wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
For those of you who think Wits have too much banana, this beer will have you singing a different tune altogether. If you are having company and want to bridge them into craft brews or are looking for a refreshing beer this is it. Had on tap in my shop in Wake Forest, NC.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: coriander, orange peel , wheat , hint of pepper , touch of clove , saffron? 7-
Appearance: hazed amber-gold with thin fizzy top. 2+
Flavor/Palate: medium light bodied. Clean , smooth medium feel. Gentle notes of orange peel, sugars with chewy textures of wheat. Drinkable , excellent choice for summer days.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at tap room
After having a few samples while making a beer run I decided to visit. For $7 I got not only five samples of well crafted beers but another sampler glass to keep. Not bad for a brewery that I didn’t even know existed about two hours beforehand. My first sample, the Optimal Wit, was a refreshing session beer. I could see this being a good lawn mower beer.
Aroma / Appearance - A decent nose and golden clear body give this some presence. It won’t amaze you if you have seen the best of class; at the same time it also was not mailed in. A light scent of orange rinds and wheat provide some context for the taste profile.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet oranges followed by a fluid tartness give this good balance. Depending on the mood this would be ideal as a contrast to big heavy 8%+ ABV releases. Setting the tone for the samples to come this indicates the brewers here know what they are doing.
ectuohy27 (496) - ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bleh. Very thin with offputting aroma and hops overwhelming the notes of wheat and (possibly) watery spice. Nice to see the effort though
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is orange citrus, wit yeast, clove, bubblegum, banana. Really mice example of a wit.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent wit. Nothing special but well done. Aroma was sweet. Very grainy with corianer and light malt. Pour was a hazy light orange with lots of rising bubbles and a one finger white head. Taste was very sweet and spicy. Coriander dand orange peel are evident, with a dry tart aftertaste. Not very full flavored, but decent. Nice carbonation.
obguthr (3387) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shitty coriander aroma at first, not good. After letting it sits, it gets worse. After aerating briefly, it develops a vile burned popcorn odor.. Hazy amber, thin head. Flavor is coriander, light wheat malt. Finishes with popcorn. Just so you know, I despise popcorn. I never had a bad experience with it, that I can recall, but it makes me vomit.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Rustico Restaurant, Alexandria, VA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy yeasty flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity spicy yeasty wheat malty finish.
devilben02 (261) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale, lemony hay color with only a thin, wispy white head. The aroma has a subtle musty, yeasty character as expected for the style. The flavor is lightly fruity, with a faint banana character, which is contrasted by an earthy yeastiness. The texture is fizzy and light, which is fine with the light flavor profile but unexciting. Overall, this beer is light and pleasant, yet nicely flavored, making it a solid albeit unremarkable witbier.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, VA on 3/30/11. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a dense medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, quite a bit of citrus and a spicy finish. The taste is bready wheat malts and a spicy finish. Medium bodied.