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Great River Widespread Wit

Great River Widespread Wit
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Our take on a classic Belgian Wit. The perfect beer for a hot summer day. We use five types of malts, mildy hopped, combined with coriander, orange, and chamomile.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4065) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma is spices, citrus and faint wheat. The flavor is citrus, fruit, floral notes, spices and a mildly tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2014
Canned. Poured clear, honeyed golden with a short, uniform white head. The aroma picked up sweet wheat and honey notes with accents of sour orange zest and coriander.. this came across a bit too sweet, but it was OK. The flavor found tangy orange zest and dusty earth upfront, with orange zest laced throughout.. slightly nutty wheat supported.. finished quite dry, with residual orange zest and bitterness. Lighter-bodied and a tad scratchy on the palate.. OK feel, and quasi-refreshing.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
can. from Johns. not much in the nose, but I’m crushing this bad boy from the can. Taste is initially a perfume bomb attack on your tongue. Upon a second sip it gets a little better and fades a bit to reveal some citrus zest flavor. The mouthfeel on this is all sticky and thick and not broken up with enough carbonation. As I drink it, it waffles back and forth from tolerable to an almost rancid flavor. ugh. gros.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/23/13. 16oz can from Moline Hy Vee. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Lots of orange in the aroma, almost sour in a way, creamy, some pale, doughy malts. The flavor follows suit, the maltiness coming through more, plenty of citrus, and a small dose of spice. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Poured from can, pours a clear gold with a thin white head, the aroma has a little bit of fruit with some of lemon and zest as well, the flavor has a fruity front end with some spice and coriander in the finish, kind of dry but still enjoyable, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2013
had this on tap at iowa craft beer festival with chad.. pours orange, has a sweet sugary taste and arome, I love it, will buy next time I see it

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2284) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at Old Capitol in Iowa City. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, wheat, hefe flavors. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Tap @ the faux brewery, Cleveland dump. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a thin white head. Orange zesty, citrusy, slightly spicy aroma. Easy drinking, a bit spicy, wheat flavor. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Can. This is a slightly hazy deep bronze gold colored brew. A pillowy and fluffy white head sits atop the pretty beer. A musky, floral nose is actually quite inviting. I assume that is partially the chamomile coming through in the nose, very pleasant. I get notes of the citrus orange peels along with light green tea. The finish brings the spice with some coriander heat. While, not a fan of wits, this one is fairly nice. It lacks the soapy quality of many of them. This is highly carbonated and thus tingly and playful on the tongue. A little thick in the mouth for the abv, but that is ok.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tiger229 (3) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Wonderful beer! The citrus hints are not overpowering in this beer and it does not need any additional fruit to be added into it. Its a fantastic summer beer. Its very light and does not leave your palate with any harsh after taste.


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