Brewery Vivant Belgian Wit
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A traditional Belgian wit made with white wheat and barley. The addition of Spanish orange peels gives this beer a spicy and slightly acidic finish. Very refreshing, light-medium bodied beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2012
At the brewery, pale yellow and cloudy pour with a white head, aroma is yeasty and lemony with a nice back end, refreshing and good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Sampler flight on tap at the brewery (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a nice glowing deep golden yellow hue, firm glow, bright and vibrant with a mellow haziness that grows. Frothy offwhite head stays as a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas present gentle flaked wheat, mellow bready and straw element. A twist of orange, mellow yeast, faint coriander. Clean and enjoyable. Initial is lighter bodied, a gentle orange element, light lemon, touch of grass. Mellow bready and crisp feel, clean light malt body. Gentle citrus, some dryness, gentle straw. A bit of fruit, some gentle coriander into the middle and backend. Mellow straw, some dough, some crisp cereal elements. The orange comes and goes, mellow but a good compliment. More clean and sessionable at its pleasant 4.7 ABV. Mellow citrusy vibe throughout, not heavily spiced like a lot of overdone wits. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. A bit of a different simplistic vibe. I dig this though. Its not a spice and coriander bomb. The citrus is there, but Id like a touch more. Pretty damn clean. Solid. But not as memorable for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (653) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Draft - part of sampler flight at Brewery Vivant taproom. Pours a light yellow. Mild banana aroma. Flavors of banana, cloves, and ditrus. Dont usually get excited about wits these days, but this one is pretty nice. Very enjoyable and would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft at Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids. Cloudy light yellow-brown body, medium dense creamy off-white head. Nose of banana and light spice, estery. Caky, estery, light body with light spice, but mostly banana and citrus peel, subtle yet refreshing. A nice session wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drdisque (606) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy light yellow. Flavor is very muted and almost flat. Hints of citrus but again, they came off very flat. I like this style but I feel this was a poor execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Hazy golden with small head. Lots of coriander. Dry hoppy bite in the finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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Growler: The aroma consists of light spice, banana, and lemon peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger white head with decent retention. The flavor starts a quick dose of banana. The finish had lemon peel, lemon grass, and some spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
wit. cloudy golden with minimal head. aroma of lemon zest, tea, a hint of candied banana. flavor of is very light and refreshing. rather that being muddled in banana and clove, this takes on a more citrus feel. sharp and slightly peppery. champagne like feel. 737414

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap; pour is murky gold with a fine bubbled white head that retains fairly well; sticky lacing present in this glass as well. the nose is grains, baked bread, and orange peel. The flavor profile feels muted out of the gate, as is the bitterness. The orange peel is prevalent; florals, grains, but lacking that typical spice note im used to in a wit. Its drinkable and simple....

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