PhillyBeer2112 (2729) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lively aroma, with plenty of citrus (orange zest, lemon) and delicate clearly minty wheat, and a hint of spice. Flavor is well presented with a light wheat presence. The citrus and spice of the yeast is muted on the palate though, leaving a refreshing if somewhat less complex version of a witbier. The finish features a modicum of hop bittering. Cloudy yellow, extra large whipped meringue of a head.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Winking Judge in Hamilton, Ontario. Pours a pale yellow body that is somewhat cloudy. Nice medium sized frothy white head accompanies. Aroma is cirtusy (mostly orange) with some floral notes to it. Smells like it is going to be refreshing. Initial taste is orange, but gives way to more of a light lemony taste, followed by some spicy notes. Nice! Goes down without a hint of alcohol. Unibrous seems to make all of their beers taste almost non-alcoholic. Good stuff.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a large white head and lots of carbonation. Flavor is low for a Unibroue ale. Lots of yeast.
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2008 Original Rating April 22, 2004: Pours a golden color, slightly hazy, large head. Aroma is slightly fruity. Taste has some mild wheat flavor, more fruit, and a little citrus. Hints of yeast as well. Not too bad, but nothing terribly special either. 6/3/6/3/12 Re-rating June 26, 2008: Hazy yellow color with a large head. The aroma and taste are about the same: plenty of wheat, orange, coriander and yeast. Very quintessential witbier.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden color, hazy, fairly large white head with much lacing. Aroma is peppery, vanilla, spice. Way too much carbonation here, at times thought I was drinking soda or seltzer water, which says something about the lack of flavor here. Maybe there is flavor, but the carbonation masks it well. At times there are hints of spice, vegetable matter, wheat, yeast, banana, all those typical witbier flavors, but overall too thin, sometimes with an artificial sweetness. A rare Unibroue (excuse me, sleeeeeman) let down.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours an extremely pale, hazy yellow, with unibroue's typical energetic CO2. aroma is a good combo of yeast spiciness and coriander. the beer is very light-bodied, with a dry finish with just a little toast, and a mild citric twang.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly turbid yellow color. Aromas or citrus, coriander, yeast, and slight bananas. Tastes very fruity, with citrus and slight dry yeastiness at the finish.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blanche De Chambly truly is the bench mark of the Belgian Wit style. Poured in a fluted goblet a nice bubbely head sits atop a hazy bright yellow beer. This beer has the effect of being alive. Lingering in the bubbles is a fruity corriandor orange peel aroma. The flavor is zesty, light, fresh, fruity, and clean. Extremely drinkable, ever inviting, and refreshing.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale hazy khaki color with light white head and lacing. The aroma is very yeasty & citrusy with banana and clove notes as well. The flavor is zesty and carbonated with a smooth wheat flavor. Finishes yeasty and light with just a touch of banana bite.
JK (5629) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 I have been waiting to try this for more than a year and was disappointed, especially because this is one of my favorite styles, and the beer is expensive.
Appearance was great, very light yellow with a large white head. Good citrus aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet with very little spice. Thinner than I like.
Aroma and appearance are the best qualities, taste is little better than Point White Bier.