ClarkVV (3579) - 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 itís a Belgian yeast, Iím 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.