ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy straw color with lots of chunky sediment. There’s about one fingers worth of white colored head. Both retention and lacing are pretty good.
S: Spicy. There’s a good amount of coriander, black pepper, sage, and orange peel, offset slightly by the sweet malts. Only detraction: the aroma seems oddly ham-like and smoky. For some reason, it reminds me of opening a can of Underwood deviled ham - this quality is really hard to shake off.
T: Luckily the flavor works better. Mild candied sugar combines with orange peel to start it off, and it finishes with plenty of coriander, sage, and other assorted garden herbs. Wheat flavors help bridge the opening with its clean, spicy finish. There’s a good combination of spicy and sweet here.
M: While it is a touch too sweet and a touch too flabby, the finish is pleasantly dry and the carbonation pokes through enough to help it go down well. It certainly hasn’t lost much drinkability over its smaller brethren.
O: I really get where they were going with this: it’s definitely bigger than the average wit, but not moronically so. Since this isn’t a style that should be imperialized, it still works quite well (aroma notwithstanding). This would be really good in the summer weather, I’ll just have to avoid smelling it next time I drink it.
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is quite delicious with a nice coriander aftertaste. Aroma is a bit skunky but flavor is a bit of orange zest.
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy yellow color with a frothy white head. Aroma of wheat and lemony citrus. Taste of sweet citrus, lemon zest, sugar, and wheat.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy banana finger white head
Smell creamy banana and clove, gum, wheat
Taste sweet up front, bit astringent finish
Light body with a minor alcohol presence.
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
unfortunately I think I got an old example because all the haze that is supposed to be in a white was condense on the bottom and when poured out was chunky
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of slight lemon. The taste is mildly sweet with spice aNd a subtle tartness. With a crisp finish.
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bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Hershey pa. Nice banana aroma. Hops in there too. Average carbonation. A pretty good higher alcohol wheat beer.
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k0mpsa (1405) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at anodyne, albuquerque. Little hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma is wheat, some yeast, lemon notes. Taste is basic wheat, yeast, some lemon. Basic stuff.
reberiii (377) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very yellow, very light in color. Slight apricot nose, couple fingers of foam, Nice effervescence, lager - like finish.
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from hyvee, pours hazy light orangish yellow, white head, aroma is hard o poit out, taste is malty fruity, very smooth, sugar citrus, I dig it