swoopjones (4325) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Lets Pour. funky wit, pretty tart with touch of oakiness. Typical wit citrus, light clove, spice. Tartness and oak gave this a welcomed twist, unique & enjoyable
tennessejed420 (924) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a light, slightly cloudy pale gold with little to no white head. Aroma of tart wheat, some subtle fruitiness, clove. Medium bodied, refreshing for the abv, spicy wheat with a soft tartness, oak is present but not prominent. Pretty nice I think.
Godofthecellar (307) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a light hazy Orange. Taste was spicy, and filled with malt. Bitterness was offputting.. drain pour
drjay44 (2157) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a large, fluffy, well retained, white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is light orange, light floral honey.....taste is light sweet with floral honey, orange, coriander, finishing with a lingering slightly harsh bitterness....mouth feel light, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation high. What is an Imperial Wit Ale which is what the label claims the beer to be?. The appearance, aromas and flavors are quite close to the style of a traditional Witbier.. The alcohol is obviously very high, as Witbier are in the 4.5-5.5% range. Additionally, the bitter finish is harsh for a Witbier. But this may be a function of the oak aging, whose usual contributions are lost to me in this confection. So the continued experimentation of brewers goes on. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7
adnielsen (6537) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut. Pours a hazy golden appearance with an off white head. Zesty, lemon, peppery, a touch herbal flavor. Tangy, vanilla, a bit tannic , woody, tangerine, somewhat chewy yeasty flavor. Bleh.
gnoff (6374) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery on October 12, 2012
Hazy straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, yeast, Belgian, sugary, some phenoles taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, sugary, phenoles scent.
gordon1018 (6) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow and fairly clear. Had oak aged imperial version on draft at brewery. Good taste. Hunts of coriander. Very competant version of the style
Kevin (1979) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow with a thin head . Smells of cotton in the fields and brown sugar. Very thin. Finish is booze and thinner.mango flavor lingers.
onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On hand at Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Clear light gold under a thin white head. Nice aroma of oak and subtle whisky tones with some clove and pale cereal grains. Taste had a firm oak and whiskey presence on the start of the palate, turning to clean wheaty yeasty wit tones. Not as impressed as I hoped to be.
Steve_0 (1395) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Pale yellow in appearance with a small white head. Aroma is orange peel, bread, yeast, citrus, and light alcohol. Taste is banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, and yeast. Medium body with high carbonation. I don’t know if I would call this a "witbier", more like a Tripel in my opinion, but anyway, still tasty, nonetheless. I am impressed with the evolution of this brewery and think they are really headed in the right direction. Well-done.