Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of boring, really. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Flavor is light lemon, some lime and mostly water. Aroma is skunk - which tells me a bit about the history of this bottle. Meh. Again, I don’t think this is a ’31.’ It’s not horrible - even skunked its a decent wit. It could use some refining, but its not horrible.
Hermod (5986) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Alko, (20.11.09). Pours a hazy yellow color, huge white head. Mostly lemon in aroma. Flavor is also mostly lemon with some herbs. Fizzy mouthfeel, quite similar to many other witbeers I have tried. Refreshing.
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lemony and sour, typical witbier. nothing special no surprises. salty. yellowish hazy with a white head.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (dregs)… Cloudy pear-colored ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic retention. The restrained aroma is of lightly-toasted grains and lemon zest. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Spicy clove phenol, lightly-toasted grain sweetness and yeasty breadiness in the flavor. The sweetness and breadiness are somewhat diminished. Mildly bitter, dry finish.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Hazy yellow color, very fizzy. Dry, herbal, grapefruity, lemony and peppery aroma. The flavor follows closely the aroma. The mouthfeel is oily yet fizzy. The aroma and flavor is quite nicely herbal and citrusy but the carbonation is too filing.
tlind2 (1544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy yellow color, big white head. Peachy aroma with spices. Toasty flavor with spices and lemon. High carbonation, medium-light body. Pretty nice wit.
tomer (2788) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, smallish head, hazy pale lemony colour, malty bready aroma with a touch of yeast and caramel. Lemony fruity flavour with candied fruit, medium bitterness, medium bodied, suprisingly bigger than expected, light sour aftertaste. Good wit, a bit different.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle 0.33L from Alko shop. Mild slightly sour nose. Mild appley nose. Fast disappearing pale head. Quite foaming. Slightly sweet taste. Mild hoppiness. Slightly hazy pale hey coloured.
rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Draught at Kolme Kaisaa, Helsinki, Finland.
Pale yellow colour with small white head. Sour (lactose/yoghurt) wheaty aroma with some spices. Flavour is very sour for a Witbier. Also wheat, citrus and some spices. Fizzy. Not bad but surprising. Interesting.
FatPhil (13075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (, Helsinki)
Yellowy amber, brief fizzy head. Little aroma, touch of wheat, that’s
all. Crisply carbonated, but a slightly soda-watery experience in the
mouth. Gentle wheaty base, tiny touch of barky bitterness, or even
liquorice-like dryness on the tongue. Some fruity spiciness too, quite
interesting actually. I first thought this was just a slug-it-back
summer thirst-quencher wit, but on gaining a couple of degrees the
gruut comes through really nicely. Finish is liquoricey.