JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fullsteam, Durham. Faintly cloudy deep golden pour, medium carbonation. Aroma was fairly pleasant, somewhat sharp from the yeast and pepper barely detectable. Body is lightly prickly but mostly just smooth and at times full. Flavors were moderately standard wit but there was enough going on from the additions to make this one moderately more interesting than the norm, especially in the peppery finish.
OldGrowth (3463) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Brewery. Good aroma, yeasty. Cheese, dough, clove, pepper. Cloudy Orangy yellow. Tart flavor, sweet streak about it. Light body, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice. Real peppery finish. A lot going on with flavor.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy orange pour with a large white head. Scent is wheat, spice, and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus and spice.
rdixon77 (2678) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Nice wit. Hazy yellow. Barnyard, grass, lemon, honey. Easy to drink.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy bright golden with a funky looking head--clumps a little bit. Nose is honey and pepper and earth. Taste adds lots of black pepper in a pleasant way. Dry finish. Big improvement on the R & D batch, I think. I’d drink more of this, for sure.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. golden pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus and spice nose with oats. med body with citrus, spice, pepper and wheat. semi dry finish with a light tartness and spice.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice witbier that i did have at a fried chicken place. Although i do hot sauce. One of my favorite breweres and one of my favorite Wits but those ratings arent that high.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery. Straw yellow colored hazy brew with a medium sized white head, very similar looking to most wits. The nose also has the characteristic barnyard and hay aspects, but that mixed with lots of pepper. Same with the flavor that starts out like many good witbiers, but then gets overpowered by black pepper. Initially I liked it until about halfway through the glass when I was wishing I had some fried food to pair this with, as the pepper was getting to be too much on its own. So as they say, it’s probably lovely with fried chicken, but it’s not one I’ll rush to order again when I’m not eating.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with decent sized head. Yeasty wheat aroma with some citrus and spice. Flavor is sweet, peppery, and malty. Finish is spicy with the pepper. Nice beer.
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. The pepper in this ale is savory and comes through without much heat, which complements the lemongrass and citrusy taste really well.