viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice foamy white head with cloudy pale yellow color. Taste is citrus, light lemon, and yeasty. Refreshing beer for a hot summer day.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
Thanks to Santa for sending this my way. It was not the best beer in the box but overall I was pleasantly surprised. More people should give this a try if it is available outside of Utah.
Aroma / Appearance - A huge foamy head took time to condense into a carbonated golden body which reminded me of banana esters, yeast, and candy sugar. Very sweet on the nose it had a hint of spiciness but not enough to offset the other profiles.
Flavor / Palate - Thin with an unexpected sour bite it filled the mouth with watery banana nut bread. A glaze of sugar like a Krispy Kreme donut came next before the moist finish. Overall it was a decent release but since I don’t know what they were intending exactly I am not sure they succeeded.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brought this back from Utah. Ok beer, not my favorite. Not a strong aroma, yeasty to me. Spices in power the taste. A nice buy.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of herbal spices. Flavor lemony, tart-bitter. Spritzy, crisp, refreshing in the mouth, pretty solid if not breathtaking.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Smells of citrus, coriander, sweet wheat. Tastes of coriander, citrus, some fresh spice, bubblegum, wheat. Full bodied and enjoyable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a cloudy light yellow with soapy white head. The aroma is quite perfumy with lavender, coriander, zest, and yeast notes. The flavor is nice and crisp, with more of the zest element and less of the other spices. There’s a sort of doughy malt profile throughout with a bit of peppery yeast. The finish is a bit floral. Pretty crisp, drinkable brew.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold with a slight haze. Crisp up front, somewhat chewy toward the finish. Spicy and herbal, with elements of coriander, clove and white pepper. Sweet malt base, with hints of white cake and honey. Mild yet fitting bitterness level. Refreshing and tasty beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light tropical fruits and wheat. Flavor of yeast, melon, slight clove, and sweetness. Nice and drinkable. A pleasant witbier.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brew pours bright white yellow with a decent head that renigs. Smells like the most beautiful women, fresh, clean, crisp, and pure with vanilla bean and some exotic tropicals. Medium body weight with excellent carbonation almost approaching cream. Oh what a nice brew. A big bosomed vanilla bomb meets the prince of lemon rind intertwined with tropicals from some far off land that only tinker bell could remember. The finish is long and crisp with freshness. Excellent from this brewer.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass summons forth both a lemon-like / coriander scent and a frothy initially three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a fairly clear gold color that shows a brilliantly though not quite clear, straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is all spices with notes of lemon, a touch of earthy coriander and a finish that has a touch of malt character with a cracker-like grain note.
Somewhat sweet tasting (for a Wit), with a medium’ish body that has enough heft to just cling to the palate after each sip, but is still pretty quaffable.. Spicy with notes of white pepper, citrus zest, and a slightly phenolic finish that reminds me a bit of ginger, but there is also a bite of coriander. While this beer is very spice dominated, some of the fermentation character comes through and contributes to the overall spiciness. There is a touch of woody character that couples with the earthy black pepper and coriander spice notes. As the beer warms a bit more the citrus character becomes more characteristic of orange zest.
Not a bad example of a Wit, it leans towards the citrus side of the spice spectrum, which I definitely enjoy. I prefer my Wits to be a little drier and a little more tart, but this is well within the style parameters.