scotty (1210) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer. Very pale hazy gold, seems to be overly cloudy, thin white head. The nose is very subdued, all the classic white beer aromas are there,but they seem to be played down, in the distance if you like. Palate is medium bodied, clean and certainly refreshing, as you would hope from this style, finish is rather short. A good, average white beer style, perhaps Tesco should review their "Finest" range... MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2005
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At first I thought it was ok. But the more I drink, the more it tastes like soapy water. The head dissipated quickly. And I think maybe someone lost some plastic in there somewhere too. Yup. Definitely plastic. It would be nice with a citric aftertaste to top it off, but no such luck. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2005
Bottle (Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer). V pale and cloudy. Lemon, light vanilla aromas and some soapiness. Thin body with a light tart lemony finish. Highly carbonated. A bit bland but could be refreshingly drinkable on a summers day. DanielBrown (4520) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. Green hued hazy yellow, with a frothy white top. Aroma - a bit lagery, quite sweet and fatty. Oooh not brilliant.... Buttery to start (not good) then dropping off into a dry, boring slaty malt. A colossal let down. I could only manage a few gulps, which is doubly annoying given that you have to buy Ch’ti products in 750ml bottles, grrrr. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2005
Bottled. A very hazy flat orangey looking beer with a short lived fluffy head. The aroma has butterscotch and caramel which I’d expect to find in an English bitter. The taste has some lemony wheaty flavours but again that diacetyl comes through. It’s not a bad drink but doesn’t really taste like it ought to.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottled.from Sainsbury’s beer festival. Hazy washing-up water/weak tea looking, there goes the head, weak yeasty aroma, bit of zip to the flavour when it’s given a good swirl, subtle lemon, hint of light spice but its a pale excuse for a witbier Ernest (7721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is notes of apple, plastic, detergent. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Cripes, man. After this and the Blonde, I’m starting to regret snapping up one bottle each of the five main Ch’Ti beers (at $10 each). Smells bad, bland in the mouth, I just dunno what good I can say...well, it looks right for the style, at least. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2005
Very cloudy yellow in colour. Long lasting pillow soft white head. Quite subtle aroma, spicy, yeasty with a bit of vanilla. Quite citrusy in flavour, and suprisingly tart/tangy. Very refreshing. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2005
750ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Cloudy yellow in appearance, head a bit fizzy, dissipates fairly quickly. Better on second pour with yeast swirl. Aroma yeasty, subdued wheat beer notes of coriander, orange, clove, but pinapple and something grainy and fresh, and something slightly metallic coming through. Chalky finish. Not bad, not great. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle from Tescos (Finest French Wheat Beer).
Cloudy yellow colour with decent sized foamy white head. Fruity aroma. Taste is not bad; malty, citrus and grainy, some hops and slight cloves. Quite refreshing and drinkable.