ccex (934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden straw color with tight white head and good lacing. Aroma is that of witbier: orange peel, coniander, straw, bananas plus kiwi - I didnít detect the strawberries at first. Taste is sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a sticky, almost creamy mouthfeel. My bottle (Batch 465/466) calls itself an íimperial Wit Beer with kiwis and strawberries" and 9.0 % ABV. Alcohol is very well hidden. This is another winner from Pipeworks.
bytemesis (3349) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, small white head, creamy, good lacing. Aroma is wheat, kiwi, yeast, strawberry. Flavor is the same, ready to pull out both fruits, which is unusual for me.light sweet, no real bitterness. Light body, high carbonation, but not offputting. I enjoyed this one, and i think my wife will too.
jmagnus87 (2449) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a mostly clear dark orange with minimal head. Smells like kiwi and strawberry cream instant oatmeal with a hint of spices. Taste is quite tart. Kiwi, strawberry, lime and other tart citrus fruits. Light bodied with a thin and slightly sticky texture. Lively, almost fizzy carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. Another homerun from Pipeworks.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 172
A: Pours a hazy golden color with with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some mild splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Mild yeasty sweetness with some peppery notes, a little bread crumb and some very mild fruity notes. Iím not picking up much of the Kiwi or Strawberry.
T: Light kiwi tartness. Some seedy strawberry jam on the finish. Yeast sweetness as well. Mild peppery notes. Minimal malty crackers.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Soft sweetness on the finish.
O: The flavors were all a bit understated and I actually preferred the base wit by itself. The tartness from the kiwi was a nice touch, though. If it was a bit more forward I might have enjoyed this more.
Serving type: bottle
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow, white head. Nose is kiwi, strawberry, wheat, and refreshing. Easy palate, fruit, tart, lightly acidic, easy finish.
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a bomber. Pours cloudy yellow. Flavor is grassy and ever so slightly bitter and citric. Not getting much fruit here. Tart brief finish. Different than I expected, much more tart and Belgian tasting and much less fruity than I expected. Solid brew.
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Perennialís Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma is pretty mild, but seems to have pale-ish malt and hints of kiwi. It has a light clean body with mild carbonation. The taste has pale malt, kiwi, strawberry and spice. The finish is fruity with a bit of caramel. Good.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. A bright orange-gold color pours out with a short-lived fizzy head. Nothing sticks around on top so no lacing on the glass. The aroma uncovers wheat and straw notes, before the fruit enters the mix; strawberries, kiwi, and perhaps tangerine too. In the mouth, this is lively, with active carbonation, and a short, fizzy finish. A bit creamy/slick in the body. Soft malt and wheat character merges with kiwi, strawberry, and banana flavors. Lightly tart, moderately sweet, with a little orange spice providing some contrast. This definitely has promise but in the end it falls a little short for me. It comes across as a bit thin, with flavors that I canít decide if I like or not. Iíd like to try their regular Wit sometime.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Frank on brewday: Hazy golden hue with a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of strawberry, kiwi, orange zest and blueberry fruits along with pils and 2-row base malts. Some cardamom and mexican cake spice vapours with light white wheat and flowery esters. The taste has a nice tart/earthy/grainy combination with balance versus bitterness that I like creating a strange summer lightly souríd witbier. Earthy and dusty yeast finish. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing with a dry ending. Different for sure but I quite dig it.
olr1984 (1090) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from binnys pours a hazy light orange. Aromas of fruit and spice. A bit of a citrus taste but mostly strawberry.