Bulk_Carrier (2541) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (3680) - 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 (1609) - 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 (2454) - 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 (12051) - 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 (226) - 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.
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is Witbier-tyical, probably a bit smoother. The beer starts not as a typical Witbier - at the first sip you notice that there is something different - no orange peel or coriander. But that it is lemon grass and ginger is hard to taste. Probably the sharpness of the ginger in the background and the freshness of the lemon grass in the beginning - but all only ver subtle. The mainpart is a bit unround, sharp. And there is (for me) the round freshness of the "normal" Witbier missing. The aftertaste is a bit pale, on the one hand Witbier-typical sharp and dry, on the one hand little hot due to the ginger. This aroma lasts on the tongue very long.
Interesting brew, but I like the "normal" Witbier better, as it is for me more round and has a bit more deepness in aroma. --> 10/12/9/10
revolution2718 (322) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a good but disappointing beer. It's a wit/hefe style, with notes of banana, clove, bready malt. I was really looking hard for the lemongrass and ginger, but couldn't find it. Very drinkable, but kinda bland and didn't deliver on what it said it would.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerhunter111 (9700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, Lemon, Gewürze. Geschmack nach belgischer Hefe, Koriander, Citrus.