87 Berghoff Solstice Wit, Joseph Huber Brewing Co. (USA). 5% ABV (6/06)
Lightly hazy yellow amber color. Sweet candied orange and cream aromas follow through to a frothy zest dreamsicle like palate and a orange honey toast fade. Refreshing, if a bit candied.
85 Ommegang Witte, Brewery Ommegang (NY). 5.1% ABV (6/08)
Lightly hazy yellow gold color. Lemon-orange bread, honeyed oat, and delicate spice aromas. A round entry leads to a dryish medium-to-full body of tangy honeyed lemon and orange peels, oatmeal, wet clay, and faint coriander flavors. Finishes with a citrus and, bitter herb, mossy earth fade. An earthy, zesty quaffer.
84 Wit, Bastone Brewery (MI). 5.6% ABV (6/07)
Very hazy sunny amber color. Bright coriander and orange peel aromas. A spritzy entry leads to a tangy medium body of sweet candied citrus, coriander, clove, and pine sap flavors. Finishes with a sweet citrus and spice fade. A pleasant fruity quaffer.
84 Mygarden Wit, Gaslight Brewery (NJ). 5.1% ABV (6/07)
Almost clear golden amber color. Caramelized nuts, toasted pumpernickel, pine, and orange marmalade aromas. A supple, round entry leads to a dryish medium body of clover honeyed dark toast, coriander, and roasted nut flavors. Finishes with a fruity, wheat toast, orange zest and butter fade.
84 Holy Moses White Ale, Great Lakes Brewing Co. (OH). 5.4% ABV (7/06)
Hazy old gold color. Wheat bread toast, clover honey, and faint nut and spice aromas. A frothy entry leads to a dryish medium-bodied palate with banana puree, buttered toast, singed citrus peel, and pepper. Finishes a somewhat bitter and astringent burnt nut and toast fade with honey, herbs, and spice.
84 Abbaye De Saint Martin Organic White Beer, Brasserie De Brunehaut (Belgium). 5% ABV (5/07)
Hazy yellow golden color. Lemon custard, lime zest, and delicate spice mélange aromas. A frothy entry leads to a dryish medium body of nuts, baked oranges, and slightly phenolic mineral flavors. Finishes with a metallic ore dust, salt, and dried lemon fade.
83 Great White Wit, Bastone Brewery (MI). 5.25% ABV (6/07)
Cloudy golden amber color. Pork rind, mint leaf, and citrusy detergent aromas. A brisk entry leads to a slightly flat medium body of brown sugar, brown butter, and baked citrus tart flavors with a quick buttery spice finish. Curious.
82 Saranac Belgian White, Matt Brewing Co. (NY). 5.1% ABV (6/06)
Lightly hazy golden amber color. Orange marmalade, coriander, and honeyed toast aromas. A frothy entry leads to a fruity light-to medium-bodied palate with candied orange peel, honeyed toast, and citrus flavors. Finishes with a quick fade of orange mineral water and faint spice.
80 Belgian Wit, Bastone Brewery (MI). 4.65% ABV (6/06)
Lightly hazy, golden yellow color. Pleasantly fruity orange, apple, peach, wet grain, and caramel aromas. A somewhat limp entry leads to a dry light-bodied palate with faint, savory buttered toast and lemon peel flavors. Finishes with quickly with a honeyed toast and bitter lemon seed fade.