j12601 (9286) - 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 (1375) - San Diego, 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 isn’t a bad thing. I like the style, and I find the consistency comforting when a brewer’s other beers may be lacking. But it’s 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 it’s 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. It’s 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.
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy dirty gold with an ok foamy white head. Citric/spice aroma. Medium body with a lot of mild carbonation. Flavor is bready/wheaty with some citrus. Not too much spice. It does finish quite dry. Has bitter. Sessionable.
Sask89 (504) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow colour, clear with a small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with a strong herb and spice presence and a light wheat scent. Taste is fruity sweet initially and then becomes more mild and dry towards the finish. Light body, lively carbonation and thin mouth feel. Overall a nice beer, good belgian white.
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law. Pours a hazy deep gold, with an average white head. Aroma is sweet wheat cereal with light coriander and orange. Palate is on the watery side, with flavours of wheat, orange peel, and light coriander spice. Finish has a boxboard dryness.
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque yellow,small white head. Banana bubblegum nose and palate,light yeast spiciness.Lasting light hop finish. Watery
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-05. Lightly hazy pastel yellow with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is mild, muted yeast, hints of lemon that that may have been from the beer itself or leftover from the removed garnish. Flavour is similarly mild, light spice throughout - coriander? Average to light bodied palate. Okay but a bit bland. On tap at Pike Place brewpub, Seattle
argo0 (12858) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle, thanks malrubius. Small white head atop murky apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, coriander, some wheat, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, some clove, wheat, faint cream. Light-medium body, light creaminess.
drfabulous (6031) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bailey’s. Wit with some orange. Nice flavor. Light straw color. Above typical style.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3116-20100705] Tap. Nice floral grassy hops aroma has just a hint of plastic. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head and some lacing. Ginger grassy hops flavour has a long sweet ginger aftertaste. Medium body. Tasty! Refreshing.
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