floydian1 (1185) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Redoak in Sydney (well worth a visit). A cloudy pale yellow beer with a medium white head. Nose is wheaty, spicy (coriander) and lemony. Nice clean Wit flavour with a gentle citric acid tart finish. Decent.
motelpogo (7242) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at the brewpub, 2005. light and yellow with only the faintest haze. some cinnamon in the nose and lemonade ice block. pretty light in flavour, a bit of a mess, faint lemon sourness
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another pretty fragrant style from Redoak. Light gold with a nice thin creamy head. Lifted nose of mild spices and cut hay. Well flavoured palate with subtle spice and a touch of cinnamon. Absolutely hit the mark for a balmy summer evening.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
OK, clearly an attempt to emulate the Hoegaarden. Too clear for its style, perhaps it needs a bit of a shake, and also very light on the arome. the expected orange peel and corainder seems a bit dumbed down, erhaps another concessioin to the Aussie palate. A bit to accessible for my liking.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@Redoak, Sydney. Perhaps one of my least favourite of their beers. Looks quite clear for a wit, not hazy like most beers i’ve had of the same style. Still it looks pretty nice. Tastes like a lot of other Aussie wits, but this is perhaps better than most. Some light coriander, but as the others have mentioned, it does resemble something of a standard weissbier, due to their not being much coriander spicyness. Thin mouthfeel, but refreshing, and i guess it will appeal to a wide audience, i guess thats what they’re trying to do.
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 as mullet says this is somewhere in between a hefe and a wit. or somewhere in between an american wheat and leffe blond. it’s probably the hefe with a bit of coriander and orange peel thrown in. no, actually the yeast does taste belgian and phenolic/fruity. but it’s not very "witty" - for starters it gets presented to you almost clear. apparently they use malted wheat not raw wheat in this so that probably explains the lack of haze. Also explains the lightly sweet, thinnish, tart flavour, and lack of wit fluffiness. Some peaches show up in the aftertaste. Aroma is lightly phenolic and wheaty with not much spice. It’s not bad I guess but it does taste a bit homebrewy. They do better beers here. rer8: latest batch of this still looks and tastes like st peters blonde but now has a massive and i mean massive coriander nose which is nice. pity once it gets into your mouth it’s sweet thin and watery.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Redoak. Hazy light orange, good head. Clovey, citrus, wheat, whole grain mustard. Light sweetness, then a bit sour, then a touch bitter. Seems like a bit of a Hefe-Wit hybrid.