BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2009: Brown 12oz bottle, part of a six pack, poured into a Corsendonk badged, stemmed tulip glass.
Cloudy haze (just like it says on the bottle neck label), dirty yellow/golden colour, good firm white head. Plenty of bubbles rising through the body.
Spicey mix aroma, corriander, lemon and pink grapefruits.
Keen and sharp in the mouth, well carbonated and fairly dry to taste. The taste follows the smells to the letter, a sweet and sour feel from the grapefruit and lemon mixture, the spices adding a little extra to the run of the mill white beers out there. The taste and aroma sweeten as the beer warms.
The 5.2ABV is hidden well, but it does lack a body strength which would put it up there with the top white beers.
Another Samual Adams beer I’ve enjoyed.
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25th July 2009
Very slightly hazy amber beer. Smooth dry palate. Rich dry spicy malt with a strong finish of bubblegum and aniseedy alcohol. Warming afterglow. A bit different for a Witbier. Brandyish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 12/20/10. Part of the Winter mix pack. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold. A thin white head rest atop. Fair retention; left some good lace behind. The nose is pretty basic. Some light spices, wet hay, citrus zest. Smooth feel, with a crisp bite on the finish. Some faint citrus like lemon and orange in the flavor. More bready than anticipated. This isn’t one of the more spicy Wits out there, but it hits the spot. Also, I’m not sure this is the season for this style, but no matter. A good beer, just not necessarily a good Witbier.
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 12 oz bottle into nucleated pint glass. Slightly hazy golden color with fluffy, aromatic off-white foam. Soft, round spiced wheat ale flavors and aromas. Some spices were added, nicely blending with the Belgian-style yeast to suggest citrus, clove, banana, pepper. A bit watery and muted compared to classic examples, but pretty good. Crisp, dry finish.
Bricktop86 (792) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; Pour is cloudy light golden with a modest white head; spotty lacing. Bready, fruity, and spicy on the nose; A creaminess from the head; the beer devolves a bit
tia (1814) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy light caramel creamy white head. Smells like bread and spice and tin. But of a buttery flavor. Light and round.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Some dried fruits and spices on the nose. Flavor isn’t bold but good balance of wheat, citrus and spice.
redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A winter ale is meant to have some grit to it with all the extra spices and sugars. This one does not have that, but the flavors are still pretty good.
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Claddagh in Legacy village in Lyndhurst, Oh. Poured into sam adams perfect pint glass.
A: pale yellow with slight silky head with good retention. Slight hazy in typical wit style
S: clean aroma, hint or orange, corriander, and other citrus
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma, slight light fruit, spice , amber hue cloudy, some bottom sediment, taste, spice on the front, some cinnamon, cloves, then fruitness, not strong, overall, a refreshing beer, wish it more stronger notes!