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Camden Town Gentleman’s Wit

Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Witbier
Camden, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Keg; Special.
James and Pete paired up for Gentleman’s Wit (4.3% ABV). The inspiration, other than loving the zesty spiciness of wit, lies somewhere between a plate of lemon meringue pie and a cup of Earl Grey tea. James roasted 20 lemons covered in bergamot for 20 hours until they were juicy, fragrant, caramelised and sharp. The beer was made with a classic recipe and yeast strain with the lemons bombing into the whirlpool at the end of the brew.
It’s turned out as one of the most incredible beers we’ve brewed. The colour is as beautiful as a beer can get: a hazy, unfiltered warm pastel yellow. The lemon and bergamot poke through the aroma, a hint of sharpness cuts through the middle, it’s dry and interesting and quenching and a dry, phenolic spice ends the mouthful like a full stop ends a sentence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2043) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Keg tap at the Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton. Light straw, hazy. A fair bit of evident carbonation. Not much head but plenty of lacing. Gentle lemonade and spicy hop aroma. Taste is sweet, well spiced and balanced with lemon tartness. The bergamot shines in the finish and aftertaste. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apickles (419) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle at the Head of Steam in Norton. Pours very light golden with hardly any head and pretty clear. Lots of wheat on the nose with a little smokey edge. Pretty wheaty taste but a touch watery on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (751) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2016
Une blanche classique, tant dans sa robe trouble que dans son nez alliant épices, coriandre, notes citronnées et levurées. la bouche est à la fois ronde et fruitée et la finale acidulée. Une blanche de soif

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (1148) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 29, 2015
Aroma: Medium coriander, medium-light zest. Missing malt and hops. Appearance: Hazy, straw body. Medium white head, low retention. Flavour: Medium coriander. Light zest. Missing malt and hops. Dry finish with lingering coriander. Mouthfeel: Mouth coating. Light body. Crisp. Medium carbonation. Carbonic sting. Overall: The malt never shows, which is required for a good wit. The coriander is the forefront of the beer, which it should not be. It missed the balance and finesse of a witbier. 330 ml bottle, poured. 16A. Witbier

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19897) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of spiced lemon bubblegum. Taste has lemon, banana, light spice, subtle sourness. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (191) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle BBE: 07.02.16. Cellar temp. Pours a hazy lemon-gold with small-negligible head. Medium-high intensity wheat aroma, with tangy Seville orange, a soft banana sweetness and light lavender/floral notes. A light-medium sweetness overcomes a gentle sourness, with a light orange bitterness to finish. Light-medium bodied with a slightly coarse texture, carbonation is low and the finish is citric and lasting. This is a really enjoyable beer, but let down massively by the low carbonation. Despite the sour hint, this leaves the body a little flabby and lifeless. The orangey flavours are spot on though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7510) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle from Beermerchants.Pours weak unclear straw coloured with a big creamy white head. Aroma of wit, wheat, lemon and coriander. Taste is moderate sweet, dry finish with noticeable lemon and coriander, good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. High fluffy white lasting head. Hazy thin looking yellow green body. Powerful lemon grapefruit and a bit of banana aroma. Highly carbonated sweet wheat flavor with mild lemon coriander notes. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (4354) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
Pale hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, lemon peel, orange. Light sour, light sweet flavour, wheat. Spicy finish, citrus.
(from draught @ the brewpub, RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (3749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Taste from a friend (bottle). Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts, wheat, lemon and coriander. Flavor is malts, wheat and lemon. Pretty good.

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