michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, lemon, fruit, and some funk. Poured orange/yellow/straw/light brown in color with a small white head that diminished immediately. Cloudy. Sparkling. Some particles. Flavor of yeast and generic spices. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Average carbonation. Spice finish. Really very little to this beer in flavor or body.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not horrible, just not amazing in any way. Very spicy....peppery. Corriander shows up in a big way,not my thing but not a huge turn off. Overall just an average wit, an average beer.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
this is A horrible beer. It looks like swamp water and tastes like sweet brown water.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23 oz. bomber. Pours an odd brown/orange with bright white head that disapates rather quickly. Nose was subtle at first, honestly nothing, at least spice wise. Very "wit"-ty. Thatís not a bad thing, but after reading the label, I was expecting this in-your-face spice and pepper feel. I didnít get it. As it warms, the juniper kinda comes through. Tastes malty and sweet, twinge of alcohol and a thouch of the orange and coriander. Well hopped for the style. The peppercorns arenít coming though. Iím semi-dissapointed. I was excited for pepperiness. Flavors open up a bit when warm. Iím a fan. One down, five to go.
cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Drank in the company of brewmaster Matt Allyn. Smells rather spicey. Appearnce is cloudy and slightly brownish pale yellow. Thin girdle around the inside edge of the glass for a head. Very little carbonation. Has an interesting heavy wit bier attitude. You can tell this is a stronger wit beer. Finish is not in your face considering how big this is. Iím not sure if imperial witbiers should be in the category of witbier.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, lemon, and fruit. the flavor is light, spices, fruit, lemon, citrus, and sweet. Decent brew.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a thin ring of white foam. Dough, buttery orange and banana. Medium, wheaty body but carb is too light to balance. Orange peel and coriander fade into green banana. A little tongue tip pepper bite. Juniper gives a slight ginny finish. An interesting take on the style.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. I can see how many will miss the more subtle notes of this beer; very delicate. As it warms up a bit, sitting in a snifter, the aromas blossom a bit more. First, there is the pepper. Undoubtedly, the strongest pepper/peppercorn aroma Iíve ever encountered. The juniper berries come next, with the sweet gin tang. A bit of orange blossom and light coriander, though not a lot. Definitely a delicate nose and easy to miss. Mild tripel sweetness and light honey. Pours with a pale dull copper-amber, hazy, with non-descript off-white head. Very little lacing. Medium watery body with medium carbonation, thin but also quenching. Starts with medium tripel-wit sweetness, wheaty yet with a chalky yeastiness. Peppercorns and sweet orange essence attack next. A spicy beer, for sure, but not overbearing. Mild watery gin taste, light coriander. Overall, a bit watery with carbonic tang. Fruity juniper and pepper finish, with light chalky tripel-yeast-sweet after. I like this, but could use a bit more body to it.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably one of thier least favorites along with the IPA. Still decetn beer, just nothing special. Lemony yeasty character, citrus, doughy yeast and bread- wheat. Phenolic and spicy flavor with more yeast and a weak finish.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours dullish coppery dark strawish with very little off-white head that quickly dissipates and never returns. This one looks like crap, to be honest. Aroma is spicy malt, florals, some citrus, some apricot. The taste is malty, clovey, spicy, with some orange zest and white peppery notes. Not terribly complex, but I canít doubt the uniqueness of this one.