FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky golden-tan with a very large white head. The aroma was citrus, musty, wheat, pepper and whiskey. The flavor was dryish, musty, spicy, lightly citrusy and peppery. There was a hint of honey on the long peppery finish. Complex and interesting I will definitely be getting this one again.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed golden yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head with excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. Some of the spices are found throughout the beer and also on the bottom.
4.5 S: The nose is really nice. The pepper is ever-powerful and really sets this beer out from others of the style. Next is a nearly as powerful corriander. Juniper and orange peel complements underneath it all. Neutral wheatiness throughout. Very nice.
4.0 T: Taste is nearly as good. Lots of pepper and corriander again give a big bold taste, but manages to not be overdone. Juniper comes to the main show while the orange peel again plays a complementary role in the shadows. Neutral wheat. I love the huge spiciness. Pepper lingers on the tongue.
4.0 M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch too much spritzy carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.
4.5 D: This is a very tasty, very spicy version of the style. Really a great beer for a summer afternoon. I suspect I’ll be drinking more of this in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2011 23:07:10
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Voodoo brewers were pouring their own brews for a tasting at Bocktown this past Wednesday. I sampled the 6 available and later got this one on-tap last night.
A- Body is a hazy golden yellow color that has about 1/2 finger white head that retains well. Cloudiness is thick and uniform.
S- whoa spiciness. This is loaded with coriander and peppercorns. Definitely the main characters here. Underneath this is floral hops and some yeast.
T- Taste is pretty similar to the smell. Lots of spices upfront with a touch of floral hop taste and a substantial yeast back bone and mild citrus buried somewhere deep within. The spices intensify for the finish as some floral hop bitterness arises. Coriander and peppercorn flavors linger.
P-Medium carbonation and a light drinkable body. I wish the yeast was more present here-but still good.
O- This is definitely not your typical witbier...but hey that’s the point! Wouldn’t life be boring if all witbiers tasted the same? This is a pretty good beer and one I will have again...besides it was pretty cool to talk to the brewers about all the work they put into making their beers. Easy to drink and a nice twist to the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-11-2008 17:50:56
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy gold with a medium head. Highly active carbonation when disturbed. Nose is light, wheat backed up by the berry and spice aromas. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, mild sweetness throughout the sip until the finish where a hint of that pepper comes in. Really nicely made drink and a very enjoyable take on the style.
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peppery aroma. Light, crisp, and smooth. Wheat, yeast, citrus zest, and pepper. Very nice.
Damico (2933) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is golden orange with a small white head and lots of floating sediment. The aroma is subtley sweet with some notes of peach. The flavor of sa refreshinf white ale subtle with delicious sweet peach notes.
Nate (3827) - 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 I’ve 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.
TomDecapolis (4617) - 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.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin. Pours hazy white with a nice white head. Smells of ginger, coriander, citrus, tarte, sweet. Tastes tarte with some banana, coriander and ginger up front.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour with some floating things. Huge, enormous, wild pepper influence on the nose. This is really strange and unlike any other beer in that sense. Pepper and coriander are more mild in the flavor but dang, that white pepper thing still really brings up the rear. A little spicy. Good and refreshing, I especially like this one for its singular nature..."it insists upon itself."