Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden color, thick medium cream colored head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, lavendar. Taste is bright citrus, banana. Decent stuff. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Slightly hazy golden. Floral spicy aroma, a bit soapy, with oranges, mint, coriander, ginger and wheat. Minty flavor with yeast, grains, citrus (lemon and orange), spices and alcohol. Medium-bodied. Reminds me of Christmas and Halloween beers. Not my thing. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Small white head that mostly dissipates, atop hazy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange peel, some coriander, light cream, clove. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some coriander, honey, light cream. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation, alcohol well contained. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the Long Trail event at the Golden Rail. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of candied banana. Thin to medium bodied, more banana notes coming through. Little bit of alcohol, and more of that banana yeast flavor. Seems like it needs some acid to balance it out. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus (mainly oranges with some lemons), and yeast. Tastes of spices, the same citrus, some wheat, and banana.
Sammy (12984) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
Whitish body with a decent sized foamy head. This is a unique wit in that it has above-average mouthfeel but solely the sweet-spicey orange peel comes through over the wit. The corriander is much. Not that drinkable. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz-22oz bottle-pours a retaining white head and hazy straw color. Aroma is lemon zest, sight spice, yeast. Taste is lemon zest, sight spice, yeast, slight light malt. Close. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy gold even toward margarita greenish with white head. Nose is limey citrus, coriander and spice, banana, bubblegum. Tastes limey, citric, with brown sugary clovey banana, and a crisp, decently balanced finish. Solid. In fact, I dare say a top notch wit. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Cloudy yellow pour with a nice white head. Aro
a is full of oranges, yeast and coriander. Flavor is creamy, yeasty, oranges, coriander and wheat. Very nice!! MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Loads of orange peel, ginger and flower petals create a buoyant perfume to grace this softly carbonated and highly drinkable Imperial Witbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the cloudy yellow.
-Wheat appears in the end, but rather shyly.
-I’m not sure the higher alcohol is necessary for such a refreshing flavor profile.
-The pot-pourri intensity might be offputting to those who don’t like citrusy and perfumy aromas.