rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a nonic.
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge three finger billowy white head. The fluffy head sticky around for a long time and leaves huge clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is what a wit should look like. Picture perfect.
The aroma just jumps out of the glass with lemon and coriander dominating. There are more subtle hints of clove, banana, and orange. There is a real sharpness to the aroma that I love.
The flavor brings forth tons of coriander and more orange than was present in the aroma. Fresh baked bread along with lemon provide support along with a delicate tartness on the tip of the tongue. Perfect soft wheat character along with abundant carbonation that is perfect for the style.
Overall, this is what every witbier should strive to be like. To me, this is the absolute defining beer of the style and by far the best wit I have ever had. I only wish I could get this close to where I live because I would go through cases during the summer.
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle at St Bernardus; this one was OK .. not a huge wit beer fan. Aroma of citrusy and orange, with some spice. Taste was similar ... it was OK, but the brewery has so many other great beers to drink
Metalchopz (2286) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack from the LCBO. Pours a cloudy beige-yellow with a massive white head and some creamy lacing. Nice wheat, orange aromas with notes of citrus and coriander. The taste is pretty mild though with a little Belgian Ale yeast and the spices-orange in the background. I like St. Bernardus and I like Witbier, but this is nothing to crazy. Better than lots, and it changes at every sip. A little lacking in the flavours.
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Murky straw-yellow with a full off-white head.
Aroma: Juicy citrus, earthy coriander, a fair bit of wheat and yeast, zesty lemon, light Belgian esters.
Palate: Medium body, surprisingly relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of juicy, kinda zesty citrus, Belgian esters, earthy coriander, wheat/yeast notes; dry with minimal bitterness and a refreshing citrus and lightly estery finish.
A pretty good Wit.
terrybail (616) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from the lcbo
tastes like a stronger better hoegaarden
davidtjm (370) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is gold with a foamy head, aroma is wheat, citrus, yeast. Taste is wheat, citrus, minimally bitter balanced finish. Nice
tania_nexust (151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gifted by a friend after being in storage for some time. Poured a cloudy yellow with medium carbonation. Lemony aromas and flavours with a little touch of witbier spice.
sudomorph (604) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque light yellow with a two finger, white head. Aroma is a big, classic wit. Citrus, clove, bubble gum, and hints of banana and candy sugar over top of a wheat grain base. Taste is balanced. Citrus, clove, and a bit of a darker malt. A bit more complex than I?ve had before. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with an effervescent carbonation. Overall a pretty good wit. Lots of classic flavours with a great mouth feel.
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml. Soooo, I know my rating is high, but it’s a style I love, and this guy is done VERY well. Pours a cloudy pale yellow (looks like grapefruit juice...you know...the non-pink grapefruit cocktail kind...the real stuff.) with a two finger white head. Lemon peel, white pepper, Belgian yeast, and spicy notes on the nose. A pleasant mild sour note, lemon oil, and hard water up front that leads into the Belgian yeast characteristics, and more citrus pepper notes in the finish. I could drink this all day in the summer. Excellent.
stevoj (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a wibier, light and airy, light citrus/lemon zest. Light golden, hazy and slightly fizzy. Light arma of bread, taste kicks in with some citrus. Lingering tanginess....
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy pale orange with a resilient, creamy, thick white head. Aroma is yeast, vanilla cake, lemon, tart. Flavor is lemon, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, passionfruit), vanilla cake, peach, pear. Finish is lemon, spices, and some tartness. Lingering lemon and lime. Medium body, average carbonation. A top notch witbier.