spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill
I’ll preface by saying this is almost certainly a bad can. I’ve never had this before but there’s no way this would be rated as respectably if it were this far off.
Ar: Weird. Sort of smells like rusty fishing lures after a trip to the beach.
Ap: Pours a slightly hazy light orange-amber. Fizzy white head dissipates almost immediately and doesn’t leave much lace.
T: Completely dominated by a really strange, almost rust-like flavor.
P: Light carbonation, medium body.
O: Not sure if this is a bad can or what...I suspect that’s the case because this is not at all reminiscent of a Wit. I’ve never had their beer before so hopefully that’s the case. But this was just way off.
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper and orange coloured body with not a bit of haze in sight with a very ugly head that dies immediately, like a soda. Aroma of malt, funk, candy and a touch of coriander seed - nothing pleasant nor reminiscent of a wit. Light-bodied; Strong coriander seed flavour along with some curacao and a hit of decently spicey belgian yeast and a bit of grassy, herbal notes. Aftertaste shows more dry character than anything else with some herbs, a bit of hay and a light fruity sweetness from the curacao. Overall, a much better tasting beer than it is looking or smelling, but there is still areas in every dimension for this one to improve. A decent beer, but nothing more. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$1,69 sampled at home in Washington on 21-October-2014.
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared by rondphoto. Pours a clear gold with a white head. The aroma is rubbery, brushy, and burnt. Taste is sweet and rubbery. Lighter body. Low carbonation.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. can shared by rondphoto - thanks, Ron! Pours a totally clear, bright gold on the paler end of the spectrum. The initial aroma is hockey puck. It’s a weird, rubbery, chemical, somewhat smoked wheat thing. So weird. Then the flavor has some tart lemon, straw, and earth to go along with the rubber, and some dry aged cheese, like a mizithra or something. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, tart mouthfeel. This is so weird. Belgian white? Oof. When people say they don’t like craft beer, it’s because they’ve been exposed to things like this.
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from NF14 - this tastes smoky. I thought I was drinking a palate cleanser. Wheaty for sure.
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to taster at NatiFest. Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells strange; like a mix of Belgian and lager yeast. A bit of citrus too. Tastes like it smells, but a little bitter, and what seems like a bit of smoke and rubber. Below average on the palate. Not my thing.
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can shared by rondphoto. Pours a clear golden/light amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a hint of sweet candi sugar, yeast, the flavor goes completely off and gets burnt rubber, spices, very strange.
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy medium amber with a solid rim head and dots of lace. Taste is malt, but it is also light spices and papaya and apples, before adding light bitters to finish. So light it loses character, making it drinkable, but not exactly enjoyable.
llambeth (3) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, woody, smoke. A good Belgian style beer that has good flavor and pleasing mouth feel. I also like to swirl the can and get some of the yeasty remants.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Can. The pour was a slightly cloudy golden orange with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that diminished steadily, down to a light film with a small collar that did last throughout and had fair drippy lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon), coriander and a mild scent of wet grass.
The taste was lightly sweet and rather citrusy from the start, becoming quite yeasty with a tart lemony finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lingering citrus wheat taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was just a tad past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a carbonation that was just a bit past soft in intensity.
Overall this was a smooth, tasty and very refreshing Witbier that possessed a unique lingering tartness at the finish. This would definitely make a great summer session brew...