Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 This beer was well appreciated by anyone who enjoys beer. Lovely as a sipping beer over a good lunch. I had two in Mt. Tremblant and it has continued to be a mainstay.
Had it on tap and it ranks higher, particularly refreshing.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured cloudy yellow, as expected (duh), with a decent white head that quickly disappeared and left nothing for the rest of the glass. Great inital flavor, a little bit of fruit and a fair bit of spice, but ends dry and bland. Very crisp and light, making it drinkable like no one’s business. Nice brew, I enjoyed it.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2004 My original personal notes on this tasting were pretty positive but that was at a time when my contact with German witbiers was fairly limited. This is a beer type I have become warm to but this rendition (Canadianized) leaves me a bit flat. I am rating this beer again after a year or so of sampling other witbiers. This is a white beer in all physical aspects but it is not quite as well balanced or sweet and lacks the spice and fruity esters of it‘s German counterparts. A bit too dry for the style.
Pours a pale murky straw color with lots of effervescence and a frothy head that stacked 2 fingers out of the glass then reduced to a lace sheet that capped the drink to the finish.
Aroma was very subtle of spice and raisins with a waft of alcohol.
Starts crisp then builds to a pleasing mirage of grain, fruits and spice tastes all devilishly subdued with the hopping upsetting hte balance, The finish is quite a surprise with a lingering essence of metallic hops.
A Canadianized representation of this genre, dry but very drinkable.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very murky, pale, yellow color with a lasting, white, fizzy head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, spices, and yeast. Flavor is lemon and spice; very little malt or hops. Feels a bit fizzy, but the finish is one of the cleanest I have experienced. This is a very clean, very fresh-tasting beer, but it’s rather uncomplex and uninteresting.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is of orange and lemon. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a white head that dies to almost nothing within the first minute. Almost no lacing. Good carbonation. Flavor reminds me of Hoegaarden but a little less orange and a little more lemon. Very fizzy mouthfeel. Almost no aftertaste but what is there is very slightly bitter.
PaulB1979 (2) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A litte weak as I like to drink one big bottle, like the pic to the left. The Flavor is great, better then commercial beer. I’ll drink anytime.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2004 Scents of hay and lemon filling dominate, as this pours a misty straw yellow, with moderate carbonation. Flavor is of sourdough (moderate)and citrus (mild). The mouthfeel is dry and fizzy on the tongue, and flavor evaporates quickly on the tongue, like a cristal weissbier. Very nice and drinkable witbier, but not exceptional.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale orange in color, clear. Small white head roars to life with a loud hiss and quickly falls to nothingness. Oranges, lemons, and honey in the aroma, which is rather weak. Initial citrus flavor-- blood oranges and lemons-- and a definite underlying wheat flavor towards the end. Finish is cereal-y -- raw, yet fresh. Rather light all around.
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - 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.