argo0 (11862) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Crystal clear light-amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, some orange peel, orange, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some coriander, candi sugar, light alcohol burn. Medium-full body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Great aroma of citrus. Solid flavor, was glad i was able to give this a try. Hopefully they continue to make this during the summer. Well done.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 ounce sample glass at the Revolution Brewpub. Pours a bright golden yellow with some white head on top and steady streams of bubbles. Smells of sweet citrus, like a lemon meringue pie. Tastes of bread, lemon, some spices and pepper, a little bit tart - an excellent package as a warm weather beverage. Very drinkable and refreshing. Medium bodied and full of crackling carbonation. Overall it’s a nice beer to signal the turning of the season away from the cold weather dark stouts, and in with the warm weekend, light, crisp wits.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the Kedzie Ave Taproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a golden orange hue, mellow haziness, with frothy offwhite head atop, dies to a film, laces ok. Good glow, orange gold. Aromas are a souped up Wit, bigger orange rind, juice, and mellow flaked wheat. Some dough, bready and grainy malts meet coriander as it warms, some lemon, white pepper. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a touch of girth with a bigger dryness, mellow spice, coriander, and orange rind. Bready malts, straw, dry grainy elements. Middle goes into an orange juice and bigger vibrant almost tart citrus feel. Bigger rind and bitterness as we turn the corner into the backend, sustained orange zest, some bready and mellow sweetness kinda linger in the finish, but a higher bitterness and ABV kinda cover that up. Flavorful, bold, but not just a hot sweet mess like a lot from this "style". Not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed golden orange colored body with a finger-width, dense, creamy and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a heavy lacing. Aroma is really nice. Bready pils malts with a light sweetness, orange peels, clove, a really solid wheat, touches of coriander, and a slight lemony tart note. Flavor is similar. Sweeter wheats and bready pils malts with a good amount of orange peel, clove and coriander phenols, and just a slight lemon tartness. Finishes very clean with a bit of a malty sweetness and a nice, somewhat dry spice. Lengthy aftertaste following a rounded, soft, medium body and a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid imperialized wit. Lots of yeasty phenols and a pleasant orange peel note with a malt backing that is just a touch sweet at times, but never overly so. Really well done.
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from growler filled at Kedzie brewery today. Hazy golden color with lots of rising bubbles, decent. lasting white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has everything I’d expect from a Belgian Witbier: wheat, orange peel, coriander, cloves Taste is slightly sweet without much of a finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Body is medium with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky but quite crisp. Another winner from Revolution.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the 3rd anniversary party. Probably my favorite new beer from them in a while. Pours a cloudy golden with a foam white head. Nose is gentle. Light vanilla esters and citrus, light coriander and bready wheat. Nice notes of white pepper on the palate and a good tartness. Creamy mouthfeel and very refreshing. Tastes more like a really good wit than an imperial anything. Pretty tasty stuff!