GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
355mL courtesy of dpjuart. Pours a muddy/dirty blonde with a sizeable yellowish head that has fair retention and not much lace. Aroma is buttery, a bit diacetyl, caramel, creme brulee. Taste is rich, buttery: some warming alcohol, spices, but mostly bland graininess. Some good warming alcohol. Imperial Wit is a tough style to nail down. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(12oz bottle via trade with BA gratefulbeerhead) clear golden pour with little to no head. Nose of celery, candi sugar, and citrus hops. Taste of candi sugar, celery and spicy yeast. blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, golden pour with short foam, aroma of fruity malts and some potpourri, flavors of caramel, mango, citrus SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Translucent golden yellow body that pours with rather thick, creamy white head. Head slowly fades to a nice thick creamy collar and plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. Beautiful yeast clouds circle their way around in this one.
S- Its a classic witbier smell. A nice balance of coriander, citrus (mostly orange), and lots of yeast. Hints of soft hops too.
T- Lots of citrus upfront with a big, full, yeasty backbone. Coriander along with some hop flavor really comes out for the finish pushing the citrus and yeast temporarily in the background. Alcohol is pretty heavy on the swallow. Citrus, coriander, and yeast linger with equal potency leaving a sweet yet semi-spicy bready flavor. These characters are wrapped in a blanket of alcohol warmth.
P- Low-Medium carbonation and full yeasty body. Smooth and creamy.
O- This is a nice limited edition beer. I am very glad I was able to try it. I would buy it again if it were readily available. Anyway-the 9.0% ABV surely does not hide and makes its presence known, knocking the drinkability of this one down a little bit. Not sure whether this is more of an imperial wit or BSPA...either way I love both and this is a pretty solid example of either. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-26-2007 01:50:46 BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a fading head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of honey, celery, citrus and cumin, floral. Taste is sweet, tea, bitter and spice. Light bubbles.
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2010
bottle thanks to JCapriotti! Pours murky orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is strong citrus, orange marmalade, some honey. Flavor is smooth honey and spice. Lots of rich orange peel character with some light coriander notes and a floral finish. Beer5000 (6825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2010
355 ml bottle. Dark orange body with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and almost a fruity kind of bitterness. Quite nice. hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! Pours orange with a small off white head. The aroma is spicy with honey dominating and has malt and floral notes in the back ground. The taste is malty but again the honey flavor dominates. Flowers, spice, yeast in the back ground. Not bad, just tastes a little tired. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle, thanks to piscator34, Thanks Kris! Shared with hobbersr. Pours amber, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is orange preserves, slight yeastiness, mild spiciness. Palate is broad and mouthfilling, sticky and juicy, huge honey character, nice bitterness towards the finish. Tasty, but I think I got to this too late. bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from Styles. Thanks for this retiree. Pours a slightly hazy light copper, with a nice off-white head. Strong citrus/yeast/spice aromas. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is citrus and wheat. More sweet than not. I’ll buy this one as a Belgian Strong Ale. I’d have said Belgian, if I hadn’t read the description above. It’s really very nice. Sad it will soon be gone.