lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a wintry fog with muted sunshine. Nose is wheat, bread-character, and some sweet banana/fruit hints. Mouthfeel is slightly cloying and the flavor is a little thick. Yeast dominates, followed by wheat and a peppery mix of winter spice. Far from a simple, monotone brew, this is challenging (almost pungent with the yeast) and rich. A good installment in the Belgian white lline with a nice transatlantic mix of ingredients.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch #7114. Poured a cloudy lighter golden/orange with a moderate layer of white head. Bright aroma of wheat, orange and lemon zest, and peppery spices. Flavor picked up wheat upfront, with citrus and spices following. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate... felt very good. Lemon, orange, and wheat on the finish. Very enjoyable!
GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, batch 7082. Pours cloudy yellow-orange. Small head. Scents of citrus and spice. Banana, wheat and clove taste. Sweet and spicy. A good Witbier.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp wheaty nose, astringent and citrusy, big on yeast and Beemans gum. Orange blossoms and honey. Cloudy, almost milky in its turbidity. Like amber-cantaloupe juice, with thin white head. Never have I seen a color-texture like this beer. Smooth silky watery body with light-medium carbonation. Starts with heavy orange blossom bitterness and wheaty flavors. Light bubblegum esters and citrus oil. Mild hops, medium acidity, and some chalkiness throughout. Floral and clean in the finish, with mild bitterness and light chalky after. Overall, itís refreshing and drinkable and favorscthe spicier of the witbier styles, rather than overly lemony.
jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale, cloudy yellow. Aroma of spice, coriander, clove and lemon. Taste followed along the same lines with the spices dominating hints of pepper and banana. Slightly on the sweet side. Thin body. Nothing about this beer propels it beyond good, but it is good.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light honey color, with a quickly dissapating head. Aroma of lemony wheat and corriander (?) not too sure. Taste is refreshing wheat with notes of hops. Great lighter winter beer, perfect for a refreshing kick after a winter nap.
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
iím going through the available winter seasonals to me when i crack this and immediately see i am on to something different. pour looks like grapefruit juice with a sticky white head that turns to a film that hangs and laces down the glass. strong corriander nose with a mustard yeast note. nice lemony flavor with a nice prickly carbonation level. this is a nicely sweet beer. there is an enjoyable pine/citrus flavor in the finish that works well with the sweet foretaste. some banana comes up as this hits the right temp. an enjoyable beverage.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light yellow with little head. Flavors more common with dark German beers. Has a detectable beet flavor, not bad really, just a little surprising. A nice choice for a lighter winter beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw yellow with a white head that quickly subsides. Iím definitely not an expert on the style, but the beer seems a little watered down for my taste. Run-of-the-mill belgian white IMHO.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy, piney aroma. Taste goes the same. Just a little more smooth, and creamier than your average belgian white. Just more wheat than I like.