Goose Island Imperial Wit
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The first release from our new chef collaboration brewing series with the help of Rob and Alli Levitt from Mado Restaurant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at RNH. Very pale straw colour. Thin white head. The nose is very, very wheaty. It doesnít really have much besides a sort of heavy floury character... kind of odd really. The flavour is quite a bit spicier than the nose would suggest. I donít really get any of the typical orange/coriander. The yeast shows a bit of lemony character in the flavour but the aroma never really gets there. A bit of light smoky phenolics that add a touch of complexity. Soft spice and a bit of lingering wheat. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Tap at RNH as the Mado Wit. Pours a hazy light golden yellow with a thin head. Aroma is minty bubblegum phenolics, crackery and big dough malts, wheaty, toast- with white fruits- pear peach and evne some strawberry hint? Flavor is wheaty crackery, lemon zest, soap, earth, phenolics, mineral character, light bubblegum smooth wheat and more lemon- light tart in the finish. Ok.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
This was, without a doubt, one of the most vile things Iíve ever put in my mouth. Smelled and tasted overwhelmingly of diarrhea. A kind of fiercly sick, íIíve been up all night drinking lambic and eating chili peppersí diarrhea. I couldnít even put this near my nose. Horrendous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Draft. Pours a pale hazy copper body with an off white head. Per-fumy banana and wheat notes. Loads of pear juice, appricots, pine, some sap and nectar notes. Spicy with some bark and Christmas like ferns.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum: (Listed as Goose Island Mado Imperial Wit). Pours a very cloudy/milky yellow with a fading sporadic white head. Odd phenols in the aroma- some clove is there- along with some muted coriander and some sulfuric/farty notes. The body is a bit slick with a dirty yeasty flavor. Yeasty, dry, dusty phenols and some muted coriander under a thick yeasty presence. Not that bad, just a bit dirty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Also called Snow Wit. Lightly hazed pale straw color with a taller white head. Aromas of oranges and bread dough. Lightly sweet with a bit of spice. Quite dry in the finish. A bit too many oranges without enough depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pale Yellow with a whiteish head. Spice flavoring arenít as dominant in other Wits, with light lemon/citrus flavor. One of the better Wits Iíve had, nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a murky, cloudy yellow color. The head was thin, white,and left some tattered lace behind. Smelled of strong yeasty bread dough with a whiff of clove. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with minimal bitterness. I tasted yeasty bread dough, spices, and a hint of citrus. I continue to be underwhelmed by this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Hope I have the right beer here - the beer I had was labelled "Imperial Wit" at Clybourn, Iím assuming this is it. Cloudy yellow pour, fluffy white head. Nose is citrus, spice, coriander. Taste is semi-creamy, semi-carbonated, wheat, and mild spice.

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