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Freetail Witicus Double Rye Wit

Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
It’s hard to improve on something so good,but we give it a shot with this amped up version of our staple Rye Wit. Brewed with pils malt, malted rye and raw wheat this big, Ameri-Belgo-style ale is a far cry from its little brother. Bursting with fruit esters of pear, pineapple and citrus from our favorite yeast strain, Witicus merits comparison with the oft-requested Threetail and hints at the power of Super Saison. Still, it stands alone as a unique beer. A portion of each batch gets diverted to barrels for prolonged aging on wood to eventually become Woodicus – try both side by side. Ingredients: pils malt, malted rye and raw wheat; subtle hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; double dose of funk music.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Sampled at RBSG 2016. In the sample glass a hazy gold. Nose of fruit with caramel malts. Medium body. Flavor is somewhat malt forward and a bit sweet. Finishes wth a funkiness that is kind a sour fruit. Somewhat unusual in flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting after-party in the hotel lobby. Bottle. Hazy light gold. Overripe soft fruits (melon) with slightly sticky malts, spicy undertones. Quite sweet, but not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
hazy golden orange. Very grape and sour forward for a Wit. good tight filing bubbles in the mouthfeel. brown sugar, caramel and sweet white wine flavors. finish is a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle at RBSG PGH 2016. Cloudy yellow color. Oaroma of fruity booze. Taste is fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of yeast, clove, cinnamon, wheat, canned oranges. The taste is spice, wheat, cinnamon, clove, yeast, dry citrus. Medium bodied, lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2822) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours hazy gold with a thin white cap. Aroma of citrus, spice and grain. Taste of rye bread and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at the brewpub, from backlog. Comes a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and spice. Taste is malt, fruit, grain, and spice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is a little tart, fruity, wheat, and funk. Taste is almost woody, floral, tart fruit, and a big yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Gift from Zac. Site says retired but the bottle says bottled on 10.20.2014. Pours a murky gold color with a foamy white head. Aroma reminds me of yeasty Belgian wit. Bold flavor with some rye spice, fruity esters and clove. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Very cloudy golden color, white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Banana, citrus, the rye isn’t too strong. Creamy feel. Good one.

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