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Great Crescent Witbier
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Great Crescent Witbier is refreshingly crisp wheat-based ale with a slightly dry, tart finish. It has moderate sweetness with spicy aroma’s and a hint of coriander and citrus. This beer is very light in color with a dense, white head and some cloudiness from a special yeast strain. This beer style has been around for over 400 years and originated in Belgium. The style died out about 60 years ago and has gained favor by many beer drinkers over the past 10-15 years. IBU: 13.6


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
16 ounce can, labeled as Belgian Style Wit. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention is decent, but not much lacing at all. The brew smells like coriander, orange peel, and some wheat. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, except for the addition of a bit of peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, seems heavier than I thought it would be. It’s a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew at all. Worth a try if you can find a single can of this somewhere.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Pours cloudy golden with a thin quickly receding white head. Notes of clove, banana, wheat. Thin bodied with lively carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy orangey-light amber color with no head on it. Nose has some citrus in there as well as a few spices. Taste is much the same, though the spices come through more there. Feels a little heavy, actually.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Can. Orange and light wheat aroma. Deep straw color with a small white head. Bready wheat, fruity orange/banana flavor and a light, slightly dry clove/coriander finish. Light body, lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
16oz can. Nice thicker but fizzing slightly off-white head. Little bit of bubbles on the side of the glass. Clear golden color. Little loose dots of lace. Nice zesty sweet taste. Good soft, smooth lighter carbonation. Dry texture. Aroma of orange peel and coriander, pretty much. Enjoyable witbier, good to wash a sandwich down with

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1250) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2012
16oz can, pours hazy orange color with minimal white head. The aroma of orange and coriander dominate. The body is medium and full flavored of coriander and orange and a hint of pepper. Like this beer a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2012
16 ounce can thanks to Ryan. Big wit aroma. Banana throughout. Spice. Dry. Fine wit. And in a can!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Can. Lemon, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with moderate head. Lightly sweet old orange juice and wheat malt flavor. Light body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Draft sample at Great Crescent. Poured hazy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium clove wheat aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1524) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Pint can from the brewery; re-rate. Aroma is slightly sweet with honey and some citrus; there is some very light tartness present. Additionally, there is some light spice, maybe coriander; hops are muted. Appearance is cloudy gold with frothy white head. Flavor matches the nose; the citrus and spice are most noticeable; tartness lurks in the background. The palate is really effervescent; you can tell Dan is a student of this style. Reminded me very much of the Belgian wits I have tried; a very well crafted beer.


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