matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a foggy orangey yellow body and a small wispy sheet frosting atop. The nose is rather citric, very much like a pressed orange with a light note of clove. The flavor is exceptionally doughy, buttery, yesty and pasty, a little black pepper in hand. . The palate is zesty and oily…. A pretty good offering from St. Bernardus, but nothing actually stood out.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems a bit golden in colour for a witbier. Also not nearly the head retention I would expect. Aroma of citrus juices, slightly tart and sour, quite acidic. The typical witbier yeasty spiciness is buried beneath all of the carbonation. Becomes peppery near the end. Lively carbonation on the tongue, then mysteriously vanishes along with most all of the flavor and mouthfeel. In fact I would liken it to a popped ballon; well-rounded then instantly flat and lifeless.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 (Bottled) Opaque golden with a medium, tight and white, lacy head. Neutral-dryish aroma with grapefruit, wheat and yeast, anise and other spices. Fruity, orange-lemony flavor with anise-spices, mild acidity, and wheaty sourness. Medium-bodied, refreshing palate with smooth carbonation. A crisp and refreshing, very enjoyable and characterful witbier.
(Draught@Kaisla, was 8-4-8-4-16=4.0) Very muddy, golden color with a big, pillowy, diminishing head. Very pleasant, yeasty aroma. Dry and bitter, yeasty flavor. Oily, dry, flat-carbonated palate. A very nice combination of a hefeweizen and an abbey beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
clovey citrus aroma, looks like Jose Canseco's urine sample without any head, spritzy and yeasty lemon
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Grapefruit juice in color. Large rocky head. Speca and citrus aroma. High marks for smoothness, but low marks for lack of complexity in flavor. Light lemon finish. A good "wheat" if that is your thing.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, with thr best of heads. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Flavor is less pleasant and feels like old milk.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a creamy medium-sized white head. Orange-peels, coriander, lemon and yeast in aroma. Light-bodied. Clean and crisp flavour. Citrus-peels, coriander, peaches. Clean finish with a yeasty note.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw color with a moderate bubbly white head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, coriander, and wheat. Flavor has orange, coriander, some honey, and some yeast. Light to medium body fits well, smooth. A nice wit.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, hazy, and with the best of heads. I got the felling I could have turned the glass up side down, and still the head would have been there. Aroma is yeasty and fruity like a typical weissbier. Some vanilla in the flavor, but of course also yeast and fruit.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I suppose that this is well made beer; but it tastes just like all other well made Wits and I think that the style is boring. There is just not much going on with this style in general. My two cents. I like this brewery though.