alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Creamy honey colored with a white head. Aroma is spicy - coriander and the like. Taste is strong spicy bitter and earthy. I like the flavor a lot. Itís pretty strong in the spice realm, and thatís fine with me. But if you like your whites mild, this one might not be for you. FeelingHoppy (3) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006 does not count
Why would anyone brew a quenching Wit beer in the middle of Winter, when there are so many dry, hot days in the Summer which would be perfect for this style of beer? Thats what i kept asking myself as I poured up a glass of this fine creation from the somewhat twisted mind of Larry Bells.
The pint glass reveals a dirty, straw colored liquid with finely carbonated plumes of yeast erupting through the surface of the beer, into a frothy, bone white head. The nose is all about bitter orange pith, fermented lemons, clove, and nut butter. The flavor is big and round with lots of lemony sweetness and earthy wheat balanced by a mouth watering citrusy sourness in the finish. This one leaves the lips tingling and the chest warm. So THAT is why this beer was released in the Winter....because itís way to much beer for the dog days of June or July.
I have had double white ales that were nowhere near this flavorful. Once again we see why it is best to leave all expectations in check when cracking open a new beer from Bells Brewing. eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle at the Heorot in Muncie. Citrus-wheat aroma over bright cloudy gold. Tart-wheat-yeast tastes, citrus and spice. Strange to drink a beer like this in winter but when I think of stockings full of oranges and cinnamon sticks, it works. Light and so easy to drink. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clera golden colour with a low dissapearing head. Sweet oranges and vanilla with lemony hop accent in aroma. Smooth flavour of lemon, crackers and oranges. Fairly light body. Lemony and spicy notes in the short aftertaste. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle. Very cloudy golden color, a bit darker than most wits, sticky white head. Fruitier beer with orange, lemon, and banana, pretty yeasty. Light bodied. This would probably score higher had I drank this on a hot summer day, at least I would have enjoyed it more, as it is, itís a pretty nice beer.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholmzach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Semi dark for a white... weak head. Fruity, nutty aroma, almost like a saisson. Hoppier than European wheats. Oranges and vanilla. Thin body - long aftertaste.
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Grainy and yeasty aroma with hints of citrus, bananas and coriander. Bitter and sour flavor at first but quickly gives way to a yeasty and grainy middle and a slightly spicy and citrusy finish. The aftertaste is very clean with only the slightest spicy hints of cloves and orange peel. In my opinion, a pretty run of the mill witbier. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Light hefe with gentle banana overtones. Beer lacks body and has minimal, uneven head. Alcohol has a bit of a sharp bite and initial unpleasntness, but flavors of banana and sweet orange develop nicely later. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This beer greets the nose with the robust an infusion consisting of wheat, yeast, and grapefruit. This semolina filled golden solution rests under a moderately thick head. This is a smooth thick beer that distributes a hearty wheat taste throughout the mouth and then fades leaving the palate infected with a mild tingle. puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Wheat aroma with a sweet spiced flavor. Outstanding beer that rivals Hoegarden in my opinion.