BeerAndPonies (64) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from a Rickard’s sampler twelve-pack from Sobeys Liquor outlet, served in a tall witbier glass. Pours a hazy amber shade with a white cap of froth that leaves consecutive rings of lace. Aroma is sweet wheat and reasonably bright hops, with de rigueur banana presence; the same applies to the flavor (I’m not sure, but I think clove is lying buried in there - I need to train my senses further), with added orange, lemon and lime from the hops. The carbonation is low, the body is slightly above simply thin, and the conclusion is soft and uncloying as it tapers away. Not an exciting or dynamic wheat ale, considering I’ve had and loved the excellent Schneider Weiss Tap 5 and its ilk, but it’s very pleasant, drinkable, friendly, and thankfully unsyrupy or heavily spiked with seasonal flavors (I’m looking at you, Tree Brewing Vertical, with your wintertime ’vanillausea’).
Yamato (28) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden color. Complex taste of fruit. Lemon and orange. Not as fruity as other white beers. Light body. Crisp finish. Ordinary beer. Not having again. I would choose other white beer.
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Opaque yellow color, bright white head. Aroma of citrus and light spice. Taste has bitter orange, lemon. OK.
mathieuc (1663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served with a slice of orange that was quickly discarded. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of orange essence/extract and that about it. Taste is of same fake oranges, not even trying with the coriander. Body is light and carbonation too f******* high. Overall a not so good wit that just barely makes it.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass.
Turbid deep yellow with a small white head.
Spicy nose (coriander), with sweet orange and floral hops.
Sweet over ripened citrus, wheat, spiciness, low bitterness and milkish notes.
A bit cloying but easy to drink, summery, not dry enough and light bodied. OK.
Berard (381) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with a thin white head that lingers. Wheat-banana aroma with light carbonation. Tart with wheat flavors. Not my type.
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BreWedge (353) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Wild Wing Kanata. Pours a cloudy yellow with a mid-size, creamy, white head. Aromas are zesty lemon, some chalk, and candy. Tastes are citrus dominant (lemon, orange) with a big malty presence. Light to medium body, short malty finish. Ok, but not a memorable beer.
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ectuohy27 (672) - ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Inoffensive but not fantastic, this is a chalky, slightly lemony, nearly tasteless macro attempt at a Wit. Right (i.e., low) level of hops though
MunBro (619) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Probably Rickards’ best offering. Cloudy orange pour due to it being unfiltered. Very smooth to drink with little carbonation. Pints typically served with an orange slice in Canada as the dominant flavors are orange and coriander. Decent.
Randy4Beer (290) - - JUN 13, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Pours cloudy orange with thick frothy white head.
Very light aromas of citrusy orange.
Taste is extremely mild orange, coriander, with very light bitterness. An extremely mediocre beer, and there are far better choices in this category.