whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 22 oz. bottle. Hazy, deep dull orange-yellow body. Fresh corainder and floral aroma. Clean and pleasant. Medium tartness and sweet for a wit, but that’s appropriate with this. This is perfectly sweet. Strong honey notes, with mild lime and mild bitterness. Very nice and better than expected.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at SPH. Hazy pale straw color with a thin white head. Aroma of cloves, banana, flowers, and a touch of citrus. Big flavors with continuation of the clove and banana, some sweetness, some citrus and some alcohol pepperness on the finish. Light bodied.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Another Southampton brew with a interesting sourness to it, giving a nice refreshing taste, awesome for the hot day we were drinking it. Yeast esters and orange peel show nicely in the aroma and finish, very nicely flavored wit, or double wit as is the case here.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale dusky straw, with a lingering skim of light head. Aromas of clove, sour apple, wool, and lemon. Delicious burst of grape skin sourness, a little bit of wheat "sparkle" and then an abrupt finish that leaves a chewy sourdough bread taste. Very unusual and very tasty.
Tasted this with Hezron for inspiration while brewing his double-white.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very citrusy, and teetering toward sour, with a great flecky body, wonderfully suspended yeast and a cakey breadiness. Very orangey, lemony, but not astringent (to me). I wish I had more, but the one bottle from BotW Rochester was it sadly.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Delaney’s in New Haven. Poured a cloudy pale white with a white head. Sweet and spicy aroma. Taste has a good amount of sweetness and enough spice to add decent complexity. Some toffee in the finish. More reminiscent of a belgian wit than a regular belgian ale to me.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
07.16.05 Sampled from bomber at BCTC. Thickly hazedd, near opaque pale straw. Fleeting head. aroma is spicy, weeds, corriander, bubblegum, some floral. Really spiced up flavor but plenty of body to keep the spices from settling out too much on the palate. Not much alcohol presence from a double ’anything’. It’s a shame to call it ’double’ because it would be a fantastic plain old wit.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a bottle of this a couple of years ago and gave to friend that had done so many favors for me. Finally getting to sample at the pub seems the ultimate reward. For some reason I had strange and perhaps unfavorable expectations despite my love of their beers here. Again, nice to be proven wrong. I enjoy a wit, but sometimes the balance leans to far in one direction. Here the balance leans too far in ALL directions and comes out all the better for it. Tangy and tart and more bitter than I would have thought and just perfect for the incredibly muggy weather that NY was experiencing at the time. Pure delight.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Pours a cloudy, lemon juice coloured body. Nice banana and yeasty nose. Mildly milky. Very good but a tad weak in flavour.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I need to drink more from this publick house! Another enjoyable offering - a standard wit but with some saison thrown in. Spicy coriander and some citrus zing but a certain funkiness too. Peppery and yeasty flavours and a nice finish. Nice.