Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
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, it’s refreshing and drinkable and favorscthe spicier of the witbier styles, rather than overly lemony. jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2005
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
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 (2201) - Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2005
i’m 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
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
Straw yellow with a white head that quickly subsides. I’m 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
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. pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
From the bottle it poured a cloady straw color with a white head that did not have good retention. There was a dominate lemon flavor with some spice and a noticable amount of hops. Not my favorite, but I have had worse. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Properly cloudy copper, nice cap of white head that fades fairly quickly. Green grapeskin aroma. Kind of tart but fairly clean quality that is reminscent of lemon and corriander. Subsequent aromas reveal grainy malt and earthy, dill hop character. Sourdough bread flavor, mild but noticable hop bitterness. Fine, gentle carbonation. A bit thicker than I expect for the style, and for the low ABV. Not exactly the sparkly bright stuff I expect from a witbier. Maybe that is on purpose--part of the reason for calling it a Winter White? Or maybe it’s just The Power of Suggestion... OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
12 oz bottle batch #6727- Pours golden with a short white head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is of wheat, yeast, bannana and a little clove. Flavor is mostkly bannana and clove. Somewhat spicey finish. Palate is light and airy as I’d expect a belgian wit to be. Pretty tasty and an interesting beer to release in the winter. Seems this would be better released in the summer months.