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18th Street / Against The Grain Killewitte

Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A collaboration beer we brewed with Louisville, KY’s Against The Grain Brewery. ’KILLWITTE’ is a smoked witbier with Mosaic and a touch of Warrior. "Conceived in the shadow of a forgotten city by a beacon of light on 18th Street in the 46403. Contrived in collaboration by the kindred spirits from the 40202... Killewitte is a collision of flavors shrouded in smoke. Brewed with a blend of Mosaic & Amarillo hops; and a dose of orange wood & coriander smoked malt from Against The Grain Brewery... Bright, citrus hopped, and soft spicy flavors cut through a haze of delicate smoke like a kilowatt bulb on a dark street lamp in Gary. As light and effervescent as any perfect summer beer, KilleWitte was designed to assault your taste buds like a college age anarchist on a op ed writing rampage.....wait, what did you think this was about? Drink up, its witbier."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (890) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Not a bad witbier. Interesting that it is smoked but honestly it doesn’t really come through in the flavor, only the smell. The smell is typical witbier with a hint of smokiness/peat. Tastes like a normal witbier with just the lightest touch of smoke. Light body with a sweet finish. Interesting beer but it could’ve been better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent golden with a thin ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of smokiness and some bitterness with some pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3506) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy pale amber, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is nicely smoky, orange, lemon, wheat. Flavor is light sweet, little bitterness, lots if smoke, a bit meaty, citrus, a light tropical note. Light body. Quite interesting. Points for originality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Fad, Søernes ølbar. Lys, uklar, tåget, boblende hvid skumkrone. Bacon-næse. Let. Græs, hø, tropisk frugt. Lækker hoppy finish. Virkelig go session-øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is burned smoked snd light estery. Meaty. Burned haystack. Herbal. Bitter. Dry and smoked herbsl finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Hazy golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of celery, smoke and coriander. Fruity flavor of celery and coriander with notes of smoke and citrus. Spicy finish. Unpleasant combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
On tap at brewpub
Of all the beers on draft this one was the most disappointing. That established, it is still a respectable wit beer for longer sessions. Perhaps it was the fact that this was my last sample but I was not terribly disappointed to bypass this a week later at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Your mileage may vary though and there is little risk in a four ounce sample.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze polished base shines like copper pennies. A fluid texture retains wheat and a rubbery meaty texture. This is where the problems arise. Whatever it is meant to be it feels off the mark.

Flavor / Palate - Wheat and malt rise from the glass. The next flavor is a bit shocking however. The taste of brisket makes me wonder what went into this recipe. Maybe there was something in the tap line. Whatever the reason at some point I will have to try this again. I’m sure that it has to be better than my initial impressions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (66) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber, love the aroma of mild citrus and spice, cloudy yellow with good head. Has a strong taste of fruit and malt backbone. This is a great Belgian white!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdhittel (62) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
If you're looking for a light, wheaty beer that's also smokey, then you're all set. Some spice and citrus notes and residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with an absolutely lovely nose of fresh coriander and pepper, with a kiss of citrus and wheat. Spicy herbal and really earthy flavor of crushed pepper and wheat and loads of earthy coriander. Very earthy and herbal, big and flavorful witte for a change. Just a kiss of grapefruit rind on the finish.

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