punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Never have I had a witbier quite this perfect. Smooth, yet complex. Citrusy, yet not acidic. Sweet, but not cloying. This witbier is refreshing and well-balanced with hints of lemon, malt, and very light hops. Enjoy this in moderation, as it is very unnoticeably strong. pyromt30 (27) - Lebanon, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Aroma is fruity with a hint of sweetness. Color is light to golden yellow with almost no head.Flavor is of orange similar to Blue Moon but with a sweetness. Just the right amount of corriander and not overwhelming. Has a nice yeasty flavor as well, similar to what you might expect from a traditional belgian wit-beer. Not much alcohol flavor despite being 7.2%. A really great beer, I will deff check out other brewmaster editions from Long Trail AirForceHops (7326) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2010
22 oz bottle, 2009 vintage from Bert’s Better Beers. Use a weizen glass. This beer poured a very cloudy yellow-orange with a huge yellow-white head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was very strong and distinct coriander, sweet orange and lemon. The best coriander note I have ever found in a wit. Also, nice floating sediment and spices floating around in the glass. The flavor was strong orange and coriander with undertones of lemon, pepper and yeastiness. Medium length finish. Fairly full bodied. Excellent. I can’t believe this come out in the winter, It would be fantastic on a warm summer night. puboflyons (3442) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2010
From the 22 ouncer, 2009-2010 series marked 102009-1207. The pour is a handsome golden color with less than a finger of puffy of-white head. It is slightly hazy. The aroma is a crisp, clean wheat scent with some orange peel highlights and subtle hops. The mouthfeel is in the medium range with a honey-like consistency. The taste radiates with orange-citrus, subtle malts, and subtle hops intertwined in an elegant balance. I think I even note a little honey in there. It’s drinkability is high. I highly enjoyed this one and I want to try and grab another couple of them before it is retired for the season. ganache (5955) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bomber from a trip to NY in the summer. Glorious wit nose, sweet and spicy with loads of lemon essence. Clear golden-orange body ringing through with a beautiful lacing rocky white head. Taste is juicy and rounded, not one-dimensional as most wits are, with nicely integrated and relaxed alcohol. Aftertaste is short and hints at lemon cleaning fluid, but long-term resolution brings about notes of residual fresh-baked bread. Medium-full body, very flavorful, soft and oily with an occasional angular tang. Truly synergistic while displaying deft, almost casual balance. Time may have helped to mellow this beast, which may be drinking at its peak right now - nothing about this is overbearing, not the coriander or orange and lemon base. I’m not rating according to style, but it’s hard not to remark how textbook this is, among the best I’ve ever had, and proof that this style can be ’imperialized’ without losing its soul.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy yellow-orange with a huge yellow-white head that lingered. The aroma was very strong and distinct coriander and lemon. The best coriander note I have ever found in a wit. The flavor was strong orange and coriander with undertones of must, lemon, pepper and yeastiness. Medium length finish. Fairly full bodied. Excellent. emacgee (4680) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Thanks hophead75 for bonusing this a while back. Pours a bright lemon yellow with a mild haze and a thin fizzy white head. Nose is very interesting, lemon zest, sweet spice, very mild isoamyl acetate and wheat, very pungent citrus character with a mid floral aspect. Flavor is very unique as well, floral and lemony, mild wheat and banana, mild sweetness. Palate is very light in body and most of the mouthfeel comes from the lively carbonation. I really enjoyed this one but understand how it could be aversive. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Huge orange aroma with subtle spicing. Smells a bit like a Christmas clove orange. Flavor is medium sweet with more orange and baking spices. Superb. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a cloudy bright lemon yellow color with a big, fluffy alabaster head that slowly diminishes and leaves lots of lacing inside the glass. Aroma is of nice malts and spicy yeast with distinctive lemon citrus. Taste is of nice malts and yeast well blended with lemon citrus. Crisp, light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Ending is of spice, lemon and sweet malt notes. daknole (11049) - 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!!