TBone (15519) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml (Hilpeä Hauki)
Hazy orange-amber color, small steady off-white head. Aroma is banana and alcohol sweetness. Full-bodied. Sweet banana, alcohol, light spiceyness but can’t trace coriander. Too heavy. Unbalanced.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The dull opaque amber livens up when it is held up to light. Sugary, phenolic, flowery and boozy aroma. Very thick, sweet beer with light flowery-fruity notes. Ultra thick, cloying. Slight boozy finish. A bit of a mess.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours burnished copper with an ok off-white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with underlying spice notes. I’d call this full bodied. Carbonation is almost creamy. Some heat follows quickly upon sipping, but it’s at an acceptable level. Flavor is kind of citrus like a hefeweizen, but there’s a lot of malt here. Spice, citrus and coriander are present. Rather astringent. Lots of medium dark stone fruit. Or ripe light stone fruit. This is fantastic stuff. I’d put this high on my goto list. The Belgians should be writhing in envy.
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne.
Poured hazy orange color with a medium creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol burn as it warmed.
My expectations where met.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy caramel amber. White head. Nose/taste of orange truffle, coriander, orange rind, toffee and alcohol. Taste is a bit to "hot" for a wit. Lots of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Creamy medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, melon, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, boozy, orange, some bubblegum. Sticky full body, alcohol burn. Improves a little as it warms, but still way too much alcohol.
Ratman197 (12551) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a lightly hazy amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of coriander, wheat, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coriander, wheat and light orange with a smooth spiced finish.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, clove, orange, grass, coriander, and rubbing alcohol. Flavor of clove, wheat, banana, coriander, and bread.
Lubiere (12270) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed dark dirty amber with floaties and thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with peaches, and butter, a bit off. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with loads of alcohol, caramel, treacle, veering on barley wine, with smooth British hops. OK.
mcberko (11875) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at tasting, pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander and citrus peel. Flavour of citrus, wheat, coriander and other indiscernible spices (ginger?) and some oranges. Pretty full-bodied for a wheat, but nothing extraordinary.