cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like what I’ve had from Summit Brewing and have wanted to try this beer since it joined the lineup. Finally I was able to come across it as part of their Summer Sampler. A real nice Witbier, fairly true to style yet there is something different with this one that’s tough to place. Rich golden pour with an orange tint. Medium sized, white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity with orange, lime, and banana. A touch of spicy coriander adds to an invigorating aroma. Zesty, fresh mouth feel that is quenching and satisfying. Good flavor, a mirror of the aroma. Fruity and spicy with a fresh, dry wheat quality. I did notice a faint bitterness within the aftertaste, perhaps a sturdy hop addition made it’s way into this recipe.
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a hazy, golden yellow body with virtually no head (some white foam). Notes of orange and spice are evident in the nose, as is expected with the style. Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and slightly tart, with a palate of bread and citrus. I have had stronger flavor profiles, though this beer does deliver on most of what it wants to do.
Tessic (783) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This white ale poured a very light yellow colour with a bright white smooth head. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, pineapple, yeast and lemon. First taste is smooth and creamy with flavours of spice, hopps and lemon. Palate is slightly yeasty with a bitter flavour that lasts into the palate.
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crushed with Jakebra. So we were cooking a pizza at the same time we poured this one, and I thought the brew smelled like pizza. So I left the room. But it still smells like pizza. Don’t know what kinda spices they put in this, or if their orange peel evolved into a pizza smell, but it’s definitely there. Sucks.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy golden beer with a lasting white head. Strong spice aroma, coriander, cardemum, spruce and a touch of citrus. Dry and way over-spiced flavour.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky dull orange with no head. Interesting very spicy aroma.... lots of sweet/hot cardamom, coriander, vanilla and orange. Flavor is exactly as the aroma indicates, except maybe a tad lighter. Tastes like a cardamom/coriander soda... semi-sweet. At first feels heavy in the mouth and then as you swallow it feels like there is no body at all, super light, sparkling soda carbonation. Odd beer... overly spiced for sure... reminds me very much of Coney Island Albino White and Wolavers Wit.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely light, somewhat spicy belgian. Hard to believe there’s any alcohol in there. Minimal nose and taste, but I feel like I could drink 30 of them... If I had to.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This golden pour has a small white head. It smells of banana and tastes much the same. There is a little bit of spice in there that grows as it warms. It is smooth and drinkable.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold body with a fine white head. Zesty aroma consisting of coriander, bananas, and steamed buns. Palate is light and oily up front with good carbonation leaking through. Very nice flavor. Some citrus, yeast, and spice for sure. Finishes clean and crisp. A good example of one of my favorite beer types.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Distinct coriander aroma and flavor. Otherwise a nice spicy, drinkable wheat beer.