aracauna (3552) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich cloudy gold. Sharp clove and coriander aroma. Good strong wheat in the flavor. Fairly solid witbier.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This grew on me as I slowly enjoyed itís charms. Hazy golden vastly frothy and fairly carbonated. Balanced clove spice alongside pineapple and banana and doughy yeastiness. Nice smooth drinkability with more fruitiness than I expected. Sweet lingering finish that thickly coats the mouth. Nice.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of stronger yeast, bananas and some spices. Tastes of wheat, yeast, lightly fruity and spices. Lighter body.
guzzler67 (1678) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange appearance with a small head and very little lacing. Vinous aroma, similiar to a pinot grigio that I sampled recently. The fruit in the taste turned more citrusy, paired up with some spicyness. Dry, crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Bottle from a sample case. Nose was of wheaty oranges and lemons. Appearance was a standard yellowish cloudy hue without a huge head. The best part was the flavor. Candied bananas, pineapple, sweet dough, and some spicy citrus. Texture was a smooth oily explosion of beer. I loved it. The hops and malts balanced nicely. I really enjoyed this beer. Although it is their winter brew I wholeheartedly enjoyed it in mid July.
KUEric (962) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Bottle: A fantasic beer! The spice in the flavor suprised me for a white, although it was a smooth and refreshing as any white Iíve had. There was some definite clove in the taste and maybe a liuttle dough as well.
The appearence was fairly standard though, but that was the only real drawback, although the lacing was impressive and constant throughout.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy light yellow with a small bit of fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet hay, spices, and sugary fruit. Flavor is very yeasty and fruity, though not in a good way. Sweetness is too overpowering and there is little in the way of balance. Overall, not my favorite.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a light golden color w/ a thin white head and some nice sign of carbonation. a straw scent w/ yeast and cinammon a tiny bit of fruity but Iím not sure what that was. Palate is pretty middle of the road w/ a nice carbonation. Flavor is a bit belgian an odd fruit sweetness a yeasty flavor and a spicy cinamony taste. Pretty good stuff.
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy pale yellow, huge white head is mostly lasting and displaying efficient lacing. An estery yeast strain procures dried pineapple to the nose with a more than honest dose of hops that counter the sweetness with grace and enhance the drinkability. The excellent hop background continues its wonders in mouth, drying out what could otherwise have been a cloying fruitiness that rather comes out just a bit oily and juicy here. Most delicate wheat profile, but bold overall character. The body is light to medium at most, but certainly does feel bigger than it is, just like Iíd have expected this one to be 5-6% ABV. An awesome witbier, more akin to a german weizen except for that soft coriander feel. Very good stuff, Iíd sure want more of that both now and tomorrow. Thanks a lot Denis.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head. Appealing aroma of yeast, spices and fruit. Very good flavor of yeast, spices and fruit, the coriander is mostly subdued, wich is strange for a witbier but it works really well. The finish is dry. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Thanks to csbosox for sending this.