Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on draft at willibrew, wow this one blows. Looks like we have another smuttynose, white brich type brewery. The belgain yeast straings they use a god aweful, chemical and medicial. Nothing else. Super light.
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a super pale, almost white tint and a nice, two centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of alcohol, lemons, yeast, wheat, coriander seed, corn and way more wheat - very nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front of a herbal and grassy variety with a bit of coriander seed, some curacao, a hint of light spices and a defined and predominant wheat flavour that shows well. Aftertaste shows a nice blend of wheat, yeast and curacao, all with a very light spice touch, showing that hint of bitterness from the hops, but not overwhelming at all. Overall, a nice beer for the style with a little bitterness showing through at the end, but exactly the way it should show through, given the style. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$2,25 sampled at home in Washington on 16-December-2014.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hybrid between Hefeweizen and IPA, named after the road exit one has to take to get to this brewery in Connecticut. Yellow golden blonde colour, slightly misty with pale yeast particles floating around everywhere; the bottom of the bottle holds a thick deposit of this, probably because it has passed its best before date by two months. Naturally the beer becomes completely cloudy after adding this deposit - and then it effectively looks like a Belgian witbier. Medium thick, creamy, snow white head breaking open after a while and not leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma dominated by citrus: strong lemon zest, grapefruit flesh, lime juice; baked banana, freshly cut red apple, kiwi, freshly grated ginger, dry white wine, soap, juniper berries, wheaty sourishness, sour yoghurt. Taste begins with a soft sweet and sourish fruitiness, apple, pineapple and kiwi, crisp, smooth mouthfeel, soft wheat sourishness as in a German Hefeweizen, mineral accents, bit oily mouthfeel, spiciness coming up from the middle onwards and increasing in the finish with a long, dry, bitter hoppiness of dried grapefruit peel, tonic water and wormwood; alcohol remains well hidden. My first ever beer from the state of Connecticut so interesting to me personally as a tick for another state, but in itself an enjoyable beer, though I do prefer the ’normal’ or double IPAs in the classic sense of the word - the subtle and gentle wheat sourishness in this ’wheat IPA’ is somehow violated by the strong hop bitterness. Or maybe it’s just me being European and being used to wheat beers not showing much hop bitterness at all - and I have to admit there is some connection, seeing the fact that Belgian witbiers are usually spiced with dried citrus peel, an effect cleverly achieved here by the citrussy American hops.
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Pallid yellow pour with a small white head. Nose had notes of biscuity malts, grassy hops, veg and citrus. Flavour was similar with some wheat and coriander. Dry bitter finish. Interesting yet unspectacular.
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Taphouse. hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, grass, wheat and herbal notes.
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale white hazy golden, decent crisp white head. Creamy grapefruit, soft ester nose. Initial taste is soft lemon, light rice cake creamy before a sharper citrus edge. Smooth carbonation, juicy lemon bitterness and finishes clean and neat lemon.
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BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very pale yellow. Aroma is resinous, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is similar, grapefruit and pine. Lightly bitter. I like
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of honey, bread. Taste is, well, honey and sweet. Ok.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale golden, nose is pine, toffee, taste is dry toffee, sweet, yeasty.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... ..thin white lacing ... soft fruits ... light dry hop ... soft sweet fruits nose.. dry fruits ... soft fruit ..little wierd ok
g_georgiou (288) - CYPRUS - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light yellow, almost green body with some sediment floating around. Medium white head. Aroma is citrus fruit, malt, hops, grass, coriander. Taste is sweet with bitter aftertaste. Light body, thin texture.