ALLOVATE (3088) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015 shaunfield (73) - adamstown, - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great taste for a witbier. Very tasty and I will definitely get this beer again. Great for a summers day.
A case of Summer cleaning of the bar fridge saw this one go unnoticed since early last year when it was released. Refrigerated for all that time it doesn’t seem like it has kept up to freshness too well by the look of the proteins bobbing about in the bottle like jellyfish. So into a shaker it goes. Highly effervescent pour sees the proteins vapourise to give the beer a haze and rise up a bubbly white fluff a half inch from the brim. Body is a dull medium gold. Smell is quite rough, phenolic, smoky, band-aid™ with hints of mango, strawberries and burnt matchstick, and something sweet light Crème Pâtissière - odd! Quite fruity and clean of by-products on the palate. The grains of paradise are subtle but hint at raw spice in the finish. Body is medium-light chilled but begins to fill out once it warms. Quite sweet, juicy bordering gammy with the citrus dominant over softer, supple fruit esters like mango and passionfruit. Carbonation is high and a little biting but keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. Finish has wheat and lemon juice as it drops of to the spice. Hops are impressive on paper but don’t quite shine in the glass. Shows potential off the starting block but falls flat half-way through the pint. Not bad, just not sessionable. (50cL, BB 10/02/15, Thirsty Camel, Butler) ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Hazy pale amber, frothy/sudsy off-white head, doughy wheat, citrus peel, spicy, mild bitterness, dry finish. Not bad but expect more from these limited release brews. KeefOz (1952) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Upon pouring, the off-white foam filled the tall glass to the rim and then diminished to produce a cloudy pale golden yellow coloured liquid. Head retained extremely well and laced well as sudsy blobs on the side of the glass. Carbonation low and very fine. Aroma of peaches and slight citrus, very faint spice and cloves. Taste initially spicy plus malt then with pepper followed by a mix of flavours throughout the mid palate going to some sort of citric bitterness at the end. Light to medium body. Quite an unusual array of tastes. mkel07 (6549) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium March 2014. Nothing in thus beer that really stands out or impresses. Looks thin and tastes thin as well. magpieken (130) - - JUL 24, 2014
500ml bottle. BB 12 Feb 2015. Pours an opaque, pale gold colour with a large frothy white head which lasted the distance. Smells like a witbier with some peach and lime. Very sweet taste and medium bodied. Cold it finished in a dry and refreshing manner and was very drinkable but as it warmed up, so too did the sweetness, leaving an aftertaste of Skittles and it wasn’t quite so enjoyable.
vanvenlo (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Portland Alehouse on tap (2-Jun-2014) Sweet cider apricot aroma. Cloudy yellow colour, decent head&sheet lace.Big sweet apricot ginger floral flavour.Fruit candy pepper finish&apricot floral aftertaste. Gramoit (494) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Definitely something different. This did go too well with me unfortunately, plenty of strange flavours. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy light golden colour, tiny white head, floral aroma, crisp citrus flavours, smooth and refreshing. M_Sack (793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy straw with frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of citrus (orange & lime), honey, spice & a touch of bread yeast. Orange & lime to begin, followed by honey cake and then an unusual but enjoyable spiciness, I guess from the west Ghanaian paradisi spice? Touch of sourness towards the end of the palate. Good level of carbonation and a slightly heavier mouthfeel than a lot of witbiers (perhaps from the addition of oats?). Pretty good effort from tooheys.