hollardustin (327) - 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. I’ve 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 (2859) - 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 don’t 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 didn’t really get in the smell. Mixed in there are the spices, citrus, wheat, and yeast. Like I said it’s 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 (2574) - 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 isn’t 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 couldn’t complain.
PotjeBier (1603) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(From notes) Bottled, sample @ The Bruery (end of 2009). Not quite Belgian style witbier (lavender), but nice and refreshing, with a herbal finish.
NordicV (1100) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strågul öl med mycket kolsyra och därmed ett bildas snabbt ett stort vitt skum, som dock försvinner ganska snabbt igen. Mycket örter och kryddor i doften. Nässlor, basilika (lavendeln?) och citrus.
Pepprig, kryddig smak med en hel del citrus. Torr och bubblig känsla.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750 ml from Jason’s) Hazy yellow/light gold with very large off-white head that forms quickly and dissipates slowly forming a big lumpy cap. Aroma is spicy with some citrus and caramel. Mouthfeel is wheaty and oaty-smooth with some light texture, refreshing. Flavor of spice - thyme, coriander, pepper and others I can’t remember - over some light orange peel, lemon and caramel with a medium-light bitter pinch in finish. Light bitterness coats the tongue. Quite spicy but refreshing and not so much ABV that it’s wearing.
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is hazy, light golden color. Big eggshell white head. The nose is floral, sweet, plenty of orange peel, peach, grass. The taste is very sweet, like peach juice mixed in with a wit. There’s some earthy spices an coriander after the initial sweetness dies down. The body is medium/light. The texture’s a bit sticky. The carbonation very active indeed. Overall, I can’t say I’m a particular fan of this beer. Plenty of flavor, but unbalanced and without focus.
gowdy (722) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. cereal, spruce, pale, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, light body.