eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Poured cloud yellow with a white head. Aroma was sweet oranges, and belgian yeast. Light bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, with a banana finish.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy orange with a thin fast dissipating head and many bubbles. Aroma is candied peaches and naartjies. Fruity and spicy flavour, Light bodied. Leaden finish, that brings the rating down.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased on 11/17/2010. Colour: Bright yellow and slightly cloudy. Nose: Candied fruits, specifically mandarin oranges and pineapple. Spearmint and eucalyptos is quite evident along with hints of liquorice. Very interesting. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Dry wheat, mint, plain yogurt but all quite distant. Have to work hard to get solid character out of this one. Great nose though...
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow. Wheat, coriander and orange nose and flavor. Nothing overwhelming, but nice solid wheat beer.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A watery wheat beer with coriander and orange peels flavors. Boring and not even very refreshing
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh about two months after purchase
The look: Partly cloudy orange blonde body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose has some coriander and orange peels. Body with on the light side, even by witbier standards, almost watery. Light wheat presence, some coriander, some minerals, some orange peels, light floral touch. Quite drinkable but this thin unpretentious witbier is missing the lemony character that makes other watery lemonade-witbiers refreshing. As it is, it is a bland without even being very refreshing. You want some dry wit? There you go: Why did the chickenpox crossed the ocean? Because Death To America!!
malrubius (1516) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of my contributions to BCTC. Cloudy orange with ring and lace. Very strong coriander and orange aroma. Orange wheat tang and way too much coriander. Meh.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The flavor i get some orange,coriander,spices. But it feels a little thin sometimes. Itís close to the style though.
The aroma has some lemon,yeasty and light wheat notes
Pours a cloudy yellow color with an average sized white head and some spotty lacing. It has a fair amount of carbonation
The finish is dry i guess hence the name dry wit. I get some white pepper. I find with things from these guy itís hit or miss. I have been to the actual brewery in Seattle. So it depends if you try the stuff at the source or not.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Looks like a white beer, smells like a white beer and tastes like a white beer. Aromas of spice, orange, herb and some light sweetness maybe. Taste is of coriander and slight spice. Palate is dry and boring. Boring style but as already mentioned, you know what you are getting before you even get it.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a lightly milky wit. Estery, wheat and citrus, lemon and orange. Sweet with light wheat. Esters and lavender. Crisp wheat and nice wit yeast.
GarrettB (851) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Pike Brewery Dry Wit is proof that even the most static styles can be shaped by a brewer and his tools. Wits have been one of those styles that seems like a cookie cutter replica passed along between breweries. The vast majority all taste the same. This isnít a bad thing. I like the style, and I find the consistency comforting when a brewerís other beers may be lacking. But itís not exciting either. The iconic gasp of a bottle freshly opened is answered by an apathetic sigh. But the Pike Dry Wit is a new approach to the Wit, even if itís blander than I would have hoped for. The aroma is spicy and clean, even sterile. For reasons only a neurologist could begin to explore, the aroma smells like a high-class pool, or luxury shampoos. The taste matches this peculiar aroma. Itís a dry take on the Wit style (as per the name) with a thin refreshing body and a nice blend of spiciness to alert the tongue. The Dry Wit is definably dryer and fresher than my normal palate boring Wits, but still lacking in flavor. Even spiciness just seems like texture without some contrasting flavors.