JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 cereal, hay, floral, citrus, golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, astringent, wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2005 Bottle. Poured cloudy yellow with scents of lemon, wheat, citrus , orange and lime. Taste is very lemony and sour. I am struggling to get into this style. That being said this is the best example so far for my taste. TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Hazy straw. Minimal white foam. Phenolic aroma, alongside butter, leaf, straw, heavy yeast notes, and faint pepper traces. Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Starts fairly interesting with light leafy hop notes, followed by notes of mint. Beautiful transition to a long pronounced pale malt, buttery, and coriander finish. Stunningly good. ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 2005 bottle provided by and shared with Muzzlehatch, 5/20/2005. Perfect appearance in my book: huge white head, which lasts forever and provides for tons of lace. Intense, tiny bubbles, cloudy, goldenrod appearance. Aroma of coriander, lemon puffs, Belgian yeast, starfruit. Flavor is coriander bitterness, Belgian yeast, floral hops, lemons, sugar cookies with moderate acidity on the end. Juicy tangerine finish with a good dose of bubble gum esters. Fluffy, tingly unfiltered mouthfeel. A touch of wheat sourness on the end. Wow. I approached this and rated it as a witbier (a big witbier).beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2006
As an addendum, maybe it wasnt the 2005 bottle that I had. Whatever year it was, it wasnt the garbage Saratoga contract brewed crap. It was the real, corked stuff brewed by Phil.
22 oz Bottle-Beer swap 2.0 trade-Pours a very cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head. Strong citrus, floral, doughy aroma. Sweet, citrus, orange, lemon, spicy, flavor w/a lot of carbonation. Has a good kick to it, a lot of character, thick, chewy. Long, long finish. I’d have to say this is the best wheat I’ve ever had!!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS RATING FOR THE kick-ass 750ml bottle. Not the shitty 12oz bottles that I beleive are contracted outside the brewpub
In short: Best Witbier ever, period.
How: Many times from bottles. This rating is for a tap at at Holy Smoke BBQ, Mahopac, NY
The look: Very cloudy yellow body with a long-lasting medium white head.
In long: I had it many times from a bottle and it was always great Ɣ.0 great). But that time I had it on tap at Holy Smoke was just unreal. You could smell it 10 feet away. Coriander, fruity yeast esters and everything. Mouthfeel was ultra-full and ultra-pillowy. Bananas, citrus and quite a bit of lemon. Spices. Vanilla. Ice-cream. Fluffy and melts in your mouth. So intense that this is almost a sipper. Probably the best Witbier I ever had. The type of White supremacy I can support.