hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy light copper in color with a small off white head. Aroma: Spices- coriander, light orange, pepper, Yeast- moderate phenols and esters, light earthy hops, some light wheat and pale malt. Taste: some ltangy wheat, phenolic yeast- gets just a bit rubbery, some moderate banana esters, with a moderate pale malt sweetness. Peppercorns seem to be the dominate spice for me, with some light coriander and orange peel. A touch of vanilla in the taste also. I was expecting more of a traditional wit, this isn’t bad, but not something I’d seek out again.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of citrusy orange then a smell of peppercorn. I really that this was an interesting white ale, a bit on the spicy side. Alcohol was not prevalent at all. Would enjoy again!
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I realize this is made with wheat, but to me this is definitely much more like a belgian golden ale rather than a witbier.... For a 6% beer, the alcohol was not nearly masked like it should have been, everyone was surprised this beer was only 6%... i think i would have liked it more had it been called labeled as a belgian golden ale made with wheat and spices rather than a witbier... I was trying to hard to classify it rather than enjoy it...
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 I have no Idea why this is rated so low. I really enjoyed this beer. Nice, heavier body for a witbier. Great wheat, spice, and light berry flavor. Lightly peppery finish, but nothing overpowering. Highly drinkable and refreshing. No alcohol presence.
jredmond (5915) - 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 Leinenkugel’s 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 (714) - 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 (4604) - 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 (5057) - 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 (3004) - 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 I’d 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.