RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
Known Vintages: 2004

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Milky/honey color. Aroma has faint citrus smell and a hint of canned corn or something. Too fizzy and watery for me, but it was light/refreshing.

thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow, light white foamy head. Pineapple juice? Aroma is sweet, with hints of orange. Flavor is definitely a little more like a Belgian white than a straight wheat ale. I suspect it is a Wit, and the waitress doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Hints of orange juice, and some herb/spiciness in the background. Cardamom, Juniper, Allspice, maybe? Pretty decent.

DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jeffin7, thanks Jeff!) I know I’m probably push this "witbier ages nicely" thing a bit too much sometimes, but the bottling date on this beer is 09-Jul-04, nearly 19 months ago. But pouring the beer and taking my first sip, I’m convinced more than ever that a well-made witbier can stand up to many, many months in a bottle. As such, this beer is quite nice. It’s light and refreshing, with lots of citrus -- both lightly sweet orange and lightly-tart lemon -- as well as mild coriander and the tiniest hint of bitter orange peel. Again, the duality of the citrus is evident in the nose, but spices, if they exist in the nose at all, are too light for me to pick up. Clean, nicely carbonated, a real thirst quencher I’d imagine. Pale yellow, but fully cloudy, with a small, white head that settles to a thin ring over ten minute’s time. Fairly light overall, and pretty mild on the spices for a witbier. I imagine some will think this watered down lemon juice, but I rather like the flavor profile myself, but that’s because I generally don’t like a witbier where the coriander is front and center.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2005
Rather small head for such beer, pale gold colour did not looked too attractive to me. Fresh sweet aroma. Thin bodied, soft mouthfeel but short lived. To watery, thin.

DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Wheat and spice in the aroma, cloudy yellow, small white head. Tastes of flat malt, mild wheat too. Thin, average. Thanks Radek and Carolyne.

Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
A light mouthfeel, spicy corriander beer, with wheaty aroma. Ginger threw me off- I want to get the yeast not a bold herbal tea in there. There’s also orange and lemon there, pepper.

meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
This poured out a cloudy light yellow color with a huge off white rocky foam head that lasts for a long time. Excellent clumps of lacing are left around that glass as this one was put down, very nice looking witbier. Spice is mainly what stands out in the nose here with lemon and orange peel being detected as well as some doughy malt. Lemons and spice jump out first in the taste with wheat holding its own before a slight bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel was good for the style and it was defiantly a good beer to drink a bunch of over the grill. Very refreshing and drinkable.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2004
(draft) Hazy straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cardemom, clove, ginger, some wheat, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, cardemom, orange, light ginger. Light body. Nice interpretation of the style.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy pale yellow, small dishwater like head, light carbonation with spotty lacing.   Citrus, corriander, and a slight American Wheat touch on the nose.   Citrus, albeit unsweetened, dishwater, and slight spices on the tongue.   Could stand to be a bit sweeter.   Not bad, thirst quencher, but nothing particularly interesting.   Otherwise, Body and mouthfeel are decent.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Had at Clyde’s, Georgetown, DC. A really exceptional beer. Spicy, and jumps onto your tounge. Nice mixed color. I love Dominion brewery, would love to have more. Reminds me slightly of Brooklyn Lager in the spice mix.

egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Poured a hazy gold color with a small white head and spotty lacing on the glass. Complex aroma of banana, coriander, clove, cardamom, and orange peel. Taste was sweet ginger, wheat, spicy and tart citrus. A very nice beer.

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