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 (2077) - 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 (1391) - 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 (982) - 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 (3775) - 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 (677) - 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.
keanex (1226) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Clear yellow gold with a lot of carbonation bubbles creating a towering white head.
S: Lemon and peppercorn with some yeast take the nose. Very zesty.
T: Tastes as zesty and spicey as it smells. A bite to it and leaves your mouth warm thanks to the spices.
M: Easy to go down despite the high carbonation, the lighter body helps.
O: I was expecting a more balanced beer, but this won’t appeal to all. Very pepper and lemon tasting without much else.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Cloudy straw, huge rocky white head, lively carbonation, sticky lacing.   Whoa, thats a good
dose of cinnamon I am getting.   Wit like spices are there, corriander, orange peel, but the cinnamon stick aroma
dominates.   Certainly interesting.   Much the same on the tongue, spicy, but moreso with cinnamon.   Body
and mouthfeel are moderate to full, certainly feels wheaty.   Spices linger for quite a while.   Interesting
take on the style.   Comes across an Autumn like Witbier given the fact it has so much cinnamon.   Unique,
different, and tasty.
bookman10 (573) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very pale yellow with a huge, thick white head. Lots of carbonation present at first. Aroma of spice. Some sour citrus flavor, along with a strange spice bite (wife said it reminded her of apple). The coriander? Lavendar? It’s an interesting beer either way.