JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright light golden color with a taller ultra-white head that settles to a finger of sea-foam. Light sweet wheat with a hint of orange and banana. Much closer to a wit than an american wheat. Light and crisp on the palate. Light wheat sweetness in the front, mild spice and hints of citrus in the middle. A fairly sharp bit in the finish that quenches and cleanses the palate. Mild malt linger is quite pleasant. A great american wheat, an average wit, but still a good brew.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma delivers notes of banana, smoke and clove. Perfectly-balanced and spicy. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes crisp and dry.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly floral with some citrus and light apricots. Grainy malts, light fruits (citrus and apricots) followed by a crisp hop bitterness in the finish and herbal notes.
ClarkVV (3757) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pint at NERAX on 5/3/06
This cask had chamomile and tettnangs added
Nearly clear/bright appearance is a dulled apricot-straw color, with a small amount of white head that clings to the edges, forming a ring, but also is retained at partial cover.
Chamomile is deep, heavily aromatic and just clean, crisp and very floral. Wheat and some mildly grassy hops come from underneath this note, giving support and length to the aroma. Light peaches and oranges from a very fruity yeast and just so delicate, while still being aromatic. None of the bubblegum and little to no banana character in the nose, translates to a floral, mildly sweet (pale malts and malted wheat) nose.
Light oranges and over-ripe tangerines burst about on the palate, with low carbonation but a strong, smooth, soothing texture (ample wheat). Light chamomile in the flavor, some definite soft fruit esters and a finish of warm, soft, honey-like malts and a touch of vanilla blossoms drizzled in orange liqueur. No alcohol and low carbonation, creating a tremendously drinkable (being freshly pulled sure dosent hurt), if somewhat simple summer drinker. Though it’s a Belgian yeast, I’m yet undecided as to whether I would consider this a "Belgian Witbier".
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of sweet fruity esters and I also pickup the smell of hot dogs! Weird. Thin but refreshing texture. Flavor of wheat malt, banana, and I definitely pick up some wit beer yeast characteristics. Clean and citrusy finish with a very slight amount of hop bitterness. Interesting. A solid summer brew.