pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, Pours hazy gold w/ quickly-dissipating head, aroma of wheat and light spices, style-specific yeast characteristics are noticeably absent, sweet wheat throughout with overcarbonate bite on finish, passable at best
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Deweyís in Dayton. Um, okay but missed high marks. The appearance and flavor were muddled and heavy on the orange citrus. A little spice and yeast but mostly the orange dominates. Ehh.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
muddy orangish yellow, cloudy with a lime though, a little fizzy, but a nice mellow citrus summer drink.
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12 ounce bottle of this in the cooler at the Party Source. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. The brew smells like orange peel, coriander, wheat and a bit of tart apple and vinegar which was a surprise. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, and the tart/vinegar flavor is still a bit noticable. I donít think this beer is supposed to have that tartness in both the flavor and aroma, but I think it actually works with this beer well. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it seems a bit thicker than most wits Iíve tried in the past. I liked this bottle, and I want to try this again soon.
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 12oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange appearance, medium white head. Nice, citrusy spicy taste, crisp texture but perhaps a bit too carbonated. Very nice aroma, but mild in strength. Very refreshing overall, a great summer beer. Satisfying, indeed.
Rerate 11/24/11: kind of a weird sour taste.. Taste score moved from 7 to 5. Maybe this belgian wit is past itís prime.. Or just better in the summer with an orange, I donít know. Overall moved from 14 to 12. Still a decent zesty taste, I guess
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the brewery. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, and light herbal hops. Appearance was translucent gold with white head. Flavor matched the nose, but with an emphasis on fruity esters, and virtually no hop presence. Palate was bubbly. Good for the style, refreshing.
jsquire (3397) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy golden beer out of the bottle with a short lived white head. Light spritzy nose of some citrus soda pop. This bottle is more tart than I expect from a Witbier. Orange peel, coriander spice and lemon pips in the flavor, and a tartness that may not be part of the intended flavor profile. It may be better on a really hot day, but there are many better wits out there.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a hazy medium orange color, with a large white head. The nose initially gives notes more reminiscent of a German hefeweizen than a witbiere. Clove, slight banana, slight graininess. As the beer warms, the first two fade, and are replaced by a cardboard note. The palate is vague and one-dimensional, showing some pilsner malt, before being overwhelmed by unpleasant and out-of-style esters. The finish is lightly estery, and inoffensive; likely the best part of the beer. Overall, a very weak version of the style, missing the key components of orange and coriander.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I went to a Rivertown Brewing tasting last night at Wyoming Wines and resampled this one. From the description Jason (brewer/owner of Rivertown) I think he accomplished what he wanted to do with this beer, he wanted a Belgian wit with a citrusy/fruity flavor. Iím not a fan of Belgian wits or fruity beers, so this one didnít do much for me. The flavor is dominated by lemon and frankly is some what sour. Belgian yeast flavors come through as a little doughy. Might make for a good summer session beer for a wit fan, just not me.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark golden with a thin off-white head. Notes of intense citrus, orange peel, coriander and peach. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but I felt the orange peel was a bit overdone.