BierStube72 (2) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Very pleasing to the senses - smells fruity with a fresh, spring-like aroma. Taste has hints of citrus and spice. Excellent during late Spring and Summer. Very refreshing and smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pacaus (49) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
I was quite suprised to see it rated so low. I am a huge fan of Witbier and Hefe-weizens and having tried a lot of them have found this version to be one of the best. Many versions now are heavy on the spices but I found this beer to have nice colour with a great hear and solid lacing. The smell had a nice essence of the wheat and spice. The taste was very smooth with a nice wheat flavour and subtle hints of spice and fruit. Either way for me it was a great beer and most tastings I have had with friends have also enjoyed this one over the others I have offered. But that is the great thing with so many beer options available. Mikelp (5) - - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
La millor cervesa de blat que he tastat fins el moment. Ell coridandre hi és present de manera obscena, i m’encanta. Gran birrot! zippyland (7) - USA - NOV 14, 2001 does not count
I love Belgian white beer and this one didn’t disappoint. Fruity and sweet, but not even a little cloying. Bewitched (19) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUL 1, 2012
This beer shows the essence of Belgium beer. It is like you are eating sushi - you are feeling a whide variety of tastes at the same time, but in this case - citrus, floral ans wheat. I love it.
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2013
very pale hazy straw with a creamy white head. clingy medium body with high carbonation.Bludwig (31) - USA - MAY 1, 2010
aroma: sweet pale malt, tart wheat, subtle coriander and bittering hops.
taste: sweet pale malt, pleasant tart raw wheat, subtle coriander, faint hop bitterness, and mild yeast phenols.
everything is balanced, spices are subtle. a classic standard for witbier.
Aroma: Bright and citrusy aroma with something like a peach muffin character. The obvious orange peel and coriander spice notes are not muffled by and funk which is kinda fun to find on these Belgian Wits. This beer is apparently the original incarnation of the wit, so maybe through generations of fine tuning, the nose on this beauty has turned into a cleanly smelling fresh and lively bouquet.
Appearance: Perfect! A wit should be pale yellow, golden and with slight haze. I swirled the vitamin B slurry in the bottom of the bottle to add the authentic yeasty character to the beer and it still remains translucent and retains its sparkle. The head was thick and frothy on first pour and the ale has preserved a full foamy layer with constant replenishing bubbles.
Taste/Palate: In lively Belgian wit style, we begin with the yeast! A rich and full flavored start immediately followed by fruit and coriander flavors and nice acidity. The rich feeling in the beginning has a slight sweet feeling to it, but the beer finishes with a balancing acidity. There is a lingering flavor of yeasty coriander and fruit that remains with you throughout the beverage, like you’re always tasting it even when your glass is finished.
Overall: Who am I to judge a world classic? I do know that this beer is a well crafted wit and deserves to be among the classics of its style.
Grzesiek79 (4294) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
banana, vanilla, banana, cough drop, butterscotch, cereal, caramel, nuts, floral, citrus, leaves, pale, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, thin feel, average carbonation, felsenpils (174) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Very, very nice Belgian white. Subtle spicy aroma, delicate taste. Cloudy golden color. This beer blows Interbrew´s Hoegaarden out of the water.
Now available in the US in cans! Get it and enjoy it while you can. But be forwarned, this is a very subtle beer and it takes an advanced beer palate to fully enjoy it. Nothing here jumping out at you, just delicate flavor. Let it warm up a bit and try to identify all the spice notes in the aroma. Fantastic. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 On tap at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Classic wit beer, which works well on draught, presented in a nice frosted glass. Perfectly balanced flavour, combining, chalky, milky, lemony notes, with added fizz and tanginess. This is particularly creamy on the front of the tongue, then the lemon kicks in big style. I'll say it again, classic opaque white beer - delicious.