shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Well, I’m trying to get through the rest of the Summer beers I have in the fridge. I have four more to go and this is one of them...
The Berghoff Solstice Wit pours a hazy, light maize color with a fizzy white crown that disappears quickly. Visible carbonation is lively. Aroma is citrusy and slightly sweet. Flavor is mostly banana and has hints of sweet orange peel and some coriander in the distance. It also has a slight yeasty tang and a very delicate hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and pretty refreshing overall. This American made Belgian Wit isn’t the best around, but it is surprisingly better than many others and probably one of Berghoff’s better brews...
12 oz bottle (5.0% ABV according to the label), $0.50 from Sam’s Wine and Spirits (on sale). Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Lightly cloudy yellowish amber color with a quick head. Sweet candied orange and lemon aromas. Light and clean with an orange honey flavor. Slight bitter finish. Refreshing, not too yeasty or wheaty. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Bottle. Fairly hazy on the pour. A bit of citrus, not terribly complex or full tasting for a wit bier. gregkitzmiller (6) - USA - AUG 31, 2006 does not count
A pleasant surprise as a very drinkable bottled American version of a Belgian Wit. While Berghoff is one of the oldest beer brands in the U.S. (starting in Fort Wayne, Indiana and moving to the Chicago restaurant), the beers brewed under this label are often solid but not remarkable. Bottled it has good orange and spice and is tasty on a summer day. linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours out a light golden colour with lots of active bubbles and a moderate playful head that dissolves quickly. Scent is very yeasty and dry. Taste is very lightly spicy with strong yeast elements. Not much character to the beer or complexity. Mouthfeel is like drinking a soda.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Hazy orange appearance with a small white head and no lacing. Spicy nose needs a few minutes for the orange peel to come out in the aroma. Dry, spicy, wheaty taste. Medium-to-light body, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Short lived, one dimensional finish. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2006
12oz bottle pours golden cloudy wtih a short white head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of light yeast and orange peel. Flavor is yeasty asa well with definite orange and corriander notes. Pretty mild overall in flavor though as most of their beers have been. Watery palate without much carbonation. Pretty average in all ways.. I’d take hoegaarden over this one any time.. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden with a thin ring of white head. Soft pale malty aroma has some mild buttery notes and a decent orange zest and coriander spice. Body starts fairly bland, but drinkable with a light sweetness and true to style spice character. An ok witbier, but nothing great. eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Cloudy gold, very little head, light fruity aroma, plenty of fizz and citrus with a light touch of spice and a little banana, pretty watered-down version of the style but thirst-quenching if not very memorable. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Pours a pale yellow with white head.Strong banana and clove aroma.That heavy banana and clove translates though in its flavor as well.Nice clove finish.