rauchbier (3932) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2004
Bottle, from Tesco (called Finest French Wheat Beer). Hazy lemon gold, poor shortlived fizzle of white foam, soft condition. Forced candy sweetness and lemon citrus in the nose, clumsy mix of low lemon, butterscotch and corriander in the mouth none of which seem in harmony with the other flavours. Gets a little too sweet before developing a chalky dryness in the finish with a lingering spicy corriander note. Messy.
ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
I honestly don’t know if this breweries beers are getting worse or if my palate has just called in sick and spent the day on the couch. Not the worst by a long shot, but this one sits alongside them all in the thin, watery mess stakes to barely pass as beer. Poured into it’s own chalice, quite chilled. Appearance was impressive as it turned out to be more head than beer. Surged up the spout of the glass to settle a good two inches thick and retained well to web down the sides. The body of beer was opaque and a tawny yellow in colour with fine wispy carbonation. Initially pungent and spicy, coriander, lemon, vinegar and egg aroma that was lost quickly. Similarly spicy, but more vinous and tart in the mouth with prickly carbonation that was at odds to the pasty smooth back end. Finishes off with fresh herbs with little to no aftertaste. Lemons and dull wheat flavours become pronounced but lack bounce and it’s watery, even as it warms. Simple, not unpleasant but undemanding. Average. (25cL, 08/06/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville) 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. 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. tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2011
29/11/2011 75cl bottle blind tasted @ Klaas’ place - BB: 27/7/12 (2011-681) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Little cloudy golden beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: a bit off, unusual grains (wheat or spelt), spicy yeast notes. MF: good carbon, light body. Taste: some citrus, bit of hops, bitter oranges. Aftertaste: tartness, bit lemony, medicinal bitter ending.
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, white head with a cloudy, lemon body. Nose and flavour of extra old cheddar. Bad bad bad. 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. hotstuff (5252) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Corked and caged bottle. Medium sized white fizzy head that was mostly lasting, fine-medium sized bubbles, poor lacing, hazy, carbonated, and a light yellow hue. Malty, sweet, fruity aroma and a sour, tart, and some banana in the flavor. Very little going on with this one. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body. 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 --> freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Bue à la pression de 25cl dans un estaminet de Lille, (avec une rondelle de citron quelle horreur)
couleur blanche pale, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence.
Nez acide et citron.
Attaque citron, mal pain blanc et pointe acide peu d’intérêt.