Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 18, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange-yellow color with a billowy two finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave behind a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The nose of the beer is heaviest of a wheaty and lightly grainy smell with a bit of sweetness from an orange aroma. Along with these smells are some spice smells of coriander and clove as well as a little bit of a yeast cake smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet toasted malt and citrus flavor with lots of tangerine and a bit of sweeter grapefruit. Along with these tastes are some rather wheat and lightly grainy tastes. As the taste advances a yeasty flavor begins developing more with it bringing a little bit of coriander and lemongrass. The sweeter flavors dwindle some toward the end, drying out the flavor profile ever so slightly, and leaving a nice crisp, wheaty, and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the light nature, wheat tastes, and the citrusy and yeasty flavors, the feel is fantastic, making for a crisp and very drinkable brew overall.
Overall – A quite nice and easy drinking witbier
ganache (6138) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Draught at Otto’s. Pale golden with very quiet carbonation and a clingy, creamy white head. Lemon cleaner and light grain nose, lemon cleaner and light coriander taste but no rawness or fusels, with some nice Belgian spice at the back (presumably from the yeast). Medium-full body (are all their beers this thick?) with a slickness to it. Technically excellent, but doesn’t have quite the character I’m looking for in truly superlative wits. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2008
At brewery with Kmweaver. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Typical wit aroma of orange peel and esters. Light bodied. Flavor of pale wheat malts, orange, and banana with very little spice. Perhaps over attenuated for my personal preference. Some phenols on the finish. Not bad, not great. DocLock (11258) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Draft. Pours semi-hazy gold with fluffy white head. Nose is spicy, limey and orangy, with some pale malt, hop, and funky yeasty wafts. The mouthfeel is medium, with upfront citrus (mostly orange, lime), plus some spicy and yeasty mid-palate hints. A decent, but not great, wit. 3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Pint at the brewery. Yellow and moderately cloudy, not milky white and soft like most typical witbiers. Soapy coriander and potpourri nose, lighter notes of sweet, creamed oranges, but the dominate aroma by far is a wet, soapy, soggy coriander, too much actually, and it doesn’t really get any better. Texture is wet, slick, medium build to the body up front but falls apart over the back... tastes of heavy soap/coriander/anise, some more candied, creamed oranges, some sugar, some soggy, damp wheat, etc. Not really anything too impressive, and honestly by the end of a pint I was happy to be done with it. Otto’s makes some great beer, but their Belgian styles don’t really impress me.
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a heavily clouded thicker orange, with golden fringe and not much head. Aroma gives a bit of sweet phenol, orange juice and spice. Muddled, soft and tangy. Flavor comes on with heavy yeast character. Too much for the style. Biting, slightly rough phenols join a bit of spice and plenty of orange peel. Body is a bit viscous and heavy. Not the lightest beer in the world. Alcohol stays low. A good juicy hop presence finishes off the beer. The yeast is just too forward and uncharacteristic for the style, in my opinion. I wanted more wheat, more spice, more orange, more drinkability. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Draft at the pub last summer.
Decent aroma, spicey scent.
Very blonde looking with a decent head to it.
Flavor is jam packed and full ofcharacter. Changes as it warms with a good balance os spices and corriander. This is one for sipping at first. A great version of a belgian wit. I hope Charlie brews this again soon. Cheers! Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Good fruity aroma with orange peel, coriander, wheat and other fragrant fruits. The orange (curacao?) really came through on this one. Cloudy pale butterscotch with thin white head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Great wit taste. Rich spicy characteristics, reminiscent almost of a saison. Pepper, coriander, lemon and orange peels. This was a nice spicy wit with good fruity range. Clean after with good bitter finish. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Brilliant hazy gold, absolutely beautiful in the glass. Nose is spicy, surprisingly a bit piney. Overly sweet with some fruit, lots of spices and coriander. Finishes candylike with a bit of bubblegum. Quite smooth. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Cloudy golden with small white head. Aroma is orange peel, cardemom. Taste is light sweet, orange peel, cardemom, slight lemon. Light/medium body.