SkyHigh420 (12) - USA - MAR 22, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub Feb’09. Cloudy golden color with a smell of lemony citrus and spice. tastes of wheaty spice with a citrus background. Very nice and refreshing after a hard day on the slopes and and even better summer beer. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the Alchemist. Served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a thick white head. Aroma is very fruity with scents of orange, pear & apricot as well as wheat and coriander spice. Flavor follows the aroma to the tee. Moderate in the mouth with prickly carbonation on the tongue. This one was loaded with flavor and character. josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Cask at Brewpub: Ample white head, golden cloudy color with a citrus/spice aroma. Taste of citrus,wheat and spice. This is a gold medal winner from the GABF and this batch is even better. kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Can shared thanks to Maakun. Hazy golden orange with a ring off white head. Aroma of yeast, orange peel, herbs, coriander and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2004
12 oz at the brewpub. Light yellow-gold, green-tinged, smoothly translucent. Lemony-orangy yeasty nose; lemon-banana, dry red wine in the intitial flavor; very sweet, mild alcohol presence, a bit Mountain-Dew like late, well carbonated, warming.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Draft - Pours a golden yellow in color with a relatively thin white head. Nicely laced. Yeasty aroma with hints of the coriander and orange. Slightly sweet but with a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is present. Easy to see why this beer was awarded a gold medal at the Great American Brewfest this year. A very good witbier. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 The Lure:gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2017
Its perfume is boastful and colourful, with tons of curaçao, coriander, lavender and rose allusions. Really fruity and vibrant.
Biscuity and bready malts withstand the devoted spices. Curaçao, coriander, orange pulp and cereal sweetness team up to offer assertive flavors. The big body is very comfortable, while clearly stating that this is not your typical, quenching Witbier.
Surprised this rates low (for an Alchemist). Its a nice take on a witbier using a different type of orange (I think) than what is more typical. Yeasty. Raw. Dry. Thx Patrick, this was a nice surprise! mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Can shared. Semi-hazy pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Notes of coriander, lemon, light smoke, citrus hops, light salt and minerals. Light body, medium carbonation. Decent. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
On draught at the brewpub, 4/16/2005. A lovely white-gold color with plenty of straw yellow highlights, quite hazy with a one-finger white head, low retention. Aroma of oranges, chewy malt and bubblegum, light sugar and angel food cake. Flavor of vanilla, lemon-poppyseed muffins and light curacao. Soft, but evident carbonation adds a pleasant texture, while the malt sweetness stays strong to the end. Not exactly a delicate example of the style (not that it’s supposed to be). Ample yeast flavor definitely signifies that these guys can make a real Belgian ale, but when comparing this to T’Ij Schaarel Wit (which I can not help but do), this one comes off as very juvenile and undignified. Could stand a bit more tangerine-like flavors and a finer-bubbled carbonation could add a more delicate feel to it. Still, a wonderful beer, especially considering its American descent.