jtclockwork (6226) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours muddy orange cream with white head. Nose and taste of exotic spice, mango, wheat malt, banana, clove, exotic tropical fruit and orange peel. Lots of exotic fruit/mango. Medium body. One of the best beers of this style I’ve had.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off why is it telling me not to pour the yeast on the bottle? This is an unfiltered witbier, if you don’t want the yeast poured then why even brew the style? Anyways it has a nice milky hazy gold pour with a creamy white head that leaves no lacing.
Smell is mostly clove with some banana and citrus. The mango seems a bit subdued in the smell. I was looking forward to more of it.
The flavor is pleasant. Mild tartness, wheat, clove, banana. The sour mango leaves more of a mark.
Not my favorite style but nicely done.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in Pipeworks snifter: Hazy golden hue with a nice frothy head which left very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of blood orange, mango, lime leaves, coriander, lavender, grains of paradise, wheat husk, pils, touch of caramel and aromatic malts with a touch of bubblegummy Belgian yeast esters. The taste is a combination of acidic fruits, sweet fruits, crisp malts, and the ever present Belgian yeast characteristics. A dash of alcohol and peppery spices clean up the palate except for the lasting juicy fruit twang. The mouth feel is lively enough and has some bite but I prefer my Witbiers to be a bit more refreshing and bright. The mouth feel is slightly heavier than is the norm for the genre. Overall a nice beer but something I much rather drink during the spring and summer months (much like the Berliner Weisse). I will buy again methinks even if the fruity components comes off more like tangerine and blood orange than mangoes on the palate. (I do not mind in the least bit)
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by NobleSquirrel. Thanks, Brian. Pours a richer well hazed hue, deep haze, darker golden hue, murky. Frothy offwhite head sits atop as a film, laces ok. Aromas are gentle citrus and mellow tropical fruit. Flaked wheat, touches of dough, mellow spice, gentle coriander, some earthy spice. Mango is mellow, touches of citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching mellow mango and citrus, lemon, touches of florals, grass. Some dryness, with mellow sweet tropical fruit. Touches of dryness, citrus, mellow spice of coriander, dry earthy hops. Earthy dry bread. Backend and finish is mellow dryness, bread. Touches of bread. Very solid and well done as an experience.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, another winner from this brewery, big wit at 7%. tropical fruits abound, lots of mango. citrus zests, unique spice. great wit
DrSilverworm (4019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Batch 125. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Light spice, very good sort of fruity estery belgian yeast contribution. Light citrus peel, moderate zesty sweet taste, light bitterness. Awesome bigger wit beer. Nothing about it felt too heavy or out of balance. Could have easily finished the entire bottle myself.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to G got it! Pours hazed muddy gold with white head. Aroma has wheat malt, mango juice, peppery yeast. Flavors are sweet mango juice, wheat malts, floral, orange peel, and hints of spice finish it out. Clean, crisp, femented well. Awesome take on a wit, nice mango twist interesting spices and a bit tart tangy finish. Body is bit fuller than typical wits. Very refreshing. Can I order a corny keg fresh next July?
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in Wicker Park. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a frothy white head. The nose is pretty great. Lots of good yeast, citrus and some coriander notes. Orange peel. The mango isn’t really there in the nose. Biscuity wheat malt as well. On tasting, a really nice witbier. Full wheat and citrus, light spicing and clean yeast. The sour mango grows with tartness in the finish. Fruity and refreshing. Really great stuff.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle purchased at a local store, most likely wlv...pours a mostly cloudy and muddled orange brown hue, predominantly non-transparent, and topped with a thin to medium vivid white head that sticks around for a duration... notes of banana and yeasty esthers in the aroma, a touch of dried fruit, slightly spicy with some added firm breadiness. orange and citrus notes without any realdistinguishable mango which was expected and foretold... full creamy bodied consistency throughout in the flavor with the aforementioned aroma profile following through. sweet upfront but a light but noticeable tangines develops 3/4s of the way through and holds on into the finish. carbonation adds some tingly liveliness. a bit bigger than expected but this was pretty nice, despite not being a big fan of the style itself.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #38. Pours a very hazy and cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big Belgian yeast with a light citrus-orange peel, a good amount of coriander, a biscuity wheat malt backing, some flowers, and a touch of earth. Flavor is similar. Citrus-orange peels and wheat up front with a biscuity malt backing, a moderate coriander, and flowers. A touch of tart mango towards the end as this finishes wheaty and citrusy with a light flowery spice, a good amount of coriander, and a hint of clean yeast. Lengthy aftertaste following a wheaty, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Wit. Lots of smooth wheats with a good amount of citrus peel, flowers, coriander, yeast, and a light fruity tartness. Not bad.