maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford 29/06/13. A golden beer with barely any head. An odd one this. No Belgian wit notes for me. Instead I got citrussy hoppiness, marmalade notes and a good malt balance. I got quite a large amount of ginger although I’m prepared to accept that there are probably other spices (coriander) in there rather than ginger. What I did get was a tasty enjoyable beer where the spices were in good balance, As usual with Salopian an enjoyable experience.
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at North Birmingham Beer Festival; light amber pour with white head, doesn’t look like a wit has a slightly spicy aroma, a bit of spice in the taste a bit biscuity.
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Black Bear, Gornal. Golden, with lychee aroma. Fruity, chinese spice flavour. Hops, fruit cordial, then light weetabix finish. Didn’t really have this pegged as a Wit. Nice enough.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002
Golden coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Hints of ginger spice. Lively wheat flavour finish.
Ungstrup (29475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A light orange beer with a small bubbly and disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and slightly floral. The flavor is sweet with notes of ginger and a dry finish. A nice and very refreshing beer.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask conditioned] Pale golden coloured. Fantastic big aroma. Very spicy, flowery and herbal. Sweet, spicy, herbal and fruity flavour. Really tasty and refreshing. Definately my favourite wheat beer so far.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a run of rather dull bitters, this was just what I needed to liven my palate up a bit. Slightly hazy gold colour. Fruit esters, orange peel and spice in the aroma. Citrus, ginger and wheat in the flavour. Peppery finish. There’s a lot going on here, and it’s quite a nice beer - I can see the parallels with a Belgian wit - but, if anything, it’s a little unfocussed and the mouthfeel is a little soft. But these are minor gripes - overall, it’s a good, interesting, beer. Cask (handpump), GBBF 2004.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@GBBF04’. Slightly honeyed sweetness, orange and citrus flavours also present. Texture is syruppy, and theres an odd cosmetic flavour which lingers around. I think i have also written here ’ginger’, which i don’t remember, but i see that JonMoore also mentions it in his review, so i’ll go with it.
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow colour and clear. Floral aroma . Taste is complex but includes citrus, coriander, ginger, plus floral and perfume elements. Bottle was two years past best before, but still a nice wheat beer.
dok (1) - ENGLAND - APR 17, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I lifted a glass of Puzzle to my lips and was astonished to discover that it smelled of Earl Grey tea. I was even more astonished to discover that it also tastes of Earl Grey tea. Strong floral overtones, probably from bergamot. One of the most unusual beers I've ever tasted, but a very fine one. (Cask at Coventry Beef Festival 2004)