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Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
London, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 18, 2012
Aroma: Lemon and spices, tea. Taste: Somewhat tart lemon, spices, juicyfruit gum, bergamot, banana. Highly carbonated. Totally unique!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lewisbevis (6) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
Fantastic smooth Wheat beer from the Fantastic Camden Town Brewery. Unique smell of lemon and a fantastic smooth wheat beer with banana undertones. One of my favourites!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9A, EIBF 2012. Hazy, warm yellow amber, thin white head. Lovely pungent nose, definite Earl Grey tea, lemon zest, soft Belgian yeast character. Lovely wit character, light lemon, soft banana, subtle perfumed spice, definitely juicy lemon meringue pie. Soft peppery bitter finish. This is awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
The best attempt at a comparison would be dry lemon cookies, perhaps? The dry, tartness to this wit perfectly complements the unfamiliar additions. I’ll admit it took a sip or two for me to decide whether or not I liked it, but what a great beer. Breweries like Camden Town are really showing us some great kegged beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2012
Keg at Craft. Very pale yellow colour with small thin white head. Aroma is very creamy, lots of wheat, some spice, citrus and a touch of earl grey. Taste is ultra creamy, lots of tea, and a bit of dairy. Nice wheaty flavour with a very subtle citrus touch. Towards the end comes a bit of banana, and some herbal elements. Not much carbonation. Aftertaste is initially citrus and then mellows into smooth creaminess. Surprisingly nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Keg at holyrood 9A. Milky lemon colour with little head formation. Strong bergamot on the nose. Sweet, thick spicy wheat mouthfeel, lemon and more bergamot. Completely different taste to usual wit but great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
[keg at the Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Soft lemon, flat from the pour but rising carbonation. Perfumey, very lemony and a bit chalky. Strangely it reminded me of one of those ’Resolve’ sachets you take for upset stomachs. Not a criticism, it’s just a flavour I’m very familiar with. The lemon comes out the most, along with the bergamot – which make the whole thing very refreshing and not really what I was expecting at all [14072012]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Floral and citrusy smell, spicy with some of the regular wit aromas, yeasty with some light citrus fruits. Similar taste. Very tasty brew, specially considering the ABV. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Cloudy, white head. Wheaty with citrusy tones. Slightly sour finish. Half pint at Dial Arch, Woolwich.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2791) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Til maten (et meget godt valg!) på The Horseshoe, i lag med Steven og Håkon april-14: flott skum som varer, og den lett uklare strågule fargen kler stilen. Masse aroma og smak, den hadde ingen problemer med å skjære i gjennom den nydeligelangtidsstekte lamb shank med tilbehør. Sitron, bergamottappelsin og belgisk gjør. Heftig og begeistret! Og bare 4,3 vitamineneheter, jeg var meget imponert. En pub jeg skal tilbake til.


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