WABeerFiend (426) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Cloudy orange with a 1/2 finger head.
S: Orange, tangerine, spice.
T: Follows the nose.
O: I feel that there are better wits out there, but this one is ok. The orange and tangerine go together nicely. The spice isn’t as strong as it is in others.
GnarlyGnome (673) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
A bit boring, and nothing fun....but I drank it, and would do it again if it was presented to me. BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 15, 2014
Not the best example if a Belgian ale. A bit flat and not inviting. After a few sips, dumped it out. In a pinch OK but not great. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Cloudy dark amber. Fizzy shrinking white head. Sharp spice scent. Weird flavour; vanilla, soap, yeast and mild pepper. slowrunner77 (13418) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Not bad. I think the grains of paradise make this juuuuust a bit better than average. otherwise, why another wit? nothing to get excited about, but reasonably crisp, clean and refreshing..."
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I kind of enjoy this, even though I don’t love Belgian wheat beers. It’s a little floral, but not so much that I can’t drink it. Also it has a flavor of lemon drop candies also, which is a good idea always. Overall, it isn’t bad for sure Bork (461) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Highly refreshing with a mild wheat character and hints of citrus and spices. Not a lot of flavor but a good thirst-quencher. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
THOUGHTS: A slight tweak on a classic style. It’s OK, but was it really necessary? This was at least the fourth variation of a wit that Sam Adams has made. Sometimes it seems their only focus is crating as many brands and variations as they possibly can. And it’s not even the best example. This one was a little on the sweet side and nearly cloying by the end. The building acidity was the only thing keeping the sweetness from getting out of control.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/10/2013. Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with a small, nearly white head. The aroma contained light to moderate wheat; light to moderate yeast; light tangerine; and light spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and acidic. There was Tangerine, coriander and pepper. The light to medium body was creamy with a rather fizzy head and a lightly astringent finish. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Purchased as part of a 12 pack from a Publix grocery store in Savannah, GA. Appearance- this witbier is a cloudy golden orange . Large white head that stayed with the beer for some time. Smell- sharp citrus aroma, that I personally enjoy.
Taste- could definitely taste the citrus and wheat, not a bad combo at all. This is a very enjoyable summer brew that I would drink again.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and slightly tart.
Overall: A decent light wheat ale with some nice citrus and coriander notes.
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-16-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a two finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is of wheat and coriander mixed with some citrus of orange and lemon. Along with these aromas are notes of yeast as well as a light banana smell, giving it a rather classic wit aroma.
Taste – The taste is as how the nose would predict. It begins with a wheaty and citrus taste of orange up front. As the taste advances lemon comes to the tongue bittering the taste very lightly. This lemon is accompanied by a yeasty taste as well as some light spice notes of coriander. As the taste advances to the end the spices get stronger in nature, eventually leaving a wheaty and yeasty spiced flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was average to just above average. Both are very appropriate for the style, complementing well the wheat and citrus flavors as well as for making a quite easy drinking brew.
Overall- A pretty nice version of a witbier, but nothing to exceptional.