radarsock (503) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been saving bottle, perhaps to share with family on this staggeringly beautiful night. Pours sunshine copper with a foamy, explosive head two-to-three fingers in length. Tastes and smells of citrus zest, retired Belgian yeast, instant porridge, sour grass, white pepper with hints of fried potatoes, cinnamon and honey. I wouldíve liked more hop bitterness, and perhaps a more reliable yeast character, but this was fine.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply. Amazing. Perfect color. Big, fluffy head. Aroma is banana and cinnamon. Sweet citrus and clove flavor. Wonderful, light body. Awesome.
weihenweizen (1198) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 75 cl poured into a weizen glass. Pours clear golden with big fluffy white head. Little lacing, light body, well carbonated, and lavender aroma. Taste is tart coriander, some citrus, and finishes with some lavender. This is a pretty good beer until the lavender finish.
Lukaduke (1071) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky pale yellow with fluffy head with a touch of lacing. Aromas are zesty, forward and very floral. Im getting alot of the lavender in both the nose and the flavor profile. It teetering on too much but it is riding the line of highly enjoyable as well. Backed with some nice wheaty citrus undertones to counterbalance the lavender.
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle that poured a cloudy pale yellow color with aromas of banana, lemon zest, and some coriander, a classic wit beer aroma for sure. Flavors are wheat, lemon, some banana, hint of clove, with a slightly yeasty finish.
hollardustin (325) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pale golden color with a huge frothy white head. The aroma is spices, cinnamon, apples, lemon, and Belgian yeast. The taste is spicy, dry, tart apples, citrus, and some soapy/lavender notes. A very interesting Witbier. Iíve never really had anything quite like this. Good stuff.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some thick lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Aroma is full of wheat and lemon with some coriander and other spices, yeast, and a bit of orange zest.
T - Starts off with a mix of lemon zest and wheat with a touch of spice and yeast character. Through the middle, some stronger yeast and coriander and other spices come through with some more citrus. The finish is a mix of wheat, yeast, light spice, and lemon and other citrus zest that linger.
M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, spicy, and yeasty finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Witbier with some great citrus flavors and the right amount of wheat.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Appearance is hazy gold with an enormous white head of foam. Magnificent head retention and nice lacing. Aroma is barely spicy, I get a fruitiness from the orange peel, and a heavy presence of lavender. Prior to tasting this beer, I really thought lavender would work well in a Witbier. I was wrong. This beer was so overpoweringly lavender-y that I seriously considered pouring it out. If you really love the taste of lavender, or laundry detergent, this is the beer for you. I donít think I will ever buy this beer again. It reminds me a lot of Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat in the fruity pebble-ness it portrays.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orchard White pours a golden color with a small fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The smell is pleasant and is full of coriander, citrus, banana, lavender, Belgian yeast and wheat. Really surprised me for some reason.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. It has more of a lemon presence that I didnít really get in the smell. Mixed in there are the spices, citrus, wheat, and yeast. Like I said itís really nice and refreshing. Would go well on those hot California days. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and has a nice bit of carbonation. Another good beer from these guys.
callmemickey (1471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Cloudy yellow body with a massive white head. Good retention. Decent lacing..
S: Fresh fruit. Lemon, banana, and coriander are the main accents to a solid wheaty backbone. Alcohol isnít noticeable.
T: Similar to the nose. The wheat base is present throughout. Lemon and coriander are up front, with a slightly yeasty finish.
M: A bit fizzy, medium body. Dry, refreshing finish.
O: I shared three bottles over the course of a few hours and couldnít complain.