Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Rating #10. Hazy dark yellow with a white head. Wheat, coriander and a little banana and lemon on the nose. Light citrus bitterness and more banana and wheat with a light sweet spice, pretty damn tasty. (2447) Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Growler. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a soft head. Scents of coriander and a funky/musty aroma. Flavor is lovely, with a farmhouse meets wit quality. A sour tone offered by the citrus profile adds to the delight. This was completely enjoyable and wish I was local to Town Hall to get me some more! hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2006
I liked this a lot! Funky aroma that makes me think I might be drinking a saison, had it not been for the orange and slight spice... Fizy cola like mouthfeel in this orangey golden coloured beer with a fat old head. Feels very light and quaffable while maintaining a full body. The flavour is sweet and orange citrus with a great mix of spice in there. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a hazy golden with a thin fizzy white head. Sweet lightly Belgian malty aroma has good coriander spice balance. Body has a nice citrus and peppery balance with a good full body and crisp, drinkable finish. A nicely made, enjoyable and authentic tasting witbier. tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 I had this a few days ago and forgot to enter a rating while I was drinking it, but I do remember it well. It was extremely refreshing in my sweltering apartment. Opaque straw color, tiny head. A few floaties, probably small yeast clumps, which is fine by me. Light orange and coriander aroma, along with wheat malt and subdued phenols (slight cloves/bananas). Lightly flowery, as well. Fruity taste, full wheat flavor, yeasty. Spicy, zesty, and refreshing, with a nice full body with enough hop bitterness to compliment its sweetness. A big thanks to BAer Skidz for the glass!
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2005
On-tap at the brewpub: Cloudy dishsoap yellow, moderately large puff of white foam roofs the glass. Big sticky lacing.
Aroma is pretty solidly tanged with a big wheat malt base. Fresh and snappy with little hints to smokey orange and musty basement air.
Nice taster; big, bold, and tangy. Wheatified snappy tang holds its ground for the entire ride through. Fresh and dullishly fruity. Partial orange and lemon spritz the edges along with a mild corriander spice licking at the trailing end where it eases off with a slight musty dry tang of buttered wheat toast. Big and wheaty!
Feel is pretty thick, rounded, and quite full. Heavy hefe hold to its girth. Big, bold, and grabbing to the tongue. This stuff lets you know your drinkin’ it by wrapping your cheeks around your tongue with whopping wheaty tang. Seems vastly more then 4.9%.
Drinkability is about average for me. Another fat monstrous bodied drinker on the board at TH that kept me from completely quaffing it. Still goes down well enough and tastes terrific.
badgerben (5112) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Cloudy yellow color with a thin head. Lemony aroma. The taste is what you’d expect from a Wit: corriander, citrus, wheat. The corriander is much more subdued in this beer than many other Wits, which I certainly appreciate as it doesn’t bury the wheat. Better than the average. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
Why "Belgian White" rather than "Witbier"? I know why: it's hard to train people off of what little they already know. If they like "Blue Moon Belgian White", here ya go, saying "witbier" would only confuse 'em. Sigh.
But, the beer...Appearance: solid, chunky, bright orange color, good 1/2" head of a frothy, well-retained head.
Aroma: big, sweet, and heavy on the orange! Faint traces of spice, but not as much of the coriander as we find in real Belgian wits.
Taste: again, full-on fruit, to the max! Smooth, and generously textured, good body, very mellow, yet fully flavored.
In comparison to true Belgian wits, lacks subtlety and complexity. As an imitation, a fairly nice stab at it.
I will definitely return to this, as well as I can! JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2003
While I really enjoy Belgian whites and think they are an under rated style on this site, this beer did not have much to offer. There was a very mild citrus aroma. Appearance was the standard cloudy yellow. Taste had a little sweetness; not enough for the style. Also coriander and with a somewhat unpleasant sour aftertaste. A little light on the palate. I would have thought this a German wheat if I didn't know better. An ok beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is coriander and lemon, some wheat. Taste is mildly sweet and sour (lemon), coriander. Finish is slightly astringent sour. Light body.