mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a big, fluffy, bright white head. Aroma is estery and spicy with some subtle banana. Flavor follows, but the lavender really kicks in at the finish and lingers quite a bit. Mouthfeel is crisp. Not my favorite witbier, but certainly an interesting take on the style.
Clarkdvm (374) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on clearance in Florida. Zero aroma. Tons of head. Overly floral. Didn’t see lavender on label unfortunately as teams not not to like. Considering lavender, not too bad
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: lavender, citrus
Appearance: pale gold, hazy, white foam,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, lavender
Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
Overall: different, will try again on a hot day if it is ever ’un-retired’
mcox90 (1816) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a voluminous white head that hangs around a bit. Lavender blue, dilly, dilly. Hints of lavender in the aroma and flavor. Also scents/flavors of orange peel, lemon zest, coriander spice and Belgian yeast. Sweet with a hint of tartness. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Interesting beer, glad I got to try it.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Muddy yellow body, almost opaque; huge, chunky, cloud-like head builds up & lasts forever... Fat, bright white lacing left all along the glass. Aroma is very floral; notes of zesty lavender, phenolic spice, coriander, baked bread, soft wheat, & some spicy, generic Belgian-style yeast. Slight twinge of musky, cotton-like funk to it. Taste explodes with fresh baked bread, wheat, & Belgian yeast. Mild flavors of lightly tart granny smith apples, citrus peel & lemon zest add a nice amount of sweetness. Grain, cotton funk, bready yeast, florals, & lavender lead into a dry, spiced finish... Hard to decide between clove or coriander... Maybe both? Highly carbonated, effervescent mouth feel. I’ve heard bad things about this beer so my expectations were low, but it wasn’t bad at all. A nice, enjoyable witbier, would be good on a hot day.
merc7186 (2818) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: July 2010
Aroma: Heavy Lavender, Oranges, Mild Corriander
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Lavender, Oranges, Bready
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
hotstuff (4716) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 5-08-2011 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized very fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, transparent golden body, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is wheat, fruity, coriander, citrus, sweet, and orange peel. The taste is sweet, citrus, fruity, wheat, and some malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink, worth trying and somewhat refreshing.
HonusWagner (1974) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beer that never should’ve been retired, one of the most solid parts of the Bruery stable, the lavender really catapulted this to an excellent and unique witbier. I greatly preferred this to Saison Rue and the such.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2010. Bottle. Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Aromas of spice, malt, yeast and citrus. Coriander, malt and grassy flavors. Dry finish.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml pours a hazy yellow with big white head. Wheat and floral aroma. Malty taste with big spice and floral after taste. Great beer
MrHangover (3716) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a clear yellow beer with a big soapy white head. Aroma of citrus, lavender and a slight yeasty funkiness. Flavor has dry sweetness with a short, light bitter dry finish. Lavender definitely shines trough in the flavor, very nice and interesting take on the style.