bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Picked up a single 12 ounce bottle of this in the cooler at the Party Source. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. The brew smells like orange peel, coriander, wheat and a bit of tart apple and vinegar which was a surprise. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, and the tart/vinegar flavor is still a bit noticable. I don’t think this beer is supposed to have that tartness in both the flavor and aroma, but I think it actually works with this beer well. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it seems a bit thicker than most wits I’ve tried in the past. I liked this bottle, and I want to try this again soon. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 12oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange appearance, medium white head. Nice, citrusy spicy taste, crisp texture but perhaps a bit too carbonated. Very nice aroma, but mild in strength. Very refreshing overall, a great summer beer. Satisfying, indeed.
Rerate 11/24/11: kind of a weird sour taste.. Taste score moved from 7 to 5. Maybe this belgian wit is past it’s prime.. Or just better in the summer with an orange, I don’t know. Overall moved from 14 to 12. Still a decent zesty taste, I guess ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, and light herbal hops. Appearance was translucent gold with white head. Flavor matched the nose, but with an emphasis on fruity esters, and virtually no hop presence. Palate was bubbly. Good for the style, refreshing. jsquire (4672) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Hazy golden beer out of the bottle with a short lived white head. Light spritzy nose of some citrus soda pop. This bottle is more tart than I expect from a Witbier. Orange peel, coriander spice and lemon pips in the flavor, and a tartness that may not be part of the intended flavor profile. It may be better on a really hot day, but there are many better wits out there. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a hazy medium orange color, with a large white head. The nose initially gives notes more reminiscent of a German hefeweizen than a witbiere. Clove, slight banana, slight graininess. As the beer warms, the first two fade, and are replaced by a cardboard note. The palate is vague and one-dimensional, showing some pilsner malt, before being overwhelmed by unpleasant and out-of-style esters. The finish is lightly estery, and inoffensive; likely the best part of the beer. Overall, a very weak version of the style, missing the key components of orange and coriander.
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
I went to a Rivertown Brewing tasting last night at Wyoming Wines and resampled this one. From the description Jason (brewer/owner of Rivertown) I think he accomplished what he wanted to do with this beer, he wanted a Belgian wit with a citrusy/fruity flavor. I’m not a fan of Belgian wits or fruity beers, so this one didn’t do much for me. The flavor is dominated by lemon and frankly is some what sour. Belgian yeast flavors come through as a little doughy. Might make for a good summer session beer for a wit fan, just not me. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours dark golden with a thin off-white head. Notes of intense citrus, orange peel, coriander and peach. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but I felt the orange peel was a bit overdone. Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, OH. Surprisingly good and refreshing from this new, small brewery from Cincy. The pour was golden with a fresh aroma of fruit and yeast. The flavors were fresh with fruit, yeast, citrus and spice. A very tasty and refreshing beer. jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Part of a mix a six from the Party Source. Pours a cloudy orangish amber, with a large head that diminishes quickly. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is citrus, orange and spice. Finish is fizzy and carbonated. Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Sample at the 1st annual Columbus Beerfest on 05/28/10: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin and wispy white head that disappears fairly quickly. Light spiced aroma with notes of citrus and a touch of skunk. Light body with flavors of sweet spice, yeast and slightly sour fruit. The finish is fruity with a short spiced aftertaste. Overall this one didn’t do much for me.