Doofgoblin (357) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really disappointing. Don’t know if I got an old can or what. But the aroma was funky dish water, soapy, some bread, and bathroom esters. The taste was one dimensional will little of the spices being apparent, and the finish was really light on the carbonation, which is not a bad thing I just would have expected the flavors to be more prominent. Maybe a fresh can would be better. Next.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - turbid gold with a frothy, fairly thick head - nose of honey, melon, sweet citrus, moderate ginger, a touch of white pepper, and even some mild notes remeniscent of cloves - soft texture - medium sweet, but with a balancing bitterness and moderate touches of spicy ginger - earthy wheat - some crusty, dry maltiness finishes, with some peppery character, fresh citrus, and melon rind - an interesting take on the style.
onceblind (4699) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light gold/strah hue with a big rocky white head. The aroma can be detected a foot away, with lots of hay and spicy bread dough, some rye, lots of coriander and a little candied wheat. Big bold flavor with sweet earthy wheat, doughy yeast, lots of coriander, spicy rye, a little lemon pepper, an earthy funkiness and a little eccentric belgian light fruitiness on the finish..really wonderful.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
The appearance had a hazy yellow kinda golden colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies to a film within about thirty seconds, clingy foamy rings form around the pint glass.
The smell opened up with a yeastiness of sorts and then pop! all of a sudden there’s the spicy elements of ginger and black pepper, some oranges and lemons start to come through and combine pretty nicely.
The taste takes the previously mentioned aromas and adds a bitter aspect to it, spicy yeasty aftertaste, dry and somewhat citrusy crisp finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the Witbier style as there’s an ample amount of harshness but not too much, could also fit a saison for the peppery notes coming through on the tongue and mouth.
Overall, witbier or saison, I like it and don’t care how its labeled, well worth to have again and worthy of having it with its recommended food.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell or coriander, orange peel and spices. Yeasty taste, lemon grass, oranges
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color out of the can with a foamy white head. Bright spicy nose with some ginger and citrus notes. The spices follow through into the flavor with ginger, coriander, and some lemon zest. There is some raw bread dough and some yeast notes, but it is mostly spice.
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a tight white head and decent lacing. Nose is a fair bit of lemon, light yeast note, and a hint of pepper, some grassy, herbal hops in back. Taste has more spice to it, lemony up front with a hint of banana. Stronger pepper spice comes in behind, flavors thin out a little bit through the finish, grassy hop, a bit herbal. Strong carbonation and a lighter body.
Ed5388 (2314) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can thanks to JohnGonk. Pours a murky straw color with a finger of frothy bright white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, banana, and sweet lemon. Taste of Belgian yeast, wheat, grass, lemon zest, and citrus.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from BottleSelect.com. Pours hazy gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma seems a mix of fruit and ginger. Near med body. Flavor is a little malty, some fruit and citrus, and a slight touch of gingeriness. It’s quite different from a typical wit.
jerd16 (224) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy saffron yellow, with creamy white head. Bitter lemon on the nose, belgian yeast, crackerbread and a unique savoury note, provided by the ginger. Sorachi ace hop is dominant in both taste and aroma. Lemon meets tongue, palate is a little watery at first before spicy and herbal notes takeover. Has a lingering ginger bitterness. Fairly dry finish.