bpreo (1171) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like poop, seriously. It smells like dog poop in the backyard after two days of rain. Taste is fortunately much much better.
Maris (746) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 355ml bottle on 21/3/2012. Pours a cloudy light straw colour with a medium head. Has an aroma of ripe banana, yeast and wet dog. The flavour is quite one dimensional - a bit of sweet banana and citrus. Has little in the way of spiciness normally found in wits, and has almost nothing to counter balance the sweetness. On the plus side, the carbonation is spot on. A fairly ordinary attempt at a wit.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks impressive; a hazy, sunny gold with lots of rampant bubbles pushing up a tyrant of foamy fluffiness. The lace work is awe inspiring. Wheat malt, fresh baked white bread, rust, candied lemon and yeast on the nose with a piercing spice that I just can’t pinpoint. Creamy, light and soft in the mouth. Drabby wheat and straw flavours with a lemony sweetness seems to sum up the front end. Soapy towards the back, muddled and bland, stretched for flavour. Continues to sweeten as it warms, strange as the aroma was so promising. Ticks a couple of boxes but falls short for taste. Just another Witbier really! (12fl.oz, BBE 11/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)