Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle from a Mitra in the nothern Netherlands, Leckere’s interpretation of the classic German Weissbier style, from a 25 cl bottle. Medium thick, off-white, moussy head, lightly lacing, over a hazy straw blonde beer with greenish hue. Aroma of apple peel, old wrinkly lemon peel, bath foam, chalk, old cloves, banana mush, dough, camomile tea, chicory leaves, freshly grated ginger, stewed turnips, bitter honey, unripe starfruit, gypsum. Fruity onset, lots of pear and apple peel, hint of souring green gooseberry, yellow plum and pineapple somewhere, in all sweetish with a softly souring edge as befits a classically composed European wheat ale, fizzy carbo with sharpish minerally aspects, soapy and soft, bit fluffy mouthfeel. Soapy wheatiness fills the middle alongside some cereally breadiness, becoming more soapy towards the end, with pointed spicy edges, reminiscent of coriander even though spices aren’t explicitly mentioned on the label; ends more dryish, with a grassy and lightly herbal hop bitterish touch, some spicy phenols, a chalky flavour lingering and, most of all, lingering wheat soapiness. Apparently made without spices - but I sincerely think coriander seed has been smuggled in, and with malted wheat instead of raw wheat, so more tilted towards German Weissbier than Belgian wit; the end result, though, reminds me a lot more of the slick soapiness and added spiciness of a witbier than of the soft estery and phenolic, bready character of a Weissbier. As with many Dutch wheat beers - still very popular there - I guess this could be a compromise between those two classic, once near-extinct but then vividly revived European wheat styles. In general: works fine, a bit too banana-like, too soapy and thinnish for me personally, but technically well-executed. Typical De Leckere style, I’d argue, but equally (very) reminiscent of certain ’classic’ Dutch wheat beers including La Trappe Witte Trappist, with which it shares the same thin, ’greenish’ soapy body and spicy-sweet character. androman (2351) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
25cl bottle at home from Marianna as a gift, many thanks. Nose is wheat malt. Body clear yellow straw, head is very small, white, frothy, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is wheat, honey, green tea, peach. Medium sweet, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity light sweet, hint of umami. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, quite refreshing, not bad. Keukeman (146) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2017
From draft in Oirschot, fresh aroma, citrus and yeast. Wattery taste, hints of citrus and strong hop touch. Hazy yellow with frothy white head. Medium carbonation perfect beer for terrace in summer. Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2017
From a 33 cl bottle in Delft. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel with just a hint of Belgian yeast. Sweeter than most wits. adamnowek (2724) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2017
Aroma is orange peel, banana bread, and croissant. Taste starts spicy and mellows out into orange, caramel, and toffee.
zacgillbanks (5185) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Netherlands. Hazy pale straw-white coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a sweet lemon and spicy fruity flavour with yeast and vanilla on the herbal, dry smooth finish. Good. bonkiedeaap (763) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle as a part from a giftpack. The beer is hazy yellow colored and has a small and unstable white head, with average carbonation.
The aroma is fruity, with notes of citrus, wheat, bananas and spices. A little yeast is also noticable.
The taste is light bodied and well drinkable, with a creamy wheat taste and changes into a pleasant bitterness with spices.
The finish is refreshing and light bitter, yet a little watery.
Oke beer witbier, but not special. I prefer something else. sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
On tap @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Amsterdam - NL. Color: cloudy white blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hefe weizen notes, wheat and bread notes. Fruity finish. Taste: medium body with good wheat malt taste, hefe weizen yeast. Good attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: wheat. culchiem (3978) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Draught at Arendsnest. Light gold with a large head. Aroma is citrus. Flavour is light wheat and citrus, easy drinking Wim (3980) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2016
Along with Yves at his home hazy white gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast herby fruity aroma a spicy herby fruity slightly bitter taste with a slight bitter finish