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Twitter Taste Live: Summer Wits
Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

I had four Wits tonight at the suggestion of http://tastelive.comand enjoyed 3 out of 4 of them.

Hoegaarden Witbier

Hoegaarden is meadow sunlight, running through tall grass, light, simple, summer. Enjoyable, crisp, not sweet. Pale yellow body. #ttl.

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon is a dip in the creek, refreshing, but you can’t see your feet. More malty than the Hoegaarden, but still not sweet. Citrus! #ttl.

Blue Moon is cloudy orange body, off white head, little aroma, rounded mouthfeel. Light, easy, breezy, lemony. #ttl.

Harpoon’s UFO Hefeweizen

@bkjones that’s cool. I very seldom have an opportunity to openly pan, but Harpoon is really crap in craft clothing.

Harpoon UFO = corn, rice, fillers, thin flavor, a macro lager. No clove, no banana, no Belgium 2 speak of. Apologies, don’t mean 2 pan. #ttl

@beertweeter A shame about the API, but I enjoyed 3/4 of the brews. I really can’t get behind the Harpoon. #ttl To each their own, though.

Ommegang’s Witte

Ommegang’s Witte is lemony, cloudy yellow under a bright white head. Orange peel, coriander, clove, banana, and sourness make it great. #ttl

Actually decided to flip the Witte and the UFO, because I really love Ommegang, and want to save best for last. Harpoon is poured. #ttl
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Ommegang Abbey Ale
04/30/2009, 10:36 PM
Filed under: Abbey Dubbel (Trappist), Ommegang
Ommegang Abbey Dubbel

Ommegang Abbey Dubbel

Style and Glass: Abbey Dubbel, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5% in 2 fl oz. estimated at 50C
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawenceville, NJ for $0 at a tasting event

Aroma: Well done Belgian style. Scent of cloves, spices, anise, oak, age, mold, and alcohol.

Visuals: Beautiful packaging,nice tan head, sticky lace, and a deep mahogany body.

Taste: Well balanced, fruit, oak, wood, anise, great layered flavors. Very well done.

Palate: Fruit juice texture, beautiful long lasting deep dark, earthy flavor.

Overall: A very well done American version of the style. I’d have it again. Very nice especially for the price.



Ommegang Hennepin Saison Farmhouse Ale
05/04/2008, 1:12 AM
Filed under: Ommegang, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: , , , ,

Ommegang HennepinABV: 7.7%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Tulip
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: A nice creamy yellow color, ends hazy in the pour due to style, bottle conditioning and large particles. A nice white head with good lace. Seems just a bit chemical or metallic in flavor. Usual fruity notes are missing from this Belgian style. Awash in oceanic carbonation. Reminds of champagne, but without the hit of alcohol. Flavor isn’t very forthcoming, but spiciness is there. Not a bad beer by any means, but it is mostly about texture, which is uncommon. I didn’t enjoy this very much.

Ommegang HennepinAroma: 6 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20

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Ommegang Rare Vos
05/03/2008, 4:51 AM
Filed under: Ommegang | Tags: , , , , , ,

Ommegang Rare VosABV: 6.5 %
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: Thick white head goes down to nothing quickly on top of a cloudy orange body. Amber tinged. Banana and fruit aroma is fairly common in this Belgian style. Slightly watery body is disappointing. Good aftertaste, but immediate impression is watery. Spicy finish. Flavors include peppers, coriander, banana, flowery hops, sandy yeast, and generally spicy presence.

Rare Vos focus on bodyAroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20. I liked the flavor, visuals, and aroma, but it was all just a bit lacking in impact.

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Ommegang Witte

Ommegang WitteABV: 5.1%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington NJ
Price:$2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: Good fruity aroma. Good hazy color and depth. Head is lacking but haziness is there. Banana overtones, but watery finish. Visually in keeping with the style, but nothing particularly special here. Taste is good, but watery finish distracts from the overall effect. Palate is thin, watery, and diminishing.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20 I liked the flavor of what was there, but there was not enough ‘there’ there. Washed out watery undertone disrupts the effects of this beer. Not bad, but not great like other Ommegangs.