Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish brown. Nice off white head. Looks highly carbonated. Wheat, yeast, orange and spice in the nose. The carbonation isn’t as aggressive as I thought it might be. It has a creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of gingerbread, alcohol, and some candy sweetness. Some lemon/coriander is lurking in there too. Sticky mouthfeel in the finish with the candy lingering a bit too long. Too sweet and not in very good balance.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: A hazy orange pour with a modest sand colored head. Smells rich with coriander, orange peel, citrus fruits, and malt. Even a bit of bubblegum. Damn. After the initial aroma I thought this had serious potential. I can’t get past the cloying and dark fruity trainwreck of a taste. Somewhat medicinal too. Blah. It sucks even more when something smells so nice then tastes so bad.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Orange with a lacy white head. Alcoholic, citric, sugary, and spicy aroma. The flavor is hot and alcoholic with plenty of orange sweetness and a bit of spicy balance. Pretty heavy and sticky. Very similar in profile to their already too sweet white ale but with even more sweetness and a ton more alcohol, which doesn’t work at all here. I couldn’t even finish this.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured medium ambery-orange with a short, uniform cap of white head. The aroma was large and in charge with warm bananas, sticky cloves, and some sort of strong cleanser over a pale malt and honey base.. hot, hot, hot. The flavor had sticky caramel and banana sugars with some peppery and clovey spices around.. hot finish with residual sugars and alcohol.. didn’t come together well. Thick, cloying, and messy on the palate with sticky sweetness laced with intense alcohol all over the place.. any semblance of subtlety was promptly defenestrated, and this was hard to drink.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I never understand "imperial" session beer styles but here we go. Citrus nose, very floral with hints of spice and alcohol. Pours an orange amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. Strong malty flavor, caramel with hints of wheat bread and sweet coriander and hints of cinnamon. Not horrible, but its more of a spiced wheat wine. Not for me.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a light amber color with a big white head. Aroma was of lots of clove and some orange. Taste was strong alcohol with some clove and corriander mixed in. Way too much for it to be drinkable.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to rustychiles for giving me some of this. Pours a luminescent deep pils color with considerable wheat haze. Aroma is of cotton candy, and distinctly of mystery fruit, which really weirded me out. Taste at first was pure raspberries, then cotton candy, then of some gummi bears I once had as a kid that made me sick (you never forget those). This turned me off in almost every way, and I worry my palate was way out of whack. I’ll have to try this again another time.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a persistent slightly beige foam; aroma of matured bananas and solvant; full-bodied and sticky, very sweet, heavy mouthfeel, tons of cinnamon in an heavy banana finish with notes of alcohol - quite cloying
zizzybalubba (1302) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine. Pours dark orange with a white head. Much darker than a normal Witbier. Aroma of yeast, orange and honey. Taste is way too sweet, and almost syrupy in mouthfeel. Even if you throw the idea of a Witbier out the window this doesn’t translate well as any style Belgian. I do get some of the orange and coriander notes but this is just too damn sweet.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy butterscotch in color with a very thin layer of froth. Malty brown sugar aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel. over the top sweetness, candy sugar and not much else. They really missed the mark on this one.