GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
22oz bottle from Tyler.
Pours bright hazy yellow gold with a small whitish head that recedes quickly to a thin collar and a stream of bubbles feeding a small clump in the middle.
Aroma is spicy with coriander and lemon zest alongside faint banana sweetness. The malts are very pale and grainy in the nose.
The taste is a mix of the coriander and bitter hops. Nit much citrus at all and the finish is very bitter and dry. There is a strong grainy malt presence and little fruitiness at all.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and dry with an overly bitter aftertaste.
Not a bad beer but only an average wit. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Sample at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a thin and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spots and strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Light, crisp body with flavors of oranges, toasty malt and coriander. The finish is fruity with a sweet malty, wheaty aftertaste. Decent overall. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Thanks, Mike! Pours a cloudy medium gold with a loose and sudsy white film atop. Bright dry nose, lots of spicy phenols. Smells very balanced and refreshing. Creamy medium body, carb is almost fizzy. White pepper, coriander, oranges, and a bit of wheat tang on the mid-palate. Tangy wheaty finish. Good little wit.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
22 Oz bomber from Secret Santa. Thanks! When I poured this I was afraid that there wasn’t any carbonation, but it did fizz up nicely. Beer is bright golden. Not hazy at all. Pretty much no aroma. Flavor is like a light wit, not a lot of the flavors I typically like in a Wit (I’m one that likes the esters and phenols). Almost tastes like a basic American wheat beer. Not bad, just not what I had envisioned. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
golden and translucent. large white head, though immediately disappearing, nose of slightly oxidized sweet malt and some mild citrus notes. carbonation low for style. flavor of tea-like spices with mild citrus, though it likely is less pronounced due to age of the bottle. crispness with some sweetness from the wheat. little residual sweetness provides a crispness. a well fermented beer, but the carbonation makes it a bit heavy for a wit and is a flaw
Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2010
650 ml bottle
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
Buckeye’s hommage to Lebron James is a solid Belgian wit beer that hits the perfect price point. While it will not be changing anyone’s perceptions of the style it is obvious that whomever brewed this knew what they were doing. If it weren’t for the light nature of the release and the fact that it might already be starting to slip I would buy another in a second. The bottle alone is worth having it on the shelf.
Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and golden like the rays of the rising sun the bright body is accented by a stark white head. Orange peels, coriander, white bread with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and light hops provide an evenly balanced experience.
Flavor / Palate - Light wheat and orange peel flavors hit the senses upon the first sip. Taking their time during the transition to a peppery finish they linger pleasantly on the tip of the tongue. At $5.99 it is the same price as Hippie and 76 which I see all the time. I doubt this will join them in the regular rotation but hopefully some future version will come out again.
bottle. aroma of corn, dry wheat. light tangerines. light spices. dry, less sweet version of blue moon. not too bad. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head that diminished quickly with fair lacing. Soft wheat and citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium tart citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of dank malt, citrus, a bit of diacetyl and banana. Lemony and peppery flavor with a malty finish that has a dash of grassy bitterness. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney or shigadeyo. Pours a hazy golden color with a small disappearing (like LeBron) white head. The aroma was wheat citrus, yeast, with some sweetness. Swirling slightly revealed some vegetable notes that didn’t work. The flavor was dry grassy malts, citrus, hints of pepper and spices, with a soft floral note as well. Light bodied and drinkable; just not my thing.