bpreo (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something is just not right with this Belgian Witbier, unfortunately. Still, I can’t help but be charmed by the darling little bottle that all Red Hook beers come in.
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours a nice hazy orangeish yellow with a thin soapy white head, aroma is yeasty and clove, maybe a little pepper, i get ginger too but not sure If I would have picked up on it for the description above. The taste is strong ginger, yeasty, I wish there was less ginger actually, and more lemon or something else. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. I liked this beer, not as good as Blue Moon, but have had worse.
ACHops (650) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange and unfiltered, with significant amount of chunky floaties. Slight citrus aroma and huge orange lemon initial taste. Quick hop bite on the finish. Sweet aftertaste. Very refreshing! I think this is a new style for Redhook, sorta surprised to see them not botch a style like this.
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and orange peel notes, with some ginger thrown in. The flavor is pretty much the same, with some grainy wheat notes being the dominant flavor. Light, watery mouthfeel and soft, medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is fairly flavorless and doesn’t have anything that stands out and makes you want to have a second one.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Terrible aroma, sweat and wet canvas, aroma took me back to my army days, and sentry duty in the bush. Cloudy body with o head, looks like a fruit juice. Flavour is ginger and water, wit a little hop in the finish. A terrible disappointment from red hook.
Aurelius (4042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sour, vinegary aroma similar to a Berlinerweisse. Good bottle, OK label, the beer looks like unfiltered apple cider, virtually no head. Sour, fruity tones, some light apricot. Quick vinegar and spritz finish. Lackluster - they should have made a wit or a Berliner, but they were stranded in the No Man’s Land in between. More of a cooking ingredient.
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle - pours orange WITh quickly diminishing WhITe head and no lacing. Nose is ginger, yeast and wheat. Taste is sweet. Medium body and thin texture. Long finish. FLAT. why bother? oh and burpy.
vikingguy (796) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle...past expiration date by a few months. Pours a cloudy, very light pale yellow color. Faint fruity, yeasty aroma. Surprising taste...immediately think this would be a great tasting beer in summer. It’s wheaty, yeasty and fruity but that zing of ginger is what really makes this unique and sets it apart from other wits. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the ginger but it is very pleasant, not overpowering, and gives it a bit of spicy sweetness. Again, this would be a great summer quencher.
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Murky dark gold pour - absolutely no head. Citrusy orange marmalade like aroma. Flavor is somewhat tangy, with some lemony accents, hint of ginger, and a buttery back end. Not very wit-like. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Not impressed.
cmonster (965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle served in a weizen glass. Pours straw with a light haze and a big white head. Short retention. Bright, spicy, light fruit, and ginger nose. Light sweet flavor. Light body, soft palate, and a light yeasty finish.