Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My 2005 bottle records a 7% ABV on the label, but I’m not going to quibble about two tenths of a percent. Comparable to the Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (a double wit in its own right) that I had the other day, this is only slightly lesser because the aroma is much more yeasty, almost covering the wheat scents when aided by the strong lemonade smell. It looks great - a cloudy straw color with a huge frothy, bubbly white head. The flavor is a tart caramel/toffee malt, lemony with coriander and white pepper. It finishes on a mouth watering, sour note. Wicked wit.
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DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Yard. Poured hazy gold with a sizable frothy, white head. Big aroma of multiple citrus fruits, hops, some spices. Tastes somewhat tart, with some bready malts, more hopcit and spices in the finish.
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy golden. Lactic acid aroma. Nicely rounded mlat character, with pleasant notes of oraneg and curacao. Citric finish. While I’ve never been a huge fan of the witbier-on-steroids category I do appreciate this one.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy goldenrod supporting a tall rocky white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Bright, fruity aroma of citrus, cloves, banana, vanilla and a touch of yeast. Wonderfully clean and balanced flavor with cloves, pepper, lemon, orange and fresh baked bread all complimenting and supporting one another perfectly. Mouthfeel was silky and the finish was lightly tart, mildly sweet and very clean. As an American example of a traditional Belgian Wit, this one hits the mark and sets it quite high. In fact, I could easily reach for one of these in favor of a Hoegaarden. It reminded me of Hoegaarden but just slightly crisper. Excellent beer.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Sweet wheaty citrus aroma and a light sour wheaty fruity taste. Medium body and a dry finish.
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from New World Beer. Good nose, Sweet. Wheat, lemon, grass, spice, banana. Hazy golden yellow color, small head, though I poured slow and left sediment for second glass. Alot more in that one. Tart flavors, like aromas. Spice and lemon are prominate. Orange and a little soapy too. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, tart dry finish. Tasty beer, but not a style I get into usually.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. RBESG -05.
Yellow. Classic Wit-profile. Also salty, egg-y feel in aroma and flavour. Very much like Pietra Colomba Blanche. Bit on the malty side. Big on Co2. Bit more sourish than the regular Wit.
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Imperial Wit!! Whatever next! It’s just like a normal Wit for a start, but it just goes on and on. Dryer than a standard Belgian White, with the usual lemon and chalk. Good stuff, but no more than 20% bigger than a normal Wit.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pale yellow, with a sparkling white head. Wheaty, spicy clove nose. Acidic, lemon-ish flavour. Sparkling mouthfeel. Quite high carbonation. Somewhat sour finish.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong sweet and spicy nose. Milky yellow body, with a small white head. Sourish flavor, with strong notes of yeast and spice.