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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Three different types of wheat malt were used to brew this traditional classic Belgian style wit beer. Refreshing coriander spiciness is topped off by pleasant orange aroma and flavor. The deep orange color comes from red winter wheat. Spring white and unmalted wheats were also used in this unfiltered offering.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours unfiltered yellow with a white head. Aroma is spiced, wheat and a bit of bubblegum. Flavour is strong bubblegum flavour, not that wheaty, but has a soft mouthfeel. Soft and light sweet finish. Too much bubblegum for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Cloudy lemon yellow body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, some banana. Taste is mild sweet, clove, some lemon. Crisp light-medium body, some acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Tighty Whitey Organic Wit
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque light yellow, wispy white head, drippy lace, sweet orange aroma with light spicyness, lots of orange flavor, light spicy character offers some balance to the sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap @ Great Waters. Fairly hazy light yellow/white appearance with a pearl white head. Quite orangey, slightly sour, coriander, light wheat nose. Pretty sour orange, spicy wheat ale flavor. A messy, overdone, crappy witbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/23/07: Pours a cloudy pale golden with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of pale lightly biscuity Belgian malt with a nice lemon citrus and clove character. Body starts fairly full and lightly biscuity and wheaty sweet balanced with complex lemon and coriander toward a crisp, smooth finish. A very nice witbier.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (6840) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Great Waters. Murky yellow pour with a minimal white head. Nose is mild sour citrus. Palate is thin and watery. Taste is tart and sour lemon and orange. No yeast or spice to speak of. Not good at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Hazy yellow, nice head and lacing. Nose of explosive coriander and funky wheat, grass and fruit. The flavor is too sour with wheat and orange peel. Meh.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
badgerben (4492) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Hazy yellow color with a medium head. Very pungent aroma of corriander, lavender and wheat. As much as it smelled nice, the taste mixture was not kosher. The corriander overloaded the wheat to a bad degree. Too bitter and lacking in the needed wheat character. Good try, but no.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Light Hazy Gold Coloring with Big White Creamy Head. No Aroma. Clean Mouthfeel. A Bit Watery at First. Then Sudden Rush of Intense Wheat Flavor...Dry Wheat. ... Light Wheat Aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
On-tap at the brewpub: Cloudy straw yellow with a pale glow about it, medium white foamy head is adorning the top and holds for a good long while before fading to a slim coating of whipped foam and bubbles. Lacing is minimal with some light strings. Aroma is all about the fresh wheat tang with this one. Snappy, fresh, and whole-hearted. Seemingly near the aroma of wheat crackers and pretzeled bread. Taste brings lots of fresh wheaty tang to the table. Substantial flavors of wheat crackers, dry bread, and pretzel-like saltyness. Has a very distinct dryness to its character thats really nice and finishes with favorable herbs and spices dusted in with bread crusts. Comes across more like a really super nice Czech Pilsner then a Wit as there is very little to nothing of lemon, orange, or corriander thats usually associated with the style. But that didn’t bother me one bit as it is fairly strong in its wheaty tangyness, almost bringing its own fruityness within. Quite an interesting approach and is good none-the-less. Feel is about medium with a nice wheat tang to its overall body, drys out moderately while holding its own delicate carbonation. A very nice beer here. Perhaps a bit off-style, but I’m putting that aside as it suits me just fine. Drinkable by leaps and bounds compared to alot of past GW brews that were always coming up short in the smell, taste, and body department. A sign of things to come as the new brewer is well on his way to keeping up with the taste trends of the brew enthused. Looking forward to more.


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