Leighton (21861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Vintage c. 2004, sourced from the chriso rotbox. Cheers! Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has some lightly tangy lemon, pale bread and hay. Light sweet flavour with big lemony tang no, faint peat, dry pale bread. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry and tangy on the finish, with more impressions of peat, wheat flakes. OK overall, especially given its age. Scopey (15281) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. Dug out from ChrisO’s dusty cellar. It pours cloudy golden - orange with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, orange, peach, tinned nectarine, wet leaves and light spice. The taste is crisp, tart fruits, sweet peach, apricot, nectarine, earth, sherbet, light floral and dough. Medium body and fine carbonation. Past its prime, but I still kind of enjoyed it. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Dusty bottle from the Chris O archives. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is smooth, light and dry. Modest fine carbonation. Tangy dried fruits. Floralness that is a little bit soapy. Light dry finish. Much like me at this point in proceedings, this beer is knackered.
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow, nose is yeasty, citrus, taste is fizzy, wheaty, not bad. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask at Jocktoberfest. Cloudy and wheaty. Restrained flavour without much seet banana/bubblegum evident.
BlackHaddock (7516) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Feb 2008: A Scottish Wheat Beer, whatever next?
This is a bottle conditioned beer, so I decided to pour it into two glasses. The plan being to see half the beer without sediment and the other with. I have two thistle shaped Gordon glasses and as this is a Scottish beer, choose those to use.
What I got was two completely different looking beers from the one bottle, both had wonderfully full white heads which hung around for a good while. The second glass was obviously very cloudy because of the sediment. The first glass having a golden clear hue to it, no mistiness or cloudiness to be seen.
The aroma was more pronounced in the second glass, the wheat clearly wiff-able compared to the aroma from the first pour. Spicey and citrus flavours abound in the nose too. Yeast aromas were also present in both glasses.
This was like reviewing two beers at the same time and was getting to be really fun, the cloudy half was more tastey but not so good on the eyes, and my taste buds are connected to my eyes some how. Everything a good Witbier should be, tart, refreshing and interesting. According to the label, coriander and oranges are used in the brewing process, which will account for the flavours and aromas I found.
I have had many Witbiers when visiting Belgium and have already reviewed a few on this site. This was as good as any I’ve had on my travels. My mother always has whatever Witbier is on tap when she is in Belgium and I would have no hesitation in giving one of these to her and knowing she would enjoy it and never guess it came fron Scotland not Belgium. JohnRMurdoch (4986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Cask @ The Bow Bar. Cloudy anaemic pale golden yellow colour, not much head. Resin biscuit aroma. Mild banana resin flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. More a wheat ale than a Belgian Wit. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2011
On cask at Jocktoberfest at the Black Isle Brewery. Pours a cloudy blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma and flavours of banana, cloves and lemon. I didn’t get coriander but I’m not a fan of coriander in beer as a rule. Some caramel flavours also. Light carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Not bad. imdownthepub (14983) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Abbey Fine Ales, Melrose, Scottish Borders. Cloudy yellow with white head. Quite fizzed despite claiming to be bottle conditioned. Sweet, candy sugar, pear and melon notes, but all pretty sweet. Not for me, though it was drunk whilst cooking a barbie. AshtonMcCobb (6774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2011
50cl bottle. Cloudy, golden and with some head. The nose has wheat, tomato stocks and green peppers. The taste is of banana, peach and fudge. The palate has a solid structure, the mid-palate is sweet and textured and it is fairly clean on the end.