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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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soFia (Seasonal) A traditionally brewed Belgian Wit made with a selection of fine peppercorns selected by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and the Birreria Brothers.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Cask at Eataly Birreria NYV sept 2012. Hazy yellow beer with a small creamy offwhite head. Citrus and a bit rubber aroma. fruity and spicy flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (675) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
Cask sample at Birreria. Slightly hazy yellow color with no head. Citric candy nose, spicy coriander, rosemary and pepper. Sweet maltiness, low bitterness, wheaty flavors, some spice and lemon. Light bodied and very easy to drink. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
A hazed golden wit with a thin white head. In aroma, a weird honey lemon with grassy notes, ginger, a tad off. In mouth, a sweet ginger honey wit with light licorice notes, a bit light, On tap at Birreria, Sept. 21 2012.. 10$ pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Somewhat hazy yellow beer with a nice white head. Malty spicy aroma, pepper, yeasty, grapefruit, citrus, grapes, some pear. Malty floral flavor, yeasty, spicy, nice distinct pepper, coriander, grapefruit, some perfume. Spicy fruity finish with citrus and hay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1979) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Draft at birerria. Cloudy yellow color smell wheaty. Not great . Taste is bland and past due. Forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
On cask at Birreria. This was far more complex than most witbiers I’ve had. Poured a light orange, little to no head. Cardamom and some citrus round out the traditional wit flavors. It starts nice, and finishes better. Super smooth. Definitely a nice, refreshing brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Very easy to drink and nice for a hot day.Not to much to say about this beer was boring I wanted more out of it.I think just to soft for my palate.Side note Birreria was great.Food,beer,service,location and view all great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On cask at the Birreria at Eataly. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Toast, soft marzipan, pepper, nice yeast notes. Very light peppercorn, subtle and not overpowering. Wheat, soft peppercorn. Light wit finish, soft musk. Nice and easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Location: Cask at The Birreria at Eataly, 9/4/11

Aroma: The nose has components of pepper, orange, wheat, spice, and just a hint of honey
Appearance: It pours a golden-orange color with a lasting white head atop it
Flavor: Tastes wheaty, with a touch of pepper/spice, its mildly sweet, with a touch of citrus
Palate: The body is light, with a soft carbonation, and a finish that lingers on the mouth for a while
Overall Impression: This was some solid stuff. I thought the peppercorns were a very interesting addition to a Wit that come out more in the nose then in the flavor. It did make the beer a little more interesting then a typical Belgian White. I generally enjoy cask offerings, but have mixed feelings about how the cask treatment worked here. Part of me thinks it helped the beer, and part of me thinks it hurt the beer. I’d like to see a draft version for comparison sake (but I don’t think I’d pay another $10 bucks to try the draft version!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3215) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Shaker pint cask at the Birreria brewpub in New York City. Pour is a cloudy yellow orange pour, with a smallish white head. Aroma is pink peppercorns along with grassy coriander, and some wheat. Taste is bright almost sweet peppercorn, along with the grass and a good balst of the coriander. Palate is cask unfiltered, low carbonation and a lingerging weird yeastiness. Interesting beer, though not entirely my thing.


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