rangerred (841) - 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.
kerenmk (1881) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy blond. Dried apricot and lots of coriander in the nose, Juicy, slightly bitter,a little malty, too. Full body, a little sour finish, lively carbonation and overall - fun.
EdKing (1705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BEER:shop St Albans. Colour is pale amber, large bubbly white head. Nose is creamy, slight lactic, lemon, clove, wheat grain, lemon peel, light bread yeast. Taste is creamy, wheat grain, crisp, lemon peel and lemon juice, clove, coriander and orange peel. Decent and strong flavoured white beer with strong body.
traak (69) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beaucoup moins bonne qu’une pater c’est décevant bière assez commercial juste faîtes pour complèter leurs productions
Beerhunter111 (3205) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlichem Schaum. Geruch leicht hefig, leicht fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack hefig würzig, leicht fruchtig.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle (best by 04 06 15) - only bought it because I like the brewery. I pay tribute to this Belgian white by pouring it into my plastic Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. weizen glass that lights up if you press the button on the bottom, but unfortunately I have reason to believe my wive submerged the glass the last time it was washed rendering the electrical components useless. OK, the head has diminished to a reasonable level. Yeasty nose with wet bread. Orange, wheat, and slightly peppery. Not too sweet. Just not a fan of the style, but St. Bernardus Brouwerij made it better. And there goes my youngest daughter walking around with her eyes closed thinking it’s so funny. Would I drink another? yes. Is it likely? no. If St. Bernardus Brouwerij can’t make me ooh and ahh over this style, I have little hope of doing so with future examples. And it’s gone. So long.
Eduardeller (33) - - FEB 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 33cl...buen color y generosa espuma blanca. ...buena en su estilo, aunque esperaba más. ..
JoshuaStranger (54) - - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma is sweet fruits. Taste is sweet fruits,yeast,slightly spicy. Very refreshing.
undercurrent25 (1296) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy blonde colour. Taste is spicy, lemony, citrusy and sharp, one of the best wits I’ve had
Brentv (204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour hazy light yellow with huge white head. Aroma of light fruits and bananas. Taste is full, slightly sweet, bananas and a yeasty Belgian quality. Big carbonation. Very nice and easy to drink.
jerd16 (102) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours lemon colour with impressive 2 finger creamy and lasting head. Aroma is very subtle and bears textbook wit characteristics: coriander, orange peel, yeast and some spicy peppery notes.
The excessive carbonation delivers an initial creamy medium body but withdraws it almost immediately leaving a thin inconsistent film. A refreshing mouthful but nothing bold or original. Finish is fairly tart and enjoyable. A fine and accomplished example of a textbook wit.