BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
May 2007: 65cl Brown flip-top bottle, from the German supermarket chain of Aldi (in the UK), part of a four pack, all different.
Poured into Franziskaner Weissbier glass, yes, I know it should be poured into a fat tumbler, but I like things different now and again.
Very, very pale yellow, almost lime green, or the colour of the nile, cloudy, with a huge carbonisation and large white head.
Aroma of sweet lemons and grapefruit and nutmeg.
Strange taste, a weak fizzy lemon meringue pie flavour, this is a poor imitation of a style I know a bit about, I travel to Belgium fairly often and my wife drinks Witbiers all the time, I taste them whenever she has one.
An American would call the mouthfeel similar to what a soda would provide, a slight fizz, no body and even less aftertaste.
Saint-Omar is known in Britain for its cheap lager, the town is close to the channel ports and every booze warehouse sells it by the lorry load. This is sadly an extension of the cheap beer trade associated with this brewery, I’ll not be buying another.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle at Home 23/05/2008
Large white head. Carbonation. Floral aroma.Clear golden coloured hoppy floral and a little spicy. Smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.5%. OK spicy aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Big stable white head. The flavour has a rather high bitterness for the style. Also a lot of lemon, especially in the finish. Clean.
Yves (2614) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy blond coloured beer with small white head and few carbonation. spicy herby sweet aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter sweet spicy.
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy white yellow coloured body with a white head a citrus hoppy fruity aroma a hoppy fruity sweet taste with a citrus bitter finish
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 650ml Flip top bottle. Clouded pale yellow with big white head. I was prepared to be disappointed with this but was pleasantly surprised, it was light, very slightly and pleasantly spiced, not your big overpowering flavours, there was a buttery note with a touch of lemon.A simple. but decent enough beer.
dj (548) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy pale yellow coloured pour with a medium-sized diminishing head. An orangy aroma. Taste has almost no wheat, but there is some orange and cider notes. A somewhat unpleasant sour finish. I love Witbier, but I didn’t like this.
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Acrid cidery bouquet. Flat champagne and soapy apples. Abruptly waves goodbye with a sniff of sour banana. Good riddance.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy and thin tasting.Slightly sour and not very inviting. Although I am not a great fan of this style this beer will not encourage people to try others, most of whom will be nicer than this.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A hazy dark yellow coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma is toffee shampoo and caramel with none of that citric spiciness one would look for in a beer of this ilk. The taste is more toffee with some banana and some nasty meaty flavours. Not particularly nice!