« on: October 12, 2015, 05:01:00 PM »
Generalized impressions on Jeffy's (Jeff Gladish's) Witbier, without specific regard to BJCP style or scoring:
Orangey-lemon citrus aroma big on the pour, with mild pepper and substantial coriander aromas on second whiff.
Gold with orange tint, cloudy, but with a thick, rich white foamy head - well carbonated - held up well and modest lacing
Sweet and orange zesty citrus flavor, combined with malt sweetness in the later palate and further spiciness in the aftertaste lending to a dry finish; hop bitterness evident, but not highly expressive in flavor - nicely balanced.
Effervescence in the mouthfeel is refreshing; slightly dry in the near aftertaste, but not harsh or astringent.
Overall, quite quaffable, good balance in Wheat to base malt; third to fourth sip brought out the citrus in terms of lingering into the aftertaste to cut back on the initial impression of dryness.
This was a fine beer, which led me to try to find what Jeff didn't like about it - was that an intentional mislead? I call it a solid witbier.