TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Yellow gold. Vigorous pour yields a quickly diminishing white head. Subdued aroma of bubblegum, white pepper, lemon glaze, coriander, unripe banana, lime peels, and lightly toasted grains. Distant scent of glue/paint. Softly carbonated and somewhat fuzzy on the palate. Initially dryly malty with a dusting of hay, crackers, and a light tang reminiscent of fermented wheat. Tight lime peel bitterness underscores the dainty grain-derived sweetness as well as the denser underlying peach- and melon-like fruitiness and glimpse of unsweetened lemon cake. Herbal bitterness and crisp malts try to cleanse the palate, though the beer takes on a medicinal character due to the fusion of faint yet perceptible slippery fruitiness and alcohol. Faint hint of plastic is detectable. Hops reveal some late flowery qualities, though the finish is primarily dominated by spicy warmth, banana, and lesser notes of lightly toasted grain. Pretty flabby, overly spicy and, as with many Lost Abbey beers, nothing interesting imparted by the yeast. Very ordinary and far from a standout rendition. Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle. Somewhat grainy aroma with some coriander spices. Hazy yellow body with white head. Soapy fruity zesty flavor along with dry bittering grains. Easy on the palate. Mild dryness on the palate. For witbeirs they are either good or bad. This one alright in the middle. thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours gold into a tumbler. White head recedes to nothing. Clove aromas. Sweet malts, wheat and marshmallows upfront with a dry, clovey corriander and grapefruit finish. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a hazy yellow to golden color with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, coriander and spices. Flavor is coriander, banana, cloves, spices, honey> Easy drinking and very refreshing with a little grapefruit skin bitterness after the finish. DocLock (10971) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
I affectionately call this one "Bitches Clit". Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep gold with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is funky, yeasty, with limey hopcitrus, floral spices, and peppery notes. Tastes malty, on the sweet side, with limey citrus, clovey spice, yeasty florals, and Belgian rock sugary notes. The palate is complex, and the repour gets significantly cloudier, with more limeyy and Belgian funky notes. This one is nice.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a hazy golden orange with a creamy head that leaves streaks of lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast, grain and spice. Spicy citrus flavor on a wheat backbone. Light, but creamy on the palate. A nice wit from Lost Abbey. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2008
On tao @ Falling Rock poured a cloudy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of orange, lemon, wheat and light coriander. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, coriander, light orange zest and light grapefruit rind with a smooth spice finish. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Faint brass color with a pure white 1/4 inch head. Small spotty lacing is left on the inside of the glass. Extremely spicy and yeasty, with citrus and wheat. Can’t really find the honey in this brew. Sorry!!! lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Pours transluscent orange/yellow with light head. Smell is very wheaty and bright. Some light fruitienss and lightly spiced. Taste is heavily wheaty and very light. Hint of spice in the end but this feels like a belgian wit light. To thin flavorwise, and on the palate, and I got no new flavors from the grapefruit zest or grapefruit honey. Ok, but boring. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Draft at brewery. Hazy yellow with not much head. Aromas were citrus with some spice. Wheat twang on the flavor and more orange flavors. Not too bad.