Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the colonial. Aroma spice and spring. Pour a haze orange with a lite head. Taste a mix of spice and crisp wheat. Finish is a wash of things to come. Spring I hope.
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->shaker. Yellow with small white head. Citrus, coriander, wheat. Weak and contrived. Like me when trying this, Sam Adams must have been just checking off their list when making it.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - light citrus, coriander, cloves and yeast
Appearance - hazy light golden body, frothy 2-finger head, nice retention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - light-medium bodied, medium carbonation,
Flavor - light citrus, crackery/bready malts, spices the dominate flavor here, but a strange off flavor also present
Overall - another so-so beers in Sam Adams repertoire. That are far better witbiers available to most markets, so I can’t really recommend this one.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-13-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange amber color with a one finger of pure white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is yeasty and spicy with lots of a yeast cake smell mixed with tons of coriander and some clove. Along with these yeast and spice smells are some aromas of sweeter orange and some orange peel as well as some lemon and wheat. A light pepper like smell rounds out the smell producing a rather heavily yeasty and spiced Belgian white smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a huge yeasty, bready and wheaty taste with lots of spice flavors of coriander and clove right up front. The spice, while strong upfront, gets even stronger as the taste moves on to the end, with the coriander and clove being joined by some nutmeg and allspice. Some lighter citrus flavors of tangerine and orange come to the tongue quickly initially after the initial tastes, but remain on the lighter side, never really able to compete with the spice or the wheat. In the end, with the mass of spice and thicker bready and wheat flavors of the brew, one is left with a lightly citrus flavored thick and chewy spiced wheat bread flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick body and lower carbonation accentuate the spice a bit too much in my opinion, making them far too dominant on the tongue with them overpowering the other flavors a bit too much.
Overall – Too thick and heavily spiced. Not really something that I found all that palatable.
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Added flavors take the main stage, notably orange and coriander. Tart finish is less than great but beer is refreshing nonetheless.
alex_alkis (313) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 A fresh witbier that does what it should do. Quite refreshing but a bit thin.
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour, small white head, nose is lacking, taste is lacking, really bland beer.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Light color and body, aroma and flavor floral and spicey. I’d have said light lavender but I’d have been wrong. Soft on the palate, lightly fruity though the traditional wit spices are pretty light."
mikerominiecki (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome. The coriander and orange peel flavors that they talk about on the bottle, you can actually taste them, and they should be in every beer.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a orange yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat and coriander spice. Taste is a strong fresh citrus orange, wheat and nice peppery spice finish.
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: Bottle. Hazy dark gold pour. Slightly citrusy nose with a hint of wheat. Very wit like flavor wise. A little flabby on the tongue. I really don’t dig Wits as a winter brew. While not bad, it isn’t remarkable either.