GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Blue Moon tends to get all the glory with the uninformed, but this beer runs rings around Blue Moon and just showcases how great an American made wibier can be. Just oozing with a juicy orange aroma, lots of black pepper, light bread and some fruity esters. Flavor echoes the aroma with tons of fruity notes, orange juice/peel, coriander, black bepper. It’s a beautiful poor, cloudy orange body with a rich, thick 1/2" head. My wish would be to see this beer at the lips of Blue Moon drinkers and they’d see how much better this really is.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at papago 1/30/11.
hazy yellow/pale yellow.
it smells and tastes of sweet orange, vanilla, dusty spice and wheat. it is not bad but it is a lot sweeter than i like my wits
BillWyce (711) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Pours a hazy straw color with a small white head and lots of carbonation bubbles along the glass. Mild fruity ester aroma mixed with some yeast. Medium-bodied with a bit of depth and a very slight thickness. Taste somewhat yeasty with notes of lemon and spice beneath.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle in Chalice.
Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow, with not too much head or lacing.
Aroma: Mostly wheat and orange peel, not too much coriander or clove comes through.
Taste: Predominately wheat malt and citrus, with some spiciness coming to the forefront at the end, mostly coriander and white pepper. Very well balanced, even if nothing really stands out.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is fuller than expected for the style. Dry finish.
Overall: Either despite or because of the subtle spicing, this is a very refreshing, balanced Witbier. Some think it is strange in the Winter Pack, and maybe it is, but it is a nice refreshing choice.
kathouse (979) - Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a nice white head. Smell of clove and anise. Good carbonation. Spice and yeast. Not a bad white beer but nothing special either. This was a gift and past its best by date. Maybe a fresher beer will taste better.
thorongil2 (1187) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear pale gold with tall white head; aromas of dough and spices; watery palate; weak balanced flavour, not bad but nothing remarkable either
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and refreshing while still having some good flavor, I wish we still got this one instead of the Noble Pils. Pours opaque white and has the spicy, grass, and a little fruit through the nose and palate. Finishes clean and refreshing.
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. little aroma, little citrus, fruity. Slightly hazed yellow. Fruity & spicy flavor, corinader, orange peel. Sweeter than a lot of witbiers. OK
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma. Cloud yellow color with a small white head. Light bitter begging with a tangy sweet middle and a sweet finish. Light palate.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: I was surprised there wasn’t much yeast sediment in a bottle of wit. Sort of odd coloring for a wit, too. Not a bad beer, but also not a very interesting or great wit.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, dark yellow to light orange with a small to average, nearly white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was rather weak. There was light wheat, light orange peel and light spices, one of which might have been ginger. The initial flavor was somewhat to moderately acidic and slightly sweet; while the finish was moderately sweet and somewhat acidic with an average duration. There was orange, honey, wheat, some spices, orange peel, maybe some ginger, pepper and coriander. The medium body was sort of silky, but also syrupy with carbonation that was a bit soft, but also very tingly and an slightly to lightly astringent finish.