tmoreau (2839) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to my sampler at this year’s Glunz Global Beer Expo, displaying a hazed, golden color, with a presentable layer of soft white, bubbles & froth head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was sweet, with a blend of grain & esters that presented an impression of ripened fruit, a hint of banana, orange zest, and subtle spice as coriander, with a bit of clove-like phenols. A touch less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma, sweetness that was somewhat syrup-like, alcohol presence, and subtle tartness toward the finish. Not one to equate "imperial" with Witbier, but an enjoyable enough brew.
alassio (78) - USA - APR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m usually a big fan of Imperial Anything but wit is a delicate, fresh, light&bright style with nuanced accents of fruit and spice. This Imperial Wit instead is a syrupy thing - - densely sweet, backed up with a medicinal antiseptic/alcohol spine. Seriously, it tastes like apricot cough syrup. The mouthfeel is great though. It’s sort of an overcompensation from the frustration that overly light wits sometimes leave you with - - you long for just a bit more flavor, a bit more intensity, a bit more substance. This is the antidote for that, but it’s more an odd duck than something really enjoyable.
libertine (279) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a hazy straw yellow. Very little head and it dissipates quickly. Aroma is big on the malt. Notes of spice, lemon, bannana and orange.Flavor of banana, orange, honey and coriander. Medium body. Light carbonation. creamy/sticky mouthfeel. slight acidic dryness in the finish. Alcohol is very hidden. Very good wit. Perhaps a bit more carbonation would send it over the top.
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours an opaquely hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, honey, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, very creamy/bready, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial witbier style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
rhsiung (1057) - USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. beautiful clear golden honey color. gives good head (with good pour). tasty fruity sweetness, i assume from the honey. clove? maybe. a great introduction to Ten Ninety.
HonkeyBra (3685) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Smart call, putting this in four packs, by the way. Pours an orangish amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of booze, mango, wit spice, coriander. Flavor is dominated by mango and fruit notes. Mild spice notes. Touches of spice, with apparent alcohol. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes boozy with touches of spice.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Hazy yellow pour with a frothy white head. Coriander and sweet wheat malts in the aroma. Hints of funk. Taste is heavy on orange peel, coriander, chamomile, sweet yeasty esters and dough. Finish is sweet, zesty and grassy. No detectable alcohol. Creamy and smooth palate. A great beer in my book.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Super sweet version of it "half" counterpart, tons of sweet orange peel, if you like that flavor you will like this.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really pleased with this one. Much fruitier than I expected, but it didn't disagree with me (usually I don't care for too-sweet and fruity). A very good ten-ninety product. Would definitely have it again!
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Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent imperial wheat. Really fruity and wheaty. Smells fruity as well. Really east to drink with a smooth finish. Had at American junkie.
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