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Baird Shikoku Wit

Baird Shikoku Wit
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Witbier
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Shikoku Wit (ABV 5%): ‘Wit’ means ‘white’ which characterizes the hazy milk-hued color of this wheat-brewed ale. 25% of our grist is raw wheat grown in Kagawa prefecture on the Japanese island of Shikoku. The proteins from the raw wheat interact with the unfiltered resident yeast to produce the milky white color. The wheat also contributes a wonderfully zesty and tangy flavor. Shikoku Wit is very lightly hopped, as Witbiers tend to be, just enough to promote a good flavor balance. Unlike most Witbiers of today, Shikoku Wit contains no spices or fruits. The bright fruity flavor is delivered as a courtesy byproduct of fermentation by our Belgian Witbier yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Yamaoka, served in a weizen glass. Slightly opaque light straw gold pour with a thick fluffy white head. Yeasty aroma of cloves & wheat spiciness. Light body with a soft carbonation giving it a slightly silky mouthfeel, nice but as you drink it you get the feeling the body is kind of thin. The taste is classic weizen, cloves & spices with hints of banana. No orange or coriander so I am perplexed as to why they chose to call it a wit rather than a weizen, in that sense it isn’t to style. If you look at it as a weizen it’s quite solid, classic look & aroma, good flavor but the body is a touch too light. Not complex but tasty and worth a drink, especially if you enjoy wheat beers. Also this is ridiculously easy to drink, I’m gulping it down...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2014
Tap at Bungalow. Pretty golden color, cloudy, like a dull pastel, with a fine, low head. Solid wit nose—wheaty, grainy, with some citrus notes coming from the wheat. Lots of cereal. Creamy wheat flavor, banana, a touch of clove, a bit of weizen character too, nice lemon flavor, though obviously unspiced. Solid wheat flavors, though a bit underwhelming for me, a bit thin, and could use a bit more punch.

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