Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Belgian wheat aroma - mild on the banana, but it a neat tinge of cedar, like you find in cigar tubes. The flavor isn't very deep, and it generally tastes like the aroma, though the cedar is more pronounced. The color of fresh pear meat, good label and bottle. Spritzy finish, a little watery mouthfeel. Overall, I was hoping for more -- it wasn't as fruity or spicy as I like a wit to be, but this is very drinkable.
PorterPounder (5588) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very distinctive to say the least. Not much to the aroma - detect a slight bubblegum tint to it. Appearance is quite nice - cloudy and hazy with a thin white head - no lacing. Flavor - sort of sprucey - very tangy. Initially Aurelius agreed it was like the wood inside of a cigar box - toned down after settling though. Finishes a bit bitterly - but still a decent wit.
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great colour for a white ale, I always like a nice clear glass of witbier! Not too much in the nose, some normal white tastes-cloves, bananas, etc. Not the best white during the taste, but not the worst. A decent flavour, but I definately expected more from a belgian!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 12/29/02: The beer pours from the glass a somewhat hazy golden amber color, the head impressive in size, bright white and the consistency creamy with fine sheets of lace to coat the glass. The aroma of orange peels, malt, citrus fresh and pleasing to the senses. Front is lightly sweet, the top skimpy in feel, the finish biting in its acidity, the hops personable and the aftertaste dry and long lasting. A nice change of pace, a real thirst quencher and a decent beer, not great, maybe ďAverageĒ is a better term.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
ewww. what a disappointing six pack i just purchased. sour/skunky musty aroma. nice cloudy pale golden color. very thin watery mouthfeel. but ewww. it tastes metallic. i can honestly say iíve never experienced a tinny tasting belgian white until now. and itís gross! yuck.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light cloudy yellow/pineapple juice appearance. There were huge chunks of yeast floating around in the bottle but somehow dissappeared when the beer was poured, I asked Oakes about this and he simply said "donít complain". Hmm. Anyway, the nose suggests notes of light citrus and yeast. The body is incredibly bland and thin, if you like the taste of blood in your mouth, this is your beer. Blood/iron notes prevail ending in a semi-sweet and dry finish. There were also notes of lemon throughout the beer, but this did not lend to any tartness. Not what a belgian wit is supposed to be. Both beers that I had from this brewery were a large dissappointment.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque yellow. Plastic on the nose, with a hint of spice. Malt accented. Light, bland, lacking in notable hop or yeast.
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgium can produce a good beer in any category. They happen to start the Belgian white style. This is more than likely better than any white beer outside of Belgium.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy body, dull carbonation, just a small ring of head around the glass. Soft aroma of peach/apricot, cotton candy, and dough. Tastes a bit like white toast and marmalade. Strange that I didnít pick up any clove at all, maybe my sample wasnít in the best condition. Something seems a bit off...one of the more astringent wits Iíve had. Smells nice though.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly complicated! Sourish, but only slightly. Wow! This is truly delicious and I must revisit it and taste against other top wits to see where it stands.