Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Champane Wine.
Poured hazy copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium spicy yeast aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy pepper spice flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration.
Interesting brew that would go well with spicy food.
Godard (3) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like a wit that’s been hanging around a bit too long. Pours with a huge soapy head which settles fairly quickly. Only slightly hazy, mostly clear, perhaps what an unfiltered miller lite would resemble. Sharp carbonation on the tongue with light spicing. Light flavor as well, though the juniper is quite present. Also tasting some spice, though the carbonation makes it hard to tell. Stirring up the yeast adds a bit of a sour funk unlike the pleasant complexity of better wits. Still drinkable but not worth its premium price.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber/orange, no real head to speak of. Aroma is orange, juniper, light spices, a little soapy. Flavor is juniper, pepper, very slight touch of citrus. Strange Wit, very odd and unique.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Barf. This stuff is gross. Looks like it’s been lightly filtered, a sin for witbier if it’s true. Smells and tastes like soapy juniper and gin with some fabric softener and ethanol. Slimy, silky body, where’s the fruit and where’s the clove? Blah. Is that a good enough review? I realize it’s only about 1/5th of what I should write, but I could only drink 1/5th of the bottle.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: orange peel, coriander, some light hops, and yeast
Appearance: slightly hazy, goldish
Flavor: this is nice. orange peel, coriander, some light hops, peppery
Palate: smooth, filling
Overall: had with moderately spiced Indian food. Complemented well, not as well as say a hoppy IPA, but it was hoppy enough to work well.
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy honey gold with a medium white head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, yeast and berries. Taste of light coriander, orange peel and a hint of berry.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light sunflower and hazy pour under a thin white head with short retention. Lots of close and yeast in the aroma. Flavor of sour apples, lemon zest and funky barnyard dust. Thin texture but a crisp finish. This voodoo magic isn’t the good kind.
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Light spices and fruity aroma. Some oranges, corriander and talcum powder. Light malts also. Clean and crisp flavor. More spices, bready malts and a bit of resious hops. Palate is dry and very clean. Light alcohol tingle. Finishes malty and spicy. Some lingering pepper and bitter orange. A decent witbier.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of juniper berries, orange pulp, black pepper, dough, and lemon. Flavor of coriander, black pepper and orange peel.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: I start by saying it’s an awful wit, but I know the brewer had to a pick a category for this beer even though it is one of those hybrid beers that shouldn’t be categorized. It is a very interesting beer though. Once the yeast is poured it is almost like a cross between a dunkelweizen and a wit. A nice beer, but not great.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, very light brown that sort of looked like dirty water, but it had the most beautiful carbonation I’d ever seen in a beer. But that soon dwindled. Although I gave it a 3 for appearance it would get a 1 if rated this purely as a wit. There was an average to large, fizzy, white head that kept a fairly thick sheet. The beer was darker once the yeast was poured. The aroma was some citrus (orange) hops, lots of spices, wheat and berries (I guess juniper). After the yeast there was also light milk chocolate and some bubble gum. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter and moderately acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter and sour with and average duration. There was wheat, orange, berries, yeast and spices. The light to medium body was a little watery at first, but then mostly dry with fizzy carbonation and a light to moderate astringent finish. Also some of the carbonation seemed to be felt going down the throat.