note. Finish is mild and slight spiced. Decent.