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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sitting on a deck over water and eating fresh seafood is a special privilege of being from the Jersey Shore. Doing exactly that at Moby’s in Highlands one sunny day, The Wit Whale occurred to us. Having grown up alongside schnitzel, we knew that the esters of classic wit yeast would associate well with the crunch of fisherman’s platters while a drinkable malt bill of 50% wheat and 50% Pilsner would accompany the sweetness of fish themselves. We relied on the mineral profile of our water dressed up with lemony Sorachi Ace and grassy Summer hops to play with the richness of shellfish. Drink The Wit Whale because you have a basket of fish in front of you and you can see the water where it was caught.

Carton Brewing’s newest custom creation will be available starting Memorial Day weekend 2013 at Bahrs Landing and Moby’s Lobster Deck, as well as the tasting room. Celebrate the start of summer with The Wit Whale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Cloudy golden amber body with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Mild aroma with lemon and coriander. Pleasant and soft aroma.
Taste: Mildly sweet intro that quickly dries with lemon peel being prominent.
Palate: Creamy body, highly carbonated.
Overall: Enjoyable and refreshing wit, too dry for me to love it, but I enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Location: Draft at the brewery, 7/19/14

Aroma: The aroma is lemon, wheat, a little spice, and some grass notes as well
Appearance: It pours a golden color with a thick white head and some decent lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, some wheat/malt sweetness, spice, and a mid-bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a fairly clean finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought this was a pretty nice beer. The hop profile works here to balance out the sweetness and create a more balanced beer than one might expect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (685) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Hazy light gold. Crisp snappy lemon aroma. The taste adds sweet butter and grass. Light, high carb. Not my thing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1628) - - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Yeasty aroma with prominent berry like notes. Taste follows suit. Awesome crisp dry mouthfeel. Super refreshing. I could drink a ton of this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Poured a slightly hazed gold/yellow body with a slightly creamy white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, grass, touch of lemon, perfume, cloves and hay. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slightly creamy finish. Flavor same as aroma, hence the same score. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light since and wheat aromas. Flavor is light, crisp and if spice an wheat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap at bbe, hazy golden with light head, notes of clove, orange, lemongrass, spice, and grain. Light to medium in body. Average wit bier if u ask me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Stagshead Carton night. Nose of citrus and wheat. light bodied but higher abv than i would have guessed. Tastes yeasty, quite lemony, grassy, some coriander as well perhaps.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5629) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at The Stag’s Head with Brendan, Streets, and Ricky. Pours a hazy golden orange body with white head. Aroma is grassy, lemon, wheat and light fruit. Not too much banana which is fine by me. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat creamy with notes of grass, lemon, toast, light floral and herbal tones. Not bad, but not my favorite style either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry estery, coriander. Bitter, dry, estery and light spiced. Dry and light herbal into a mellow finish.


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