jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Bottle. It pours a clear orange body with yeast particles floating around. The aroma reminds me of Leinenkugelís Sunset Wheat. There is a strong presence of berries - the bottle says they are juniper berries. The taste is very good, slightly dry finish.
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey golden color with a fizzy white head. A spiced banana nose with some caramel thrown in for good measure. A little bit of pineapple and coriander as well. Taste of honey, some ginger, coriander, clove, and other exotic spices. Very Americanized version, but still pretty tasty.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at PCBF 08. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast esters, coriander, lots of various peppery notes and some orange. Flavor was more of the peppery notes, interesting spiciness, orange, Belgian yeast and sweet maltiness.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden yellow with a weak white head, aroma and flavor are hard to explain but i guess its the peppercorn and juniper. Not very good at all!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle.
hazy honey colored pour with a quickly disappearing head. The aroma and flavor have mild hints of spiciness. For me, this beer came up short of the spiciness in the description and the crispness Iíd expect from a witbier
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 (1088) - 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 (4210) - Beaver Valley, 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.