bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
As Tescos Finest French Wheat Beer. LIght aromas of wheat, yeast and spice. Hazy lemon color with ferocious white head that laces. Starts with lemon, yeast spice, passes to a papery taste which passes quickly, ending with a hint of herb, and some hop bitterness. Definitely a dry finish. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2007
750m Bottle. Cork couldn’t wait to get out of the bottle. Slightly hazy, straw coloured body with a decent head and rings of lacing. Soft spices on the nose and some lemon in the taste although it falls away pretty quickly, even a little watery. Easily drinkable though not very memorable or very refreshing. onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Bottle -Tesco finist... Its mild aroma is a bad omen of what’s to come. Initially promising on the palate with its citrus and corriandar notes, but this vanishes all to quickly leaving a bland short lived finish. Not worth having twice. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a hazy straw color, very briefly topped by an eighth of an inch of white foam. No real head retention to speak of - unless you consider a thin film head retention. Scant webby lacing. Mild sweetened lemon in the aroma.
Wheat beer tang combines with lemon meringue. Tart sweet and enticing. Quite mild and somewhat flowery. Dry finish with a touch of salt. Salt? Light body, light carbonation. Good beer but lacking oomph. Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Bottled as Tesco Finest thought the strength said 5% but I may be wrong on that point. This beer poured very cloudy and looked a golden/orange colour with moderate carbonation.Aroma was wheaty and a bit citrusy, taste was crisp, wheaty again some bananeyness ’if there’s such a word’ but not that impressive. I left some of this as I just got a bit fed up with it.
leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle. Tesco Finest.. Cloudy orange (looks like apple juice) with a big disappearing white head. Aromas are crisp, fresh wheat with citrus, hints of banana, Not much coriander. Flavours are refreshing, wheat orange and lemon. Soft. Not the most multi-dimensional of beers. Not getting much coriander. Some wheat citrus sourness. Crisp and too bloating. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
75cl bottle from Auchan, Calais. Cloudy, pale gold/green colour with lasting white head. Wheat, lemon and soapy hop aroma. The soapiness is just a bit too dominant. It has all the makings of a good blanche, but just fails. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Very hazed straw yellow as it sits in my chalice, with an assured, yet slim layer of snow white bubbles lay above.
Looks like a wit.
Aroma, sour and citric, but on first sniff, unremarkable. And that’s how I insist my wits smell...remarking of something, at least. No, none too pretty, wish I could state otherwise.
Taste: Weird. Not terribly pleasant. Doesn’t have that uplifting zip and zing, that light, airy spirit a good wit should have. Feels laden down with something it shouldn’t be,...a bit plastic. Is this infected? Might be an old bottle, might be a bad one, but this is not a good wit in the least. Not a happy beer at all, at all.
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2006
<!-- b -->750 ml bottle:<!-- /b --> Pours a cloudy orangish/lemon color with a foamy white head. Aroma consists of dry white wine, lemon, very mild orange scent, and coriander. Taste is quite light and carbonated, lemon, not much orange, slight wheat note, not much spice at all in the taste. Palate is rather dry and sweet. Well, this is a rather uneventful witbier. It just falls short on many levels. There’s just nothing really there taste and palate wise. Got it pretty cheap, but I won’t be going back to the store to get more. <!-- i --> France....even their beer tastes like wine. <!-- /i --> Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2006
(Label says Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer) Light yellow colored, hazy appearance. Medium white head. Coriander, orange and sweetness with some yeast in aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Spices and orange with medium carbonation in flavor, aftertaste lasts with orange. Nothing special.