maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a very small head. Sweetness to the nose with hints of metal, despite coming from a glass bottle. Heavy sweetness to the ale from the yeast, which I don’t like. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
thornecb (6018) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Date: August 22, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of candy sweetness, fruity orange, spicy, floral
Flavor: big spicy flavor, touch of fruity orange adds sweetness, earthyness follows the spicyness to dry it back out
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet yeast, wheat and lemon aromas. Medium bodied with lemon pledge upfront turning to a warm wheat and banana finish. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big orange peel, a lightly sweetened wheat malt, a light coriander, and some clove phenols. Flavor is excessive malts and spices with bready wheats, somewhat sharp orange peels, a slight lemon zest, lots of clove phenols, and a fairly bitter grassy hopping and coriander spice. Finishes dry, spicy, and somewhat fruity before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a witbier on steroids and represents a style I don’t really like in the first place, plus an "imperialized" version of a style that I don’t think should be "imperialized." This isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I’m not a fan of it. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bomber. Pours hazy orange straw colored with 1-finger white head. Nose is limey citrus, orange zest, coriander, malt. Tastes spicy, with big coriander, limey citrus, some mid-palate yeasty notes, and orange zest in the finish. This is a solid white ale.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours murky old with a smallish head, Aroma is bready yeast and citrus. Medium in body with light carbonation. The orange is present in the flavor but not over powering. A nice blend of yeast and sweet malt is off set by a hop bite that you don’t normally find in a Witbier. I love Wits, and this one is just different enough to really stand out in the crowd. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy, darker orange with good, creamy, off-white head / Bright nose of orange peel, pineapple, and wheat / Medium to full body, chewy, fruity and sweet to point of being juice-like, with some biting hops and very bitter finish / Simple, coarse flavors of orange peel, pineapple, and pine / Somewhat clumsy. Not seeing a need for a big, hoppy, wit.