JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy oranged-yellow with a large, bright-white head that is mostly lasting, leaving thin yet tight lacing. Orange peel nose dominates and the grains of paradise is noticeable but (thankfully) subdued. I canít help but pick up a bit of bile in the nose as well - something about the acidity of the citrus fruits, I suspect. Brightly sweet flavor with spicy black pepper undertones. Clean, wheaty finish. Overall, a pretty standard wit.
HeistAlmighty (1032) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Banana yellow, nice head, some lacing, hazy. Not much aroma, some coriander. Coriander in the taste is offset by some orange and citrus peel. Overall, manages to be pretty balanced, but Iím not personally a fan of this kind of spiciness.
crazyvin (1838) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. A slightly hazy body with a white head that had nice retention and lace. Some spice notes on the aroma, subtle fruit and a bread quality. Flavor was mellow. Mild pepper and orange peel upfront. Wheat notes were slightly sweet and there was an almost tart finish to it. Smooth and easy to drink. Okay overall.
IndianaRed (2157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Faint bland aroma and flavors. A bit of the citrus and Belgian notes, but drap and with a chalky feel. Papery at the end too. Disappointing.
kramer (4568) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is a little too heavy on the coriander for my tastes, it smells a bit soapy. A hefty citrus peel aroma as well with a little yeastiness and wheat. The flavor is pretty similar to what I thought was coming based on the nose, an overly spiced and rather typical American interpretation of a Wit. Not a whole lot of flavors coming from the yeast, not much makes it past all the citrus peel and coriander. Finishes with a bit of soapy coriander and orange zest. Fairly soft on the mouthfeel with gentle carbonation. Pretty poor Wit, but Iím sure those with limited exposure to them might like it just fine.
bkurtz (716) - PERU - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fairly big head for a wit bier. Aromas of citrus and spice, coriander. Refreshing citrus sweetness with a smooth finish. Solid, well-made beer.
ROBC3366 (312) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with little white head. Smell is of spices and wheat and taste is tangerine oranges and coriander.
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jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very exciting but itís a good wheat ale without much anything wrong with it. It could be smoother, earthier, but thatís about it. The real setback is the fact that this tastes like most other Americanized Belgian Whites. That said, Iím pretty sure I wouldnít be able to turn this down if I was offered one.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
White Lantern channels the classic witbier style while subtly tweaking certain aspects adding an amped up fruitiness that works well. Medium bodies with sprtizy carbonation cleanses the palate between each sip. Coriander is strong in the fade. The nose is somewhat vegetal, however.
HuskerTan (297) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Hints of lemon, citrus, spice.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, thin white head.
T- Notes of lemon, orange and coriander.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth citrusy finish.
O- Reminds me of a Hoegaarden with less spice and more citrus. A very refreshing offering from Sam Adams.
tbopslt (326) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lemony aroma, pale yellow in color. Notes of lemon and coriander taste. Drinkable and very enjoyable.