ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
First of all, I’m not a big fan of witbiers. That said, here’s my review of Alaskan’s White Ale. Very colorfully yellow for a wit, clear, with an aroma of yeast and light spice. Citrus, orange flavor with more yeast and coriander, but with a light mouthfeel. Still, nothing to change my preference toward wits. alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle as part of a mixed 6. Nose is light weat, then a ton of orange peel. Flavor is the citric orange peel and spiciness - some yeasty wheat in the background, but the orange completely dominates. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small loingering off white head. Aromas of wheat, coriander and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat coriander and a hint of citrus with a crisp spiced finish. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with paiste2002. Pours a very hazy gold with a moderate white head that almost made it to mid-glass and left spotty and patchy lace. Mild aroma of wheat grain, orange and spice. The flavor is again wheat grain, orange and coriander that is more discernible in the flavor than it is in the aroma. Refreshing and easy to drink. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with one finger foamy white head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of honey, spice, wheat, grass, light floral esters. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of honey, spice, grass, light floral esters, hints of caramel. Generally medium body with a pleasing wheat finish.
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Spice and light wheat aroma. Wheat and malt flavor with light citrus and light spice. Medium bodied. Wheat lingers with some earthiness, spice, and light citrus. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours a light hazy pale color with a medium fluffy white head. The aroma is bready with floral, orange, and clove notes. It smells kind of sweet but appetizing none the less. Flavor is lemon with a clearly defined orange peel character with some light spiciness. There is a bitterness here that borders on astringent and it’s almost bad, but almost brilliant at the same time... know what I mean? No? I’m not sure I do either. At the same time there is that fruity pebbles thing happening that I’m never terribly fond of unless it’s paired with some other kind of remarkable or unique flavor, here it is not. In this case the fruity pebbles are fairly muted so it’s not cloying or annoying, just kind of there. This is very refreshing. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
12oz. bottle. Sweet, citric and spicy aroma, plenty of orange and coriander to be found, along with lighter notes of honey, wheat grain, perfume and faint clove. Lightly hazy deep golden color, head is slight and subsiding. Some heavy spice and light hop bitterness to start, turning citric and acidic, finishing with a wash of watery sweetness and fading malt. Thin and a bit harsh on the palate, body is light-medium. A little overly sweet, and not well integrated. Underwhelming. travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
The look is clear, with an off white head, and a golden color. The smell is wheat, sweet, citrus, some spices, and fruits. The taste is sweet, citrus, and fruits. Ok. Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, corn starch), lightly yeasty (dough, sweat), with notes of orange soda, coriander, diacetyl, urinal cake.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A very clumsy, raspy, light-and-watery example.