arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, wheat, some earth into a bit of white fruit, touch of orange peel as well, some coriander. Taste is a mix of earth, coriander, slight white fruit into a bit of orange, some bready notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with caterwaul. Release #9, 5.1%. Mostly hazy yellow orange color. Little white head. Couple bits of lace. Really zesty orange peel, ginger aroma, very nice. It’s zesty and orange peely in natural way, which I don’t mind. Medium body. Crisp, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Lightly chewy. Dry, zesty sweet flavor to this. Lightly tart. OK, slightly above average, more flavorful, assertive, and dry wit. Would like a tid bit more full body with the yeast, though the citrus and spice is satisfying. A witbier worth paying lower-end bomber prices for. douglas88 (9630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2010
650 ml bottle from the Brewpub. Pours a cloudy straw color with a medium white head. The aroma is soft spices and orange. The flavor is very nice, simple, clean and smooth; light spices, coriander, honey and oranges. Very drinkable. Nice. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy soft gold body with a fine white head and active effervescence. Strong coriander and wheat expression in the nose with a quieter orange peel note. Dandelion, bread and honey malt. The grains of paradise seem more like a generic spice or maybe like anise or some kind of aquavit herb mixture. Herbal and perfumy and soft and creamy and a little sweet and a little acidic and a little soapy. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours opaque pale gold with nice white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, grains, some banana, a bit of cherry and a mild wheated malt note. The taste is pretty rich with soft smooth yeasty spices, more wheat like spices (?), a drying note, mild sweet banana and cherry flavored bubble gum. It ends with a pleasing soft palate.
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. Aroma was a bit repulsive for me at first - I don’t know, something seemed a bit off about it - don’t know if it was the yeast character or the grains but meh. Yeah. Surprisingly I enjoyed the flavor a lot more. This was okay - if the aroma was better I’d probably have enjoyed it a lot more. BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2017
On draft pours out a hazy straw color top with a white fluffy head nose is wheat some spice pepper Orange and a little perfume. Taste is more of the wheat some lemon zest spice BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle (release #6). Pours with a hazed, light golden hued body with a large fluffy white head (looks like the moon). Good retention and lace. Strong spice and phenolic nose with notes of pepper, coriander, sage and lavender. Some floral almost honey like notes, grains of paradise, medium malt character: crackery, wheat. Quite spicy. Flavors show a touch of salinity, bready, grainy wheat, floral, sage, coriander, lavender. Low pepper. Strong phenols overall. Very soft mineral character. Very low bitterness. Fuller carbonation, dry, medium to low bodied. Easy to drink. Sledutah (7839) - Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2010
22oz bottle picked up from Epic today, release day Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a nice foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Lots of nice spices, Coriander, bitter orange peel
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel of coriander, orange peel and bitterness from the grains of paradise
Very nice beer. Crisp and clean but has a nice bite to it in both aroma and taste.
Bottle (Batch 16, 5.5%).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, peppercorn / grains of paradise, sage, ginger, coriander, lavender.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Remarkably good for this brewery, and one of the best wits I’ve had in quite a while (keep in mind I don’t like this style, so it’s very rare to find one that I would even drink, much less enjoy)...while the adjuncts certainly dominate the nose (especially the citrus and pepper), which is honestly my only gripe, they are very herbal and spicy without coming off too much like scented soap or urinal cake or bubble bath...it’s a good blend of spices, just a little too dominant. Seems very clean to me, too...no grainy aftertaste or off notes. Very pleasantly tart and well balanced...neither too sour nor too sweet, nor overly bitter from the spices...a difficult combo to find in this style. Good mouthfeel as well...substantial and fluffy but still very quaffable. Difficult to stop drinking. I’m pretty shocked, but yeah, for me this is damned solid and very close to a 4+ rendition.