EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bigger adn a bit bolder malt presence than in most wits. Good though with a slight hop tang.
jsquire (3471) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Murky yellow with a thin, cream colored foamy head. Traditional wit spicey nose. This beer tingled on my tongue. Spicey flavors with clove, all-spice, licorice and almost a mint flavor in there. Some doughy yeast and lots of pine hops in the finish. Odd wit, but tastey.
DrnkMcDermott (2800) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Floyds’, 12/11/04. Hmm... that’s what a fresh wit is supposed to taste like. My first thought was "Well Wheated!" A thin, lacy head, cloudy yellow body. Full of lemon, orange and some pineapple (from the hops?) flavor. Very light on the wit-type spiciness. Comes across more grassy than bitter. A wonderfully balanced beer.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome! Brought to marinaro500’s post-Thanksgiving gathering by the folks from Three Floyds. I believe this was kegged that very day. Had a cloudy, pithy peach juice body with a thin cream head, reminding me of those Goya natural fruit juices. Spicy, very flowery aroma. The same spicy esters carried over into the body with plenty of coriander, biscuit, and orange peel. On the earthier side of witbiers, lacking that sharp citrus bite I’ve come to expect from the style. It was tasty, though!
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to all those at 3FFF for bringing this by Joes’ Party! Cloudy orangy hue with a small head but great lace. The aroma has notes of caramom, clove, floral and grassy hops, lemon, and yeast. The taste starts wheaty and yeasty with a mild and interesting fruity undertone. Sublime spice and a touch of pale malt on the finish. The feel is lively and agressive, refreshing and clean. A good witbier with the expected Three Floyds twist.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap courtesy of the wonderful brewers and staffers at the brewery and Marinaro500. Hazy light amber colored. White head. Very fruity and floral aroma. Smooth flavor that is yeasty and fruity. Another very nice offering from a great brewery.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey-goldenrod, totally opaque with tiny bubbles rising at the the top producing a white, tight head. As it disappears to my beautiful beerbelly, I notice that this beer laces in strong sticky sheets. First pour at the gathering was into plastic pint glasses and it even laced nicely onto those! Dry seedy spices in the nose with hints of citrus and brown, dried grass. Light bodied, almost fluffy with nice spicy touches and solid wheaty body. Dry spices and grass at the finish is tickled with tangerine and orange zest flavors. Thanks to Nick, John, Jim and crew for sharing their latest creation!!!