Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear light yellow pour. Smells poor. Chemical paint and other bad notes. Taste has clean taste that doesnít add to the flavor. Quite watery. Not too impressive.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a very slightly hazed golden body and a white head. Aroma of pear, apple, spice, paint varnish and coolant. Taste is dry, pear, fruit and pretty mellow. Light carbonation.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasnt as big a fan of this beer as ryan, but a decent wit. Very pale straw colored pour with little carbonation and lots of haze. Sweet citrus aroma with dank spicy notes. Slgihtly sweet fruity flavor. Some sourness with citrus notes.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually, a very well made Witbier, far better than the ratings suggest. Very well conditioned as St Germain seems to have that down to a science. Nice bready malts, not over spiced, but the citrus peal and coriander are well represented. Dusty yeast with plenty of hay and cobwebs.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned bomber bottle. Initially it poured a clear light lemon yellow, but then became cloudy when the sediment blended in. Even with the cloudiness there were visable carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. A nice foamy white head that went down fairly quickly, but did leave a little bit of lacing. The aroma was mild with hints of citrus and spices, most notably coriander. The taste was crisp with a bit of a citrus tartness. Good carbonation and mild flavor of lemon and some yeasty earthiness. Very refreshing.
Ernest (5874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of coriander, lemongrass, orange/lime peel.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A pleasant, clean rendition, but frankly Iím not a fan of the style and even the mighty St. Germain canít change that fact. A solid beer for what it is, though, no doubt...aromatic and well-balanced.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Cave ŗ Bulles. Hazy, pale yellow with a white head. Quite spiced fruit aroma, hints of coriander and orange zest. sweet fruity flavours balanced by vaguely acidic orange and bitter coriander. Medium body. A well-crafted wit.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Wow... no love for this one? Pours just like a Wit should, slightly hazy light yellowish gold with a nice creamy white wispy froth on top. Aroma is slightly tar t and sour, mild coriander, light yeast. Flavor follows aroma, nice and light and quite well balanced, not overly spiced which can be very annoying, lightly tart and sour, light citrus, hint of fruit from the yeast, finishing with coriander. Dry, crisp, light and delicate, just like a Wit should be. I could see how this would be very boring is poured really cold... too delicate for that temperature. Perfect body for a Wit, crisp and light, super refreshing, lightly chalky with lively fizzy carbonation.
rosenbergh (5543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy yellow colour with quickly vanishing white head. Very carbonated. Citrus, yeast, wheat and some spices. Yeasty and wheaty flavour. Too fizzy. OK but I was expecting a bit more.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(BBE 11/08) Dark yellow colored with hazy appearance. Little white head. Strongly yeasty and sour grape aroma, spices also here. Thin to medium bodied, carbonated palate. Flavor is somehow round with lemon, yeast and spices, not too interesting.