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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Slightly higher in alcohol content than traditional Wits, ours is brewed using wheat, oats, authentic Belgian yeast, malts and just a sprinkle of hops. Spices include coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel and grains of paradise.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 ounce release #4 bottle from Total Wine, Norfolk, VA. Rated 7/20/11. Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a medium sized creamy head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart citrus and big spice notes. The taste is pretty similar along with some apple and grape notes. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber, Release #14. Poured cloudy medium golden with an easily-resuscitated white head. The aroma picked up sweet and tangy orange notes over soft bready malts.. spicy clove and banana accents.. a touch hoppy for the style, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found bread and pale malts at the core, with banana, white pepper, and tangy orange zest around.. finished crisp with spicy, engaging yeast and complementary malty backing. Light-medium bodied with a very good feel and flow through the palate.. very good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Golden/milky pour with a nice ivory cap. Banana, coriander, orange peel, candied citrus, dough, yeast, and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Yellow. Lasting head. Aroma and flavor of wheat and some spices. peppery. Not quite as good as I expected

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle (Batch 16, 5.5%). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, peppercorn / grains of paradise, sage, ginger, coriander, lavender. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Remarkably good for this brewery, and one of the best wits Iíve had in quite a while (keep in mind I donít like this style, so itís very rare to find one that I would even drink, much less enjoy)...while the adjuncts certainly dominate the nose (especially the citrus and pepper), which is honestly my only gripe, they are very herbal and spicy without coming off too much like scented soap or urinal cake or bubble bath...itís a good blend of spices, just a little too dominant. Seems very clean to me, too...no grainy aftertaste or off notes. Very pleasantly tart and well balanced...neither too sour nor too sweet, nor overly bitter from the spices...a difficult combo to find in this style. Good mouthfeel as well...substantial and fluffy but still very quaffable. Difficult to stop drinking. Iím pretty shocked, but yeah, for me this is damned solid and very close to a 4+ rendition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
17th November 2013
Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and airy with a nice mellow crispness. Nice light malt cream. Lovely coriander herby citrus. Light sweet pine. Whisper of sweet candy fruits. Semi dry finish. A really nice Wit!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Denver Tap Room - hazy gold - soft wheaty nose, with subdued wit spiciness - lovely, soft mouthfeel - mediun sweet, with balancing spice, pepper, lemony tang - lovely wit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2738) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber from Highland Wine & Liquor. Iíve had some trouble finding the information for the batch numbers for the Epic Denver brewery. I need to dig around their site some more. I wasnít expecting a whole lot out of this one, as Epicís Belgian beers seem to be hit or miss for me with a few more misses than hits. This, however turned out to be one of the best witbiers I have had. The pour is very light in color, very textbook for the style, with significant cloudiness in the body. The aroma is wheaty and grainy with just hints at orange peel and savory spice. The palate is pretty full, but not sticky. The grains come through nicely here, imparting raw wheaty flavor in a good way. There are suggestions of clove, light fruits, gentle citrus and a nice, drying finish. There arenít any overbearing yeasty notes and no extra stickiness or sweetness, despite the somewhat higher alcohol content for the style. Honestly, this is quite a nice Belgian wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Batch number 11. Pour was hazy yellow-gold with a big foamy white head. Light lacing. Nose of coriander and orange zest. Medium plus in body. Flavor is coriander, orange, citrus, and peppery. Lively finish. Lots of flavor for the style. Very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bomber shared. Poured a lightly hazy yellow with nice white head. Nice aroma of wheat, orange zest, sweet malts. The flavor was mild and full of flavors. Bready malts, orange and coriander. One of the best wits I have had.


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